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Arpan Barua

Executive Director, Head of Occupier Consulting | Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Occupier Consulting

Arpan Barua Senior Director Asia Pacific
Occupier Consulting
CBRE Singapore Headquarters 2 Tanjong Katong Road
#06-01 Paya Lebar Quarter

Professional Experience

Arpan is an integral part of the regional leadership team in the Advisory & Transaction Services business. He leads the Occupier Consulting network across Asia Pacific – in partnership with CBRE’s global knowledge and consulting hubs – to offer unrivalled expertise in Merger & Acquisitions, Portfolio Strategies, Labor Analytics and Location Intelligence for all asset classes including office, retail, industrial & logistics, and data centers.

With 16+ years of experience serving a broad spectrum of corporate clients, Arpan thrives on decoding complexities that arise from growth opportunities or portfolio rebalance needs including entering new markets, disposition of assets, or negotiating with local authorities to understand nuances that can impact cost savings and profitability.

Together with a team of data scientists and consultants, Arpan leverages the power of data and deep tech analytics to scrutinise trends, forecasts and developments in order to support sound decision making – for both occupiers and investors. Some of his clients include Nestle, Kohler, Ford Motors, Volvo, Nokia, Emerson, ABB and Boston Consulting Group.

In his previous roles, Arpan had successfully implemented portfolio master-planning and optimization studies, right-shoring strategies, city-level portfolio plans and benchmarking exercises for assets located across Asia Pacific and the Middle East region.

Professional Qualifications


  • BA Economics, St. Stephen’s College, India 2002
  • MSc Operations Research, St. Stephen’s College, India 2004





Clients Represented


    Finance & Professional Services

  • Accenture
  • AEP
  • Asurion
  • Prudential
  • S&P Global
  • SCB

    Tech & Data Centers

  • Autodesk
  • Bridge
  • Digital Realty
  • IBM


    Auto, Oil & Gas & Industrial

  • Align Technoogy
  • Astra
  • Ford Motors
  • MOL
  • Shell
  • Southco

    Consumer Goods

  • AW-Lab
  • BAT
  • Kohler
  • Nestle
  • Reckitt Benckiser


Arpan Barua Senior Director Asia Pacific
Occupier Consulting
CBRE Singapore Headquarters 2 Tanjong Katong Road
#06-01 Paya Lebar Quarter