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Greg Penn

Managing Director, Capital Markets, Greater China and Korea

Greg Penn is Managing Director, Capital Markets, Greater China and Korea for CBRE.

Greater China & Korea

Capital Markets

Managing Director Greater China & Korea
Capital Markets
Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter) 3/F, 4/F &1204-06 (Reception), Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong

Based in Hong Kong, Greg oversees the operations of the company’s Capital Markets business throughout Asia. Greg is responsible for coordinating all major mandates as well as client strategies associated with real estate investment within the region.

Professional Experience

Greg has more than 35 years’ experience in the property industry in both Australia and Asia, and has a broad base of professional and management expertise. He has held senior leadership roles at nearly all leading global commercial real estate firms and been instrumental in launching their respective Investment Platforms throughout Asia Pacific.​​​

In 2007, Greg moved to Hong Kong from Sydney to join CBRE as Senior Managing Director for Greater China Investment Properties. In the past six years, Greg has transacted some of the largest property transactions in Hong Kong and China and spearheaded Greater China’s most significant Investments & Capital Advisory team. His successes led the firm to expand his coverage to the entire Asia region in January 2013.​​​

Just prior to joining CBRE, Greg was with Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was instumental in building the company’s Investment Platform. He was most recently the National Head of Commercial Investment for Australia, and took a leading role in major office disposals across all cities in Australia. Prior to that he headed up the Investment Advisory Division for Sydney, calling upon his expertise in negotiating complex transactions with major institutional investors.​​​

He was Chairman of the Regional Investments Committee for Asia at JLL between 1994 and 1997. Within this role, Greg helped conclude cross-border placements and joint ventures with international investors in diverse Asian markets. Greg also held a Director position at JLL Indonesia, where he was responsible for joint ventures, investments and capital placements.​​​

Greg’s early career began at Colliers International Perth, where he was Managing Director. He subsequently established the Investment Division for Colliers International in Indonesia in 1990.​​​


Accreditations and affiliations

  • Foundation Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Associated of Society of Land Economists


  • Associated Diploma in Valuation
  • Graduate Diploma in Business & Administration
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent



  • AEW
  • AMP
  • Apollo
  • Asia Pacific Land
  • Blackstone
  • Citibank
  • Colonial First State
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Grocon
  • ING
  • Investa Office Trust
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Lend Lease
  • Macquarie
  • MGPA
  • Mirvac
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Multiplex
  • Prudential
  • Sun Hung Kai

Significant Assignments

Infinitus Plaza, Hong Kong $525 million
Goldfields House, 1 Alfred Street., Sydney $274 million
161 Collins Street., Melbourne $258 million
Channel One, Shanghai $230 million
Darling Park 3, Sydney $223 million
Ever Gain Plaza, Hong Kong $200 million
Portfolio of 25 Assets, Taiwan $190 million
Central Park, Perth $150 million
Shama Serviced Apartments Portfolio, Hong Kong $170 million
K Wah Building, Shanghai $120 million
Shama Apartments, Shanghai $115 million
MC3, Hong Kong $65 million
La Rivage, Hong Kong $40 million
Putman, Hong Kong $39 million
Managing Director Greater China & Korea
Capital Markets
Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter) 3/F, 4/F &1204-06 (Reception), Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong