Russell O’Shea is currently Regional Director of Facilities Management, Australia & New Zealand based in Brisbane. Russell returned to Australia in 2010 after a very successful career expanding 14 years in Hong Kong. As part of the continued expansion of CBRE’s global outsourcing business, Russell joined CBRE Hong Kong in 2007 as Regional Director, Facilities Management Asia Pacific where he was overall responsible for business growth as well as driving innovative solutions and enhanced service delivery for CBRE’s global corporate clients. CBRE’s Global Facilities Management outsourcing business achieved an average 30% year on year growth.
Russell began his career in property and asset management services when he joined Colliers Jardine (CJ) in Australia in 1994. He relocated to Hong Kong in 1996 to establish the CJ Property and Facilities Management operations.
With the change of CJ’s Company shareholding in 2002, Russell was promoted to Executive Director under the new company branding of EastPoint, (a subsidiary of Jardine Pacific) further developing his managerial skills by leading three section directors and over 800 building operations staff delivering customer focused services to a portfolio of over 12 million sq. ft. in Hong Kong. In 2005, EastPoint was acquired by ISS Global Facility Services. Russell’s last position with ISS was Chief Commercial Officer.