CB Richard Ellis Named 'World's Best' Consultancy at International Property Awards

London, 30 November 2010 – CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) has been named the “Best International Property Consultancy” of 2010 at the International Property Awards, announced in London on 27 November 2010. The event, held in association with Bloomberg Television and the New York Times, is one of the foremost property award competitions in the world, having existed for more than 15 years.

CBRE was selected for this “world’s best” award over other top-scoring regional winners from Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia and the Americas. CBRE was also the winner of the “Best Commercial Property Consultancy” award for London, qualifying the company for consideration in the overall international award. The International Property Awards were determined by an independent panel of judges.

Brett White, Chief Executive Officer of CB Richard Ellis, said: “Winning this highly coveted award is a strong endorsement of our people and platform as well as our ability to develop innovative solutions that enable our clients to succeed throughout market cycles.”

Mike Strong, Chairman & CEO of CBRE’s EMEA operations, added: “Today more than ever, large multinationals choose property advisors who not only have a proven international track record but can also think innovatively and differently. Our constant objective is to continue to evolve and improve the service we deliver to clients – winning these awards gives us additional confidence that we’re fulfilling that critical aim.”

This year’s judging panel included: Google UK’s industry head property markets; group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; president elect of International Real Estate Federation FIABCI; International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); chairman of the Australia Institute of Architects; editor-in-chief of International Homes Luxury Collection magazine; and CEO of the German Real Estate Association.