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Paul Gibson

Chief Investment Officer – EMEA Direct Real Estate Strategies

Paul Gibson serves as Chief Investment Officer – EMEA Direct Real Estate Strategies for CBRE Investment Management, overseeing investment strategy, portfolio management, analytics and performance measurement across the region. Paul joined the firm in 2004 as Senior Portfolio Manager, leading a team within the UK Separate Accounts Division. He serves as the Client Director on a number of these mandates. In his previous role as EMEA Head of Investment Strategy, Paul was responsible for investment strategy in Continental Europe and the UK, guiding top-down portfolio strategy and investment management across funds and separate accounts. 

Paul believes real estate is fundamentally about people – a property’s value derives from its desirability as a place to live, work or play – and employees are the most important asset in a real estate business. He is motivated by understanding human behavior and views clear communication, empathy and a team ethos as core factors for success. He also believes an inquisitive approach is fundamental to success in a complex and rapidly evolving industry. 

Paul began his career in the real estate industry in 2001. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Investment Property Databank (IPD) as a Portfolio Performance Analyst and within the Asset Management team at CBRE. 

Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Nottingham. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, holds the Investment Management Certificate from UKSIP (Society of Investment Professionals), and is approved under Section 59 of the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 to undertake regulated activities.