Los Angeles, CA – June 10, 2009 — CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it anticipates diluted earnings per share attributable to its shareholders, excluding one time items, will be in the range of approximately breakeven to $0.07 for the second quarter of 2009. This compares to diluted earnings per share attributable to its shareholders, excluding one time items, of $0.16 per share for the second quarter of 2008.
Since the second quarter of 2009 has not yet been completed, and given the inherent nature of the Company’s sales and lease transaction businesses, which tend to recognize a significant portion of their revenue toward the end of a reporting period, as well as the continuing difficult and uncertain market environment, this forecast is highly preliminary. Accordingly, it is very possible that actual results for the second quarter of 2009 may vary from the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
About CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2008 revenue). The Company has approximately 30,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.
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