Los Angeles – February 22, 2010 – CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) has appointed Chris Kirk as Global Director of Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Kirk will oversee CBRE's worldwide human resources operations encompassing approximately 29,000 employees. His areas of responsibility will include employee relations, staffing and recruitment, training and professional development, diversity and benefits.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kirk served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Trammell Crow Company (TCC), CBRE's real estate development subsidiary, overseeing several management and administrative functions including human resources, investment approvals, asset management and corporate communications and marketing.
"Chris has been a great performer at every step of his career and is a talented team builder and global manager," said Robert E. Sulentic, President, CB Richard Ellis. "Chris has been an invaluable colleague of mine for nearly a decade and he is well suited to effectively lead the continued growth and development of our company's greatest resource, our people."
Mr. Kirk joined Trammell Crow Company in 2001 and has held several senior management positions. He played a key role in executing the merger of Trammell Crow Company with CB Richard Ellis in 2006.
Mr. Kirk will continue to be based in Dallas. He received a Master of Business Administration and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas. Mr. Kirk is also a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.
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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 2009 revenue). The Company has approximately 29,000 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. CB Richard Ellis has been named a BusinessWeek 50 "best in class" company for three years in a row. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.