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CBRE ranks first in commercial real estate

Top global firm in logistics and industrial sales, with $26.30 billion in transactions


March 12, 2019
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LOS ANGELES – CBRE is the top-ranked firm for commercial real estate investment activity globally for the eighth consecutive year, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

RCA credited CBRE with 22.2 per cent 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 held the top spot in RCA’s global rankings, which are based on seller representation activity, across most property types, including office, industrial, retail, apartment and development investment sales.

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

“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.

Highlights from RCA’s 2018 global rankings include:

  • CBRE executed US$51.54 billion in global office sales as seller representative, for an industry-leading market share of 19.8 per cent in 2018.
  • CBRE was again the top global firm in logistics and industrial sales, with $26.30 billion in transactions for a market share of 32.3 per cent.
  • CBRE claimed the top global position in retail sales, with $16.94 billion in transactions, for a market share of 21.1 per cent.
  • CBRE executed $35.18 billion in global apartment sales for a market leading share of 23.5 per cent.