Corporate overview

CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $133.1bn in assets under management* as of 30 September 2021, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive.

CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm ( based on 2020 revenue). CBRE has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit www.cbreim.com.

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the assets under management, fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Investment Management provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Investment Management’s presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers and from its calculation of regulatory assets under management for purposes of certain regulatory filings.

Sector forecasts

Please visit www.cbreglobalinvestors.com/insights for our most current research.

Investment principles & strategy

We bring together insights-driven perspectives, a rigorous investment and risk-mitigation process and investor-operator capabilities to execute on all aspects of an investment’s life-cycle and drive better outcomes.

Our experienced teams – whose interests are aligned with both investors and occupiers – employ a consistent and rigorous insights-based investment and risk-mitigation process. We aim to align investor goals with occupier needs and believe that helping our investors understand the changing needs of end users will create superior long term performance.

Our focus on delivering results is driven by our values, entrepreneurial spirit and our clients’ diverse needs. Together, our team specialises in holistic real assets solutions within and across five real assets investment categories, with a distinct approach to driving performance and long-term value.

Our affiliation with CBRE enhances our offering as an investor and operator of real assets. This, coupled with our flexibility to work with other leading service providers, means we can deliver on all aspects of an investment’s life-cycle. We believe this enhances value for both investors and occupiers.

Strategic corporate development

CBRE Global Investors seeks to be a leader in the global real assets investment management industry by consistently delivering world-class performance and exceptional client service. The firm is focused on growing the following programs over the next three years:

  • Enhanced return funds in the Americas, Asia and Europe;
  • Open-end core funds in the Americas, Europe, the UK and globally, along with core offerings in real estate debt and infrastructure
  • Key separate accounts.

Performance verification

As a global firm with tremendous breadth, we use a variety of benchmarks to evaluate our performance. These benchmarks include absolute returns, relative returns using non-real estate metrics, and a variety of third-party published real estate benchmarks, such as NCREIF, INREV, ANREV and MSCI/ IPD, for our private equity strategies. Additionally, for our public strategies we use the MSCI US REIT Index, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Index series, and the FTSE Global Core Infrastructure index. Although this captures the main benchmarks, it is not a complete list, and we work with our clients to find appropriate ways to benchmark performance. 

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

Senior management of CBRE Global Investors is responsible for ensuring compliance with a code of ethics, regulatory requirements and fiduciary obligations.

CBRE Global Investors, LLC is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. It also is authorized and regulated in certain European and Asian countries to undertake certain regulated activities in conjunction with its investment advisory and fund management services.

The firm has designated compliance officers across the regions and has adopted, implemented and provided for reviews of adequacy and effectiveness of its written policies and procedures.

All employees are required to comply with the Investment Management Policies and Procedures, which include legal and compliance policies.