LOS ANGELES – August 11, 2015 – Today CBRE Global Investors has announced that Ritson Ferguson will assume the role of Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO). In this newly created role, Mr. Ferguson will have broad responsibilities for coordinating the investment decision-making and program offerings of CBRE Global Investors across the range of listed and unlisted real estate markets. Mr. Ferguson will also continue in his role as CEO and Co-CIO of CBRE Clarion Securities and will continue to report to Matt Khourie, CEO of CBRE Global Investors.
Mr. Khourie said, "I am excited to have Ritson step up to expanded responsibilities within our organization given his global perspective and his long tenure as a highly successful real estate investor. He will have a broad charter to ensure we have the best talent and appropriate structure to continue delivering leading performance and innovative investment opportunities to our clients."
Mr. Ferguson has nearly 30 years of real estate investment experience, including extensive experience investing in global real estate, having led the CBRE Clarion Securities team since joining the organization in 1991. Mr. Ferguson has served on the Global Executive Committee and Global Investment Committee of CBRE Global Investors since 2011.
Mr. Ferguson said, "We have an industry-leading investment organization here at CBRE Global Investors, and I look forward to working even more closely with my colleagues to fully capitalize on the power of the CBRE platform to deliver strong investment performance to our clients in both listed and unlisted strategies."
CBRE Global Investors is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers with $88.4 billion of assets under management* for clients around the world. CBRE Clarion Securities has been a real estate securities investment management firm for more than three decades with a history of outperformance.
About CBRE Global Investors
CBRE Global Investors is a global real estate investment management firm with $88.4 billion in assets under management* as of June 30, 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 firm for the benefit of its investors. CBRE Group, Inc. has more than 52,000 employees in more than 370 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.