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Phil Rowland

Chief Executive Officer, Advisory Services, Pacific

Phil Rowland is the Chief Executive Officer of CBRE’s Pacific Advisory Services business, based in Sydney.


Phil Rowland Chief Executive Officer Pacific

Professional Experience

In this role, Phil Rowland leads CBRE’s Advisory businesses in Australia and New Zealand, with overall responsibility for Advisory & Transaction Services, Asset Services, Capital Markets, Project Management and Valuations.

Prior to this position, Phil was the APAC CEO of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions corporate outsourcing business, overseeing six regional hubs and five lines of business, serving clients across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Phil has been advising US, European and Asian clients on a range of real estate issues for over 20 years through positions held in Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining CBRE, Phil served with with Ernst & Young, Real Estate Advisory Services in New York and London where he specialised 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.


Qualification and Affiliations

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


  • Macquarie Group Ltd
  • Hewlett Packard
  • ANZ Bank
  • Microsoft
  • Exxon Mobil
  • HSBC
  • GE
  • Barclays
  • Citibank
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Walt Disney
Phil Rowland Chief Executive Officer Pacific