CBRE is the world’s leading full-service real estate services and investment firm with broader and deeper capabilities than any company in our sector.

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2020 revenues of $23.8 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #122 in 2021. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 20 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” for nine years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2021, for the third consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”

CBRE offers a range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.


  • CBRE acquired Insignia Financial Group and became the leading real estate services firm in New York and London.


  • In June, CBRE completed a successful initial public offering and began trading its Class A Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange.


  • CBRE was added to the S&P 500 in 2006.
  • CBRE acquired Trammell Crow Company to create a real estate services firm with unprecedented scale, scope and service offerings.
  • CBRE became the global leader in the provision of outsourcing services to major occupiers, including corporations, healthcare organizations and public sector institutions.


  • CBRE attained leadership in another key business segment acquiring the majority of the real estate investment management business from Netherlands-based ING Group, N.V. The acquisition created an enterprise with approximately $90 billion of investment assets under management.
  • The company also changed its name to CBRE Group Inc. in order to better align its identity with its industry-leading brand.


  • CBRE significantly enhanced its occupier outsourcing services platform in Europe with the acquisition of Norland Managed Services Ltd, the leading provider of building technical engineering services in the U.K. and Ireland.


  • CBRE acquired the Global Workplace Solutions business unit of Johnson Controls (JCI) – a leading global provider of integrated facilities management services – merging it with CBRE’s existing Occupier Outsourcing business, to create CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions business (GWS).
  • Total revenue exceeded $10 billion for the first time.
  • CBRE was ranked #2 (out of 500 companies) in financial growth and performance by Barron’s.


  • Forbes and Fortune named CBRE one of America’s best employers for diversity and inclusion.
  • Euromoney voted CBRE the global real estate advisor of the year for the sixth consecutive year.


  • CBRE changed its symbol on the New York Stock Exchange to “CBRE.”
  • Launched flexible space solutions provider, Hana.
  • CBRE’s total revenue exceeded $20 billion for the first time.


  • CBRE reorganized its global businesses into three segments – Advisory Services, Global Workplace Solutions and Real Estate Investments.
  • Fortune named CBRE the Most Admired real estate company; its seventh year on the list.


  • CBRE organized its largest ever global fundraising campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Fortune named CBRE the Most Admired real estate company for the second year in a row; its eighth time on the list.
  • CBRE was named a World’s Most Ethical Company for the seventh year in a row and was ranked the top real estate brand for 19 consecutive years by The Lipsey Company.
  • CBRE ascended to #128 on the Fortune 500.
  • CBRE was named to Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender-Equality Index.