Ben  Duncan

President & CEO, Japan

Ben Duncan oversees CBRE’s operations in Japan, comprised of 750 professionals in 10 offices. Mr. Duncan is a member of the Japan Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the Japan Executive Committee, which defines the strategy for the Japan business. On the regional stage, he represents Japan’s interest as a member of the Asia Pacific Strategic Group, helping to set the company strategy for that region.

Professional Experience

Mr. Duncan has 18 years of real estate experience, 13 in Asia Pacific. He has worked in three of the World’s leading financial markets—London, Hong Kong and Tokyo—and advised clients on projects in 14 countries. His comprehensive experience covers the full spectrum of advisory services from project leasing, strategic dispositions and asset management for owners, and portfolio management, tenant representation and strategic occupancy planning for tenants.

Prior to joining CBRE, he was based in Hong Kong where he led teams responsible for the marketing of major office developments including Two International Finance Centre (2 IFC), Charter House, and Three Pacific Place. Mr. Duncan began his career with DTZ in London. In 1996, Ben transferred to the Hong Kong office, where he became Head of Commercial Leasing. He played a key role in developing Tenant Representation and CRE services, applying his wide-ranging experience to help multi-national clients implement creative strategies in competitive marketplaces. From 1999 to 2001, Ben was responsible for developing the firm’s North Asia operations, building the CRE capability in its principal offices.