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Laurence Midler

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Professional Experience

Laurence H. Midler is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CBRE. Until early 2014, Larry also served as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing the Ethics and Compliance Program, which was initiated in late 2004, and he is the executive in charge of Global Risk Management, Internal Audit and Corporate Responsibility efforts for the firm.  

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Midler served as General Counsel to Micro Warehouse, Inc., prior to the acquisition of its North American businesses in 2003 by CDW Corporation. Following the sale, Mr. Midler served as sole director, President and CEO and led the process of selling the company's European operations and winding up the company's affairs. Earlier, Mr. Midler was an associate at Latham & Watkins, a global law firm, in their New York City office.  

Mr. Midler is active in giving back, both through work and in his personal time. At CBRE, Mr. Midler established a pro bono program, under which the CBRE Legal Department offers legal services to Goodwill Industries of Southern California, on whose advisory board Mr. Midler serves. He also spends time supporting other non-profit organizations including Bridge to Skate and the Jewish Grad Student Initiative, and he and the Midler family hosts the Alex Midler Roll-a-Thon, an annual skateboarding event that raises money to benefit organizations seeking a cure to childhood leukemia.   

Mr. Midler holds a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Virginia.​​​​


  • New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, 1987