Los Angeles – February 10, 2012 – CBRE, Inc. (CBRE)
was the No. 1 firm for commercial property investment sales in the U.S. during
2011, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA) – the 6th consecutive
year that the firm has claimed the top spot.
RCA credited CBRE with a 16.4% market share across all property types
in 2011*. CBRE’s market share was more than 510 basis-points (bps) better than
the second-place firm. CBRE lengthened its lead over the competition, as its
advantage over the number two firm was nearly 400 bps in
In 2011, CBRE was also the national leader in retail, industrial,
multi-family and land property sales.
RCA, which tracks national commercial real estate sales of $2.5 million
and greater, estimates that over $211.3 billion of commercial property was sold
in the U.S. in 2011 – an increase of 55% over 2010. CBRE’s activity grew at a
faster pace than the market as a whole, rising by 66% to $34.7 billion **,
according to RCA.
“CBRE’s professionals help investors maximize asset value, across
markets, property types and capital structures,” said Chris Ludeman, President
of CBRE Capital Markets. “The best-in-class expertise of our people, combined
with the power of our platform, delivered exceptional results to more clients in
2011, and once again placed our firm at the pinnacle of our
Highlights from RCA’s 2011 rankings include:
- CBRE was the nation’s top firm in industrial sales, with $6.6 billion
in transactions. CBRE’s market share of 24.9 % was more than four times greater
than the nearest competitor.
- CBRE executed more than $8.6 billion in apartment sales for
industry-leading market share of 16.1%, almost twice the nearest
- CBRE’s recorded the highest market share—10.9%—in the retail sector,
based on $4.5 billion in transactions.
- CBRE’s office sales totaled more than $12.9 billion for a market share
- CBRE was the leading firm in land sales with $720 million in
transactions for a market share of 11.1%.
* Market Share based on dollar value of transactions where CBRE
represented the seller divided by the total market sales volume.
** Does not include CBRE’s individual property sales
valued at less than $2.5 million, or sales where CBRE represented the buyer.
Information presented by RCA has been compiled from sources believed to be
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 2011 revenue). The Company has
approximately 34,000 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