CBRE announce that Gretchen Yuan has joined the company as executive director, Capital Advisors, Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she will work closely with CBRE’s Capital Markets teams on major transactions across the region.
Yuan will provide capital fund-raising and strategic advisory services for institutional investors across Asia.
“Gretchen’s advisory expertise will greatly enhance our broader Capital Markets offering and solidify our cross-regional connectivity. Finding a home for outbound capital seeking product outside of the region is an increasing focus of our clients’ investment strategies,” says Tom Moffat, head of Capital Markets Asia at CBRE.
Yuan brings more than 10 years of industry experience, specializing in investment manager advisory and acquisitions across various real estate sectors. Most recently, she served as principal of Hodes Weill and Associates, covering institutional capital and investment managers in the Greater China market. Prior to that role, she was director of Overseas Investment at Country Garden, China’s largest developer.
Yuan began her career with Swire Properties in Hong Kong followed by MGPA (now BlackRock). She later established a US-focused fund with Chinese high net worth capital that was eventually acquired by a leading fund manager in China. She has been based in Hong Kong, Boston and Guangzhou throughout her career.
“I’m delighted to join CBRE’s Capital Advisors team and to bolster the firm’s real estate advisory practice in Asia,” says Yuan.
“We look forward to Gretchen partnering with our Capital Advisors teams in the US and EMEA to deliver the tailored and innovative solutions that clients expect from us as the global leader in real estate capital markets services,” says Richard Dakin, Global Head of Capital Advisors for CBRE.
Yuan holds a master of Public Administration from Harvard University, and is a former World Bank Scholar.