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Rob Blain

Executive Chairman, CBRE Asia Pacific

Professional Experience

Rob Blain is Executive Chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific, with overall responsibility for CBRE’s activities across the region. He is also a member of the Global Operating Committee, which defines and drives CBRE’s global business strategy.

Based in Hong Kong, Rob is responsible for 100+ offices in 12 countries and over 17,000 employees. His primary focus is on the strategic development of the business with particular emphasis on client care, 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.  From 1995 to 1998, he held the position of Regional Investment Director based in Singapore, and in 1999, was appointed Australia Director.


 Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
  • 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)

  • Diploma in Land Economy - Commercial & Industrial Practice


  • ADIA
  • AMP
  • ANZ Bank
  • AXA
  • Blackstone
  • CLSA
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Colonial First State Property Group
  • Deutsche Asset Management
  • GE Real Estate
  • Hongkong Land
  • HSBC Bank
  • ING
  • Investa
  • Lend Lease
  • Macquarie Bank
  • MTR Corporation (MTRC)
  • Pramerica
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sun Hung Kai
  • Wheelock Properties

Significant Assignments

Value US$ Million   
 Darling Park No 1 & 2 (80% interest) -Sydney

 No. 1 Martin Pllace – Office - Sydney


 Brittania Hotel – London


 No. 1063 King’s Road – Hong Kong


 AXA Centre – Hong Kong 


 Tung Ying Building – Hong Kong​


 No. 8 Russell Street – Hong Kong


 State Street Centre – Sydney


 No. 1 York Street – Sydney


 MLC – North Sydney


 123 Epping Road, Epping


 Forrest Chase Shopping Centre, Perth


 77 King Street – Sydney


 50 Pitt Street – Sydney


 Wang Building – Belrose    17.7