Who's Who in the Buildings Market 2005: CB Richard Ellis

Sept. 1, 2005
The 2005 'A' List


CB Richard Ellis
El Segundo, CA
(310) 606-4700

Insight, intelligence, and resources - on a local, regional, national, or global basis - help CB Richard Ellis hold firm to its leadership position as a premier, full-service real estate services company. A proven track record of meeting diverse client needs and an organizational structure that harnesses the firm’s collective expertise ensure the company increases its outreach and service revenues ($2.4 billion in 2004). This international powerhouse has approximately 220 offices, about half of which are outside the United States. Its three geographic segments are the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific. However, the Americas division accounts for nearly three-quarters of the firm’s sales. Overall, a diverse revenue stream from the various lines of business, along with a diverse revenue stream from a broad-based geographic footprint, ensure that CB Richard Ellis will not only weather - but hardly be affected by - any particular economic cycle or change in leadership (long-time CEO Ray Wirta stepped down mid-year; President Brett White - with 20 years’ tenure with the organization under his belt - has taken the reins, and will spearhead the company’s continued strategy of serving its customers through market intelligence, critical analytical thinking, resources, and rather unique technology). Using the speed and efficiency of the Internet, CB Richard Ellis now offers a custom-designed portal (called Axis) to showcase each of its property assets, with specific information targeted to prospective tenants and the public. The Axis portal is unique in that it offers virtual functionality - a platform that literally evolves with the asset and supports a wide range of services. When it comes to finding new ways to benefit clients, CB Richard Ellis can be sure to lead the way.

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