CBRE Group, Inc. named to The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® by IAOP®

Los Angeles, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (February 21, 2018) announced that the company has been named to The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® by IAOP®. This marks the twelfth consecutive year that CBRE has been named among the world’s elite outsourcing firms across all industries.

The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These lists are based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

“CBRE’s continued recognition by IAOP as a premier global outsourcing company highlights the quality of our professionals, our service offering and our ability to attract and build advantages for first-rate, global organizations,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE.

CBRE’s suite of integrated outsourcing services for occupiers of commercial real estate spans transaction services, facilities management, project management, and strategic consulting. CBRE continues to enhance these services through technology, talent recruitment, mergers-and-acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. It also has bolstered its capabilities within specific industry sectors, including: financial services, healthcare, and life sciences.

“In today’s economy, it is more important than ever for outsourcing buyers to be able to easily identify and select the right company for their outsourcing needs,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “The Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors lists are the essential tools companies reference to make smarter decisions. They provide companies with valuable insights into the outsourcing industry, leading and emerging service providers and advisors, and key developments to watch.”

About IAOP

IAOP is the global association that brings together customers, providers, and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional and organizational development, recognition, certification, and excellence to improve business service models and outcomes. Our members and affiliates worldwide are digging deep at IAOP conferences, learning at IAOP chapter meetings, getting trained and certified at IAOP courses and workshops, and connecting through IAOP social media, all with one goal: better business results. Whether you are a customer, provider or advisor, new to collaborative business models like outsourcing, or you are an experienced professional, IAOP connects you and your organization to our growing global community and to the resources you need to get the results your company deserves and demands. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

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 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Robert McGrath
212.984.8267
robert.mcgrath@cbre.com

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE announces the promotion of Bill Concannon to the position of Global Group President

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced the promotion of Bill Concannon to the position of Global Group President.

Mr. Concannon, who leads CBRE’s occupier outsourcing business (called Global Workplace Solutions), is one of three senior CBRE executives with the Global Group President title.  This designation is reserved for CBRE’s most senior leaders with global, market-facing responsibilities. It reflects outstanding leadership within their areas of responsibility, and significant contributions to the company’s success – and the success of its clients – across the entire enterprise.

“Bill has made exceptional, ongoing contributions to our company over three decades,” said Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer.  “He pioneered the occupier outsourcing concept in our sector in the early 1990s. Through a passionate commitment to excellence, leadership by example and strategic thinking, he has built our Global Workplace Solutions offering into a $6.4 billion revenue business – one that is known for generating  exceptional results for our clients.”

The other senior CBRE executives with the Global Group President title are Cal Frese and Mike Lafitte, who share responsibility with Mr. Concannon for all of CBRE’s geographic and services business line operations.

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 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 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.

SOURCE: CBRE

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CBRE tops IAOP®’s annual assessment of global outsourcing companies

Firm is ranked among the top few outsourcing providers for sixth consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) achieved the highest possible score in IAOP®’s annual assessment of global outsourcing companies. CBRE received five stars again in 2017, and has been named one of the world’s top few outsourcing firms across all industries for the sixth consecutive year.

IAOP further recognized CBRE as a “Super Star” of the Global Outsourcing 100, based on top performance in all five judging categories: size & growth, customer references, awards and certifications, programs for innovation and corporate social responsibility.

“Every day our professionals work to deliver measurably superior client outcomes, and our continued industry-leading rating from IAOP underscores this commitment,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE.

CBRE is the real estate industry’s premier provider of corporate and institutional services globally. CBRE offers a comprehensive suite of real estate outsourcing services including advisory and transactions, facilities management, consulting services, and project management.

The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These lists are based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

“Buyers understand there are hundreds of qualified service providers and advisors out there, but what they really need to understand now is what makes each one exceptional,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “The Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors lists have done just that. We’re proud to recognize CBRE for being among the highest rated companies in size and growth, customer references, programs for innovation, awards and certifications, and programs for corporate social responsibility.”

About IAOP
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

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 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE named to The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP® for the eleventh consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (February 21, 2017) announced that the company has been named to The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP®. This achievement marks the eleventh consecutive year that CBRE has been named among the world’s elite outsourcing firms across all industries.

The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These lists are based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

CBRE offers an integrated suite of outsourcing services for occupiers, including advisory and transaction services, enterprise facilities management, project management, consulting and other services.

“IAOP’s continued recognition of CBRE as a premier global outsourcing company is a testament to our professionals and the exceptional outcomes they produce for our clients,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE.

“Choosing the right partners is more important than ever. Companies that outsource, not only in the traditional sense but also through the wide array of the ever-changing collaborative business models, are scrutinizing their providers very closely,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “The GO100 is the definitive guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering relationships.”

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 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 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.

About IAOP
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group wins the 2016 Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award conferred by IAOP and ISG

Los Angeles, 2016-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today (September 28, 2016) announced that it has won the 2016 Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA) conferred by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and Information Services Group (ISG). The award recognizes service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility and exemplary leadership in programs that foster community, workplace training, communication, environment, and giving.

IAOP and ISG began the GOSRIA program five years ago. This is the second time CBRE has won the award—the first was in 2012, the program’s inaugural year. CBRE is the only service provider to have won the award twice.

“A key to CBRE’s leadership position is our unwavering commitment to responsible business practices,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE.  “We thank ISG and IAOP for this award and for recognizing the positive impact of our professionals in our communities and on the environment.”

Earlier this year, IAOP announced that CBRE achieved the highest possible evaluation in the association’s annual assessment of global outsourcing companies, earning five-star status. IAOP has recognized CBRE one of the world’s best outsourcing firms across all industries for ten consecutive years.

CBRE received several other high-profile accolades this year. It was included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which recognizes companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices, for three years in a row; ranked 15th on the Forbes “America’s Best Employers” list; included in Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies for the fourth straight year; named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year; and received an EPA 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of The Year Sustained Excellence Award for the ninth year in a row.

More information on corporate responsibility at CBRE can be found at www.cbre.com/responsibility.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE to deliver maintenance and project management services for 7,000 of Shell’s 43,000 fuel stations

London, 2016-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — This includes CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business providing a new country wide assignment in India. In addition, CBRE will provide project management in select countries across Shell’s network. CBRE will deliver essential maintenance and other services, supporting the operation of the forecourts, fuel dispensers and shops in 7,000 of Shell’s 43,000 fuel stations.

Shell serves 25 million customers per day across more than 70 countries with approximately 160 billion litres of fuel sold annually.

The geographical scope of the agreement covers:

  • Europe
  • The Middle East
  • Asia

Separate to this contract, CBRE provide real estate transaction management, lease administration and real estate consultancy services covering approximately 9,000 retail sites for Shell worldwide, spanning 6,000 sites in Europe and 3,000 in Asia Pacific, the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

Bill Concannon, CEO, Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), at CBRE commented: “We are pleased to have expanded our scope with Shell and we look forward to continue to provide high quality services with safety as a priority to their fuel stations worldwide.”

For further information, please contact:

Laura Stevens, CBRE
+44 (0)20 7182 3503
laura.stevens@cbre.com

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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 (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.

CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About Royal Dutch Shell plc.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. Shell Retail operates around 43,000 service stations worldwide serving 25 million customers per day and selling approximately 160 billion litres of fuel annually. For further information, visit www.shell.com.

Source: CBRE

CBRE marks tenth consecutive year of being named to The 2016 Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP®

LOS ANGELES, 2016-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today announced that the company has been named to The 2016 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). This achievement marks the tenth consecutive year that CBRE has been named among the world’s elite outsourcing firms across all industries.

The 2016 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. Judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by a panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

CBRE offers an unrivaled suite of outsourcing services for occupiers, including advisory and transactions, enterprise facilities management, consulting, project management, property management, development, capital markets solutions, and more.

“IAOP’s continued recognition of CBRE as an elite global outsourcing company is a testament to our platform and our professionals, who provide exceptional real estate and facilities outsourcing services to our clients every day,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE. “Our recent acquisition of Johnson Control’s Global Workplace Solutions business has further strengthened our already robust outsourcing capability and provides clients with greater advantages in virtually every corner of the world.”

“Choosing the right partners is more important than ever. Companies that outsource, not only in the traditional sense but also through the wide array of the ever-changing collaborative business models, are scrutinizing their providers very closely,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “The GO100 is the definitive guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering relationships.”

CBRE acquired the Global Workplace Solutions business from Johnson Controls Inc. in September 2015.

About IAOP
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

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 (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

Media contact

Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
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SOURCE: CBRE

CBRE Group top performer under the new scoring system of The 2015 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

Los Angeles, 2015-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) was a top performer under the new scoring system of The 2015 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). CBRE has been named among the world’s best outsourcing firms across all industries for nine consecutive years.

CBRE’s overall score of 7.21 out of 8 was markedly above the overall average score (4.70). CBRE achieved “Full Star – Highest Rated” status in all four judging categories:

  • ​​Size & Growth
  • Delivery Excellence
  • Programs for Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)​

The company also received strong marks for Presence, Customer Reference, Company Recognition, and Company Certification.

The 2015 Global Outsourcing 100 recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. Judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by a panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

CBRE was also recognized with honors on several sub lists of the Global Outsourcing 100 list, including Best Leaders in Overall Revenue, Best Leaders in Number of Employees, Best Leaders in Employee Growth, and Best Leaders in No. of Countries Worldwide.

“CBRE’s strong performance in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 reflects the reputation we have established for delivering high-quality, integrated real estate outsourcing solutions,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Corporate Services for CBRE. “I would like to thank our professionals for the exceptional outcomes they have created—and will continue to create—for our clients.”

CBRE is the real estate industry’s premier provider of corporate and institutional services globally. CBRE offers an unrivaled suite of facility outsourcing services specific to advisory and transactions, facilities management, consulting services, project management, property management, development services, capital markets solutions, and more.

“Buyers understand there are hundreds of qualified service providers and advisors out there, but what they really need to understand now is what makes each exceptional,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “The new Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors have done just that. We’re proud to recognize CBRE for being among the highest rated companies in delivery excellence, innovation, CSR and size and growth.”

CBRE expects to strengthen its occupier outsourcing practice with the acquisition of the Global WorkPlace Solutions​(GWS) business from Johnson Controls when the transaction closes later in 2015. GWS is a market-leading provider of Integrated Facilities Management solutions for major occupiers of commercial real estate and has significant operations around the world.  When the transaction is completed, CBRE and GWS will manage nearly 5 billion sq. ft. of real estate and corporate facilities globally, including 2.3 billion sq. ft. in the Americas, 1.2 billion sq. ft. in Europe, the Middle East & Africa and 1.4 billion sq. ft. in Asia Pacific.

About IAOP
​IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

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 (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com​.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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CBRE Group to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business of Johnson Controls for $1.475 billion

Los Angeles, 2015-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business of Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI).  GWS is a market-leading provider of Integrated Facilities Management solutions for major occupiers of commercial real estate and has significant operations around the world.  The purchase price is $1.475 billion, payable in cash, or $1.3 billion net of the present value of estimated tax benefits, and with customary post-closing adjustments for working capital and other items.

GWS will operate as part of CBRE’s Global Corporate Services (GCS) business, which has increased revenue at a double-digit compound annual growth rate over the last decade, as more major corporations and other institutions outsource their real estate services. When the transaction is completed, the full range of combined occupier services – notably including CBRE’s leasing expertise and GWS’s engineering expertise – will be available to the clients of both companies.

“The exceptionally talented GWS team will greatly enhance our service offering for occupiers around the world,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE.  “With GWS, we further our ability to create advantages for occupier clients by aligning every aspect of how they lease, own, use and operate real estate to enhance their competitive position.”

CBRE and Johnson Controls also announced a 10-year strategic relationship. CBRE will provide Johnson Controls with a full suite of integrated corporate real estate services (including facilities management, project management and transaction services) on more than 50 million sq. ft. and Johnson Controls will offer a factory-direct relationship on HVAC equipment, building automation systems and related services to CBRE for its managed properties.  In addition, the companies will jointly fund an innovation lab that will develop leading-edge energy management solutions to lower costs and enhance their clients’ work environments. The joint innovation lab will evaluate, connect and leverage products, services and energy data to create value for occupiers and investors of real estate.

“Clients are increasingly asking us for fully integrated real estate and facilities solutions, which includes self-performing building technical services across their global portfolios,” said Bill Concannon, chief executive officer, GCS for CBRE. “GWS will further improve our ability to serve clients in more than 50 countries with a market-leading capability in all services, industry sectors and property types. The GWS team is a great fit for our business. They bring leadership and expertise in many areas that are vital to our clients, including engineering excellence, global supply chain management, mission-critical facilities and energy management.”

GWS serves a blue-chip roster of global corporations, particularly in the industrial/manufacturing, life-sciences, and technology sectors. Clients typically purchase these services under five-year contracts, and the average tenure for GWS’s 50 largest clients is 12 years.

Upon closing, John Murphy, GWS’s president, will join CBRE as global chief operating officer, GCS. “This combination will create a global market leader in the provision of value-added occupier services that enable clients to derive maximum value from their workplaces.  Together, we will assure clients of high-quality, reliable, cost-efficient, comfortable and safe working environments no matter their core business mission,” said Mr. Murphy. “The fit between our two organizations – be it culture, values, a client-centered ethos, or our commitment to engaged and empowered employees – is outstanding. This fit will help accelerate our coming together to create new value for our clients and shareholders.  I am extremely excited about our future as part of the first-class team at CBRE. ”

Together, CBRE and GWS will manage nearly 5 billion sq. ft. of real estate and corporate facilities globally, including 2.3 billion sq. ft. in the Americas, 1.2 billion sq. ft. in Europe, the Middle East & Africa and 1.4 billion sq. ft. in Asia Pacific.

GWS, which has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide, generated approximately $3.4 billion of revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

CBRE anticipates that GWS will be materially accretive to its adjusted earnings per share in 2016.  It expects to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and proceeds from the incurrence of debt.  The transaction is expected to close in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2015 and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.  Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as CBRE’s legal advisor.

CBRE will hold a conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern Time today (Tuesday, March 31, 2015) to discuss the transaction with the investment community.  A webcast will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.cbre.com/investorrelations.

The direct dial-in number for the conference call is 877-407-8037 for U.S. callers and 201-689-8037 for international callers.  A replay of the call will be available starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2015, and ending at midnight Eastern Time on April 7, 2015. The dial-in number for the replay is 877-660-6853 for U.S. callers and 201-612-7415 for international callers.  The access code for the replay is 13605214.  A transcript of the call will be available on the company’s Investor Relations website at www.cbre.com/investorrelations.

About Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions
Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) is a leading provider of facilities, corporate real estate and energy management for many of the world’s largest companies.  The company creates business advantage for its customers through tailored solutions that optimize their real estate performance and employee productivity while reducing total occupancy costs. Its 16,000 employees have delivered over $3 billion in savings for its customers over the last 10 years and ensure the business continuity for the 1.2 billion square feet of real estate that the company manages in 55 countries.

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 (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Certain of the statements in this release regarding the acquisition of the Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business of Johnson Controls, Inc. that do not concern purely historical data are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the ”safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the expected closing date of the acquisition, expected cost synergies and earnings accretion, expected tax benefits, expected financing sources for the transaction, and the ability of the parties to successfully integrate GWS with CBRE’s existing operations globally, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in CBRE’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, CBRE expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. If CBRE does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and risks to CBRE’s business in general, please refer to CBRE’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Such filings are available publicly and may be obtained off CBRE’s website at www.cbre.com or upon request from the CBRE Investor Relations Department at investorrelations@cbre.com.

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CBRE Group released first-of-its-kind report on Facility Management titled “Forging the Iron Triangle: Facility Management Operational Excellence”

CBRE Identifies Three Primary Characteristics that Fuel High-Performing Facilities Management Organizations in a First-Of-Its-Kind Report

​Los Angeles, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Facility management organizations must achieve three primary objectives to maintain operationally excellent performance, according to a first-of-its-kind report by CBRE Group, Inc.’s Global Corporate Services research team, titled: Forging the Iron Triangle: Facility Management Operational Excellence.

The findings revealed that the formula for operational excellence in facility management organizations involves the simultaneous balancing of three priorities: managing costs efficiently and creating value; maintaining high satisfaction among occupants and clients; and proactively stewarding property and infrastructure.

The report is the result of a year-long inquiry into facility management organizations, industry scholarship, and an industry-wide survey of more than 125 facility management executives. The report incorporates in-depth analysis of the operations and best practices of high-performing facility management organizations that collectively represent 90 million sq. ft. of properties, 294,000 occupants, $3.2 billion in occupancy expenditure, and 1,940 commercial real estate associates.

“The industry lacked a consistent vision for what operational excellence is and how it can be achieved,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of CBRE’s Global Corporate Services division. “This report provides that definition as well as a roadmap to achieving it.”

CBRE manages more than 3.5 billion sq. ft. of facilities and $32 billion in operating expenses globally on behalf of its clients. The firm has added nearly 300 million sq. ft. of new facilities management business in the past 24 months. CBRE employs more than 15,000 professionals who specialize in facilities management service provision.

Please click here for a copy of the report. For more information on CBRE Global Corporate Services, please visitwww.cbre.com/gcs. To speak with a CBRE expert, please contact Robert McGrath (212.984.8267 orRobert.McGrath@cbre.com) or Corey Mirman (212.984.6542 or Corey.Mirman@cbre.com).

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 (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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CBRE Global Corporate Services hosted its fourth annual S.E.E.S Conference in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Global Corporate Services (GCS) held its fourth annual S.E.E.S Conference last week in Atlanta, GA.  The conference, named for the four major service categories of Integrated Facilities Management (Sourcing, Engineering, Energy and Sustainability), highlighted new ideas and innovations in global workplace operations.

More than 600 facilities experts from around the world attended the three-day event,  which  spanned topics including the next generation of technology for mission critical engineers of data centers, energy efficiencies gained via data analytics, and workplace environment changes impact on corporations’ employee recruitment and retention efforts.

“Our facilities conference was an excellent forum to promote continual innovation within the facilities management industry,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of CBRE Global Corporate Services. “Each of the 45 breakout sessions sparked conversations and generated new ideas on delivering world class facilities services within the modern workplace.”

CBRE manages more than 3.5 billion square feet of facilities and $32 billion in operating expenses globally on behalf of its clients. The firm has added nearly 300 million sq. ft. of new facilities management business in the past 24 months. CBRE employs more than 15,000 professionals who specialize in facilities management service provision.

For more information on CBRE Global Corporate Services, please visit www.cbre.com/gcs

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 (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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Robert Mcgrath
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