CBRE wins circle of excellence award from commercial real estate women network

CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network has honored the company with its highest honor, the “Circle of Excellence Award.”

CREW recognized CBRE for its strong commitment to diversity in the workplace and long-term support of CREW and that organization’s groundbreaking research on diversity in the commercial real estate industry.

“CBRE has consistently demonstrated a commitment to creating a culture that embraces diversity and the talent women bring to the table. We are honored to recognize their achievements with the Circle of Excellence Award,” said Diane Butler, 2012 CREW Network President.

The award was presented at the 2012 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace recently held in Chicago. Cal Frese, CBRE Chief Executive Officer for the Americas, accepted the award.

“This recognition is more than an award. It is a statement about the importance of diversity in CBRE’s mission,” said Mr. Frese. ”We are proud of the strides that CBRE, as well as the industry, has made in reducing barriers and fostering career growth for women, but also realize this effort is not complete.”

CBRE supports research with CREW because women are important leaders in commercial real estate – women bring talent and perspective to this industry. CBRE was the premiere underwriter when the research initiative began in 2004 and has supported the CREW’s research ever since.

“CBRE’s endorsement of CREW Network’s research and its findings has helped gain the attention of the rest of the industry,” added Ms. Butler.

CBRE has been an industry leader in recruiting, mentoring and developing women professionals in commercial real estate. The CBRE Women’s Network, established 12 years ago, has paved the diversity path with members from every level of the organization. The group is united in its pursuit to make CBRE the best place to work—not just for women, but for everyone.

The mission of CREW Network (www.crewnetwork.org) is to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women. Members comprise 8,000 commercial real estate professionals in 76 chapters across North America.