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London has always attracted a large proportion of the international real estate capital and, as global financial markets have become increasingly volatile, London has increased its standing as a safe haven. As a consequence, demand from overseas capital continues to grow. With a dedicated team based in London, and a wide network of offices globally, CBRE provides marketing leading advice and insight to international clients, wherever they are based.

Our dedicated London team is made up of specialists with a focus on a particular region. Each person has immersed themselves in not only creating an in-depth knowledge and local contacts within the London market, but in understanding the unique needs of the region they represent.

London focus, Asia outlook

As global wealth shifts from west to east, Far Eastern private and state funds, individuals and organisations have established themselves as major investors in the London property market. Recognising the importance of London as an investment destination for Asia, our dedicated Asia business desk comprises country nationals who have real understanding of both London and Asia, ensuring we provide the best service to Asian businesses and governments.

In addition to China and Japan, our team regularly spends time in Malaysia, Korea and Singapore advising local investors on the best opportunities and property investments in Europe, be they commercial, residential or mixed use.

Our dedication to the needs of Asia-based clients has ensured that, since we launched our China desk in 2007, we have advised on over 90% of the Chinese market in London. CBRE is without doubt the first choice for Asian businesses in London.

Understanding the needs of the North American investor

Whether guiding a first time investor through a maiden purchase or joint venture in the London property market, or advising a long term fund management client, the CBRE team understands intuitively what North American investors require.

Our services range from identifying and securing on and off-market opportunities, through undertaking qualitative and quantitative appraisal, negotiating key commercial terms, and ensuring a full consultancy service through the due diligence process.

As the leading commercial real estate adviser in London, we have unrivalled access to the London market and work tirelessly to identify suitable joint venture partners, where required, to secure appropriate investment assets, and to find the most suitable purchaser when a client is ready to sell.

Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Middle East

Since 2006 CBRE has been the number one investment agent in London, working on 43% of property deals, many of which have involved investors from the Middle East.

Our team has a sympathetic understanding of the culture and working practices of the region, ensuring that in depth knowledge and insight, coupled with outstanding contacts result in relationships which are built on mutual trust and respect.

We understand the unique nuances of doing business in and with funds, organisations and individuals from the Middle East, and we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible outcomes every time.

Reaching property investors in Europe

CBRE’s reach into Europe is unrivalled in the property investment market. The London team work closely with the network of European offices to service clients whose investment portfolios span country boundaries.



Contact us

Chris Brett

Head of International Capital Markets UK
CL - Capital Markets Executive

Chris Brett

T: +44 20 7182 2848

Richard Zhang

Head of China - Executive Director
London Capital Markets, Investment Properties

Richard Zhang

T: +44 20 7182 2275

David Green

Chairman - Executive Director
London Capital Markets, Investment Properties

David Green

T: +44 20 7182 2302

Christopher Pilgrim

London Capital Markets, Investment Properties

Christopher Pilgrim

T: +44 20 7182 3057

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