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2016 Top Brokers

2016 Top Brokers

Commercial real estate brokerage firms posted another strong year in 2015, growing both leasing and investment sales volumes, according to data provided to NREI as part of our annual ranking of the top commercial real estate brokers.

CBRE Group continued to lead the way. It is the 13th consecutive year that CBRE has led the industry in total transaction volume. CBRE cracked $300 billion in transactions in 2015—$104.4 billion in leasing deals and $206.2 billion in investment sales. That’s a 9.0 percent increase from 2014. Looking back further, it’s nearly double the firm’s transaction volume in 2011, when it posted $159 billion in deals.

There is one notable omission. Cushman & Wakefield did not supply 2015 transaction volumes on account of the ongoing merger process with DTZ. The firm anticipates it will supply numbers for next year’s list. If it had, it likely would have joined CBRE, JLL, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Colliers International and Eastdil Secured as firms that posted more than $100 billion in transactions in 2015. As recently as 2011, CBRE was the only firm with more than $100 billion in deals.

The firms that ranked in the top 20 in each of the past two years posted average transaction volume growth of 15.0 percent from 2014 to 2015. Eastdil Secured and Transwestern posted the largest year-over-year gains with Eastdil, the number five firm on this year’s list, growing its volume 30.6 percent and Transwestern (No. 18), seeing a 26.5 percent boost in transactions. Overall, 16 different firms that provided us with data posted more than $10 billion in transactions in 2015 and 30 cracked the $1 billion mark.

Rank Company Total Global Transaction Volume

1

CBRE Group

$310,600,000,000

2

JLL

$214,400,000,000

3

Eastdil Secured

$119,500,000,000

4

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

$112,570,325,050

5

Colliers International

$112,000,000,000

6

iCORE Global

$75,000,000,000

7

Savills

$67,800,000,000

8

TCN Worldwide

$58,599,014,392

9

Marcus & Millichap

$37,800,000,000

10

HFF

$34,070,000,000

11

CORE Network

$22,232,174,676

12

NAI Global

$13,803,110,435

13

Avison Young

$13,111,000,000

14

Lee & Associates

$11,959,749,538

15

RE/MAX Commercial

$11,057,345,579

16

SVN International

$10,101,000,000

17

Coldwell Banker Commercial

$9,949,839,693

18

Transwestern

$8,645,978,137

19

CORFAC International

$8,550,000,000

20

KW Commercial

$5,211,608,148

21

Kidder Mathews

$4,687,209,411

22

X Team International

$3,944,000,000

23

Stan Johnson Co.

$3,500,000,000

24

CBC Advisors

$2,100,000,000

25

Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales

$1,923,800,000

26

RKF

$1,800,337,292

27

Mid-America Real Estate Group

$1,703,000,000

28

The Shopping Center Group

$1,657,736,907

29

SRS Real Estate Partners

$1,381,525,753

30

GFI Realty Services

$1,006,867,549

31

PMRG

$911,372,577

32

Capital Pacific

$901,873,811

33

Hunter Hotel Advisors

$875,000,000

34

BRC Advisors

$747,825,996

35

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

$743,730,000

36

Commercial Properties

$726,349,627

37

Senior Living Investment Brokerage Co.

$719,820,000

38

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

$670,629,784

39

Faris Lee Investments

$616,769,227

40

Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors

$508,567,700

41

Hanley Investment Group

$348,000,000

42

Sands Investment Group

$280,561,942

43

Brown Gibbons Lang | Real Estate Partners

$272,077,298

44

Alpha Realty NY

$246,645,000

45

Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate

$231,500,000

46

Northeast Private Client Group

$194,088,000

47

SSH Real Estate

$178,700,000

48

Goodman Real Estate Services Group

$159,679,842

49

HotelBrokerOne

$118,614,295

50

Amber Hotel Co.

$116,000,000

51

Americas Commercial Real Estate

$108,612,724

52

Passov Real Estate Group

$92,989,625

53

Quantum Real Estate Advisors

$68,313,500

54

DBC Real Estate Management

$54,302,000

55

Equis Commercial Real Estate

$45,879,937

56

Sunstone Manufactured Housing Consultants

$41,856,186

57

Brown Nester Hospitality Services

$28,625,000

58

Current Capital Management

$27,000,000

59

Crystal Investment Property

$20,000,000

60

ORION Investment Real Estate

$17,500,000

61

Wired International

$4,060,000

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