President of Capital Markets, Greater China • Greater China
Alvin Yip is Cushman & Wakefield's President of Capital Markets, Greater China. His career in real estate has been based entirely in the company over the past 26 years, displaying his resolve and determination amid the continuous evolution of both the company and the industry.
Upon graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1994, Alvin joined the company which has evolved into Cushman & Wakefield today. This uncommon path of staying with a single company throughout his career saw Alvin advancing in the fields of investment brokerage and advisory, gradually building up the Greater China Capital Markets team from scratch into a team of more than 120 brokers across 22 cities in the region under his supervision today. The achievement that stemmed from the enduring commitment to a first job speaks volumes of Alvin’s versatile experiences and leadership skills built up along his journey in real estate.
Having established his reputation as a professional broker in Hong Kong during the first 12 years of his career, Alvin Yip founded the PRC Capital Markets team in 2006 to explore opportunities in the emerging mainland China market. The pioneering team leveraged its location advantage to develop a close-knit business network winning a remarkable track record and accolades, including the China Top Broker title in the Real Capital Analytics (RCA) annual Top Global Investment Brokers report of 2018, 2019 and 2020; as well as the Best Deal of the Year, Winner and Certificate of Excellence for Best Deal of the Year for both Hong Kong and mainland China by RICS in 2020.
Under the stewardship of Alvin, Cushman & Wakefield's Greater China Capital Markets team completed more than RMB70 billion of transactions in 2019 & 2020. In the past decade, the team has become the top advisor in both office and retail sectors across mainland China and Hong Kong, garnering notable attention with enviable transactions including more than 100 office deals with a total transaction volume of RMB140 billion, and close to 60 retail deals with a total transaction volume of around RMB100 billion.