CBRE Group Inc was incorporated on February 20, 2001. The Company is a commercial real estate services and investment firm. The Company offers real estate and investment services to occupiers, owners, lenders and investors in office, retail, industrial, multifamily and other types of commercial real estate. Its business include commercial property and corporate facilities management, tenant/occupier and property/agency leasing, property sales, real estate investment management, valuation, commercial mortgage origination and servicing, capital markets - structured finance and debt solutions, development services and proprietary research. Its contractual, fee-for-services businesses involve facilities management, property management, and mortgage loan servicing and investment management. The Company reports its operations through five segments: Americas; EMEA; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. The Americas segment provides services throughout the United States and in the regions of Canada and selected parts of Latin America. The services offered consist of: real estate services, mortgage loan origination and servicing, valuation services, asset services and corporate services. The advisory services and outsourcing services operations are conducted through the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary CB Richard Ellis, Inc. Its mortgage loan origination and servicing operations are conducted through its indirectly held wholly-owned subsidiary operating under the name CBRE Capital Markets and its subsidiaries. Its operations in Canada are conducted through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary CB Richard Ellis Ltd. The Company's EMEA and Asia Pacific segment provides services similar to the Americas business segment and has operations in Europe, while the Asia Pacific segment has operations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company's Global Investment Management business provides investment management services to clients seeking to generate returns and diversification through investments in real estate in the United States, Europe and Asia. Operations in this segment are conducted through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary CB Richard Ellis Investors, L.L.C. and its affiliates. Its Development Services business consists of real estate development and investment activities mainly in the United States. Operations in this segment are conducted through the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries Trammell Crow Company and Trammell Crow Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Its primary competitors are large multi-national firms, such as Cushman & Wakefield, Jones Lang LaSalle, FirstService Corporation, Savills and DTZ; national firms such as Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Cassidy Turley; market-segment specialists, such as HFF and Eastdil Secured; and large firms that compete with the Company's outsourcing business, such as Johnson Controls, Inc. The Company is subject to numerous federal, state, local and non-U.S. laws and regulations specific to the services it performs in its business, as well as laws of broader applicability, such as tax, securities and employment laws.
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