Sydney, NSW (30 March 2010)-CB Richard Ellis has been named Commercial Agency of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of Australia's 2010 National Awards for Excellence. CBRE had three of the six nominations in the Commercial Agency category for its Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne operations. The firm's Brisbane office took out the trophy, while CBRE NSW Portfolio Manager Peter Apostolakos was named Commercial Property Manager of the Year.
The REI awards recognise the most outstanding practitioners in the real estate profession.
CBRE had a record eight nominations for this year's awards including:
- Commercial Agency of the Year for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne
- Commercial Property Manager of the Year - Peter Apostolakos (NSW) and Labrini Platis (Victoria)
- Commercial Salesperson of the Year – Nick McDonald Crowley (ACT), Andrew Dawkins (VIC) and Mark Boylan (SA)
CBRE President & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, Tom Southern attributed the company's success at this year's awards to the outstanding efforts of all staff in continuing to deliver the highest levels of service and results for clients.
"Each individual's contribution leads to team success such as this," Mr Southern said.
"Peter Apostolakos' win is also an outstanding result, recognising the commitment and dedication he has displayed in his role as CBRE's Portfolio Manager for the ING Industrial Fund."
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 2007 revenue). With over 29,000 employees, the Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide (excluding affiliate offices). 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 is the only commercial real estate services company named one of the 50 "best in class" companies by BusinessWeek, and was also named one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com .