Los Angeles, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today (December 1, 2016) announced that Lilian Cavaleri, business manager for the company’s Microsoft account; and Eric Chen, first vice president, Investment Properties, Capital Markets, have taken leadership roles in CBRE’s Asia Pacific American Forum (APAF). Mrs. Cavaleri and Mr. Chen will serve as the Co-Chairpersons of the company’s newest employee network group.
Founded in 2015, APAF is focused on helping CBRE attract, develop and retain Asian-Pacific-American talent while advancing its business to serve the Asia Pacific marketplace. APAF is creating professional development opportunities to help members build skills and advance their careers. It will also support CBRE regions through volunteer and charity events. Furthermore, the leadership team is focused on building external connections to Asian professional organizations.
Mr. Chen and Mrs. Cavaleri will work with the APAF Executive Sponsor, John Ferguson, president of CBRE’s Southeast Division, to help the employee network reach its goals.
“We have great aspirations for our network group and believe our efforts have the potential to influence many professional lives,” says Mr. Ferguson. “With Eric and Lilian joining our leadership team, I am confident we’ll make progress very quickly. They bring enthusiasm and strength to their expanded roles with CBRE’s Asia Pacific American Forum.”
Mrs. Cavaleri has more than 25 years of experience with accounting, finance and business management organizations. As a business manager with CBRE, she has led Microsoft’s Puget Sound Facility Management and Account Operations since 2008. Mrs. Cavaleri is responsible for financial management and budgeting, key performance indicators, program management of key client deliverables, contract management, and team communications and administration, such as new hire onboarding and employee recognition. She earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
With more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Chen leads an investment sales team based in Ontario, California, representing clients in the sales of apartment buildings, condominium conversion and land for development for apartments and condominium communities in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire regions. Mr. Chen represents a variety of client types, including high-net-worth individuals, syndication funds, family trusts, private equities and overseas investors from Asia. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Chen was the top investment sales producer nationally at Marcus & Millichap. He is affiliated with the Urban Land Institute, National Multi-Housing Counsel, Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) and Asian Real Estate Association of America (AAREA).
“John and the team have done a lot of groundwork over the last year to get APAF started and we look forward to joining him and the whole APAF team,” says Mrs. Cavaleri.
“Together, we strive to create an inclusive culture for businesses and individuals, and encourage the advancement of diversity practices both internally and externally. Our goal is for APAF to be an impactful group that serves our Asian community and all employees at CBRE,” says Mr. Chen.
Additional information about diversity and inclusion practices at CBRE can be found at www.cbre.com/about/corporate-responsibility/people-and-culture.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad 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. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
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