CBRE announces the appointment of Lilian Cavaleri and Eric Chen as Chairpersons of Asia Pacific American Forum

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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CBRE announces the appointment of John Ferguson as the Executive Sponsor of Asia Pacific American Forum

Los Angeles, 2016-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that John Ferguson, CBRE President of the Southeast Division, has taken a leadership role in the c(APAF). Mr. Ferguson will serve as the Executive Sponsor of the company’s newest employee network group.

Mr. Ferguson will work with the APAF Chairperson and founder Charles Rho, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, to help the employee network reach its goals. CBRE launched the employee network approximately six months ago and the leadership team has grown to 10 professionals, including Mr. Rho.

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 that build skills and help members advance their careers. It will also support CBRE regions through volunteerism and charitable events. Furthermore, the leadership team is focused on building external connections to Asian professional organizations.

“We have great aspirations for CBRE’s Asia Pacific American Forum,” says Mr. Rho. “From my experience as one of the leaders of GE’s Asia Pacific network, our efforts have the potential to influence many professional lives. Now that John has joined our leadership team, I am confident we’ll make progress very quickly.”

Mr. Ferguson has led CBRE’s Southeast Division since January 2011 and has more than 16 years of experience in the real estate industry. He oversees operations in fourteen market areas – Atlanta, Baltimore, Bethesda, Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Savannah, Tysons Corner and Washington D.C. – and is the primary relationship manager for CBRE’s JV office in Raleigh/Greensboro. Prior to his regional appointment, Mr. Ferguson served as market leader for CBRE’s Atlanta office, where he was responsible for the activities of more than 500 professionals across the full spectrum of the company’s business lines. Mr. Ferguson has received CBRE’s President’s Award on three occasions, recognizing his outstanding performance as Atlanta market leader.

“John has an outstanding history as a leader within our company and has done a terrific job leading our Southeast Division. I am confident he will bring the same excellence and enthusiasm to his expanded role with APAF and will help broaden the positive impacts of the group,” says Cal Frese, CBRE Global Group President, Geographies.

Mr. Rho joined CBRE Capital Markets in 2014 to help launch a new direct lending platform, CBRE Business Lending. He is an accomplished business development and corporate strategy executive with 25 years of leadership experience with Fortune 300 companies in building and implementing strategic plans and forging partnerships in the financial services industry. Prior to joining CBRE in Feb 2014, Charles worked for GE Capital for 18 years overseeing sales management, capital markets/syndication and BD/corporate strategy groups. He closed more than $11 billion in CRE loans and portfolio transactions.

“Charles has done a lot of groundwork over the last few years to get APAF started and I look forward to joining him and the whole APAF team. Together we will serve our Asian community and guide CBRE’s continued efforts toward inclusion for all employees,” says Mr. Ferguson.

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 (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
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+1 212 9848267

Source:CBRE