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Bob Sulentic became President & Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Group, Inc. on December 1, 2012. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2011 revenues of more than $5.9 billion and approximately 34,000 employees (excluding affiliate and partner offices). CBRE is the only firm in its sector to be included in the Fortune 500. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand for 11 consecutive years.
Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Sulentic served as President of CBRE, with responsibility for all business segments, since 2009. In addition, he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Mr. Sulentic served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses. He also served on the CBRE Board of Directors in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Sulentic began his career with Trammell Crow Company in 1984 as an Industrial Leasing Agent in Houston, Texas. Throughout the next 23 years he served in various positions within the organization in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, including Project Partner, Divisional Partner, Managing Director and CFO. Bob was elected President and CEO of Trammell Crow Company in October 2000, and he became Chairman of the Board in April 2002. He served in those roles when Trammell Crow Company merged with CBRE in late 2006.
Mr Sulentic is a member of the CBRE Group, Inc. Board of Directors and its Global Operating Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Staples, Inc. located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Bob supports various charitable endeavors, most notably through a private foundation he founded and chairs.