Brian McAuliffe

Vice Chairman

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Professional Experience

Brian McAuliffe is a Vice Chairman in CBRE’s Multifamily Capital Markets team, focused on special projects across the United States. In this role, he drives client relationships, alongside CBRE’s investment sales and debt professionals in a national capacity.

Brian previously led CBRE’s Multifamily Capital Markets team in the Americas, including student housing, senior housing, affordable housing, and debt businesses in the Americas focusing on borrower/buyer relationships.

Brian began his real estate career at CBRE in 1983 as a multifamily investment specialist based in Chicago. During the subsequent 22 years with CBRE, Brian was recognized as a perennial top producer for the firm with a specific emphasis on the institutional market. He was involved in representing institutional investors and public companies in the acquisition and disposition of approximately $4 billion of multifamily properties.

In 2005, Brian joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF) as a Managing Director in the Transactions Group. He served as an active member of its Investment Committee during his seven-and-a-half-year tenure at the firm. In 2007, he became Chair of DAWM’s Investment Committee and Head of DAWM’s Transactions Group, with specific responsibility for all acquisitions, dispositions, and capital markets decisions. Throughout his tenure on DAWM's Investment Committee, the company acquired more than $15 billion of properties and sold over $12 billion of properties.

CBRE was pleased to welcome Brian back to the firm in January 2013 as a Senior Managing Director, responsible for the national production of multifamily investment sales. His extensive experience in institutional multifamily sales combined with proven management skills provides the expertise needed to lead CBRE sales professionals nationwide.


  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • National Multifamily Housing Council, Executive Committee for the past twelve years
  • Urban Land Institute (active member)
  • CBRE's Americas Operations Management Board
  • CBRE’s Americas Strategy Group