CB Richard Ellis named number one real estate brand in the world

World-renowned property advisor secures the honour for the fifth year in a row

Dubai, August 2, 2006: CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the world’s largest property advisory practice, has been named the number one brand in commercial real estate in a recently conducted survey that included the opinions of 23,000 real estate professionals from around the world.

The survey, conducted independently by The Lipsey Company, extensively measured the perception of commercial brands among the professionals. These professionals included the cream of the industry; among them were asset managers, property managers, professionals from Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), commercial brokerages and lenders. CBRE has topped the survey for five years in a row now, ever since the survey’s inception in 2002.

“We’re very glad that our continued efforts to serve our clients’ interest by producing industry best standards of service, commitment and knowledge have been recognized by the real estate market,” said Nicholas Maclean, Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis Limited, Middle East. “Our internal client surveys have shown a steady and marked improvement in perceptions of our brand, particularly in the quality and consistency of service delivery compared with our competition, and it’s very gratifying to see our findings validated by an independent source,” added Maclean.

CBRE established its operations in the United Arab Emirates with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. CBRE partners with Dubai International Capital (DIC), an international investment company that manages an international portfolio of diverse assets and provides Dubai Holding and its stakeholders with value growth, diversification and strategic relationships. In Abu Dhabi, CBRE has partnered with The Developers, a UAE investment development company that offers reliable property evaluation and management services in the real estate development sector.

CBRE has advised investors from the Middle East for many years and leverages the industry's most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients in the UAE.
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About CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a FORTUNE 1000 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2005 revenue). The Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 350 offices (including affiliate and partner offices) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; mortgage banking; investment management; appraisal and valuation; and research and consulting. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.

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