CBRE Group honored with 2017 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award

Los Angeles, 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has been honored by the Business Equality Network (BEQ) on an inaugural annual list of companies devoted to a diverse and inclusive workplace and marketplace. The 2017 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award honors organizations for fostering economic stability in the LGBTQ community through the fair treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ employees, suppliers, consumers and partners in business.

The BEQ Pride Editorial Board and the Awards Review Committee select 107 outstanding LGBTQ and Allied individuals, business owners and corporations that exhibit the tenets of business equality and support the economic empowerment of diverse communities. This is the first year that BEQ has recognized member companies for initiatives specifically developed and designed to increase diversity and inclusion within its leadership and employee base.

Each selected organization has active LGBTQ employee resource groups or resources set aside for employees to form an employee resource group. All have demonstrated dedication to bringing LGBTQ-owned businesses into their supply chains and are active with LGBTQ business organizations, including corporate partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The majority of the awardees are also among the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality as recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.

“This recognition reflects our commitment to bringing all perspectives to the table to deliver the best client outcomes. We are tremendously proud of our people and of this achievement,” said Tim Schroeder, managing director, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the LGBT & Allies Network Group.

Earlier this year, CBRE was named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year and has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies for four consecutive years. CBRE also ranked 15th on the list of 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbes magazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list.

More information on CBRE’s diversity and inclusion efforts can be found here. For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.

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 as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the fourth consecutive year

CBRE Scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

Los Angeles, 2016-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality that is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. With its high score, CBRE is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. This marks CBRE’s fourth consecutive year of achieving a perfect score, and the company continues to pave the way for increased diversity across the entire commercial real estate industry.

“We are grateful that our people are committed to upholding our values while creating outstanding outcomes for our clients—together our efforts underscore the value of an inclusive and diverse workforce,” said Chris Ludeman, global president, Capital Markets, CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the company’s LGBT & Allies Network Group. “We are honored that HRC has recognized our commitment for the fourth consecutive year by recognizing CBRE as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”

The 2017 CEI rated 407 major businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices such as non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

CBRE’s LGBT & Allies Network Group plays an instrumental role in ensuring CBRE satisfies all of the CEI’s criteria and in engaging with national organizations such as Out & Equal that advocate for workplace equality.

“We are committed to celebrating the successes of all our people in order to deliver exceptional outcomes to our clients,” said Tim Schroeder, managing director, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the LGBT & Allies Network Group. “We are extremely proud of our people and of this important achievement that recognizes our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment.”

Earlier this year, CBRE was ranked 15th on the list of 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbes magazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list. CBRE was also recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies for the fourth straight year and named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

More information on CBRE’s diversity and inclusion efforts can be found here. For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.

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 Group, Inc. announced that Tim Schroeder has taken leadership role in the Company’s LGBT Network Group

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that Tim Schroeder, a CBRE Managing Director has taken a leadership role in the Company’s LGBT Network Group (LGBTNG). Mr. Schroeder joins Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets, as a Co-Executive Sponsor of CBRE’s network group dedicated to its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professionals.

“Tim has done a terrific job leading our McKesson account and I am confident he will bring the same passion and excellence to his expanded role with the LGBTNG,” Lance Wilken, Senior Managing Director for Global Corporate Services, said.

The LGBTNG provides an open-minded support system for conducting business and addressing the personal requirements of CBRE’s LGBT community. The network acts as an advocate for and advisor to LGBT employees, while helping shape CBRE practices and programs to ensure a merit-based business environment. The group was instrumental in identifying and advocating policy changes that have provided greater equality and inclusion within the Company. Founded in 2009, CBRE’s LGBT group was the first such networking group in the commercial real estate services industry.  In 2014, CBRE was the first commercial real estate company to receive a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index and earn designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“Tim has an outstanding history as a leader within our company and brings a high level of enthusiasm for broadening the positive impacts of the LGBTNG,” Mr. Ludeman said. “I look forward to working with him to serve our LGBT community and guide our continued efforts toward inclusion for all CBRE employees.”

Mr. Schroeder has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry including investment management, consulting and commercial development. He has been with CBRE for seven years and currently serves as the Alliance Director for the McKesson Corporation relationship. CBRE is the exclusive provider of facilities management, project management and development, transaction management and lease administration services for McKesson’s 25-million-square foot portfolio.

Additional information about the CBRE LGBTNG can be found at http://www.cbre.us/lgbt

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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