CBRE builds up its capital raising and secondaries platform in Asia Pacific

CB Richard Ellis, the world's largest commercial real estate services firm, is pleased to announce that Mr Chris van Beek has been appointed as Director, Real Estate Finance, Asia.

Chris Van Beek

Chris van Beek

Mr van Beek, based in Hong Kong, will primarily be responsible for capital raising (equity and debt) and facilitating secondaries transactions for institutional investors, working closely together with the Real Estate Finance teams globally, including the desks in Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, London, Amsterdam, and the US.

"We are delighted to have a professional of such high calibre joining us. Chris is a seasoned professional with a broad range of experience in the investment advisory field and an excellent track record in servicing international and regional institutional investors. The new appointment forms part of the broader strategy of CB Richard Ellis to build up its capital raising and secondaries platform in Asia Pacific," said Alan Dalgleish, Executive Director, Real Estate Finance, Asia, CB Richard Ellis.

Mr van Beek added, "I am tremendously excited to be taking up this challenging position. The financial and investment sectors in Asia Pacific continue to grow, and significant opportunities remain for CB Richard Ellis to further capitalise on new and existing business opportunities and strengthen its presence within the sector across the region. I look forward to contributing towards the development of the real estate finance business at CB Richard Ellis."

Mr. van Beek joins CB Richard Ellis from GFI Colliers (Hong Kong) & Colliers International (Hong Kong), where he was involved in Asia Pacific property derivatives as well as regional direct and indirect investment.

The CBRE Real Estate Finance team comprises a group of real estate professionals with extensive experience in banking, international ratings agencies, research and real estate consultancy. Providing strategic investment advisory services and funding solutions to property companies, institutions, unlisted funds, banks and private equity investors worldwide.

Source: CB Richard Ellis

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