LOS ANGELES—CBRE has named SpencerLevy as Americas head of research. Levy has been with CBREfor seven years, and formerly served as executive managing directorin the firm's capital markets group. In his new role, he willoversee market analysis and deliver vital information to thecompany's internal professionals and clients.

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“Research is our primary tool for being an advisor to ourclients,” Levy tells GlobeSt.com. “By bringing in somebody likemyself who has been in this advisory role and has a client-centricpoint of view, we think it brings together the best of both worlds:great advice with knowledge of our clients and what they arelooking to achieve. I think it is a perfect extension of what Ihave done, and I am really excited about the opportunity.”

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Since joining CBRE, Levy has served in leadership roles, alwayswilling to take on more and more responsibilities. He joined thefirm initially to lead the eastern division of the capital marketsgroup, eventually working his way to executive managing director,where he oversaw the group's advisory, auction and Latin Americanoperations.

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Levy's seasoned career extends beyond his achievements at CBRE.Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he was a principal atStifel Nicolaus, an investment bankinginstitution. While there, he aided in the M&A IPO and privatecapital raising. His resume also includes serving asassistant general counsel at Witkoff Group and asan attorney at the firms Fried Frank Harris Shriver &Jacobson and Jones Day Reavis &Pogue.

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Levy plans to leverage his experience working in several sectorsof the real estate space to continue to grow CBRE's research group,saying that he is “here to take a great thing to the next level,”and noting that he has been very lucky to have worked directly withthe research group for the past seven years. “My goal is to makeresearch an integral part of our client advisory services,” saysLevy. “I want to integrate research within the broader CBREorganization; I want to integrate it into the mindset of ourclients so that it raises the bar for the whole organization to getus closer to our goal in everything that we do, which is to beworld class.”

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CBRE has had some major employment news this year, including theretirement of chief economist and global chairman ofresearch, Raymond Torto. After being with the firmfor 30 years, Torto retired on July 31. He plans to teach realestate and urban planning courses at the Harvard GraduateSchool of Design in his retirement.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.