Los Angeles, CA – July 26, 2012 – CBRE Group, Inc. has appointed Chris Kirk Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, Mr. Kirk will have executive responsibility for key Shared Services functions, including Sourcing & Procurement, Information Technology, Corporate Communications, Program Management Office, Human Resources & Workplace Strategy and Global Research.
“Chris has an outstanding track record of accomplishment and will oversee a team that is charged with furthering our strategy of enhancing and globally integrating our Shared Services offerings,” said Robert E. Sulentic, President, CBRE.
Mr. Kirk previously served as Global Director of Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Kirk oversaw the company’s worldwide human resources operations, with responsibility for providing strategic oversight and senior management support for employee relations, staffing and recruitment, training and professional development, diversity, compensation and benefits.
Prior to that appointment, Mr. Kirk served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Trammell Crow Company, CBRE’s real estate development services subsidiary, overseeing several management and administrative functions including investment management, legal/risk, human resources and corporate communications and marketing.
Mr. Kirk joined Trammell Crow Company in 2001, where he held several senior management positions, including General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer. He played a key role in executing the merger of Trammell Crow Company with CBRE in 2006. Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Kirk Chris was a corporate finance and securities lawyer in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins.
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.
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.