Unispace has announced the appointment of Paul Baxter as its new Chief Executive Officer for Asia to further strengthen its senior leadership team in the region. The appointment comes after Unispace witnesses robust business growth in Asia, especially as organisations across the region are navigating new workplace expectations amid the post-pandemic recovery. Based in Singapore, Paul looks forward to leading the team in helping more global businesses realise the future of work and reap greater success across the region.
In his new role, Paul will be instrumental in delivering Unispace’s future ambitions across Asia, following the company’s acquisition by leading private investment firm PAG earlier in the year. Unispace’s growth in Asia, which has been on an accelerated trajectory, is a key strategic pillar for the global business.
Paul has an extensive background in portfolio management, workplace solutions, asset management, tenant advisory, along with a deep understanding of the Asia Pacific region built throughout his career across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific at Colliers. Prior to that, he had been the Executive Director of Global Corporate Services at CBRE in Japan.
Paul has worked with many of the world’s leading investment and occupier organisations, including Nissan Motor Company, Toshiba, Google, Mitsubishi Estate Corp., AMP, GE Capital, Deutsche Bank and ICAP.
With regional hub cities in Asia increasingly driving global corporate real estate decisions, Paul's focus will be on helping Unispace tap into a wider network of global clients. Toby Rakison, Unispace’s Managing Director in Asia, will partner with Paul in a new role as Managing Director, Client Solutions and Strategy, Asia. He will continue to be focused on driving revenue growth and key strategic partnerships across Asia. Baxter and Rakison will together helm the Asia business.