Ihemba is an Associate Director in CBRE Auckland’s occupier advisory team. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate consultancy, predominantly for corporate office occupiers but also has advised owners across a range of office, industrial and retail projects with a focus on achieving optimal outcomes.
An international citizen with a Swedish father of Namibian descent and a Kenyan mother, Ihemba grew up in a combination of Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia Sweden and the UK, where he obtained his BA (Hons) in Business and MSc in Real Estate.
During his time in Nairobi, Ihemba was the lead leasing consultant on the largest shopping centre development in Africa outside of South Africa. He was instrumental in negotiating 90+ lease agreements during the development phase and providing consultancy advice to the institutional developer on retail mix and design.
He moved to Auckland in 2015 as an OE souvenir and has already developed a deep network and knowledge of the New Zealand commercial real estate market through his work with various national and multinational clients. He has a keen interest in the technology sector and has advised several global technology firms on their New Zealand office requirements. He’s loving that gaming technology is finding its way into conversations on workplace through the useful application of VR, AI, data analytics etc.