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CBRE Success at REIV Awards for Excellence

Los Angeles – October 21, 2011 – CBRE Group, Inc. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Larry Midler has been named the 2011 Corporate Counsel of the Year in the large public company category by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ). 

Larry has been the architect of and driving force behind the continual improvement of CBRE’s corporate governance and compliance initiatives,” said Brett White, Chief Executive Officer, CBRE. “From helping take CBRE public to completely redesigning our Standards of Business Conduct and spearheading the global roll-out of the Ethics and Compliance program, Larry has been a major contributor to several key transformational events in CBRE’s recent history, and we are incredibly proud of his accomplishments.” 

Mr. Midler has been CBRE’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel since April 2004. He also serves as the company's Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Midler’s accomplishments at CBRE include: building a global full-service legal department; leading all legal efforts on the company’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Trammell Crow Company that transformed CBRE from primarily a transaction sales and leasing company to one with balanced revenues from both transactional and contractual businesses; developing the company’s comprehensive Global Anti-Corruption Policy and Compliance program; and playing an instrumental role in CBRE’s $1 billion acquisition of ING Group’s global real estate investment management business, a deal scheduled to close later this year. 

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Midler served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Micro Warehouse, Inc., from July 2001 until the acquisition of its North American businesses in September 2003. Following the acquisition until March 2004, Mr. Midler served as sole director and Chief Executive Officer to manage the process of selling the company’s European operations and winding up the company’s affairs. 

Mr. Midler holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from The New York University School of Law and started his legal career in New York City with the international law firm Latham & Watkins.


About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE 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 2010 revenue).  The Company has approximately 31,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE 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. Please visit our Web site at

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