Los Angeles – February 4, 2015 – CBRE Group, Inc. today announced the launch of an innovative broker training video and resource center specifically designed and aimed at understanding and promoting sustainable aspects of commercial real estate assets. CBRE’s training program will be offered to the Company’s more than 2,900 U.S. brokerage professionals. A preview video of the training program can be viewed here.
“Sustainability has become a business imperative for many of our clients—tenants and landlords alike,” commented Jack Durburg, Global President, CBRE Brokerage Services. “Many of our brokerage professionals are enhancing their knowledge of sustainable real estate to expand their capabilities and best serve their clients’ needs in a changing marketplace.”
The Green Building Adoption Index, a recent CBRE sponsored study, found that the rapid expansion of “green” space in U.S. has led to green buildings now exceeding 50% of commercial office space in several markets.
“CBRE’s brokerage professionals are often the first contact a prospective tenant meets when considering to occupy space in one of our clients’ buildings and many landlords have made significant investments to improve and promote their sustainability characteristics,” added Dave Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility. “Our innovative new training will ensure our brokers have up-to-the-minute knowledge and appropriate resources to best serve our clients.”
The Company’s introduction of the broker training initiative joins other sustainability milestone achievements for CBRE, including:
- Recognized global leader in the certification of 335 LEED EB buildings with another 226 buildings in the current pipeline;
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Certification Nation 2014 Elite Member, earning a top spot with 361 EPA Energy Star labeled buildings;
- Trained more than 16,000 attendees through the CBRE BOMA BEEP program since 2008.
“This is a continuation of our goal to provide a market leading sustainability solution at each step of the real estate process. Trammell Crow Company provides this though its development efforts, CBRE Global Investors continues to earn recognition through the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for its environmental stewardship and our Asset Services efforts have been recognized consecutively for the past seven years as an EPA Sustained Excellence Partner of the Year,” noted Mr. Pogue.
CBRE’s Environmental Sustainability program includes global commitments in 11 key areas of environmentally sound performance, including resource management, occupancy, communications and training, public policy and procurement. The program provides best practices and initiatives that strengthen CBRE’s own environmental commitment, reflect the best environmental practices for clients’ properties, and provide vital training and education to CBRE professionals.
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.