Sydney, 9 May 2014 – CBRE last night secured four prestigious trophies at the annual RICS Australia Commercial Property Awards.
Presented by Chris Fossick, Global Vice President of RICS, the awards recognise outstanding achievements based on sales success, project complexity, client satisfaction, innovation and the adoption of sustainable development principles.
CBRE secured the Industrial Team of the Year award; the Professional Services Team of the Year award; the Property Management Team of the Year award and the newly introduced Deal of the Year award.
Tom Southern, CBRE’s President & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, said the awards recognised the company’s market leading position on both the agency front and in the professional services arena.
“It’s particularly pleasing to be recognised in such a broad range of categories, which is testament to the depth of our business, the calibre of our people and the market leading services we have developed for our clients,” Mr Southern said.
CBRE received the following awards:
• Industrial Team of the Year – awarded to CBRE’s national Industrial Investments team, led by Matt Haddon. While this award was based on qualitative criteria, the team was also the country’s leading investment sales team for 2013, negotiating 31% of all industrial sales over $5 million.
• Deal of the Year - this award recognised CBRE’s $584,000,000 sale of GE Real Estate’s Core Portfolio. The seven office buildings in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, the portfolio were acquired by Mirvac in the largest Australian portfolio transaction for 2013.
• Professional Services Team of the Year – awarded to CBRE’s Structured Transactions & Advisory Services team, led by Wayne Redman. This highly specialised team is involved in complex, ‘city changing’ transactions throughout Australia and in 2013 played a pivotal role in landmark redevelopment projects such as the RNA Showgrounds redevelopment in Brisbane and the City Link and Elizabeth Quay redevelopments in Perth.
• Property Management Team of the Year – awarded to CBRE’s Riparian Plaza team. The team, led by Kim Knox, has managed the landmark Brisbane tower since 2005 and over eight consecutive years has maintained a 100% occupancy rate for the 30,500sqm office component without compromising the high-calibre tenancy profile.
RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction, with circa 180,000 qualified members.
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About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website atwww.cbre.com.au.