CBRE Global Investors EMEA BV [Real Estate - Europe]

2018 Real Estate Top 100 ranking: 7

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Corporate overview

CBRE Global Investors is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with €87.1bn in assets under management.

Built up over more than 40 years, our distinct platform is focused on real assets, giving our institutional clients access to real estate and infrastructure in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients benefit from a complete range of investment solutions including equity and debt, direct and indirect, and listed and unlisted strategies across the risk/return spectrum delivered through separate accounts and commingled funds.

We believe the best performance comes from putting our clients first. In our experience, our local market intelligence, proprietary research and active management enable our experienced professionals to deliver world-class results and exceptional service. As an independently operated affiliate of CBREGroup, the premier real estate services platform, we believe we offer our clients a competitive advantage with an enriched local footprint and market knowledge and access to best-in-class services.

* Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real asset-related investments with respect to which CBRE Global Investors 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 asset-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Global Investors’ presence in the global real asset market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers.

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Investment principles & strategy

CBRE Global Investors aims to deliver superior performance across our range of client solutions by applying our knowledge advantage through a disciplined investment process. Our Investment Philosophy guides all our strategies and is founded on the following principles:

Risk must be understood before it can be managed:

We formulate a rigorous risk framework for each mandate and then carefully construct portfolios that will meet our clients’ risk/return requirements.

Market conditions change:

By combining a global view of capital markets with an in-depth insight into local asset fundamentals, we invest in the markets and strategies that offer the best relative value at different stages of the cycle.

Every asset is unique:

We utilise our local information networks to understand the drivers and risks of the future cash flow of an asset, enabling us to see opportunity where others do not, and to be a disciplined seller.

Asset management creates value:

A deeper understanding of occupier requirements enables us to maximise each asset’s potential through innovative and sustainable management.

Consistency counts over the long run:

A superior investment track record is built through consistent outperformance across cycles.

Strategic corporate development

The firm seeks to be the global leader in the real asset investment management industry by offering a broad and deep investment platform that consistently delivers world-class investment results and exceptional client service.

Our firm’s focus on real estate and infrastructure, our comprehensive capabilities and our commitment to our clients provide a distinct competitive advantage that enables us to offer clients valued solutions.

Our corporate strategy centres around our clients’ success and is executed with what we call the 4 Ps:

  • People: Support a culture for our people that is based in merit, respect, teamwork and opportunity that attracts the industry’s best talent with diversity in our ranks that reflects our community.
  • Performance: Provide outstanding investment performance results and service to our investors by demanding the best and putting the client goals above all else.
  • Programs: Create innovative investment programs and solutions that allow our clients access to our best ideas, execution and creativity.
  • Platform: Drive enterprise growth and productivity to ensure value for stakeholders, a stable platform for our clients and financial opportunity for our colleagues.


Senior management of CBRE Global Investors in Europe is responsible for ensuring compliance with a code of ethics, regulatory requirements and fiduciary obligations. CBRE Global Investors is authorised and regulated in certain European countries to undertake certain regulated activities in conjunction with its investment advisory and fund management services. CBRE Global Investors has designated a Permanent Compliance Function and has adopted, implemented and provided for reviews of adequacy and effectiveness of its written policies and procedures.

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    With political uncertainty on the minds of investors, the cool-headed Norwegian capital is well positioned to attract international capital, writes Russell Handy 

  • Student Housing: Market revision

    Will Brexit affect student numbers and hurt the appeal of the sector in the UK? Not necessarily, say Joanna Turner and Rocco Versace

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Head Office
Schiphol Boulevard 281
7th floor
1118 BH
The Netherlands
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Parent Company:
CBRE Group Inc.

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