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2017 Top Brokers

The top commercial real estate brokers are based on total global transaction volume in 2016.

For nearly a decade and a half, CBRE Group has topped NREI’s ranking of the top brokerage firms. This year marked the 14th consecutive time CBRE has topped the list, which is based on the total value of each firm’s leasing and investment sales transactions.

CBRE cracked $300 billion in transactions for the second consecutive year in 2016—$110.8 billion in leasing deals and $211.4 billion in investment sales. The firm’s volume of deals increased 3.7 percent over 2015. (That’s a bit smaller than the 9.0 percent growth it had experienced the previous year.) Looking back further, however, CBRE Group has doubled its deal volume in just six years compared with the $159 billion in deals in posted in 2011.

Slower growth was a theme among many firms this year. Many saw slower paces of growth than they did a year ago. Some firms even experienced year-over-year decreases in deal volume.

Overall, six firms cracked $100 billion in deals, 13 were exceeded $20 billion in volume and 18 were over $10 billion.

This version of the ranking features additional data, including breakdowns of volume by leasing and investment sales globally and in the U.S in 2016. It also includes the number of transactions closed, the number of brokers employed and revenue figures for some firms.

* JLL chose to only submit a figure for its global investment sales volume. It did not submit a value for its leasing transactions. Corfac International chose not to submit information in this year’s ranking.

Property Type Key

  • HO: Hotel
  • IN: Industrial
  • MF: Multifamily
  • OF: Office
  • RT: Retail
  • SH: Seniors Housing
  • ST: Student Housing

Services Key

  • AM: Asset Management
  • CO: Corporate Real Estate
  • DV: Development
  • FM: Facilities Management
  • IS: Investment Sales
  • LA: Lease Administration
  • LR: Landlord Representation
  • MB: Mortgage Brokerage
  • PJ: Project Management
  • PM: Property Management
  • SU: Sustainability
  • TR: Tenant Representation
  • OT: Other
  • VA: Valuation
Rank Company Total Global Transaction Volume

1

CBRE Group

$322,200,000,000

2

JLL

$219,100,000,000

3

Cushman & Wakefield

$191,000,000,000

4

Newmark Knight Frank

$122,072,238,703

5

iCORE Global

$106,100,000,000

6

Eastdil Secured

$104,100,000,000

7

Colliers International

$103,957,557,684

8

Savills

$74,700,000,000

9

TCN Worldwide

$58,603,344,000

10

Marcus & Millichap

$42,300,000,000

11

HFF

$36,660,669,000

12

NAI Global

$26,085,072,112

13

CORE Network

$20,712,282,399

14

Avison Young

$14,500,000,000

15

Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services

$11,548,867,072

16

RE/MAX Commercial

$11,035,477,508

17

SVN International

$10,600,000,000

18

Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates

$9,340,082,529

19

Transwestern

$9,201,346,354

20

Berkadia

$8,000,000,000

21

KW Commercial

$6,051,961,353

22

Kidder Mathews

$5,562,047,831

23

CBC Advisors

$4,870,000,000

24

X Team International

$3,926,000,000

25

Stan Johnson Company

$3,308,000,000

26

RKF

$3,146,994,988

27

DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services

$2,763,200,000

28

Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales

$2,592,454,042

29

The Shopping Center Group

$2,237,219,608

30

SRS Real Estate Partners

$2,217,333,221

31

Rosewood Realty Group

$2,056,126,321

32

O,R&L Commercial

$1,905,000,000

33

Mid-America Real Estate Group

$1,703,000,000

34

Capital Pacific

$931,239,120

35

GFI Realty Services

$893,100,000

36

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

$864,188,473

37

Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors

$622,326,341

38

Hunter Hotel Advisors

$603,000,000

39

Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates

$558,145,036

40

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

$553,855,712

41

Hanley Investment Group

$542,000,000

42

Senior Living Investment Brokerage Co.

$503,704,000

43

Greysteel

$461,819,295

44

Sands Investment Group

$343,018,628

45

Faris Lee Investments

$289,313,896

46

ORION Investment Real Estate

$245,000,000

47

Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate

$231,400,000

48

Quantum Real Estate Advisors

$160,000,000

49

Rittenhouse Realty Advisors

$152,699,500

50

Sunstone Manufactured Housing Consultants

$148,505,245

51

Goodman Real Estate Services Group

$129,934,281

52

SkyView Advisors

$79,435,000

53

Adelphia Properties

$76,271,899

54

Gatski Commercial Real Estate Services

$74,147,940

55

Coreland Companies

$63,039,593

56

Foresite Realty Partners

$53,861,550

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