CBRE announces Bangladeshi Moin Ahmed as the winner of Urban Photographer of the Year competition

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Moin Ahmed, from Bangladesh, has been named as the winner of CBRE Group, Inc.’s Urban Photographer of the Year competition. Mr. Ahmed’s image, “The Man’s Stare,” captures the entrancing visage of a train rider during a rainy day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With more than 29,000 entries from 111 countries, the competition’s 10th year was its largest.

Regional winners were also named. The Americas prize was awarded to Conner Schuh from the United States for his entry, “Golden Hour on Tower Bridge,” depicting a young skateboarder gliding across the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, USA. The EMEA prize was awarded to Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz from Spain for his entry, “The Block,” a photograph that gives a captivating insight into daily life at an apartment complex located in Bilbao, Spain. The Asia Pacific prize went to K. M. Asad from Bangladesh for his entry, “Off to Home,” a striking image of a man riding between two train cars in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The annual competition, which offers unprecedented insight into urban life, is run by CBRE, the world’s leading commercial real estate services and investment firm. Amateur and professional photographers were challenged to capture moments of connectivity across the daily urban life through the brief, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.”

Martin Samworth, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), CBRE, said, “Every year, the competition gives us a fascinating look into our ever-changing urban environments, with 2016 being no exception. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to what has been a record year for this global competition.”

The top prize is a special photography trip to a destination of the winner’s choice for themselves and a friend. Regional winners will receive photography drones.

Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, says, “The competition continues to serve as a source of inspiration and creativity, celebrating the richness and diversity of city life. The volume and broad range of images received this year underscores the power of our brief, “Cities of Connections,” to resonate across markets and cultures. We are humbled to have the unique opportunity to play a role in capturing and celebrating stories of the modern urban environment.”

In acknowledgment of all photographs submitted, CBRE will donate £10,000 to Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner. The donation will support the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. CBRE has recently embarked on a new two-year project with Plan International called Safer Cities which will help create a safer living environment for thousands of girls in Nairobi, Kenya.  This new project is a natural extension of the significant work CBRE has been doing with Plan in Sierra Leone since 2014 where CBRE EMEA raised over £1 million – giving an education to a generation of children, particularly girls.

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.

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CBRE expands presence in Nordics with planned acquisition of affiliate company in Norway, Atrium AS

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire its affiliate company in Norway, Atrium AS, responding to increased demand from clients targeting commercial real estate opportunities across the Nordics.

Upon completion, the acquisition will significantly strengthen CBRE’s presence in the Nordics and enable the company to capitalize on increasing real estate activity in the region. The transaction will also enable CBRE to align its recently expanded occupier outsourcing business, Global Workplace Solutions, with Atrium’s existing capabilities in this area.

Norway has a strong, open economy with abundant natural resources, and enjoys one of the world’s highest living standards with the fourth-highest GDP per capita globally. This has also enabled the country to build the world’s third largest sovereign wealth fund. Norway attracted a record €13.4 billion of commercial real estate investment in 2015, overtaking Sweden at the end of the year to become the largest Nordic property market.

Atrium was founded in 1993 and became a CBRE affiliate in 2000. Today the company is led by Managing Director John Olof Solberg and provides investment, leasing, occupier and valuation services to local and international clients. The companies have had a highly collaborative relationship over the years, particularly with regard to Atrium’s fast-growing occupier outsourcing and capital markets businesses. The companies have worked together across a number of investment mandates, which include one of Europe’s largest single-asset transactions in 2015, the sale and leaseback of Statoil’s 1.1 million sq. ft. global headquarters in Stavanger.

Martin Samworth, CEO, EMEA, CBRE, said:
“This acquisition will consolidate our presence in an important region where both investors and corporate occupiers are increasingly active. Atrium has built an exceptional reputation and client base and this acquisition will allow us to enhance the services we provide to clients, many of whom are targeting Norway for its growth potential. We have an extremely collaborative relationship with Atrium and look forward to expanding our Nordics and Norwegian service offering together.”

John Olof Solberg, Managing Director, Atrium AS, added:
“We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with CBRE over the last 15 years. Now we look forward to being able to leverage the full benefits of the global service offering and brand for our clients particularly in our fast growing capital markets and occupier outsourcing businesses as well as expanding into new areas.”

The acquisition is subject to customary approval from the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority and is expected to be completed by the end of April 2016.

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.

“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 Atrium AS 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, CBRE’s ability to consummate the Atrium acquisition (and the timing thereof) and to successfully integrate Atrium with its existing operations in the Nordics and across EMEA, 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, 2015. 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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