McAuliffe had previously spent
more than two decades at CBRE
representing institutional investors
and public companies.

LOS ANGELES-CBRE Group Inc. has appointed Brian McAuliffe as senior managing director of the firm’s multi-housing group. As of January 7, 2013, McAuliffe will focus on the company’s multi-housing investment-sales practice in partnership with Peter Donovan, senior managing director of the group.

McAuliffe rejoins CBRE from RREEF, where he oversaw all acquisitions, dispositions and capital markets-related activities as a managing director in the firm’s transactions group. Prior to joining RREEF, McAuliffe had worked at CBRE from 1983 to 2006, representing institutional investors and public companies in multi-housing property transactions totaling approximately $4 billion.

Also at RREEF, McAuliffe had served as a chair of the firm’s investment committee, which facilitated more than $20 billion in property acquisitions and more than $17 billion in dispositions for the firm during his tenure there.

“Brian’s extensive experience in institutional multi-housing sales, combined with his proven management skills, make him the optimal professional for this important role,” according to Chris Ludeman, president of CBRE Capital Markets. “While Brian will be focused on our multi-housing business, his expertise and knowledge will have a material impact across our entire capital-markets practice.”

In the new configuration of CBRE’s multi-housing group, Donovan will focus primarily on the group’s financing practice, including CBRE’s HUD FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac business. In the last 12 months, CBRE’s multi-housing capital-markets practice completed $22.6 billion in investment and financing transactions.

As previously reported, EA Shaw, an independent commercial and residential property partnership specializing in Central London, recently become part of CBRE Group Inc.’s Central London business. The acquisition complemented CBRE’s position in the West End, City and East London markets and is the second investment CBRE has made in the UK this year, following the acquisition of Fran Warwick in September.