CBRE Tops EMEA Commercial Real Estate Investment Rankings in 2020

CBRE ranks #1 globally for tenth consecutive year

CBRE is the top-ranked firm for commercial real estate investment sales globally for the tenth consecutive year, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

RCA credited CBRE with 24.2% of market share across all property types on a global basis in 2020—an 860-basis point lead over the nearest competitor. CBRE’s advantage over the number two firm increased 460 basis points compared with 2019.

In addition to being number one globally, CBRE held the top spot for commercial real estate investment sales in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Notably, CBRE’s performance versus its closest competitor improved in all three compared with 2019.

Chris Brett, Managing Director, Capital Markets, EMEA
Our market share performance is testament to the global connectivity, the unrivalled sector expertise and the embedded financial capabilities our Capital Markets team provides. Our team continues to create opportunities meaning that even in the most challenging of markets, we can achieve market-leading outcomes for our clients.
Chris Brett, Managing Director, Capital Markets, EMEA

CBRE was the number one firm in RCA’s global rankings across most property types, including office, industrial, retail, apartment, and development site sales.

“CBRE’s team of premier professionals, culture of collaboration, world-class reputation and long-standing relationships with global capital sources ensures speed to market and enhanced outcomes for our clients’ real estate investments,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE.

Highlights from RCA’s 2020 global rankings include:

  • CBRE was the leading global office sales as seller representative, with an industry-leading market share of 22.7%.
  • CBRE was again the top global firm in logistics and industrial sales, with a market share of 30.0%.
  • CBRE claimed the top global position in retail sales, with a market share of 23.2%.
  • CBRE was number one for global apartment sales with a market leading share of 22.8%.