Rapid expansion at CBRE sees office move
Commercial property firm CBRE has seen an increase in headcount of 60 per cent in its Belfast office since January 2015.
CBRE Group, Inc. headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The company has more than 70,000 employees, and services real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices worldwide.
This rapid expansion in CBRE’s Belfast office is a direct result of the substantial increase in business the firm has been experiencing in Northern Ireland and has led to the firm making this significant office move.
Having previously been located in Imperial House, Donegall Square East, the company has outgrown its former office and has moved into more spacious premises, taking the entire 7th floor of The Linenhall Building.
The 7th floor of The Linenhall Building is approximately 5,500 sq ft of office space with views of Belfast hills and City Hall from an outside terrace. With state-of –the-art working facilities, the layout is open-plan with a series of meeting rooms and boardrooms as well as private booths and work pods to host small meetings or carry out uninterrupted work.
Brian Lavery, managing director, CBRE Northern Ireland said:
“Our level of employee growth in 2015 has exceeded expectations and is a testament to the success of the firm and the calibre of the team. The commercial property market has picked up considerably over the last 18 months and is set to continue along its growth trajectory. With this will come an increased demand for the type of global expertise across asset management, construction consultancy, valuations, investment, acquisition and disposal strategy, which CBRE provides.
“The new office will see more space for our current employees and allow the company to continue to grow over the coming years as we are hopeful the market will continue to improve. CBRE is globally renowned for its market-leading research and we have found an increasing interest locally and from Inward Investment funds for our annual Outlook, half-yearly reports and bi-monthly research.”
He added: “The new office interior space has been designed and project managed by CBRE’s own Building Consultancy team to create a space that will support the most modern and futuristic working practices. Going forward I am confident that CBRE will continue to deliver world-class consultancy in this sector in Northern Ireland.”