Top 20 Commercial Real Estate Brokerages

Commercial real estate brokerage firms provide services for investors, owners and tenants by combining local market insight, specialized expertise and premier tools and resources. They assist clients with their purchasing, selling and leasing requirements based on their individual needs.

Many larger firms also offer additional services, like property, project and portfolio management, property appraisal and development, and business consulting.

While there are hundreds of commercial real estate companies worldwide, we compiled a list of the largest brokerages in the commercial real estate industry broken down by number of employees, value of global transactions, annual revenue and annual EBITDA.

Here are 20 of the largest commercial real estate firms, including both public and private companies:

Publicly traded

CBRE

CBRE commercial real estate company

CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s biggest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2018 revenue). The company has more

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Top workplaces 2020: Work-life balance while working from home

Linda Miller has found a happy medium.

She lives in Warrenton, Va., which puts her right in between her job as an executive assistant at the economic consulting firm Bates White in Northwest Washington and her 86-year-old parents’ home in Harrisonburg, Va. Before the novel coronavirus forced many workers out of the office, Miller would drive to Harrisonburg once or twice a month and arrive at her parents’ by 8 a.m. to start working remotely. There were days when Miller would stop working at 9 p.m. or midnight if she started later, but her superiors never seemed to mind.

“I feel like I can be just as responsive [working remotely],” Miller said. “I would log into the Bates White computer system while standing at my mom’s kitchen counter and answer emails or work on a project while cooking my dad breakfast, looking over their monthly bills or answering one of

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Casoro Group CIO Earns Top Commercial Real Estate Award

GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Names Casoro’s Chief Investment Officer, Chi Hathiramani in Fifty Under 40 in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Casoro Group CIO, Chi Hathiramani, earns top commercial real estate award
Casoro Group CIO, Chi Hathiramani, earns top commercial real estate award
Casoro Group CIO, Chi Hathiramani, earns top commercial real estate award

Austin, Texas, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Casoro Group’s Chief Investment Officer, Chi Hathiramani has been recognized nationally as a remarkable leader within commercial real estate in GlobeSt Real Estate Forum’s Fifty Under 40 in 2020.

The criteria sought out talented, young professionals who have solid track record of noteworthy transaction volume and significant contributions to their company’s overall success. Hathiramani, who recently was named Casoro Group’s CIO in December, leads the firm’s investment strategy, acquisitions, asset management, capital raising, and investor relations teams. Over the last 15 years, he has participated in $2+ billion in multifamily, office, student housing, and retail transactions. Most recently, Hathiramani

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Hiring at SVN and Wagner, Re/Max Alliance top producers

Mark Hughes has joined Re/Max Alliance Group in the Venice office. He returns to Re/Max and the area after leading two of the West Coast’s largest brokerages and taking a real estate startup to sale.

Hughes is a former Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate owner and managing broker. He was president of Windermere Real Estate Services, where he oversaw operations and managed development, service activities and growth throughout Southern California.

Before that, he was the chief operating officer of First Team Real Estate, California’s largest independent real estate company. He then grew Newport Beach start-up Nook Real Estate until its successful sale to Compass in 2020.

For more than three decades, Hughes has accumulated comprehensive real estate sales and marketing success with a track record of delivering multimillion-dollar results.

He holds multiple state broker licenses and a bachelor’s from the University of Virginia.

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Two new members have joined the team

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Top tips for navigating this year’s big sale events

The time has come for big-box retailers to roll out some of their biggest shopping events of the year.

While it might sound like a win-win for those with the privilege of taking advantage of the deep discounts, it can also be overwhelming without the right guidance.

“Amazon Prime Day seems to be the shopping event most people are excited about,” Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot, an online platform that helps shoppers find the best deals, promo codes and cash back, told “GMA.”

While experts agree Amazon Prime Day is what many people have their eye on, it’s still a shoppers market and people

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Deutsche Bank, Goldman and JP Morgan top commercial real estate finance, despite COVID-19 cracks


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Several Wall Street banks have come to dominate a corner of U.S. commercial real estate finance over the past seven months, even as the coronavirus pandemic has cast a long shadow over the market.

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Deutsche Bank (DB) Goldman Sachs (GS) and JP Morgan Chase (JPM) each significantly grew their share of the roughly $550 billion commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market during the pandemic, according to a new report by Deutsche’s research arm.

The CMBS market is a type of property finance where Wall Street banks make loans on hotels, skyscrapers, and other types of commercial buildings to package into bond deals that investors buy.

This chart shows which Wall Street banks won — and lost — market share since the pandemic took hold in the U.S.

Deutsche Bank Research, Index data

Researchers categorized loans as pre-COVID from January to March, but as post-COVID as

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Northeast Ohio counties face foreclosure risk, but others top the list

Remember the international coverage of Cleveland as a hotbed for eviction and foreclosure cases during the housing collapse and Great Recession? Maybe that won’t be the case in this recession.

A report on vulnerability to foreclosures prepared by Attom Data Solutions, a housing data provider based in Irvine, Calif., shows Northeast Ohio counties are trending lower than other parts of the nation so far this time around. The Midwest is faring better than the Northeast U.S., according to Attom. The data services provider said housing costs rising faster in pricier markets put them at more risk for foreclosures than flyover country.

The index takes into account unemployment linked to COVID-19, home equity, percentage of income to buy a home, prices, current foreclosure cases, housing debt and other factors. The lower a county’s ranking on the list, the greater risk the area has for foreclosures. Surprisingly, just three Northeast Ohio counties

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Here are the top finance stories of the day for October 9

Happy Friday!

The big news of the day was Morgan Stanley announcing plans to acquire investment manager Eaton Vance for $7 billion. We’ve got some great analysis on the news, so no point wasting any more time up here!

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James Gorman, the chief executive of Morgan Stanley.

James Gorman, the chief executive of Morgan Stanley.

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It’s been a big year for Morgan Stanley. 

Less than eight months after announcing plans to acquire discount brokerage E-Trade for $13 billion — and not even a week after closing the deal

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Top Agents Branden, Rayni Williams Launch Luxury Real Estate Firm

There’s a major shakeup coming to the high-end Los Angeles real estate market. Dirt has learned that Branden and Rayni Williams, the married co-founders of the Williams and Williams Estates Group — one of L.A.’s top-producing realtor teams — will soon depart their longtime Hilton & Hyland brokerage home for a new firm they are founding, according to industry sources.

Public records show an entity called the Beverly Hills Estates Inc. filed as a California corporation in late July, with Branden Williams named as CEO and Director. Rayni Romito Williams is listed as CFO. Internet data also shows the Williams and Williams team has registered an accompanying online domain, thebeverlyhillsestates.com. The listed broker of record is Greg LaPlant.

The Beverly Hills Estates lists an address in Pasadena on corporation records. Sources also told Dirt that the Williams and Williams team has already secured office space in prime West Hollywood, on

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Local Real Estate Professional, Donna Caccioppo, PhD, Brings Home “Top 500” National Honor

Caccioppo, PhD, Realtor of CL International Real Estate Group in Pompano Beach, Florida has been distinguished by Broker*Agent Advisor as one of the best in real estate based on achievement, potential, leadership, ethics, community value, experience, capability, and trust.

Local Real Estate Professional, Donna Caccioppo, PhD, Brings Home

Pompano Beach, FL, October 04, 2020 –(PR.com)– Broker*Agent Advisor Honors Achievement

Now in its 25th year, Broker*Agent Advisor celebrates the success and accomplishment of the industry’s finest real estate professionals through it’s “Certificate of Excellence” Program.

Through proprietary criteria, formulas, and other valuable considerations, Donna Caccioppo, PhD, Realtor of CL International Real Estate Group in Pompano Beach, Florida has been distinguished by Broker*Agent Advisor as one of the best in real estate based on achievement, potential, leadership, ethics, community value, experience, capability, and trust.

Having previously earned our Rising Star Certificate of Excellence, Donna has more recently been identified as one of the Top 500 award holders in this category at

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