In a Major Move, Original Founders of Fallon, Hines & O’Connor Leave Cushman & Wakefield and Join CBRE New England

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Joe Fallon

BOSTON–CBRE announced that Joe Fallon, Brian Hines and Chuck O’Connor and have joined CBRE’s New England operations as Vice Chairmen, CBRE said in a statement.

Messrs. Fallon, Hines and O’Connor are accomplished senior real estate professionals, each with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. The team recently served at Cushman & Wakefield and have each been awarded Commercial Broker of the Year by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

Joe Fallon

Mr. Fallon will focus on the Cambridge office and life sciences markets. Mr. Hines will focus on the suburban office market and Mr. O’Connor will focus on leasing in the Downtown Boston market.

“We are excited to welcome Joe, Brian and Chuck to the CBRE team in Boston. Their exceptional reputation, client-first work ethic and market expertise are a natural fit for our firm,” said Matthew Van Buren, President, Northeast Division, CBRE. “They will strengthen our existing client relationships and collaborative culture.”

“We are thrilled to be joining what is widely regarded as the best real estate firm globally, as well as here in the metro Boston area,” said Mr. Fallon. “Our approach has always been about teamwork. The Boston CBRE team epitomizes this approach and we look forward to best serving our clients.”

Brian Hines

The trio has operated as partners since 1988. Their first firm, Fallon Hines & O’Connor, was acquired by Trammell Crow Company in 1998. In 2007, they launched FHO Partners, which was sold to Cassidy Turley in 2011. In 2016, they became part of C&W, which was formed when TPG Capital acquired and brought together Cassidy Turley, DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield.

“Joe, Brian and Chuck are commercial real estate icons in Boston and we couldn’t be happier to have them join us in our relentless pursuit of superior outcomes for our clients,” said Steve Purpura, Vice Chairman, CBRE.

Chuck O’Connor

“The addition of Joe, Brian and Chuck to our deep bench of professionals enables us to continue to add a level of sophistication and access to our team and bolsters our market-leading consultative approach,” added Andy Hoar, President, New England, CBRE.

In addition to working together for many years, Messrs. Fallon, Hines and O’Connor have been friends for more than four decades since they met playing rugby together at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.