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CBRE Receives Finalist Recognition For Two Industry Innovations From CoreNet Global

Los Angeles – May 15, 2014 CoreNet Global has selected two CBRE Group, Inc. initiatives as finalists in its 14th Annual Global Innovators Award Program. The first initiative is the completion of world’s first WELL-certified commercial office in partnership with Delos Living at CBRE’s global headquarters.  The second is the development of a Volume Certification Program using the USGBC’s LEED for Existing Buildings rating system that will see nearly 600 small-format client retail stores gain certification by 2020.

The Global Innovators Award is CoreNet Global’s ultimate and most prestigious, recognizing innovation and thought leadership at the real estate industry’s highest levels. Among the 50 entries in this year’s competition, CoreNet Global selected eight finalists to compete for its top award. CoreNet Global is the world’s leading corporate real estate association with 8,900 members that represent nearly half of the Global 2000.

“Having two projects recognized as finalists for CoreNet’s Global Innovators Award is a testament to the hard work, vision and collaborative spirit of our employees and client partners in their drive for excellence,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of CBRE’s Global Corporate Services. “In both instances, our efforts have set new industry benchmarks—the first, for its vision and holistic approach to incorporating “wellness” into workplace design; and the second, for its initiative for developing the first-of-its-kind small-format Retail Volume LEED EB program. On behalf of our client and service partner teams, we are honored by this recognition.” 

Finalist representatives will present their projects to a panel of judges at Emory University in Atlanta July 30-31 as part of the final phase of the competition. The Global Innovator Award winner will be announced in October at the CoreNet Global Summit in Washington, DC.

Since 2006, CBRE has earned distinctions eight times as part of CoreNet’s Global Awards Program. In 2013, the firm’s response to Superstorm Sandy was selected as a finalist for the Global Innovators Award. In 2012, the Sprint/CBRE Innovation Council was awarded the Industry Excellence Award for its site assessment mobile application, and in 2011, CBRE was awarded the Global Innovators Award for its Global LaborView application.

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 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 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 CoreNet Global
CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace executives, service providers and economic developers. CoreNet Global’s 8,900 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit www.corenetglobal.org.

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