Reid has long term relationships and global access to the exact CBRE executives who are relevant to the required disposition task. He has personally focused on advising Global core funds with assets in Asia both on buy side and sell side and provides a deep level of service with skilled teams based in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Reid joined CBRE in 1997. His initial focus and scope was to penetrate cross border capital flows between Tokyo and Asia Pacific. Reid was later assigned to co-ordinate a CBRE Global Investment team of key dealers focused on major real estate dispositions for Japanese corporations across all Capital Markets. Primary sectors included Hotels, Golf Courses and trophy office assets.
2002 onwards, Reid and his core transaction team built the leading Investment business in Tokyo which opened facilitation for many core offshore funds buying into Asia. This team of professionals closed more deals than any other Global commercial agency in Japan. Given Asia’s importance now across the world and in changing debt markets Reid’s focus is on sourcing new Capital either large conglomerates or Asian private banking groups predominately in Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
To date, Reid has closed over US$10 billion in transactions and acted on behalf of clients such as DEKA, CommerzReal, GIC, CSAM,OCB and Daiwa Securites SMBC.
In recent times, Reid has also been responsible for assembling and working together with the CBRE IIP Global team on the disposition of some US$800 million worth of real estate throughout London and the United States.