Christopher R. Ludeman

Global President, Capital Markets

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Chris Ludeman is the Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE, the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm. CBRE is ranked at #135 on Fortune’s 2024 list of the largest U.S.-based public companies. The firm spans more than 100 countries and more than 130,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees).

Under Chris’s leadership, CBRE Capital Markets has achieved the #1 market share globally for 13 consecutive years, as measured by MSCI Real Assets. He drives the company’s advisory business for investors, overseeing equity sales, debt and structured finance and real estate investment banking, both globally and in the Americas. In 2023, CBRE acted as the intermediary for nearly $200 billion in capital markets engagements.

During his more than four decades in the industry, Chris has held various key management roles within CBRE. He has served as the president of multiple businesses, including Brokerage, Transaction Management and Global Corporate Services.. His responsibilities have encompassed overseeing all transaction units in the Americas and leading corporate outsourcing functions such as facilities management, project management, lease administration, transaction management, and research and consulting.

Chris's journey with CBRE began in 1980 when he embarked on his career as a trainee, and he progressed through various regional and local market leadership positions across the United States.