Adrian Baker is Chief Investment Officer for CBRE Global Investors’ Asia Pacific Direct Real Estate Strategies and the President of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Division. He has responsibility for all direct real estate investment strategies and activities across the Asia Pacific region within CBRE Global Investors. In addition, he is Fund Manager of the value-add fund series within the region, Asia Value Partners. Mr. Baker is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Global Investment Committee.
Mr. Baker began his career in the real estate sector in 1997 investing globally but with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. He has been based in Singapore since 2006. Mr. Baker has an extensive direct real estate background beginning in building engineering and property management, prior to transitioning to becoming an asset and fund manager executing strategies across direct, indirect and listed portfolios for institutional clients. His skills and expertise cover a wide range of real estate sectors including office, retail, industrial as well as more niche property types.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2007, Mr. Baker was at AMP Capital Investors, first in Sydney and then in Singapore, where he was Fund Manager for over $3.0 billion in global assets and led a team of asset managers.
Mr. Baker earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Technology, Sydney.