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CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2020 revenues of $23.8 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #122 in 2021. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 20 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” for nine years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2021, for the third consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”

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.


CBRE Global Investors, combined with CBRE Clarion Securities and CBRE Caledon, is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with $124.5 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.

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The Real Estate Investments division is led by
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CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment Aqcuire Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester, Essex, U.K.

LONDON, 15 February, 2016 – CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment have completed the acquisition of Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester, Essex, U.K. on behalf of German pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) from Sovereign Centros and Ares Management for £76.5 million

Lion Walk is Colchester’s prime retail pitch and main fashion destination.  The 205,000 sq ft centre serves a strong, growing catchment population of more than 126,000 people and more than 4.5m tourists a year.

It comprises more than 40 shops, with 86% of the income  leased to high profile national multiple retailers including Marks & Spencer, BHS, Boots, WH Smith, New Look, Topshop/Topman and River Island. A new 60,000 sq ft Primark store is due to open in the first quarter of 2017, cementing the scheme as Colchester’s prime pitch for the foreseeable future.

Tom Gamble, Director, CBRE Global Investors, commented, “Lion Walk provides us with an opportunity to secure a good quality shopping centre located in the prime pitch within Colchester. The town is forecast to see above average population growth over the next decade. The scheme is already well let however we see further potential to improve the tenant mix and increase rents following the opening of Primark next year.”

Harald Floeer, Director Portfolio Management, CBRE Global Investors said, “The acquisition of Lion Walk is a good example of our strength in the retail sector and demonstrates our ability to add value for our clients.”

Alexander Tannenbaum, Managing Director at Universal-Investment in charge of the Real Estate division explains, “German institutional investors are still internationalizing their real estate allocations”. Since 2011 Universal-Investment invested about EUR 2 billion in real estate abroad on behalf of institutional investors.

CBRE Global Investors was advised by Savills, CBRE acted for the vendor.


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About CBRE Global Investors

CBRE Global Investors is a global real estate investment management firm with $89.0 billion in assets under management* as of December 31, 2015. The firm sponsors investment programs across the risk/return spectrum for investors worldwide.

CBRE Global Investors is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG). It harnesses the research, investment sourcing and other resources of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment company for the benefit of its investors. CBRE Group, Inc. has more than 70,000 employees in more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. For more information about CBRE Global Investors, please visit www.cbreglobalinvestors.com.

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real estate-related assets with respect to which CBRE Global Investors provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice, and which generally consist of investments in real estate; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real estate-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Global Investors’ presence in the global real estate market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance.

About Universal-Investment

With fund assets in excess of about EUR 260 billion under administration, thereof EUR 220 billion in own vehicles, over 1,000 funds and investment mandates and a workforce of around 600, Universal-Investment is the largest independent investment company in German-spoken Europe. The focus lies on the efficient and transparent administration of funds, securities, real estate and alternative asset classes. Universal-Investment is the central platform for independent asset management and combines the investment expertise of boutiques, private banks, international asset managers and investment firms to offer an exceptional collection of first-class private label funds. Universal-Investment was founded in 1968 as subsidiary of several well-known private banks. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt/Main and has subsidiaries and holdings in Luxemburg and Austria. As pioneer of the investment industry Universal-Investment is now market leader in the areas of master-KVG and private label funds. Members of the management board are Oliver Harth (deputy spokesman), Markus Neubauer, Stefan Rockel, Alexander Tannenbaum and Bernd Vorbeck (spokesman of the management board). (As per 31 December 2015)

More information on www.universal-investment.com 

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