Michael Beckley, Canadian Hotel Industry Icon Joins CBRE Hotels

Toronto – May 03, 2016 – CBRE Limited (‘CBRE’) continues to strengthen its CBRE Hotels platform and is delighted to announce the addition of Michael Beckley, FIH, CHA, to the role of Director, CBRE Hotels. Beckley joins the expanding platform after serving as Senior Vice President of Development for Marriott International in Canada.

“Michael is truly an iconic figure within Canada’s Hotel industry and his experience and network are second to none. We’re incredibly excited to be able to tap into his wealth of industry knowledge that has been amassed over the course of a highly distinguished career. In a very real sense, Michael is a part of the fabric of the Canadian hotel industry and he will be a fantastic resource for our clients and team to call on,” commented Bill Stone​, Executive Vice President of CBRE Hotels in Canada.

Over Beckley’s extensive career, he has held various senior positions within the industry in Europe, Bermuda, The West Indies and Canada where he was the President of Commonwealth Hospitality; formerly Commonwealth Holiday Inns of Canada and previously the largest hotel company in the country. Mr. Beckley’s involvement in the industry in Canada has been wide-ranging over the past 34 years and includes serving as Chairman of Experience Canada. His time as Chairman led to the foundation of the Canadian Tourism Commission and he also served as Chairman of Ontario’s Tourism Strategy under the Premiership of Bob Rae.

After joining Marriott International in 2001 he had overall development responsibility for all of its hotel brands in Canada. These included Ritz Carlton Hotels, Ritz Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and Delta Hotels as well as all of Marriott’s Select Service brands Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites and Towne Place Suites. During his tenure at Marriott, he grew its Canadian presence over twentyfold from 17 hotels to 145 and had signed agreements for the development of a further 18 which are due to open in 2016 and 2017.

“CBRE is a world-class organization and I’m excited to join a firm that provides such a diverse offering of services across a large footprint of the Canadian hospitality industry. Throughout my career, I have routinely encountered CBRE Hotels in a variety of transactions and have always been uniformly impressed with its innovative client solutions and industry expertise. I’m looking forward to working with Bill and his team and using the experience gained over my entire career to help build on its market-leading position.”

“Without doubt, Michael has helped make our country’s hotel industry into the success that it has become today. His addition to our platform is further evidence of the continued growth of CBRE Hotels into the most comprehensive professional services firm in the market that is dedicated to the Canadian hospitality sector,” added Stone.

In 2015, Beckley was named Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Hotel Association of Canada.​

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About CBRE

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and​ occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

In Canada, CBRE Limited employs approximately 1,890 people in 20 locations from coast to coast. Please visit our website at www.cbre.ca​.​


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