CB Richard Ellis Has Appointed Martin Lewis as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the UK Business.

London, 23 November 2009 - Martin arrives with a wealth of experience, most recently with Linklaters, the leading global law firm, where he spent 13 years in a number of roles including, Director of Strategy and Business Management and Director of Marketing and Divisional Chief Operating Officer. Previous to this he worked for MEPC plc.

Martin Samworth, Managing Director, CBRE UK, said: “I am delighted to welcome Martin Lewis as the new COO for the UK business. Martin will be an excellent addition to the senior management team and I am sure will be key in helping us to fulfil our ambitions as we emerge from the current economic challenges. The wealth of experience he brings with him serves to further reinforce CB Richard Ellis’ position as the UK’s largest and most experienced commercial real estate services firm.

“The core of Martin’s role will be to take over the day-to-day operational running of the business as well as providing advice to Service Lines in helping them to achieve their more immediate and longer-term business objectives. This will in turn contribute to CB Richard Ellis’ continued focus on the next phase of its growth strategy.”