CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG
) has promoted Lewis Horne to President, Greater Los Angeles - Orange County Region. Horne will continue responsibility for eight offices and more than 1,200 employees across the firm's 15 primary business lines and specialty practice groups.
Horne has led the region for CBRE since 2007. His promotion to the title of president reflects a high level of performance across several leadership attributes, including new business development, sales and people management, market and industry leadership, and client relationships.
"This is a well-deserved promotion for Lew," said Cal Frese, CEO, Americas Region for CBRE. "He is an exemplary market leader who has excelled over an extended time period. Lew has consistently produced superior financial results while exhibiting strong leadership qualities and upholding our core values."
Most recently, Horne oversaw the relocation of CBRE's downtown Los Angeles headquarters and its tranformation ito a free-address environment under the new Workplace360 space - touted as an innovative workspace bolstering collaboration and technology while retaining top talent in the industry. CBRE professionals in the region have completed more than 12,000 lease and sale transactions annually, and manage nearly 87 million square feet of commercial space.
He previously held the title of market leader for CBRE's Los Angeles market, having held a variety of leadership positions since beginning his real estate career in 1984 as an industrial broker. During this time he has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Manager Innovation Award, Manager of the Year, Endurance of Spirit Award, James J Didion Leadership Award, and was a three-time member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle, comprised of top-producing professionals nationally.
"Lew is one of the most respected leaders in the company. He is admired for his business acumen, visionary qualities, ability to problem solve and resolve conflict, increasing stature in the business community and an ability to bring people together to accomplish strategic objectives," said Steve Swerdlow, CBRE’s President, Western Division.