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Mike Lafitte

Global Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Real Estate Investments
Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Crow Company

Mike Lafitte Global Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Real Estate Investments Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Crow Company

Professional Experience


Mike Lafitte is Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for CBRE’s Real Estate Investments (REI) business segment, which includes CBRE Global Investors, the company’s global real asset investment management business with assets under management of $125 billion and Trammell Crow Company (TCC), its real estate development business. This business segment produced more than $250 million of adjusted EBITDA in 2020. Mr. Lafitte additionally serves as the CEO of TCC, where he is responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the Company. Mr. Lafitte serves on the CBRE’s Executive Committee and is Executive Sponsor for CBRE African-American Network Group (AANG).  He is also the chairman of the TCC Executive Committee and a member of the TCC Investment Committee.

Mr. Lafitte previously served as Global Chief Executive Officer of CBRE’s Advisory Services business. Earlier he served in a number of executive leadership roles, including Global Group President, Chief Operating Officer, President Americas and President Institutional & Corporate Services.

Mr. Lafitte joined CBRE through the acquisition of TCC in 2006. He joined TCC in 1997 and served in various roles including President of Global Services, Chief Operating Officer of Global Services, Regional Director of the Central region of the U.S. and Dallas Market Leader.

Mr. Lafitte has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1984 when he joined Lincoln Property Company in Dallas and also served in production, leadership and development roles with Bear Stearns and PREMISYS Real Estate Services, an affiliate of Prudential Life Insurance Company.


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • SMU Cox School of Business, Executive Board
  • The Real Estate Roundtable
  • University of Texas Real Estate and Finance Investment Center
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Texas

Education


  • Southern Methodist University, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration

Professional Experience


Mike Lafitte is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Trammell Crow Company (TCC). In this role he is responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the Company. Mike is the chairman of the TCC Executive Committee and a member of the TCC Investment Committee. Mike additionally serves as the Global CEO for CBRE’s Real Estate Investments (REI) business segment, which includes TCC; CBRE Global Investors, the company’s global real asset investment management business; and Hana, the firm’s flexible/agile space business. In this role, Mike is a part of CBRE’s Executive Committee.

Mike previously served as Global CEO of CBRE’s Advisory Services business, which includes Advisory & Transaction Services (Occupier and Investor), Property Management, Capital Markets, Local Project Management and Valuations. Earlier he served in a number of executive leadership roles for CBRE, including Global Group President, Chief Operating Officer, President, Americas and President, Institutional & Corporate Services.

Mike joined CBRE with the acquisition of Trammell Crow Company in 2006. He started with Trammell Crow Company in 1997 and served in various roles, including President of Global Services, Chief Operating Officer of Global Services, Regional Director of the Central region of the U.S. and Dallas Market Leader.

Mike has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1984 when he joined Lincoln Property Company in Dallas and also served in production, leadership and development roles with Bear Stearns and PREMISYS Real Estate Services, an affiliate of Prudential Life Insurance Company.


Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement


  • SMU Cox School of Business, Executive Board
  • The Real Estate Roundtable
  • University of Texas Real Estate and Finance Investment Center
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Texas

Education


  • Southern Methodist University, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration
Mike Lafitte Global Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Real Estate Investments Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Crow Company

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