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Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter) 3/F, 4/F &1204-06 (Reception), Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong

Phil Rowland primary responsibility is the leadership of this corporate outsourcing business segment, which serves corporate occupiers across Asia Pacific. The business segment comprises six regional hubs and four lines of business serving clients across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Professional Experience

Prior to this position Phil’s focus was corporate real estate consultancy, internal c​hange initiatives, and client management, for Global Workplace Solutions​ in New York City. Phil has been advising US, European and Asian clients on a range of real estate issues for over fifteen years through positions held in Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining CBRE, Phil was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, Real Estate Advisory Services in New York and London where he specialized in real estate strategic planning and operational performance improvement for multinational corporate clients. Phil originally hails from New Zealand where he first joined Ernst & Young (NZ) Real Estate Consulting Group. Prior to joining Ernst & Young Phil represented the New Zealand government on real estate related issues. Phil completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management) in 1992 from Lincoln University, New Zealand.

During his consultancy career Phil has focused on providing and implementing a range of strategic real estate advice to corporate occupiers, predominantly in the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Media, Entertainment and Information Services Sectors. Major assignments undertaken range from strategic planning, real estate and facilities outsourcing, development studies, corporate portfolio and location strategies and performance improvement strategies.​​​​​​


Professional Affiliations

  • Member of PLEINZ (Property and Land Institute of Economics of New Zealand)
  • Member of CoreNet Global


  • BCom VPM Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management), Lincoln University, New Zealand


  • Macquarie Group Limited
  • Hewlett Packard
  • ANZ Bank
  • Microsoft
  • Exxon Mobil
  • HSBC
  • GE
  • Barclays
  • Citibank
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • The Walt Disney Company
Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter) 3/F, 4/F &1204-06 (Reception), Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong