Chris Brooke

Non Executive Director, LINK REIT

Mr. Brooke is a Chartered Surveyor with more than thirty years of experience in various fields of the property industry. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1989, after which he began his career in the United Kingdom, prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 1992.

Between 1992 and 2002 Mr. Brooke was based in Hong Kong and focused upon providing consultancy advice in relation to real estate markets and development projects in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region. During this period, he was responsible for the provision of advice regarding property development, investment, and financial viability issues to a wide range of corporations, landowners and developers, as well as providing strategic advice and consultancy services to occupiers, retailers and investors.

In 2002, Mr. Brooke relocated to Beijing, where he was based until the end of 2013. During this period, Mr. Brooke held a number of senior management positions at CBRE, in relation to both China and Asia. At the beginning of 2014, Mr. Brooke returned to Hong Kong to take up the role of Executive Managing Director, Consulting, Asia Pacific at CBRE. This role involved the strategic oversight of all consulting and advisory work undertaken by CBRE throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Brooke was also a long standing member of the Asia Pacific Strategic Group within CBRE, the body responsible for the formulation and implementation of business strategy throughout Asia Pacific.

Mr. Brooke left CBRE at the end of 2015 with a view to pursuing alternative career interests and in October 2016 he co-founded Brooke Husband Limited, a real estate consulting practice based in Hong Kong focused upon the provision of strategic advice, development consultancy and investment advisory services to real estate owners, developers and investors throughout the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Brooke was a Co-Founder and Director of Brooke Husband Limited until March 2020. Mr. Brooke is Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He was the global President of the RICS between November 2018 and November 2019 and is currently the Interim Chair of the Governing Council of the institution. In addition, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Brooke is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Link Asset Management Limited, the manager of the Link Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also a Business Advisor to Proxy Inc., a leading global intelligent identification systems company which provides mobile access control and visitor management solutions in relation to commercial buildings and office premises. Mr. Brooke is a Director of the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU), with responsibility for oversight of the facilities strategy being pursued by the organisation. He is also a member of the College Council of Malvern College Hong Kong.