Los Angeles, March 19, 2013 – CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG), a leading global commercial real estate services and investment firms, today announced the acquisition of IMPACT-CORTI a.s., a firm specialising in property management in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
With six million sq ft (557,000 sq m) under management across 140 assets and current annual revenue of approximately $10 million, IMPACT-CORTI is the leading property manager in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company is particularly known for its expertise in the office sector but also has a portfolio of residential and industrial assets under management. In addition, IMPACT-CORTI provides project management, investment, and leasing and consultancy expertise to its institutional and private-investor clients, such as Deka, Axa REIM, Pramerica and Hampshire Investments. In the Czech capital of Prague, IMPACT-CORTI manages notable buildings including The GEMINI Business Center, LIGHTHOUSE Waterfront Towers and the Burzovni Palac, the home of the Prague Stock Exchange.
IMPACT-CORTI’s team of 160 professionals will join CBRE’s well-established Property and Asset Management practice in Europe. In response to client demand, CBRE has particularly focused on the growth of these services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), underlined by its acquisition of Euro Mall Center Management, a CEE shopping centre management specialist, in mid-2011.
Michael Strong, Executive Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa, CBRE, said:
“Providing expert and integrated transactional and real estate management capabilities is becoming increasingly important to our regional and global client base. The acquisition of IMPACT-CORTI complements our existing property management offer and will allow us to further extend this important service across the region to meet growing demand.”
Andreas Ridder, Chairman, Central and Eastern Europe, CBRE, added:
“IMPACT-CORTI is renowned in the Czech Republic for its expert property management and project management practices. By adding their expertise and reach to our own growing capabilities, we are increasing the scope of the services we can provide to clients across the region.”
Jürg Zwahlen, Chairman of the Board, IMPACT-CORTI, commented:
“By joining CBRE, we are creating a huge opportunity for both our clients and our colleagues. As part of one of the most integrated and respected commercial real estate advisory companies in the world, we will be able to better collaborate to deliver market insight and strategic advice to clients across the region, addressing a requirement that is not yet fulfilled in the market.”
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 and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). The Company has approximately 37,000 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 website at www.cbre.com.
“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Certain of the statements in this release regarding the acquisition of IMPACT-CORTI a.s. that do not concern purely historical data are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the ''safe harbor'' provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the parties to successfully integrate the operations of IMPACT-CORTI with CBRE’s existing property management operations in Central and Eastern Europe, and the ability to leverage the combined operations to capture a larger share of the property management market in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in CBRE’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, CBRE expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. If CBRE does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to CBRE’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Such filings are available publicly and may be obtained off the Company's website at www.cbre.com or upon request from the CBRE Investor Relations Department at email@example.com.