RCA Insights

New Consolidation in Global Brokerage Universe

By on March 19th, 2019

Having just published our global broker rankings and an insight into the changing landscape of the brokerage industry, the picture has changed again.

JLL’s announcement that it is acquiring HFF in a deal worth $2 billion would propel the combined entity to second place in the ranks of the largest brokers in the Americas for 2018. It would also cement JLL’s position as the second largest broker globally behind CBRE.

HFF is predominantly focused on the Americas and it was the fourth largest broker in this region in 2018, according to the latest RCA Top Global Investment Brokers report. JLL held the number six rank for the Americas.

The RCA rankings are based on sell-side activity of brokers. RCA clients can log into the RCA website to download their copy of the 2018 RCA Top Global Investment Brokers report and the report methodology. 

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Also on RCA Insights:

The Changing Investment Brokerage Landscape

RCA Names Top Global CRE Brokers for 2018

Simon Mallinson

Executive Managing Director, EMEA & APAC

Simon Mallinson joined Real Capital Analytics in January 2013. Based in London, Simon has board level responsibility for EMEA and APAC, with a particular passion for the continued development of RCA’s industry-leading client service and capital markets analytics.

Previously, Simon was Senior Director leading European Research at Invesco Real Estate. Prior to Invesco, Simon held a number of roles with IPD (now part of MSCI) in London and the United States. As Head of US Services, based in Chicago, he established IPD’s first North American office.

Simon is a Board Member of US association NCREIF, a member of RICS and is active across a number of other global real estate associations. He holds degrees from both Leeds and Manchester University, UK. Simon has set foot in 48 U.S. states and is looking for an excuse to visit Maine and Alaska.