CBRE Leads Global Investment Sales Activity in First Half of 2020

CBRE was the top-ranked firm for commercial real estate investment sales globally during the first half of 2020, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA). CBRE was also the number one firm in RCA’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) rankings.

RCA credited CBRE with a 25.8% market share across all property types on a global basis in H1 2020—nearly double the number two and three firms combined. CBRE also leads RCA’s global rankings across office, industrial, retail, multifamily and development sites.

In addition to being number one globally, CBRE held the top spot for commercial real estate investment sales in all three global regions, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. In EMEA, RCA credited CBRE with a market-leading share of 24.7% across all property types. CBRE secured the top spot in RCA’s EMEA rankings across office and retail sales.

Highlights from RCA’s H1 2020 global rankings include:

  • CBRE was the top global office sales as seller representative, with a market share of 25.0% in H1 2020.
  • CBRE was the world’s leading advisor for industrial and logistics sales, with a market share of 27.2%.
  • CBRE claimed the top global position in apartment sales with an industry-leading market- share of 26.6%.
  • CBRE was the number one firm for global retail sales, with a market-leading share of 26.2%.
Despite the challenging trading environment across EMEA in 2020 and the impact on investment volumes overall, several of our core markets and also key sectors such as industrial and logistics, have continued to outperform. Our robust market share performance in EMEA can be attributed to large extent to the strengthened connectivity and collaboration among our teams across all global regions, ensuring that we achieve the very best outcomes for our clients.
Chris Brett, Head of EMEA Capital Markets, CBRE
In this challenging market, CBRE’s insight, relationships and global reach have never been more valued by investors. Our Capital Markets teams continue to adapt and find new ways to meet investor needs and create opportunities during these unprecedented times. We are proud of our performance in the RCA global rankings and look forward to sustaining our performance for our clients in the second half of the year and beyond.
Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE