As Global Group President, Lines of Business & Client Care, Mike Lafitte focuses on the continued development of CBRE’s service lines, including transactional, property, facilities and project management services. He also has responsibility for the company’s Client Care initiative.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Lafitte served as Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2016, overseeing businesses that generated more than $10 billion of revenue in 2015. Mr. Lafitte previously served as President, Americas, overseeing a business with more than $3 billion of annual revenue and more than 20,000 employees. Mr. Lafitte serves on the company’s Global Operating Committee, M&A Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee.
Prior to becoming President, Americas, Mr. Lafitte was President of Institutional & Corporate Services where he was responsible for the company’s Asset Services business in the Americas and Global Corporate Services. Previously, Mr. Lafitte served as President of Global Services for Trammell Crow Company 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 business 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
- Dallas Citizens Council, Board Member
- 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