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Rob Blain

Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific

Rob Blain is the Executive Chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific and has overall responsibility for CBRE’s activities across the region.

Rob Blain

Executive Chairman
Asia Pacific

Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter)

3/F, 4/F &1204-06 (Reception), Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong
+852 2820 2800
+852 2810 0830

Professional Experience

Rob Blain is a member of the Global Operating Committee, which defines and drives CBRE’s global business strategy.

Responsible for 80+ offices in 12 countries and 23,000 employees including affiliates, Rob’s primary focus is on the strategic development of the business with particular emphasis on client care and cross border activity and capital markets.

Rob previously served as CEO & Chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific. Prior to joining CBRE, Rob was Chief Executive, New South Wales for the Colliers Jardine group. He joined that company as Sales Director and was subsequently appointed Regional Service Director, Capital Market APAC From 1995 to 1998, he held the position of Regional Investment Director based in Singapore, and in 1999, was appointed Australia Director. Rob has been based in Hong Kong since February 2002.

Credentials & Education

  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce – Real Estate/Infrastructure Committee
  • Singapore – Australia Business Council (Singapore Chapter)
  • Vice President – Commercial Chapter of Real Estate Institute (1994) Property Council of Australia
  • Licensed Estate Agent in Hong Kong
  • Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)


Clients

  • AEW
  • ADIA
  • AMP Capital
  • ANZ Bank
  • ARA Asset Management
  • AXA
  • Blackrock Group
  • Blackstone
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • CLSA
  • Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties
  • Deutsche Asset Management
  • GIC Real Estate
  • Hongkong Land
  • HSBC Bank
  • Invesco Real Estaet
  • Investa Property Group
  • JP Morgan
  • Keppel Capital
  • Kerry Properties
  • Lendl Lease
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PGIM
  • GPT
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sun Hung Kai & Financial
  • Wheelock Properties

Significant Assignments


Property      
Value US$ Million   
5 Fleet Street - London   $198,000,000

No. 1 Alfred Street – Sydney

  $414,000,000

Darling Park No 1 & 2 (80% interest) – Sydney

  $406,000,000

No. 1 Martin Place – Office – Sydney

  $250,000,000

Brittania Hotel – London

  $210,000,000

No. 1063 King’s Road – Hong Kong

  $17,500,000

AXA Centre – Hong Kong

  $100,500,000 

Tung Yung Building – Hong Kong

  $140,000,000

No. 8 Russell Street – Hong Kong

  $135,000,000

State Street Centre – Sydney

  $47,000,000

No. 1 York Street – Sydney

  $44,000,000

MLC – North Sydney

  $38,000,000

123 Epping RoadEpping, NSW

  $35,000,000

Forrest Chase Shopping Centre - Perth

  $34,400,000

77 King Street – Sydney

  $23,500,000
50 Pitt Street - Sydney   $22,000,000 
Wong Building - Belrose, NSW   $17,700,000

Rob Blain

Executive Chairman
Asia Pacific

Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter)

3/F, 4/F &1204-06 (Reception), Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong
+852 2820 2800
+852 2810 0830