Team of 10 to join CBRE’s growing Northern Irish practice

BELFAST & DUBLIN – 5 August, 2010: The Belfast office of CB Richard Ellis Group (“CBRE”), the international commercial real estate firm, today announces that three of Northern Ireland’s leading property consultants will join CBRE’s rapidly expanding Belfast practice.

Chris Callan, Gerard McCann and Ciaran Donnelly, Directors at Whelan Property Consultants (“Whelans”), one of Northern Ireland’s leading and longest established property consultancy practices, join CBRE with immediate effect, further strengthening the CBRE team in Belfast. With over 60 years experience, Gerard, Ciaran and Chris bring with them a strong market place reputation and unrivalled sector expertise in the specialist fields of Landlord & Tenant, Valuation, Licensed Premises, Property and Facilities Management.

pictured across from L-R: David Wright, Gerard McCann, Brian Lavery, Chris Callan and Ciaran Donnelly

In addition to Chris, Gerard and Ciaran, 5 property professionals and 2 support staff from Whelans will also join CBRE’s Belfast team. Following these appointments, CBRE’s Belfast office will comprise a team of 20 which includes16 property specialists. Along with the Dublin practice, CBRE Ireland will employ a total team of 140 people making it the clear leader in the provision of commercial real estate services throughout Ireland.

Brian Lavery, Head of CBRE’s Belfast office, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Gerard, Ciaran and Chris and their team to CBRE. Their expertise and long established network of client relationships will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen our practice and enhance our service offering for our growing client base.”

Chris Callan, added: “We look forward to joining the team at CBRE and are excited about the opportunities that being part of a global business will bring to our existing client base across Northern Ireland. Our experience and relationships, combined with those of Brian Lavery and his team, will be an unparalleled offering in Northern Ireland’s commercial property market.”

Guy Hollis, Managing Director of CBRE Ireland, concluded: “We are pleased to be able to continue to broaden and strengthen our team in Belfast. These appointments also follow the recent appointment of David Wright as Director in our Belfast office and we are committed to continuing to build on our position as Ireland’s leading commercial real estate service firm.”

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CB Richard Ellis 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 firm (in terms of 2009 revenue). The Company has approximately 30,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

In Ireland, with offices in Dublin and Belfast, CB Richard Ellis is the country’s largest commercial real estate services company, now employing over 140 employees and offering a full range of property services including property sales and acquisitions, leasing and management, investment, corporate services, project management, consultancy, valuations and research. CB Richard Ellis Ireland has been listed among the top 50 Best Workplaces in Ireland, 2010, for the sixth year running. Please visit our website at www.cbre.ie or www.cbre.ie/ni