CBRE Leads U.S. Investment Sales Activity for 16th Consecutive Year in 2021

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CBRE was the top-ranked firm for commercial real estate investment sales in the U.S. during 2021, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA)—the 16th consecutive year that CBRE has claimed the top spot.

RCA credited CBRE with a 16.3% market share across all property types in the U.S. in 2021—a 670 basis point lead over the nearest competitor.

In addition to being number one overall, CBRE held the top spot in RCA’s U.S. rankings across the four largest asset classes—office (16.4% market share), industrial (22.8%), retail (11.1%) and multifamily (15.7%).

RCA, which tracks national commercial real estate sales of $2.5 million and greater, estimates that more than $766.5 billion of commercial real estate was sold in the U.S. in 2021. RCA credits CBRE with $127.6 billion of investment sales volume in 2021, an increase of 89% over 2020 and 30% over pre-pandemic 2019.

“ We provide investors with access to global capital and opportunity in every key market across the U.S.,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE. “ This is a product of our deep, strategic relationships and the distinct, multidimensional view of the marketplace offered by our closely connected teams around the world.”

About CBRE Group

CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at We routinely post important information on our website, including corporate and investor presentations and financial information. We intend to use our website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included in the Investor Relations section of our website at Accordingly, investors should monitor such portion of our website, in addition to following our press releases, Securities and Exchange Commission filings and public conference calls and webcasts.

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