Matt Kircher Returns to CBRE Group to Lead Bay Area Retail Practice

27-Year Veteran of Retail Real Estate has Excelled in Local, National Roles

Los Angeles – Nov. 28, 2016 – CBRE Group, Inc., announced today that Matt Kircher, a 27-year veteran of retail real estate, is returning to the company as Managing Director and Executive Vice President in San Francisco to lead its Bay Area Retail-leasing business.

Mr. Kircher brings to CBRE a long history of retail leadership both in the Bay Area and nationally. He comes to CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield/Terranomics, where he led more than 30 retail professionals in six Northern California offices for the past 20 years.

At CBRE, Mr. Kircher will direct the company’s Retail-leasing platform, professionals and offering in the Bay Area while advising Anthony Buono, Chairman of CBRE’s Global Retail Executive Committee, on the company’s Retail strategy in the Americas. He will report to Joe Wallace, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director in the Bay Area.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield predecessor Terranomics in 1994, Mr. Kircher spent the first five years of his career in retail real estate as a professional in CBRE’s Bay Area offices. Since then, Terranomics and its successors have ranked Mr. Kircher as one of their top Bay Area retail professionals every year. He served as president and chairman of ChainLinks Retail Advisors, a national network of retail real estate professionals, from 2007 to 2013.

“I look forward to once again working closely with Matt,” said Mickey Ashmore, Chairman, Retail Services, the Americas. “For 20 years, we have collaborated as peers to share business practices and help to create positive outcomes for respective clients. Matt exhibits an innate understanding of client service and leadership. His presence will significantly benefit CBRE Retail in both the Bay Area and nationally.”

Mr. Kircher works with both retailers and property investors, representing numerous national and global retailers in the Bay Area and handling leasing at numerous major shopping centers from development to completion and beyond in his career.

“The return to CBRE of someone of Matt’s rare character and experience validates CBRE as a preferred destination for the industry’s most talented professionals,” Mr. Wallace said. “It also underscores CBRE’s unmatched investment in its Retail business, including proprietary analytics, customized retail training, retail research, unique access to the world’s best retailers and other platform tools to help professionals deliver world-class retail outcomes for their clients.”

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 and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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