CBRE Bolsters Occupier Advisory Capabilities With Addition of Integrated Transaction Solutions Team

Christelle Bron, Derek Chanler-Berat, Marshall O’Moore and Rachel Hu will provide planning and strategy for large, complex transactions and metro-area portfolios

Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2017CBRE Group, Inc. announced that it has bolstered its advisory services capabilities for occupiers with the addition of four professionals specializing in transaction and portfolio optimization. The new team joins CBRE’s Integrated Transaction Solutions practice, which provides planning and strategy for large, complex transactions and metro-area portfolios across the U.S., and is based in CBRE’s Midtown Manhattan office.

Christelle Bron, senior managing director, Derek Chanler-Berat, managing director, Marshall O’Moore, director, and Rachel Hu, financial analyst, joined CBRE from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. The team’s background in both management consulting and brokerage gives them a unique perspective and approach to solving complicated business and real estate problems. 

With a breadth of experience in many real estate subject areas, the team will leverage and coordinate the services of CBRE’s advisory and transaction teams—such as Labor Analytics, Workplace, Capital Markets, Incentives, Supply Chain, and more—to create the maximum business and financial impact for clients. Using predictive analytics and option pricing, the team is able to engineer flexible solutions and deal structures that can weather business uncertainty and volatility, helping clients quantitatively manage risk and potentially reduce occupancy costs significantly.  

“Christelle, Derek, Marshall and Rachel have a distinctive skill set and approach, which can truly set us apart from our competitors,” said Whitley Collins, global president, Advisory & Transaction Services | Occupier. “The team has spent the past five years researching, developing and testing robust predictive analytics and optimization models, providing a truly novel way to solve for the supply/demand equation. We look forward to the contributions they will make in creating exceptional outcomes for our occupier clients.” 

Prior to joining Newmark, Ms. Bron and Mr. Chanler-Berat led consulting teams at Studley and Ernst & Young. Throughout their careers, the team has provided consulting services to many notable Fortune 500 occupiers. 

The addition of the team is the most recent example of CBRE’s continued investment in its Advisory & Transaction Services business, which brings a holistic offering, seamlessly integrating advisory services with other CBRE business lines in order to deliver more comprehensive real estate solutions.


About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.  Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.​