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CBRE GROUP

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #207 in 2018. 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.

INVESTMENT SERVICES

CBRE Global Investors, combined with CBRE Clarion Securities and CBRE Caledon, is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with $102 billion in assets under management.

Built up over more than 40 years, our unparalleled platform is focused on real assets, giving our institutional clients access to real estate and infrastructure in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients benefit from a complete range of investment solutions including equity and debt, direct and indirect, and listed and unlisted strategies.

Trammell Crow Company, founded in Dallas, Texas in 1948, is one of the nation’s oldest and most prolific developers of, and investors in, commercial real estate.The CBRE Global Investors and Trammell Crow Company platforms make up the Real Estate Investments division of CBRE Group.

The Real Estate Investments division is led by
Danny Queenan, Global CEO, Real Estate Investments.

BLOGS

Regularly released content on the state of the real estate and infrastructure industry are produced by our subject matter experts and shared on their blogs. A selection of them can be found below.

DIRECT PRIVATE REAL ESTATE

KEY FACTS
Global Direct Investment Offices

32

Global Direct Investment Employees

550+

Global Direct Investment Total AUM

$60B

Countries with Direct Investments

24

OVERVIEW

We are a global leader in direct private real estate investing, managing $60 billion of assets on behalf of an internationally diverse set of institutional investors.

Through a series of regional and global programs, clients can access core to enhanced investment opportunities through separate accounts and commingled strategies.

With 32 offices globally and a team of more than 550 professionals, we are able to combine our proprietary research with unique market intelligence to identify potential investments across a range of real estate sectors.

We also leverage the services and market knowledge of the CBRE Group platform, the premier real estate services platform.

STRATEGIES
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U.S. Core Strategy
We have a track record of more than 40 years of investing in core real estate for our clients through separate accounts and commingled funds. Our strategies concentrate on buying and operating high-quality, income-producing assets in select U.S. metropolitan markets.   Our global platform and experienced on-the-ground teams give us in-depth access to transactions informed by a research-driven, cycle-aware investing and risk management approach.   Our platform constructs high-quality, income-producing diversified portfolios to offer a stable income-driven rate of return over the long-term with the potential for income growth and asset appreciation.   Across all our core investing we strive to build defensive portfolios through which we can enhance value through active management. We seek to add value by implementing property-level improvements, including putting in place our proprietary operating models to deliver highly-desirable buildings.
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U.S. Debt Strategy
With an increased borrower demand for high-yielding loans, we believe debt investing offers an attractive opportunity underpinned by strong market fundamentals. Globally, we have undertaken $1 billion of debt investments since 2010.   Our U.S. debt platform originates and invests in whole loans secured by quality real estate in the U.S., offering investor clients strong cash yields and attractive tax-efficient returns.   We have a dedicated team of experienced originations and asset management professionals. This expertise is combined with a research-based investment strategy and conservative underwriting standards.   As part of the CBRE Group, we also leverage the CBRE Debt and Structured Finance platform and its market intelligence to support the sourcing and screening of opportunities.
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U.S. Development Strategy
We have developed more than $2 billion of high-quality real estate assets in the last eight years, giving our clients access to Class A commercial real estate in major U.S. markets.   Our program is focused on real estate investments designed for the “New Economy” which we believe will outperform and be resilient through all stages of the cycle.   This philosophy has led to a development program with an emphasis on industrial and multi-family, which is combined with a build-and-hold strategy, selling only when we believe total returns are maximized.   Our partnership with Trammell Crow Company, one of the largest and most experienced full-service development companies in the U.S., gives us preferred access to a high-quality development pipeline in our two focus sectors.   All allocation decisions are underpinned by a research-driven investment plan in identified target markets. Our experienced teams have a strong track record in multi-family development and our industrial platform is led by one of the most experienced teams in the industry.
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Strategic Partners U.S. Strategy
Strategic Partners is our flagship U.S. enhanced returns program. In the last 18 years, we have repositioned more than $9 billion of institutional-quality properties through our series of 11 investment funds.   Our value add strategy is founded on “cycle-aware” investing designed to deliver relative out-performance through changing market conditions.   Our emphasis is on growing net operating income by improving under-leased and under-managed properties in select U.S. markets that we anticipate will experience above-average rent growth and total returns.   We strive to add value by implementing property-level improvements including putting in place our proprietary 5-Star Worldwide® and Inspired Lifestyle® operating models to deliver highly-desirable buildings. With support from CBRE’s market intelligence, we also tailor repositioning strategies to local tenant demographics.   Our experienced team of professionals has the flexibility to invest across different sectors to benefit from trends such as office recovery and evolution, demand for multi-family, last-mile logistics and dominant experiential retail.
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European Core Strategy
Our extensive European core platform gives investors access to separate accounts or the ability to invest in several different strategies, including our pan-European, sector-focused and Dutch strategies. We have a 40-year track record of investing in core and now have more than €32 billion of assets under management.   For separate accounts, we offer clients national and pan-European programs tailored to meet the needs of each investor including geographic and sector preferences, target returns and risk appetite.   Our sector and pan-European strategies are based on our understanding of the life-cycle of prime buildings. We focus on income generation, which typically leads to capital preservation and long-term growth.   We invest in desirable locations in target top-tier cities across Europe. In our experience, these assets often attract occupiers that provide consistent cash flows, which can lead to consistent performance for our investors.   With our network of 15 offices across Europe, we believe we have the expertise, network and local knowledge to stay on top of any market developments and manage the assets every day to provide the best results for our clients.
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Europe Value Partners Strategy
Our Value Partners platform has an established investment strategy and track record, which offers clients access to a value add program across Europe. We reposition and develop assets to create core properties in sectors experiencing structural change such as logistics and retail, with the objective to optimize income and enhance value.   The features of our value added strategy seek to mitigate market risk and enhance liquidity, from buying carefully selected income-driven investments in diversified sectors to defined exit strategies.   With a dedicated team, we source off-market opportunities in select European markets, such as Germany, Spain Scandinavia, France and the UK before carrying out complex property-level improvements, financing and disposal strategies.   Our team also draws upon the expertise of the wider network of asset managers and transaction managers of CBRE Global Investors.
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European Office Platform
The office sector has also undergone a major transformation in the last decade. A significant shortage of supply in key markets coupled with disruptive occupier trends has led to new requirements for both tenants and investors.   Our office platform gives us to have a strong understanding of these trends in the occupier and investment markets. This enables us to execute a clear strategy that identifies ‘hotspots’ – well-known office locations with good accessibility by car and public transportation, high-quality office assets and many amenities.   Our European office platform has more than €6 billion under management across approximately 120 assets in 9 countries. For our office investments, we adopt a cycle-aware investment style focused on value creation through active asset management, such as leasing vacancy, re-branding, refurbishing or redeveloping.
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European Industrial Platform
Our European industrial platform seeks to offer solutions to our clients that help them invest in and manage high-quality logistics and industrial assets in key European hubs.   We are a leading owner in the sector, managing €8 billion for clients across more than 400 assets in 13 countries from grade A properties and logistics warehouses to last mile delivery facilities.   Our industrial platform leverages our European network to achieve the benefits of scale, uniting an experienced cross-border team of logistics professionals  that focus on buying high-quality off-market assets, providing expert portfolio and asset management, and maintaining an strong network of international and local tenants.   The growth of e-commerce significantly impacts the logistics sector at many levels including investor and tenant requirements, size and how to best incorporate the latest technology.   We believe our platform along with our collaboration with CBRE, gives us a competitive advantage to overcome rapidly evolving challenges in the market. We can draw upon in-depth market knowledge and sourcing capabilities to anticipate the latest industry trends and technological developments.   Sustainability is a critical focus and our pan-European industrial program has been awarded a GRESB Green Star for three consecutive years. All new acquisitions and developments for any clients must achieve a BREEAM “good” as minimum ranking.
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European Retail Platform
Retail is experiencing a transformational period as it adapts to major structural changes in consumer behavior, shopping habits and technology. At CBRE Global Investors, the scale of our retail platform combined with our research capabilities and on-the-ground intelligence allows us to support our investors and retailers through these changing times.   We are one of the leading non-listed retail managers with €16 billion in assets under management, managing retail investments in 17 countries across Europe. Our retail portfolio includes approximately 75 shopping centers and more than 6,400 tenants.   We support retailers’ expansion within Europe, and can provide a springboard for national retailers to cross borders or for international retailers coming to the region for the first time.   For investors, we are a long-term partner, giving them exposure to high-quality retail opportunities across Europe. Our ability to source off-market transactions and execute complex property-level strategies has helped us build a track record of strong performance for our clients.   We can add further value through our partnership with CBRE. By leveraging the CBRE platform, we believe we can offer our clients a competitive advantage for property management and leasing.
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Asia Pacific Core Strategy
In Asia Pacific, we offer regional core investing programs accessed by clients through separate accounts and commingled funds.We tailor each separate account to the client’s specific geographic and sector preferences, target returns and risk tolerances.   Our experienced team is accountable for total performance through the investment life cycle including investment sourcing, analysis and underwriting as well as ongoing asset management and disposals.
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Asia Value Partners Strategy
Asia Value Partners is our flagship enhanced returns program in the region. In the last nine years, it has invested more than $800 million through a series of four funds.   Our focus is the logistics sector, which we believe is supported by structural factors driving tenant and investment demand globally, from which Asia Pacific is a primary beneficiary.   We create core logistics assets through value add enhancements or de-risked developments in the most liquid markets in Asia Pacific, and target income-oriented investments to provide downside protection.
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