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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.

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
Mike Lafitte, Global CEO, Real Estate Investments.


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.

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Investing in real estate securities since 1984, CBRE Clarion maintains one of the longest investment track records in the industry.

Our real estate securities investment solutions draw upon over 30-years of real estate investment experience, are driven by our proprietary fundamental research, and supported by the strength of CBRE’s industry-leading real estate research and investment platform.

We believe real estate securities offer investors the advantages of competitive total returns, consistent dividend income, and portfolio diversification.  In addition, real estate securities provide investors with the benefits of increased liquidity and transparency via the public markets as compared to generally illiquid investments in the private market.

We offer our clients an innovative line-up of actively managed real estate investment solutions which are available to institutional and individual investors worldwide through a range of investment vehicles.

Global Research Platform

Real Estate is a local business, our Investment teams located in the firm’s offices worldwide benefit from the strength and resources of CBRE Group, the world’s premier real estate services and investment management firm. 

Long-term Track Record

Across each of our investment strategies, our experienced investment teams maintain one of the longest track records in the industry, managing U.S. REITs since 1984, and Global REIT portfolios since 2001.

Disciplined Investment Process

Our time-tested investment process seeks to deliver attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns through a combination of proprietary fundamental research and systematic approach to portfolio construction and risk management.

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Global Real Estate
Our global real estate strategies are managed with the goal of delivering attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns. Our investment approach combines fundamental market knowledge and listed market expertise with a disciplined and systematic investment approach. We seek to add-value through top-down research-driven portfolio design and bottom-up securities selection based on intensive and proprietary fundamental company analysis. Our global strategies invest primarily in the developed markets of North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific but may make opportunistic investments in emerging market economies. We maintain diversified exposure to commercial real estate sectors including office, retail, industrial, residential, healthcare, and hotel properties.
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U.S. Real Estate
Our flagship real estate offering, the CBRE Clarion Real Estate Strategy provides diversified exposure to the U.S. commercial real estate sectors. The portfolio provides exposure to the range of property sectors including office, retail, industrial, apartments, healthcare, hotels, and other emerging property sectors including student housing and data centers. The strategy is available through a separate account or through a mutual fund and variable annuity products.
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Global Real Estate Income
CBRE Clarion’s Global Real Estate Income Strategy is managed with the goal of delivering a consistent and high-level of dividend income and potential for capital appreciation. With an emphasis on property sectors and companies with above average yield and growth prospects, this strategy provides clients with globally diversified exposure to income-producing real estate securities including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and preferred securities issued by U.S. equity REITs. Our global real estate income strategy invests primarily in the developed markets of North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific but may also make opportunistic investments in emerging market economies. The portfolio provides exposure to the range of property sectors including office, retail, industrial, apartments, healthcare, hotels, and other emerging property sectors including student housing and data centers.
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Fundamentals drive listed market valuations and performance over the long-term.

Inefficient Markets

Inefficient Markets

Short-term pricing dislocations between the private and listed markets create opportunities for active management.

Systematic Approach

Systematic Approach

We combine our rigorous fundamental research with a systematic approach to risk management and portfolio construction.

Two Ways to Add Value

Two Ways to Add Value

Active positions at the individual stock and sector level adds value long-term.


Brian Kinsella
Vice President
Institutional Clients and Consultants
[email protected]

Joseph Lavin, CIMA
Senior Vice President
Intermediary Channel and Sub-advisory
[email protected]