CBRE Group, Inc. Acquires EA Shaw

  CBRE Group, Inc. Acquires EA Shaw

Acquisition of Specialist London Property Consultancy Expands CBRE's Presence
   in the City’s Commercial Property Market and Significantly Enhances its
                      Residential Capabilities in London

Business Wire

LONDON -- November 20, 2012

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a leading global commercial real estate services
and investment firm, today announced the acquisition of EA Shaw, an
independent commercial and residential property partnership which specialises
in central London.

Founded in 1899, EA Shaw provides commercial and residential investment,
management, asset management and leasing services to clients including
ShaftesburyPLC, Soho Estates, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and
Legal & General. Earlier this year, EA Shaw was named London Property Advisor
of the Year by Estates Gazette for the fifth time in six years.

EA Shaw will become part of CBRE’s Central London business under the
leadership of Adam Hetherington and will continue to operate from its office
in Covent Garden. Through the transaction, CBRE brings on board an established
team of commercial real estate professionals in London’s Midtown and South
Bank areas, including Nick Bark, Head of Management, and Charlie Killen, Head
of Commercial. The EA Shaw professionals complement CBRE’s market-leading
position in the West End, City and East London markets.

During the first nine months of 2012, CBRE was the most active capital markets
advisor in the UK and central London, according to CoStar, and the top office
leasing agent in London in Q3 2012, according to Estates Gazette.

The acquisition also significantly enhances CBRE’s fast-growing central London
residential business, which will now offer a full range of services in the
prime and super-prime segments of the market, including lettings, development
consultancy and property management services. The transaction also boosts
CBRE’s existing development marketing and sales/acquisition capabilities.

Over the past two years, CBRE has built a network of residential experts based
in key markets across Europe and Asia focused on promoting super prime
opportunities in central London. CBRE Residential already serves a range of
clients including Berkeley Homes, Exemplar, CIT and Barratts.

CBRE’s Mark Collins will become Chairman of the combined residential business
with EA Shaw’s Lisa Hollands serving as Managing Director, and CBRE’s Chris
Lacey continuing as Head of Residential Funding & Investment. The enlarged
residential team will operate from both EA Shaw’s existing Covent Garden
offices and CBRE’s Henrietta House base in the West End.

Michael Strong, Chairman & CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa, CBRE, said:

“We are committed to continually investing in our business with a focus on
improving our offer to clients. London is one of the most important real
estate markets globally and extending our leadership position to new segments
of the city enhances our ability to respond to client requirements. EA Shaw is
an ideal partner for us; our combined commercial and residential offerings
provide another significant dimension to our London and international

Adam Hetherington, Managing Director, Central London, CBRE commented:

“The combination of EA Shaw and CBRE creates a formidable force in the central
London market with a unique capability to provide advice across both the
residential and commercial sectors. EA Shaw is highly regarded in the
residential market, and alongside their strength in development marketing,
they bring a highly skilled lettings, management and second-hand
sales/acquisitions services team to CBRE.”

EA Shaw’s Charlie Killen added:

“We are exceptionally proud of our achievements at EA Shaw. By aligning our
specialist expertise and intensive market knowledge with CBRE’s broad-ranging
capabilities and truly global reach, we will be able to provide our current
and future clients with the best possible service. We believe this transaction
creates a powerful proposition for those seeking to promote or access
opportunities in the central London market. In particular, the prospects for
furthering our commercial real estate business and building a sizeable
residential team together serving the cross-border prime and super-prime
markets are incredibly exciting.”

This is the second investment CBRE has made in the UK this year, following the
acquisition of Franc Warwick in September.

About CBRE Group, Inc.

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 firm
(in terms of 2011 revenue). The Company has approximately 34,000 employees
(excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers
through more than 300 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

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995

Certain of the statements in this release regarding the acquisition of EA Shaw
that do not concern purely historical data are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the ''safe harbor'' provisions of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of
the parties to successfully integrate the operations of EA Shaw with CBRE’s
existing commercial and residential real estate operations in the London
market, and the ability to leverage the combined operations to capture a
larger share of the prime and super-prime residential market and the
commercial market in London, as well as other risks and uncertainties
discussed in CBRE’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC). Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this
release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, CBRE
expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect
actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. If CBRE
does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be
drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other
forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning factors that
may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the
forward-looking statements, and risks to CBRE’s business in general, please
refer to the Company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and its Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Such filings are available
publicly and may be obtained off the Company's website at or upon
request from the CBRE Investor Relations Department at


CBRE Group, Inc.
Gil Borok
Chief Financial Officer
Nick Kormeluk
Investor Relations
Steve Iaco
Corporate Communications
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