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Mike Lafitte

Global Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Investments

Mike Lafitte Global Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Investments

Professional Experience


Mike Lafitte is Global Chief Executive Officer for CBRE’s Real Estate Investments (REI) business segment, which includes CBRE Global Investors, the company’s global real asset investment management business, Trammell Crow Company (TCC), its real estate development business, and Hana, the firm’s flexible/agile space business. This business segment produced more than $250 million of adjusted EBITDA in 2018. Mr. Lafitte serves on the company’s Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee, and Co-Chairs the Executive Inclusion Council.

Mr. Lafitte previously served as Global Chief Executive Officer 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, including Global Group President, Chief Operating Officer, President, Americas and President, Institutional & Corporate Services.

Mr. Lafitte joined CBRE with the acquisition of Trammell Crow Company in 2006. At Trammell Crow Company, he served as President of Global Services and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Operating Committee. Mr. Lafitte joined Trammell Crow Company in 1997 and served in various roles including 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




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