MIAMI—The City of Fort Lauderdale just hired CBRE as its new real estate advisor—and the company is talking about a bona fide renaissance. With a one-year term and three possible one-year extensions, CBRE’s mandate is fourfold: to cut the city’s operating real estate expenses, align real estate operations with the services provided to citizens, monetize underutilized real estate assets. and dispose of surplus assets. 

“The mayor and city commission have recognized that it has an opportunity to optimize its real estate holdings, and they are taking a proactive approach to ensure the city’s key assets are operating in the most efficient, economical manner,” says Michael McShea, one of CBRE’s public sector leaders. “This will ultimately save taxpayers money and ensure the delivery of quality services to its citizens and other stakeholders.”

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