CBRE Strengthens its National Research platform with Richard Vilner joining as Managing Director of Research for Central Canada

Vilner to expand CBRE’s research capabilities in Investment Properties

​Toronto – May 11, 2016 – CBRE Limited (‘CBRE’) continues to strengthen its market leading National Research platform with the strategic hire of Richard Vilner as Managing Director of Research, Central Canada.  Richard joins CBRE after seven years with a leading research analytics firm, where he oversaw its commercial real estate research platform for Eastern Canada.

“Richard is a highly respected research professional and brings with him his first-rate market analytics and expertise across all asset classes.  His direct focus on investment and development transactions will significantly increase our research capabilities across the market.  Our goal is to continually provide our clients with market-leading insights and research to support their business decisions and Richard’s appointment allows us to have a greater focus on investment trends for the Canadian marketplace,” commented Mark Renzoni, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Canada.​

“Our commitment to a research platform that combines local insights with global trends sets us apart from our competitors and this strategic hire is further evidence of that,” added Renzoni.

Richard has a well-established profile within the Canadian real estate community. His depth of market knowledge means he is regularly sought out to present at industry events and conferences as well as providing updates to the financial lending industry on commercial real estate fundamentals and trends. 

“CBRE is a market-leader and one of the world’s most admired real estate companies, so I’m excited to join its growing National Research platform.  I look forward to working with the team to create incisive and insightful research that helps our clients navigate an increasingly multifaceted Canadian commercial real estate market.  It’s at such times where strategic advice and market intelligence is most needed and our goal is to deliver our insights to clients in new and innovative ways,” commented Richard Vilner, Managing Director of Research, Central Canada.


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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

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