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Robert Wilkinson | Colliers | Korea

Robert Wilkinson

SIOR, MCR, CRE

Managing Director

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About

Professional Summary

As Managing Director of Colliers International, Rob is responsible for the strategic direction of the Korea business, to lead the growth and diversification initiatives and develop leadership talent. He oversees all service lines as well as shared services including investment sales, office leasing, project management, valuation and advisory, research, marketing and communications, human resources and finance.

Rob is also a member of the Colliers International Asia Leadership team.

Accomplishments

Rob has substantial experience executing commercial and industrial real estate transactions of all sizes; ranging from a couple of hundred square feet up to over a million square feet.  He has worked on international transactions and provided strategic advice to multinational companies in every major market in APAC. Recent successes include:

  • 1,700,000 sq. ft. freehold land disposal (Guam)

  • 1,200,000 sq. ft. Industrial land acquisition (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia)

  • 1,000,000 sq. ft. Distribution Centre lease acquisition (Shanghai)

  • 150,000 sq. ft. Grade A office lease renewal (Seoul)

  • 60,000 sq. ft. Grade A office lease acquisition (Beijing)

  • 46,000 sq. ft. Grade B office freehold disposal (Hong Kong)

  • 39,000 sq. ft. Data Centre lease restructure (Melbourne)

  • 32,000 sq. ft. Grade A office lease acquisition (Singapore).

  • 21,000 sq. ft. Grade A office lease acquisition (Shanghai)

  • 15,000 sq. ft. (Grade A) office lease acquisition (Tokyo)

 

Education

An experienced real estate professional with a focus on corporate real estate transaction management (commercial and industrial) as well as strategy consulting across the Asia Pacific Region. Rob aims to cultivate long-term client relationships and to become an expert in his clients’ real estate needs and their internal processes. Based in Seoul, but a native of both the UK and Venezuela and with over 20 years’ experience living in Asia, Rob brings to his post a diverse cultural and linguistic background as well as knowledge of Asian markets and business practices.

After graduating from the University of Nottingham with an honour’s degree in Management and Chinese Studies, Rob spent a year in Beijing studying Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University. He continues to persevere with Mandarin as well as with Korean!

Rob is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) and is designated as an Office Specialist, the only one to have this designation in Korea and one of only a handful in the Asia Pacific Region.

in 2021, Rob was invited to join The Counselors of Real Estate, 

Rob has also completed his Master of Corporate Real Estate Course through CoreNet Global. 

Memberships & Involvements

  • British Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • CoreNet Global
  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors
  • Hong Kong Estate Agents Authority
  • Hong Kong Football Club
  • Hong Kong Golf Club

Clients

Rob has represented many multinational clients over the course of his career including Microsoft, NBCUniversal, Nvidia, SAP, Steelcase, UBS and Verizon amongst others. He was also the Account Director covering 3M's regional property portfolio for nine years and Nestle's regional portfolio for four years. 

Services

Service Lines

Capital Markets & Investment Services, Corporate Solutions, Occupier Services

Property Type

Office, Industrial

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