CBRE tops global commercial property investment

by Steve Randall12 Mar 2019

CBRE is the leading firm for commercial real estate investment activity globally for the second year running.

The firm has been ranked number one by Real Capital Analytics with 22.2% of market share (calculated based on the dollar volume of transactions where CBRE represented the seller, divided by the total volume of seller-brokered transactions) across all property types on a global basis in 2018—a 800 bps (basis point) lead over the nearest competitor.

CBRE was the number one firm for commercial real estate investment activity in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

The firm executed $51.54 billion in global office sales as seller representative, for an industry-leading market share of 19.8% in 2018. It was again the top global firm in logistics and industrial sales, with $26.30 billion in transactions for a market share of 32.3%.

In retail sales the firm claimed the top global position with $16.94 billion in transactions, for a market share of 21.1%; and it executed $35.18 billion in global apartment sales for a market leading share of 23.5%

“Our long-standing relationships with investors and capital sources translate into swift and precise execution for our clients. With leadership in every global market, we bridge geographic divides across our enterprise to share intelligence and connect clients to opportunities across the globe,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President, Capital Markets, CBRE.

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