Raymond G.  Torto

Global Chairman of Research

Professional Experience

Raymond Torto is CBRE's Global Chairman of Research and serves as the Company’s primary spokesperson on the global economy and commercial real estate markets. Dr. Torto is also the Executive Managing Director of CBRE Global Research and Consulting, CBRE’s worldwide team of commercial real estate market analysts and economists.

Dr. Torto has successfully performed in various policy and management positions in academic and government arenas as a Professor of Economics, Department Chairman and Director of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Massachusetts and as a government official in the City of Boston. After gaining valued experience in these sectors, he built on his knowledge and expertise by becoming a founding principal of Torto Wheaton Research (TWR), an internationally recognized commercial real estate research company. Soon after its founding, TWR was acquired by CBRE and is now branded as CBRE Econometric Advisors.


Dr. Torto has authored four books and numerous academic and professional articles on economics and commercial real estate. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is often quoted in the global real estate press. Dr. Torto is a co-recipient with Bill Wheaton of the 2007 James A. Graaskamp Award for Real Estate Research Excellence and is currently a visiting faculty member at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.