CBRE Retains Top Spot in Global Investment Sales Activity in 2022

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CBRE Group, Inc. CBRE again secured the top spot in commercial real estate investment sales globally in 2022, according to MSCI Real Assets rankings. This marks the 12th consecutive year of the company securing the top position.

Per MSCI Real Assets, CBRE had a 23.4% market share across all property types on a global basis in 2022. This is a massive 740-basis-point lead over the closest competitor.

Apart from being the number one globally, this commercial real estate services and investment firm secured the top spot for commercial real estate investment sales in all three regions — the Americas (22.2%), the Asia Pacific (33.9%), and Europe, Middle East & Africa (21.8%).

Across asset categories, CBRE held the top spot in MSCI Real Assets’ global rankings across the five largest asset classes. CBRE enjoyed a 25.8% market share in the office category, 31.3% in industrial, 23.5% in retail, 17.8% in multifamily and 20.0% in the hotels category.

CBRE’s broad range of real estate products and services, and the extensive knowledge of domestic real estate markets helped the company retain its solid growth momentum. CBRE is well-poised to ride the growth curve with its wide range of real estate products and service offerings, healthy outsourcing business, and technology investments.

CBRE’s strategic buyouts and solid balance sheet strength are tailwinds. It has been benefiting from diversification across asset types, business lines, client types and geographies, and the expansion of its resilient business in recent years.

However, macroeconomic uncertainty and its adverse impacts on commercial real estate transactions are major headwinds for the company in the near term. Global political tension and interest rate hikes add to its woes.

Currently, CBRE has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Over the past three months, the stock has appreciated 9.1%, while its industry has declined 3.6%.


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