CBRE Leads Global Investment Sales Activity for Ninth Year in a Row

Chris Ludeman

LOS ANGELES–CBRE is the top-ranked firm for commercial real estate investment sales globally for the ninth consecutive year, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

RCA credited CBRE with 23.0% of market share across all property types on a global basis in 2019—a 680 basis point lead over the nearest competitor.

In addition to being number one globally, CBRE held the top spot for commercial real estate investment sales in the Americas and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

CBRE was the number one firm in RCA’s global rankings across most property types, including office, industrial, retail, apartment and development site sales.

“With leadership in every global market, we provide proactive insights and executable strategies to unlock hidden value, drive returns and enhance outcomes for our clients’ real estate investments. Our deep bench of trusted advisors are specialists in their property type and have long track records of successfully guiding clients through every market cycle,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE.

Highlights from RCA’s 2019 global rankings include:

  • CBRE executed $61.30 billion in global office sales as seller representative, for an industry-leading market share of 21.5% in 2019.
  • CBRE was again the top global firm in logistics and industrial sales, with $38.43 billion in transactions for a market share of 31.6%.
  • CBRE executed $39.57 billion in global apartment sales for a market leading share of 24.0%.
  • CBRE claimed the top global position in retail sales, with $13.62 billion in transactions, for a market share of 19.7%.