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Rachel is responsible for all CBRE's corporate communications across EMEA as well as oversseeing campaigns for its extensive cross-border networks, promoting research, spokespeople, events and key news items.
The Caisse de Prévoyance Professionnelle et Sociale (CPPS) and Addax Petroleum Ltd. (Geneva Branch), have signed the largest commercial lease in Geneva since 2010. CBRE, the world’s largest real estate services and investment firm, advised on the deal and secured a first-rate tenant for the property Les Hauts de Malagnou amidst a challenging office market.
While weak occupier demand in much of Europe continues to affect market activity and constrain rental growth, CBRE’s Q2 2013 survey of prime rents and yields shows evidence of yield improvement across all commercial real estate sectors for the first time since mid 2011.
CBRE has announced five recipient institutions in its Real Green Research Challenge (RGRC). Launched in September 2012, the RGRC is CBRE’s US$1-million commitment to fund leading-edge sustainability research and innovation in commercial real estate.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG), the global commercial real estate services and investment firm, today announced that it has acquired full ownership of SOGESMAINT-CBRE, a property and asset management specialist operating in Belgium. CBRE has held a minority interest in the company since 2006.
In this newly created role, Rebecca will work across CBRE’s extensive cross-border business, driving sustainable property and portfolio management initiatives on behalf of clients and responding to changing legislation and market trends. She will also oversee the company’s regional corporate responsibility policy and commitments to environmental sustainability.
The search for this year’s coveted CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year prize was launched today. The competition, which was established in 2007 by CBRE, the world’s largest property advisor, is open to photographers worldwide and last year attracted over 8,000 entries from 115 countries.
While weak economic indicators in much of Europe, and the prospect of similar performance in the short-term, continue to affect market activity, CBRE’s quarterly survey of rents and yields for Q1 2013 showed a high degree of resilience at the prime end of the market.
CBRE announces two appointments to further strengthen its EMEA senior management team. Guy Hollis will expand his leadership role to work with Martin Samworth, Managing Director – EMEA on driving the region’s strategic growth agenda. In addition, Guy will become Managing Director of CBRE’s Nordics business. Enda Luddy has been appointed as Managing Director, Ireland.
Michael Strong, Executive Chairman EMEA at global real estate advisory firm CBRE has taken over as Chair of leading professional body the Managing Partners’ Forum. Michael replaces Sir Nigel Knowles, Joint CEO of law firm DLA Piper who has led the organisation for 10 years.
CBRE Hotels EMEA announces the acquisition of the luxury 5-star Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St. Moritz, Switzerland. The hotel was purchased as part of a 7.5 hectare property deal by an International Private Consortium who were advised by CBRE Hotels EMEA. The vendor was Immofinanz Group.
Low interest rate environments are intended by governments as a way of stimulating economic growth by encouraging business investment. However, those same low interest rates have created a significant barrier to banks working out their legacy of non-performing real estate loans.
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