CBRE Meets Surge In Transaction Management With New Senior Appointment

Jonathan Steel to join CBRE, focussing on corporate sector demand

London, 20 August 2010 – Jonathan Steel will be joining CBRE’s Global Corporate Services as a Senior Director in Transaction Management, based in London. Jonathan will manage a number of key corporate relationships and support the business in the ongoing growth of its global transaction management and portfolio strategy functions.

Jonathan Steel said: “CB Richard Ellis has a unique depth and breadth of specialist skills and capabilities, which cater for all occupier requirements, and is continually evolving to meet client needs. I am very excited to be joining the world’s number one global corporate services team and the opportunity it affords me not only for career development but also to add value to the CB Richard Ellis occupier offering.”

Jonathan joins CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was a partner within their Global Client Solutions department. Jonathan’s success has also been recognised by CoreNet, the corporate real estate industry body, who shortlisted him for ‘Corporate Partner of the Year’ for partnership and innovation in service delivery.

Mark Caskey, Chief Operating Officer of Global Corporate Services in the EMEA region, CBRE, said: “Jonathan’s previous experience in managing major corporate clients and supporting service delivery across complex real estate portfolios has established him as a well respected corporate real estate executive. We are delighted to be welcoming Jonathan to the team. His expertise in sale and leaseback transactions, and outstanding corporate savings achievements through merger and acquisitions, property disposals and overall property management, will bring a wealth of new opportunity to CBRE and our clients.”

Jonathan’s appointment follows a series of new senior hires by CBRE’s growing Global Corporate Services team in the EMEA region during the first half of 2010, including: Paul Copeland – Senior Director of Transaction Management; Kevin Harrington - Associate Director of Transaction Management; Ian Smith - Head of Corporate Project Management; Andrew Rodford – Head of Facilities Management Finance; Brent Evans - Associate Director of Client Strategy; and Robert Dunk – Legal Director.