Lauren Blackwell

Global Director

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Lauren is a Global Director within CBRE’s Client Care team, responsible for supporting several of CBRE’s largest Investor clients in the Pension Fund and Private Equity space, including Brookfield, PGIM, Oxford Properties and Legal & General Investment Management (globally) and CBRE IM (UK). Lauren partners with business leaders across the entire CBRE organization to help clients realize their objectives and devises innovative thought leadership programs to help inform client strategies and explore new areas of investment.

Lauren spent the first decade of her career working in the UK market, firstly as a Retail Broker advising international retailers on their UK expansion plans, and latterly as Relationship Manager - working across all sectors - for three of CBRE UK’s top investor clients: CBRE IM, M&G and Legal & General Investment Management.

While Lauren focused predominantly on the UK relationships, she spent two years covering continental Europe for CBRE IM, and partnered with US and APAC colleagues to drive initiatives globally, helping foster a more global relationship coverage model for CBRE, before relocating to the US in October 2022.

With this global experience and outlook, Lauren enjoys helping clients with cross-border activities and ambitions, and regularly leverages best practices and trends between different regions. She is finally passionate about bringing individuals together to explore new areas impacting the RE industry and has helped established working groups in ESG and Technology and Innovation.


  • Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA Institute: ongoing
  • Masters in Real Estate Finance, University of Westminster
  • Bachelor Degree in French Studies, University of Manchester
  • Art History and Architecture – Sorbonne University, Paris

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), New York Chapter
  • Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF)
  • CBRE Women’s Network


  • CBRE Rising Star Nominee – 2018
  • CBRE Above & Beyond Award Winner - 2018

Clients Represented

  • PGIM
  • Brookfield
  • Oxford Properties
  • Legal & General IM