CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, with eight offices in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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CBRE, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. CBRE traces its roots to San Francisco in 1906 when it was founded by Colbert Coldwell along with Benjamin Arthur Banker beginning the growth and development of what is now CBRE.

In 2017, both Forbes and Fortune named CBRE one of America’s best employers for diversity and inclusion, and Euromoney voted CBRE the global real estate advisor of the year for the sixth consecutive year. In 2018, Fortune named CBRE one of the most admired companies in the real estate sector for the sixth consecutive year and The Lipsey Company ranked CBRE the top real estate brand for the 17th year in a row. In 2018, CBRE changed its symbol on the New York Stock Exchange to “CBRE” and ascended to #207 on the Fortune 500.

With more than 80,000 employees throughout 450 offices worldwide, CBRE now 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.

In September of 2018, CBRE opened its brand new state-of-the-art office in Center City, Philadelphia, for more than 85 downtown employees. Located in Two Liberty Place, the 15,000 square-foot office is part of CBRE’s global “Workplace360” initiative, the company’s leading-edge approach to workplace strategy designed to promote flexibility, mobility, and productivity through technology-enabled, 100% free-address and paperless offices.

In addition to Center City, CBRE has seven other offices located throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including a second 25,735 square-foot “Workplace360” location in Radnor, Pennsylvania, which houses approximately 130 full-time employees.

CBRE continues to attract and retain the best talent that’s out there, particularly in the greater Philadelphia area which has been the basis for the company’s success in the region. Our employees are committed to diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to have successful local chapters of the CBRE Women’s Network and the LGBTQ & Allies Employee Resource Group. Many of our younger employees are part of the Rising Professionals Organization, where members embody CBRE’s RISE Values and strive to reach their highest potential as leaders within our industry. The CBRE RISE Values are Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence.

CBRE Cares is an organization within the company that allows employees to volunteer their time to help those in need. In recent years, CBRE has raised thousands of dollars for organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has hosted veteran-hiring fairs across the Greater Philadelphia region.

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