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Don Lim

Managing Director, CBRE Korea

Don Lim is Managing Director and Country Representative of CBRE Korea, with oversight for the operational management, strategic direction and financial performance of all business lines in Korea.


Don Lim Managing Director Korea
Seoul Office 19th Floor, Standard Chartered Bank Building
47 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul, Korea 03160

Professional Background

Based in Seoul, he is responsible for building alignment between CBRE’s Korea and global platform, providing advisory solutions for domestic and multinational investor and occupier clients, and managing and developing personnel in this market.

Don joined CBRE in 2005 and has built an impressive track record in CBRE Capital Markets, growing a collaborative culture and delivering exceptional outcomes for clients, leading numerous landmark transactions.

He has more than 20 years of industry experience through overall commercial property advisory services including transaction, financing, feasibility study, and consulting. He also has provided investment and financial structuring advice for major real estate transactions across the region and has successfully closed outbound investment deals, such as U.S., Germany, France, Poland, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore as well as domestic investment.

Prior to joining CBRE, Lim worked for ITT Sheraton in the U.S., The Shilla group and Korea Asset Advisor in a variety of different positions in the eight years, focusing on commercial real estate clients.

Credentials & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • Master’s Degree in Management of Foreign Direct Investment, Korea Development Institute


  • ADIA
  • AEW
  • Blackstone
  • Credit Union
  • Government Employees Pension Service
  • Hana Securities
  • Hyundai Marine & Fire
  • Invesco
  • JP Morgan
  • Keppel Capital
  • Korea Investment & Securities
  • Korea Post
  • Kyobo Life
  • Mirae Asset Global Investors
  • M&G
  • National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives
  • NH Securities
  • National Pension Service
  • PAG
  • Partners group
  • PGIM
  • Public Officials Benefit Association
  • Quadreal
  • SC Capital Partners
  • Samsung Securities
  • Samsung SRA Asset Management
  • Teachers Pension
  • TH real
Don Lim Managing Director Korea
Seoul Office 19th Floor, Standard Chartered Bank Building
47 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul, Korea 03160