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IAOP Honors Sprint With Award For Partnering, Innovation

Los Angeles – April 10, 2013 – The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) recently honored Sprint’s service provider Alliance Partnership with CBRE Group, Inc. with a 2013 Global Excellence award. The award recognizes collaboration that has resulted in innovative practices and applications in real estate services and operations. The team was honored at a luncheon ceremony attended by hundreds of outsourcing professionals during IAOP’s 2013 yearly conference, The Outsourcing World Summit®.

Sprint, a leading provider of telecommunications services, was recognized for its innovative Alliance Partnership with commercial real estate industry services leader CBRE. Over the past four years the partnership has grown to become extremely successful and valuable, surpassing five year strategic operational and savings goals in just three years. The Alliance Partnership has been instrumental in the delivery of end to end integrated, robust solutions to solve business issues, enhancing customer experience and driving mutually beneficial and innovative solutions.  This relationship has forged new market opportunities and optimized service delivery within the real estate function.

“The partnership we have established with CBRE to further advance Sprint’s corporate goals has been extraordinarily successful and mutually advantageous," said Sprint Vice President of Procurement & Real Estate Gene Agee. “I am pleased and proud of the collaborative relationship we have developed over the past five years with CBRE.”

IAOP started the award program in 2011 to distinguish outsourcing professional teams at customer organizations who have advanced the field’s best practices, created innovative solutions and delivered great results for their companies.

“We are witnessing a significant shift in relationships between clients and service providers into true partnerships of innovation,” said Debi Hamill, chief executive officer of IAOP. “We are pleased to give this award to Sprint, recognizing their leading role in establishing such trust and thought leadership.”

“CBRE’s alliance with Sprint has broken new ground in the real estate industry,” said CBRE CEO of Global Corporate Services Bill Concannon. “The innovations and best practices that have come out of our partnership with Sprint have made a positive impact in our industry.”

About Sprint
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com  or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint

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.  

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.IAOP.org

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