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CBRE takes out global ranking

By Orana Durney-Benson
21 March 2024 | 10 minute read
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The firm has been named number one globally for commercial real estate investment sales.

This marks the 13th consecutive year that CBRE has taken out the top position in this category in the MSCI Real Assets rankings.

The company was also the top-ranked firm for commercial real estate investment sales in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Across the world, CBRE was credited by MSCI Real Assets with having a 24 per cent market share across all property types, an 800-basis point lead over the nearest competitor. Meanwhile, the firm held a 33 per cent market share in the Asia-Pacific and a 22 per cent market share in Australia, according to MSCI Real Assets.

CBRE also reportedly held the top spot in the MSCI rankings for each of the four largest asset classes: office (23 per cent market share), industrial (29 per cent), retail (22 per cent) and multifamily (22 per cent).

“CBRE Capital Markets facilitates considerable cross-border investment by leveraging out global platform and diverse sector experience,” said Chris Ludeman, global president of capital markets at CBRE.

“Through integrated, comprehensive services spanning assets and regions, we provide holistic real estate solutions for investors worldwide.”

Ludeman noted that as market dynamics continue to evolve, CBRE remains “committed to providing practical guidance that helps investors to maximise value”.


Flint Davidson, head of Pacific capital markets at CBRE, stated: “We are very proud of our service offering to clients across Australia and New Zealand.

“We continue to deliver results under difficult market conditions, and it is fantastic to see the MSCI rankings reflect this hard work.”

This is the first full-year ranking that CBRE has seen under Davidson’s leadership as head of Pacific capital markets.

In September 2023, when CBRE was named the top global firm for commercial real estate sales in H1, with a 26 per cent market share, Davidson shared he was “very proud of our service offering to clients not only across the traditional sectors in Australia and New Zealand, but across the emerging and alternative sectors as well”.

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