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Anderson Takes Lead Role in Americas Research at CBRE

Industry Veteran Named to Firm's Operations Management Board
January 9, 2014
Dr. Randy Anderson, Ph.D. has joined CBRE Group, Inc. as Americas Head of Research, bringing academic and hands-on experience in the commercial real estate, finance and management industries.

Based in Orlando, Anderson most recently served as principal at Blue Rock Real Estate LLC, which focused on investment of multifamily assets across the Southeast. He also worked as a professor at the University of Central Florida, significantly expanding the real estate program there. Anderson also held positions as chief economist at CNL Financial Group and Marcus & Millichap, as founding partner of Franklin Square Capital Partners, and has advised numerous investors on real estate strategies.

"We are very excited to have Randy lead our Research efforts in the Americas," said Nick Axford, Ph.D., CBRE’s Global Head of Research. "He has a proven ability to develop practical strategies and insight from complex market data. This talent is vitally important as strategic analysis increasingly underpins real estate decision-making for both occupiers and investors. Global trends are having an ever greater impact on local markets, and Randy will be a valuable addition to our Research leadership team as we develop an integrated global approach to addressing these issues."

Dr. Anderson has earned a Counselors of Real Estate designation, and was named a Distinguished Fellow at NAIOP's research foundation and a Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute. He has published more than 80 articles on real estate investment strategies and related topics, and serves as editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. Anderson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and received his undergraduate degree from North Central College in Naperville, IL. Additionally, Anderson will join CBRE's Americas Operations Management Board

Steven Swerdlow, CBRE’s chief operating officer of the Americas and president, Western division, added, "Clients are relying on CBRE more than ever for thoughtful analysis on how market trends affect occupancy and investment decisions. We look forward to having Randy and our Research team work with our professionals across the region to deliver this insight to our clients."

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