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Throughout Downturns Larger Is Greater to Savvy Brokers, CBRE’s Prime Executive Says


Feb 28, 2023
CBRE President and CEO Bob Sulentic said the economic downturn presents an opportunity for his firm to recruit business-savvy brokers. (CBRE)


Even as some real estate products and services firms expect less offers and commissions this year, the prime govt at CBRE still sees some prospects for his company.

CEO Bob Sulentic, who also serves as president of the world’s biggest true estate brokerage, claimed CBRE really should be equipped to recruit some company-savvy brokers all through the downturn.

“This is the form of surroundings that usually performs effectively for CBRE,” Sulentic claimed all through a simply call very last 7 days with investors. “When occasions are unsure, it’s tougher to create commissions on either leases or gross sales or funding possibilities. Brokers tend to want to go to a system that is extra very likely to assistance them.”

Obtaining a greater base of purchasers and a very well-identified brand positions CBRE properly to make investments in a downturn because of its strong balance sheet. Final 12 months, CBRE promoted Jack Durburg to oversee the firm’s important advisory expert services company, which experienced a major calendar year of recruitment and ideas for a comparable exhibiting this year. The push will come even as CBRE has laid off staff members in the earlier calendar year.

“We will deliver a whole lot of hard cash in 2023 and 2024, and the far more refined brokers know that, and they know we will be capable to proceed to spend in our company,” Sulentic explained. “It allows us keep and recruit.”

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