Survey Names CB Richard Ellis No. 1 Brand in Commercial Real Estate
West Des Moines, IA – March 10, 2009 – For the eighth year in a row, CB Richard Ellis has been named the leading global brand in commercial real estate, according to a survey of real estate professionals from around the world. CB Richard Ellis has been named the top brand every year since the survey’s inception in 2002. “As an affiliate office of CB Richard Ellis, this is an affirmation of our standing commitment to our clients and customers both in Des Moines and across the globe,” said Kyle Gamble, senior vice president and managing director of CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell Commercial. Conducted by The Lipsey Company, the survey measures how industry participants perceive commercial real estate brands. More than 40,000 professionals from REITs, institutions, lenders, commercial brokerages, and asset and property management firms participated in the survey. Responses came from U.S. and international real estate professionals. “Being recognized once again as commercial real estate’s top brand attests to the confidence that our clients place in us and the success of our people in delivering exceptional service on a daily basis,” said Calvin W. Frese, Jr., CB Richard Ellis Global Chief Operating Officer & Group President, Americas. “Our 30,000 professionals are the CBRE brand. Their talent, combined with our unsurpassed global platform, has solidified our position as the industry leader, and built our reputation as the premier commercial real estate services company in the world.” The Lipsey Company provides training and professional development services to the commercial real estate industry.