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Executive Summary

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

How has CBRE Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CBRE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Real Estate


US Market

1 Year Return




US Real Estate


US Market

Return vs Industry: CBRE exceeded the US Real Estate industry which returned -20.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CBRE underperformed the US Market which returned 4.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.6%3.4%1.6%
30 Day-1.0%1.7%2.3%
90 Day28.2%35.6%29.5%
1 Year-14.1%-14.1%-20.3%-20.8%7.1%4.8%
3 Year25.9%25.9%-17.7%-19.6%37.1%28.1%
5 Year22.3%22.3%-23.1%-25.6%67.2%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is CBRE Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is CBRE Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CBRE ($45.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($57.91)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CBRE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CBRE is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.8x) compared to the Real Estate industry average (16.1x).

PE vs Market: CBRE is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.8x) compared to the US market (16.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CBRE is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CBRE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Real Estate industry average (1.1x).

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Future Growth

How is CBRE Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CBRE's forecast earnings growth (12.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CBRE's earnings (12.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CBRE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CBRE's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CBRE's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CBRE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.7%).

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Past Performance

How has CBRE Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CBRE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CBRE's current net profit margins (5.2%) are higher than last year (4.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CBRE's earnings have grown significantly by 20.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CBRE's earnings growth over the past year (19.8%) is below its 5-year average (20.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CBRE earnings growth over the past year (19.8%) exceeded the Real Estate industry -12.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CBRE's Return on Equity (21%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is CBRE Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CBRE's short term assets ($7.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: CBRE's short term assets ($7.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CBRE's debt to equity ratio (49%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CBRE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 128.5% to 49% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CBRE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (49%).

Interest Coverage: CBRE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is CBRE Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CBRE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CBRE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CBRE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CBRE's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CBRE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Bob Sulentic (64yo)





Mr. Robert E. Sulentic, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of CBRE Group, Inc. (known as CB Richard Ellis Group Inc) since December 1, 2012 and since March 2009 respectiv ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD13.42M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.50M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Bob's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Robert Sulentic
President7.58yrsUS$13.42m0.18% $26.1m
Leah Stearns
Chief Financial Officer1.17yrsUS$9.12m0.030% $4.4m
Michael Lafitte
Global Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate Investments1.92yrsUS$4.57m0.048% $7.2m
William Concannon
Global Group President of Clients and Business Partner8yrsUS$4.27m0.041% $6.1m
John Durburg
Global Chief Executive Officer of Global Workplace Solutions0.50yrUS$4.07m0.013% $2.0m
J. Kirk
Global Chief Operating Officer0.50yrno data0.038% $5.6m
Dara Bazzano
Senior VP of Global Finance & Chief Accounting Officer2.17yrsno data0.0087% $1.3m
Kristyn Farahmand
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Financeno datano datano data
Dave Eisenberg
Senior Vice President of Digital Enablement & Technologyno datano datano data
Chandra Dhandapani
Chief Administrative Officer0.083yrno data0.029% $4.4m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CBRE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Robert Sulentic
President7.58yrsUS$13.42m0.18% $26.1m
Curtis Feeny
Independent Director13.58yrsUS$324.98k0.013% $1.9m
Raymond Wirta
Independent Director18.83yrsUS$299.98k0.32% $47.5m
Laura Tyson
Independent Director10.33yrsUS$299.98k0.012% $1.8m
Gerardo Lopez
Independent Director4.75yrsUS$299.98k0.0092% $1.4m
Christopher Jenny
Independent Director4.5yrsUS$314.98k0.015% $2.2m
Beth Cobert
Independent Director3.17yrsUS$319.98k0.0039% $587.2k
Sanjiv Yajnik
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$299.98k0.0040% $593.1k
Brandon Boze
Independent Chairman of the Board2.17yrsUS$299.98kno data
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Chairman of India4yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CBRE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CBRE insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

CBRE Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: CBRE Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: CBRE
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1906
  • Industry: Real Estate Services
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: US$14.903b
  • Shares outstanding: 327.46m
  • Website: https://www.cbre.com

Number of Employees


  • CBRE Group, Inc.
  • 400 South Hope Street
  • 25th Floor
  • Los Angeles
  • California
  • 90071
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CBRENYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDJun 2004
RF6DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURJun 2004
0HQPLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockGBUSDJun 2004
C1BR34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 1 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 2020


CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Advisory Services, Global Workplace Solutions, and Real Estate Investments segments. The Advisory Services segment provides strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing; property sales and mortgage services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; property and project management services, including construction management, marketing, building engineering, accounting, and financial services for owners of and investors in office, industrial, and retail properties; and valuation services that include market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility studies, as well as consulting services, such as property condition reports, hotel advisory, and environmental consulting. The Global Workplace Solutions segment offers facilities management, project management, and transaction management services. The Real Estate Investments segment provides investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand to pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutional investors; development services under the Trammell Crow Company brand primarily to users of and investors in commercial real estate; and flexible-space solutions under the CBRE Hana brand, which includes office suites, conference rooms and event space, and communal co-working space for institutional property owners. It also develops residential-led and mixed-use sites in London under the Telford Homes brand. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/02 23:50
End of Day Share Price2020/07/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.