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2016 Top Brokers

Commercial real estate brokerage firms posted another strong year in 2015, growing both leasing and investment sales volumes, according to data provided to NREI as part of our annual ranking of the top commercial real estate brokers.

CBRE Group continued to lead the way. It is the 13th consecutive year that CBRE has led the industry in total transaction volume. CBRE cracked $300 billion in transactions in 2015—$104.4 billion in leasing deals and $206.2 billion in investment sales. That’s a 9.0 percent increase from 2014. Looking back further, it’s nearly double the firm’s transaction volume in 2011, when it posted $159 billion in deals.

There is one notable omission. Cushman & Wakefield did not supply 2015 transaction volumes on account of the ongoing merger process with DTZ. The firm anticipates it will supply numbers for next year’s list. If it had, it likely would have joined CBRE, JLL, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Colliers International and Eastdil Secured as firms that posted more than $100 billion in transactions in 2015. As recently as 2011, CBRE was the only firm with more than $100 billion in deals.

The firms that ranked in the top 20 in each of the past two years posted average transaction volume growth of 15.0 percent from 2014 to 2015. Eastdil Secured and Transwestern posted the largest year-over-year gains with Eastdil, the number five firm on this year’s list, growing its volume 30.6 percent and Transwestern (No. 18), seeing a 26.5 percent boost in transactions. Overall, 16 different firms that provided us with data posted more than $10 billion in transactions in 2015 and 30 cracked the $1 billion mark.

RankCompanyTotal Global Transaction Volume
1CBRE Group$310,600,000,000
3Eastdil Secured$119,500,000,000
4Newmark Grubb Knight Frank$112,570,325,050
5Colliers International$112,000,000,000
6iCORE Global$75,000,000,000
8TCN Worldwide$58,599,014,392
9Marcus & Millichap$37,800,000,000
11CORE Network$22,232,174,676
12NAI Global$13,803,110,435
13Avison Young$13,111,000,000
14Lee & Associates$11,959,749,538
15RE/MAX Commercial$11,057,345,579
16SVN International$10,101,000,000
17Coldwell Banker Commercial$9,949,839,693
19CORFAC International$8,550,000,000
20KW Commercial$5,211,608,148
21Kidder Mathews$4,687,209,411
22X Team International$3,944,000,000
23Stan Johnson Co.$3,500,000,000
24CBC Advisors$2,100,000,000
25Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales$1,923,800,000
27Mid-America Real Estate Group$1,703,000,000
28The Shopping Center Group$1,657,736,907
29SRS Real Estate Partners$1,381,525,753
30GFI Realty Services$1,006,867,549
32Capital Pacific$901,873,811
33Hunter Hotel Advisors$875,000,000
34BRC Advisors$747,825,996
35Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors$743,730,000
36Commercial Properties$726,349,627
37Senior Living Investment Brokerage Co.$719,820,000
38Matthews Real Estate Investment Services$670,629,784
39Faris Lee Investments$616,769,227
40Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors$508,567,700
41Hanley Investment Group$348,000,000
42Sands Investment Group$280,561,942
43Brown Gibbons Lang | Real Estate Partners$272,077,298
44Alpha Realty NY $246,645,000
45Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate$231,500,000
46Northeast Private Client Group$194,088,000
47SSH Real Estate$178,700,000
48Goodman Real Estate Services Group$159,679,842
50Amber Hotel Co.$116,000,000
51Americas Commercial Real Estate $108,612,724
52Passov Real Estate Group$92,989,625
53Quantum Real Estate Advisors$68,313,500
54DBC Real Estate Management$54,302,000
55Equis Commercial Real Estate$45,879,937
56Sunstone Manufactured Housing Consultants$41,856,186
57Brown Nester Hospitality Services$28,625,000
58Current Capital Management$27,000,000
59Crystal Investment Property$20,000,000
60ORION Investment Real Estate$17,500,000
61Wired International $4,060,000

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