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Real Capital Analytics Names Top Global Brokerage Firms of 2019

Real Capital Analytics / March 17th, 2020

New York, March 17, 2020 – Real Capital Analytics, Inc (RCA) has named the top commercial real estate sales brokers across the globe for 2019.

In its ninth annual ranking, RCA revealed that CBRE was the top broker globally based on investment sales volume, with JLL in second place and Eastdil Secured in the third position. Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank/Newmark Knight Frank rounded out the top five.

Across the three global regions, CBRE came out top for the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and JLL took first place in Asia Pacific. The ranking involved the sell-side transaction activity of 637 brokerage firms across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

“Brokerage firms play an essential role in the liquidity of commercial real estate markets globally,’’ said Simon Mallinson, Executive Managing Director at RCA. “The $654 billion in sales brokered by these firms in 2019 shows their continued relevance in a digital age. RCA’s Top Global Investment Brokers report is testament to that.”

The top 25 brokerage firms in the ranking accounted for a 93% share of the investment sales activity recorded.

The Top Global Investment Brokers report ranks brokers across the property types for more than a dozen country markets globally.

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