REI Limited is founded in London, England.
The company that became CB Commercial is founded in
San Francisco by Colbert Coldwell as Tucker, Lynch & Coldwell.
Benjamin Banker is named partner.
Company’s first residential real estate office
opens in San Francisco.
Name is changed to Coldwell, Banker &
Company's head office opens in downtown Los
Previously a division of Coldwell, Banker &
Company, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage becomes a separately incorporated
subsidiary on the heels of rapid expansion.
Coldwell Banker Commercial and Coldwell Banker
Residential are acquired by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Canadian Company is formed under the name Coldwell
Banker Canada Inc. as a joint venture between Canadian real estate executives
and the Commercial Group of Coldwell Banker in the United States.
Commercial operations of Coldwell Banker are sold
to a group comprised of investors, management and employees.
CB Commercial name is adopted.
Westmark Realty Advisors, Langdon & Reider is
L.J. Melody & Company is acquired; company
celebrates 90th anniversary; initial public offering is completed
Koll Real Estate Services is acquired; company is
listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
REI Limited is acquired; company changes name to CB
Richard Ellis; Canadian operation is purchased taking ownership from 25% to
100%. Hillier Parker May & Rowden is acquired and now operates as CB Hillier
Parker in the UK.
CB Richard Ellis merges operations in Japan with
Ikoma Corporation, to become that country's largest real estate services entity.
Expands in Scandinavia and South America through various acquisitions
In Canada, CB Richard Ellis Limited and O & Y
Enterprises form a joint venture company, O&Y CBRE Facilities Management, to
develop facilities management and corporate real estate services opportunities
in Canada; CB Richard Ellis Inc. goes private and the stock no longer trades on
the New York Stock Exchange; the Canadian company opens its Atlantic Canada
In July 2003, CB Richard Ellis and Insignia were
brought together to form the world's premier, full-service real estate services
company, operating under the name CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).
In December 2004, O&Y CBRE Facilities Management
becomes CB Richard Ellis Management Services, with the mission to provide
comprehensive real estate services for a range of institutional, investor,
corporate, and individual clients.
CB Richard Ellis was identified as one of the top
corporate cultures in Canada by corporate recruiting firm Waterstone Human
Capital and continues to hire the best young talent.
CB Richard Ellis acquires The Trammell Crow
Company. The acquisition expands CB Richard Ellis’ global leadership and
strengthens its ability to provide integrated account management and
comprehensive real estate services for corporate, institutional, health care and
Euromoney has named CB Richard Ellis the overall winner in its 2006 Global Real Estate Awards. CB Richard Ellis swept the board winning a total of 48 awards from the global financial publication, including the award for top Global Advisory firm.
CB Richard Ellis was named one of the 50 “best in
class” companies and among the top 40 "most generous" companies by BusinessWeek
, as well as ranked 33rd in Fortune's List of 100 Fastest Growing Companies.
CB Richard Ellis became the first real estate services firm to announce plans
to be carbon-neutral by 2010, including CBRE's major initiative to assist
clients with energy efficiency programs at the 1.7 billion square feet of
building space that the company manages around the world.
CB Richard Ellis becomes first commercial real estate service provider included in the Fortune 500, is voted Global Real Estate Advisor of the Year for third time in four years and is named EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year. In Canada CB Richard Ellis acquires Tempest Management Corp.
Ranked real estate industry’s top outsourcing company by IAOP and named real estate industry’s top company for corporate responsibility by CRO Magazine.
CB Richard Ellis is voted best property investment advisor by Financial Times. Named top real estate outsourcing company by Frost & Sullivan and The Black Book of Outsourcing and ranked number 30 in Newsweek’s list of the “greenest big companies;” highest ranked real estate company.
Acquired ING’s real estate investment management business in Europe and Asia and its listed securities business. CBRE ranked real estate industry’s top outsourcing company by IAOP.
Name changed to CBRE.