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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raymond Wirta

73 2014 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Sulentic

60 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Groch

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Global Director - Corporate Development

William Concannon

61 2012 Chief Executive Officer — Global Workplace Solutions

T. Ritson Ferguson

58 2016 Chief Executive Officer—CBRE Global Investors

Calvin Frese

60 2016 Global Group President - Geographies

Michael Lafitte

56 2016 Global Group President - Lines of Business and Client Care

Laurence Midler

52 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Arlin Gaffner

61 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

James Kirk

51 2012 Chief Administrative Officer

Beth Cobert

2017 Director

Sanjiv Yajnik

60 2017 Director

Brandon Boze

36 2012 Independent Director

Curtis Feeny

59 2006 Independent Director

Bradford Freeman

75 2001 Independent Director

Christopher Jenny

61 2016 Independent Director

Gerardo Lopez

58 2015 Independent Director

Frederic Malek

80 2001 Independent Director

Paula Reynolds

60 2016 Independent Director

Laura Tyson

69 2010 Independent Director

Steve Laco

2013 Senior Managing Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Raymond Wirta

Mr. Raymond E. Wirta is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been the Independent Chair of our Board since May 2014 and was previously the Vice Chair of our Board from November 2013 to May 2014. He has served as the President of the Investment Properties Group at the Irvine Company since June 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer of The Koll Company since November 2009. Mr. Wirta served as our Chief Executive Officer from September 2001 to June 2005, and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor company, CBRE Services, Inc., from May 1999 to September 2001. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of that predecessor company from May 1998 to May 1999. Mr. Wirta served as a director and Non-Executive Chairman of Realty Finance Corporation, where he was the Chairman from May 2005 through August 2009. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of that company from April 2007 to September 2007.

Robert Sulentic

Mr. Robert E. Sulentic is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He previously served as the President of our Development Services business from December 2006 to April 2011, as our Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 until March 2010 and as our Group President from July 2009 until March 2010. Mr. Sulentic was a member of our Board and Group President of Development Services, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from December 2006 through March 2009. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Company from October 2000 through our acquisition of that company in December 2006, and prior to that served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 1998 to October 2000.

James Groch

Mr. James R. Groch is Chief Financial Officer, Global Director - Corporate Development of the Company. He has been our Chief Financial Officer and Global Director of Corporate Development since March 2014. He previously served as our Global Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Finance from January 2009 to March 2014. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the Chief Investment Officer, President of Funds and Investment Management and Director of Corporate Finance of our subsidiary Trammell Crow Company; he served in the Chief Investment Officer role at Trammell Crow Company from 1998 and added the roles of President of Funds and Investment Management and Director of Corporate Finance from 2000 until our acquisition of Trammell Crow Company in December 2006. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Groch served as Trammell Crow Company’s President of Development and Investments for the Eastern U.S., and was a Managing Director of Trammell Crow Northeast from 1991 until 1997. In 1988, Mr. Groch became a partner in Trammell Crow Company after joining the company three years earlier. Mr. Groch holds a B.A. of Economics from Dickinson College and an M.B.A. from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

William Concannon

Mr. William F. Concannon is Chief Executive Officer — Global Workplace Solutions of the Company. He served as President of this business line from August 2009 until September 2015, and as Vice Chairman of this business line from 2006 until August 2009. Mr. Concannon served as Vice Chairman, from June 2003, and as director, from 1991, of Trammell Crow Company, a diversified commercial real estate firm, until its acquisition by CBRE in December 2006. From February 2001 to June 2003, Mr. Concannon was the president of the global services group of Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Concannon has also served as the president and chief executive officer of Trammell Crow Corporate Services, a real estate company, and from 2002 to 2006, he served on the board of directors of FPD Savills, a real estate company based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Concannon is a member of the board of directors of CRA International, Inc. He holds a B.S. from Providence College.

T. Ritson Ferguson

Mr. T. Ritson R. Ferguson is Chief Executive Officer — CBRE Global Investors of the Company. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of ING Clarion Real Estate Securities, LLC from 1992 until our acquisition of that company in July 2011. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ferguson worked at K.S. Sweet Associates, Bain & Company and Trammell Crow Company, and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He currently serves on the board of trustees of CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund, which is a CBRE Clarion Securities-managed investment fund. Mr. Ferguson holds a B.S. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA charterholder.

Calvin Frese

Mr. Calvin W. Frese, Jr. is Global Group President - Geographies of the Company. He previously served as Group President—Global Services from December 2010 to July 2012 and President—Global Services from March 2010 to December 2010. He also served as our Global Chief Operating Officer from January 2009 to March 2010 and as President of our Americas business from January 2005 until August 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Frese served as our Chief Operating Officer of the Americas beginning in 2001, and prior to that as our Executive Managing Director of the Central Region from 1998 to 2001. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Frese was General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Whittier Partners, a New England-based full-service real estate company and a member of the CBRE affiliate network. He holds a B.A. from Trinity College and an M.S. in Accounting from the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Michael Lafitte

Mr. Michael J. Lafitte is Global Group President - Lines of Business and Client Care of the Company. He previously served as our Chief Operating Officer from February 2013 to June 2016, Global President of our Services business from July 2012 to February 2013 and prior to that was the President of our Americas region from August 2009 to July 2012. Prior to that, he served as President of our Institutional & Corporate Services business beginning in December 2006. He served as President, Global Services of Trammell Crow Company from June 2003 until our acquisition of that company in December 2006, and prior to that served as Trammell Crow Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Global Services beginning in September 2002. Mr. Lafitte holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Laurence Midler

Mr. Laurence H. Midler is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He previously served as our Chief Compliance Officer from April 2004 to January 2014. Mr. Midler served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to Micro Warehouse, Inc., from July 2001 until the acquisition of its North American businesses in September 2003. Mr. Midler began his legal career as an associate at Latham & Watkins, a global law firm, in 1990. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. degree from The New York University School of Law.

Arlin Gaffner

Mr. Arlin E. Gaffner is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective as of November 17, 2017. He was Chief Financial Officer, Americas of the Company. He is no longer Chief Accounting Officer of CBRE Group Inc., effective March 4, 2014. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Trammell Crow Company, which operates Development Services business, from acquisition of that company in December 2006 through December 2011. Mr. Gaffner was the Chief Accounting Officer of Trammell Crow Company from January 2002 until December 2006. Mr. Gaffner is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. from Oral Roberts University.

James Kirk

Mr. James Christopher Kirk is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He was our Global Director of Human Resources from June 2010 to July 2012. Mr. Kirk previously served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to July 2011 and General Counsel from 2001 to 2011 of Trammell Crow Company. Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Kirk was a partner at the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he was a corporate finance, securities and M&A lawyer. Mr. Kirk holds a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

Beth Cobert

Ms. Beth Cobert is Director of the company. She is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors. She is a former Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised companies in a wide range of industries on strategic, operational and organizational issues. She led McKinsey's strategy work for CBRE from 2011 to 2013. She served as Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from July 2015 to January 2017, and as the Deputy Director for Management of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from October 2013 to July 2015. In April 2017, Ms. Cobert was named Chief Executive Officer of Skillful, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, which helps Americans to keep up with the rapid transformations that automation and other technological advancements are bringing to jobs in the digital economy.

Sanjiv Yajnik

Mr. Sanjiv Yajnik is Director of the company. Since 2009, Mr. Yajnik has served as President of Capital One Financial Services, a Division of Capital One. Mr. Yajnik is also President and Director of Capital One National Association, one of Capital One's two national bank subsidiaries, and serves on Capital One's Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Yajnik oversees Capital One's community relations throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana as President of the company's South Central Region. Since joining Capital One in 1998, he has held a number of senior leadership positions in Europe, Canada and the United States. Prior to Capital One, he held leadership positions at PepsiCo and Circuit City and was a Chief Engineer for Mobil Oil Corporation's shipping business. Mr. Yajnik also serves on several Boards. In November 2015, he was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to be Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Corporation. He is also the Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association, and leads the Board of Governors in overseeing the direction and governance for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Brandon Boze

Mr. Brandon B. Boze is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Partner at ValueAct Capital, a privately-owned investment firm. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in August 2005, Mr. Boze was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, focused on power utilities and technology mergers and acquisitions. He previously served on the board of directors of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Mr. Boze holds a B.E. from Vanderbilt University and is a CFA charterholder.

Curtis Feeny

Mr. Curtis F. Feeny is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Managing Director of Voyager Capital, a venture capital firm, since January 2000. From 1992 through 1999, Mr. Feeny served as Executive Vice President of Stanford Management Co., which manages the Stanford University endowment. He previously served on the board of directors of Trammell Crow Company, which we acquired in 2006. Mr. Feeny holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Bradford Freeman

Mr. Bradford M. Freeman is Independent Director of the Company. He is a founding partner of Freeman Spogli & Co. Incorporated, a private investment company founded in 1983. He previously served on the board of directors of Edison International. Mr. Freeman holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Christopher Jenny

Mr. Christopher T. Jenny is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Senior Advisor to Parthenon-EY since January 2016 and was a Senior Managing Director at Parthenon-EY from August 2014 through December 2015. He previously served as President and Senior Partner with The Parthenon Group LLC, a Boston-based private management consulting and management firm, from 1995 to 2014 prior to its merger with Ernst & Young in August 2014. Prior to joining The Parthenon Group LLC in 1995, Mr. Jenny was a Partner with Bain & Company, Inc., a global business strategy consulting firm.

Gerardo Lopez

Mr. Gerardo I. Lopez is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc. and its paired-share REIT, ESH Hospitality, Inc., since August 2015. Mr. Lopez previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, AMC Entertainment Inc., from March 2009 through August 2015. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Company and President of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions from September 2004 to March 2009, and President of the Handleman Entertainment Resources division of Handleman Company from November 2001 to September 2004. Mr. Lopez has also held a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Frito Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company.

Frederic Malek

Mr. Frederic V. Malek is Independent Director of the Company. He serves as Chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, which he founded in 1991 and which is a sponsor of private hotel real estate investment trusts. He is a member of the board of directors of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of Automatic Data Processing Corp., the Federal National Mortgage Association, Northwest Airlines Corporation and FPL Group, Inc. Mr. Malek holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Paula Reynolds

Ms. Paula Rosput Reynolds is Independent Director of the company. She has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of PreferWest, LLC, a business advisory group, since September 2009. She was Vice Chairman and Chief Restructuring Officer of American International Group from October 2008 to September 2009, where she oversaw its divestiture of assets and served as chief liaison to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. From 2006 to 2008, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Safeco Corporation, a casualty insurance company, until its acquisition by Liberty Mutual Group. Ms. Reynolds was Chairman of AGL Resources from 2002 to 2005 and its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2005. She was President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta Gas Light Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGL Resources, from 1998 to 2000. She holds a B.A. degree from Wellesley College.

Laura Tyson

Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. She has been a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley since July 2016. She was a Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley from January 2007 to July 2016 and has also been the Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Haas School since July 2013. Dr. Tyson was previously Dean of the London Business School from January 2002 to December 2006 and Dean of the Haas School of Business from July 1998 to December 2001, and was Professor of Business Administration and Economics there from January 1997 to June 1998. She was a member of President Clinton’s cabinet from 1993 through 1996. During that time, she served as the Chair of the National Economic Council and as the National Economic Adviser to the President of the United States from February 1995 to December 1996, and she was the first woman to Chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers, in which capacity she served from January 1993 to February 1995.

Steve Laco

Mr. Steve Laco is Senior Managing Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of the Company. He has overall responsibility for CBRE’s internal/employee communications, publicity/media relations, and financial/investor communications on a global basis. He also collaborates closely with the Chief Marketing Officer on brand positioning activities. With more than three decades of experience – including more than two decades at CBRE and its predecessor companies -- Mr. Iaco leverages CBRE’s inherent strengths to help shape its public image, reputation and the high esteem for its brand by ensuring its messages are effectively delivered to internal and external audiences.

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