CBRE announces Melissa Coley, new public relations leader
New York, NY – October 24, 2016 – CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Melissa Coley has joined CBRE’S New York office as Director, Public Relations and Internal Communications.
Melissa joins CBRE from Brookfield, where she most recently served as Vice President of Communications, Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. Of her many accomplishments during her tenure with Brookfield, Melissa’s tenacity in handling significant Downtown events stands out most—9/11, Occupy Wall Street, the global financial crisis and Hurricane Sandy.
Over the years, she has led an award-winning team at Brookfield—20 accolades all told, including the “Maxi” Gold Award for Marketing Excellence in Public Relations, Best Businesses for Partnering with the Arts in America honors and the LMCC’s Liberty Award.
“Melissa’s two decades of experience with Brookfield create a tremendous opportunity to leverage her expansive background across all facets of commercial real estate,” said Matthew Van Buren, president, Northeast Division.
In her new role at CBRE, Melissa will provide strong strategic leadership to fully realize the potential of public relations.
“PR presents a valuable opportunity to articulate our point of view, further our business initiatives and support our sales professionals,” said Kyle Schoppmann, executive managing director and market leader for Advisory and Transaction Services. “We look forward to having Melissa on board to lead the way.”
An active member of the community, Melissa is a current board member of the Colgate University Alumni Corporation and a past board member of nine years for the Bryant Park Corporation.
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.