Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2014 – CBRE Group, Inc. has added CBRE Military to the lineup of networking groups serving its more than 23,000 employees across the U.S. The group’s mission is to bridge the gap between military life and the corporate world for current and prospective employees with military experience.
CBRE Military aims to build upon the success of the company’s Junior Military Officer (JMO) program, founded in 2012. Through the JMO program, 540 military experienced candidates have connected with CBRE volunteers who have a similar military background. The job candidates and CBRE volunteers work together to identify potential job placement with CBRE or a client’s business. Now, through CBRE Military, the program scope is broadening to provide networking, development opportunities and mentoring to ensure CBRE employees with military experience are in fulfilling roles that best suit their skill sets and career goals.
Grayson Gill, Chief Operations Officer for Asset Services, and Scott Reppert, Managing Director for GCS, were involved with the JMO program from its inception, and have been named the Co-Executive Sponsors for CBRE Military.
“Our military experienced employees are vital to the success of our business and our operations,” said Mr. Gill. “CBRE Military will work to recruit, develop and retain these employees in a way that sets them up for success in our corporate environment while speaking to their military background."
Raising CBRE Military to official networking group status further solidifies CBRE’s commitment to provide an environment that welcomes and embraces the talents, needs and interests of military experienced employees. CBRE has received several accolades for its military recruitment and retention efforts:
- Ranked #53 on Victory Media’s Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers list for 2015
- Designated as a Military Spouse Friendly Employer® for 2015
- Named a Top Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine for 2014
- Recognized as a Most Valuable Employer for Military by Civilianjobs.com for 2014
“We are proud to be recognized as an employer of choice for those who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces, but we know our work is not done,” said Jennifer Ashley, Global Director, Human Resources. “CBRE Military signifies another step toward ensuring we do our very best to meet the needs of our military experienced employees throughout their career.”
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.