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CBRE Leads U.S. Investment Sales Activity in 2011 for Sixth Year in a Row

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 2010.   

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 profession.”  

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 competitor
  • 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 of 20.5%.
  • 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 reliable.

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 www.cbre.com.

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