Press Release

The Financial Times Recognizes CBRE as a Diversity Leader in Europe

22 Nov 2019


CBRE has secured a place in the first ever Financial Times Diversity Leaders report for its EMEA business, and is the only commercial real estate services firm on the list. The report recognises the European companies and institutions that are considered to be the most inclusive employers by employees across Europe.

The Diversity Leaders 2020 have been identified through an independent survey of more than 80,000 employees across EMEA countries and sectors and the opinions of human resources and recruitment experts. Survey participants were asked their opinions about the extent to which their employer promotes diversity and their views on topics related to age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation. In total, 10,000 privately held and publicly listed companies had their performance surveyed.

"Being recognised as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times is a great accolade and demonstrates our strong commitment to being a true industry leader in the D&I arena. It is a testament to how far we have already evolved our business and our ongoing efforts to create an inclusive working environment that attracts, develops and celebrates the success of every individual," said Paul Hawtin, Head of People, Advisory Services, APAC/EMEA at CBRE and Lisa White, Vice President, People, GWS-EMEA at CBRE.

Last year, CBRE was the first real estate advisory firm to receive the National Equality Standard (NES) across its UK business and the 22nd UK company overall.


About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at