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NREI Research Series
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2018 Top Brokers

The ranking of top commercial real estate brokers is based on total global transaction volume in 2017.

For the 15th consecutive year, CBRE Group has topped NREI’s ranking of the top brokerage firms.  

Our ranking is based on the total value of each firm’s global leasing and investment sales transactions.

CBRE cracked $300 billion in transactions for the third consecutive year in 2017, growing its overall deal volume to $337.6 billion, up from $322.2 billion in 2016, a 4.8 percent growth rate.

CBRE’s volume was $85 billion greater than that of the second place firm on the list, JLL, which posted $252 billion in transaction volume. JLL’s volume, however, grew at a faster pace. Overall, its 2017 figure was 15 percent greater than its 2016 deal volume of $219.1 billion.

Newmark Knight Frank ranked third on our 2018 list, with total global deal volume of $151 billion. That figure is 23.7 percent greater than what the firm posted a year ago.

Overall, four firms cracked $100 billion in deals, while nine exceeded $20 billion in volume and 15 were over $10 billion.*

* Cushman & Wakefield and NAI Global chose not to submit information for 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 Value of Global Transactions

1

CBRE Group

$337,600,000,000

2

JLL

$252,000,000,000

3

Newmark Knight Frank

$151,000,000,000

4

Colliers International

$116,300,000,000

5

Eastdil Secured

$93,955,000,000

6

Savills

$82,917,000,000

7

TCN Worldwide

$63,714,000,000

8

Marcus & Millichap

$42,200,000,000

9

HFF

$34,482,775,000

10

CORE Network

$18,031,000,000

11

Avison Young

$17,443,000,000

12

RE/MAX Commercial

$13,486,700,560

13

Lee & Associates

$13,028,220,150

14

SVN International

$11,100,000,000

15

Transwestern

$10,828,953,244

16

Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates

$8,738,124,944

17

KW Commercial

$8,233,831,991

18

CORFAC International

$8,000,000,000

19

Berkadia

$7,768,150,190

20

Kidder Mathews

$7,044,237,494

21

Commercial Properties / CORFAC International

$6,765,074,032

22

DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services

$3,129,000,000

23

Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales

$3,050,468,662

24

SRS Real Estate Partners

$2,228,068,450

25

Sands Investment Group

$1,338,485,530

26

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

$1,097,919,440

27

Just Multifamily

$1,000,250,000

28

Berkeley Capital Advisors

$952,042,600

29

Capital Pacific

$784,000,000

30

Hunter Hotel Advisors

$750,000,000

31

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

$738,114,384

32

The Kislak Company

$626,461,821

33

Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors

$604,310,462

34

Hanley Investment Group

$562,000,000

35

Senior Living Investment Brokerage

$523,465,500

36

GFI Realty Services

$511,496,696

37

Phoenix Commercial Advisors

$449,564,341

38

Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate

$447,000,000

39

Capstone Apartment Partners

$443,696,732

40

Friedman Real Estate

$412,992,211

41

Faris Lee Investments

$303,334,000

42

H&R Retail

$299,878,823

43

Goodman Real Estate Services Group

$296,574,207

44

Kennedy Wilson Properties

$278,869,373

45

Interra Realty

$230,215,450

46

Orion Investment Real Est

$175,000,000

47

SkyView Advisors

$174,920,800

48

Quantum Real Estate Advisors

$172,000,000

49

Darwin Realty

$163,633,830

50

Kiser Group

$161,283,820

51

O,R&L Commercial

$160,800,000

52

The Welfont Group

$150,337,454

53

State Street Realty

$150,000,000

54

Apartment Consultants Inc.

$140,001,772

55

Sunstone Real Estate Advisors

$131,418,400

56

LandQwest Commercial

$130,594,849

57

Rittenhouse Realty Advisors

$113,708,800

58

The Silver Group

$106,000,000

59

Gatski Commercial Real Estate Services

$81,934,677

60

Adelphia Properties

$80,018,112

61

Foresite Realty Partners

$67,090,544

62

Coreland Companies

$63,002,511

63

KeyPoint Partners

$53,008,000

64

Nationwide-RE

$42,513,437

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