CBRE: People & Culture

Aug 31, 2017 10:00 AM ET

At CBRE, people are at the center of our strategy. We are at our best when people with different backgrounds and experiences come together to produce great results for our clients. Our recently released CR Report highlights our continued focus on diversity and inclusion.

  • Beginning in 2017, each member of CBRE’s Global Operating Committee (GOC) is sponsoring/championing at least one diverse leader, identified through the company’s annual talent assessment process, who work outside the GOC member’s span of control.
  • Three longtime members of the CBRE Group Board of Directors retired in 2016. To mark their many years of service, CBRE established a scholarship grant and summer internship program for a student of racial or ethnic diversity in each former Director’s name at their alma maters: University of California, Berkeley (Richard Blum); Vanderbilt University (Mickey Kantor); and Duke University (Gary Wilson).
  • CBRE recognizes that transitioning individuals have the right to openly be who they are, meaning that while maintaining professional expectations, they may express their gender identity, characteristics or expression without fear of consequences. In July 2016, CBRE issued Transgender Transition Guidelines to support these individuals in making their transition known at work.

Our employee value proposition, called Our Employee Advantage, is that “every day you are empowered and expected to be better.” In 2016, employees were invited to create a video to share what it feels like to work at CBRE. Hundreds of videos were submitted from employees in 18 countries, and as a result, one global and three regional compilation videos were developed to highlight the CBRE employee experience.

Trammell Crow Company’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative aims to improving the breadth of perspectives brought to bear on the firm’s business, broadening the makeup of our personnel and leadership, and instituting long-term programs to attract and retain qualified diverse professionals. In 2016, TCC released a video describing the initiative and demonstrating how a diverse workforce leads to success.

Learn more about these projects and other People & Culture highlights in the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report.