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The CBRE Institute

A global thought leadership platform dedicated to the advancement of the corporate real estate profession.

Advancing Corporate Real Estate

The CBRE Institute is designed to provide world-class research, education and peer exchange helping our clients contribute to enterprise success. We have a four-part mission to:

  • Facilitate executive learning and development  
  • Enable peer engagement and leading practice exchange 
  • Deliver industry-leading research, innovation and thought leadership 
  • Inform CBRE strategy, priorities and investments

Client Learning and Networking

The CBRE Institute provides an integrated continuum of client learning and networking opportunities, including:


CBRE Institute hosts audiences ranging from 5 to 500 in unique forums supporting peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, SME-led skill building, academic and industry networking around the critical role of a high-performing CRE organization.


CBRE Institute engages a global network of subject matter experts, research professionals and leading academics to develop and deliver leadership positions on key topics for enterprise-wide discussion and application of CRE strategies.


CBRE Institute provides a platform for early introduction and in-depth review of CRE industry R&D under development and at work across our global portfolio of clients, colleagues, and networked providers.


CBRE Institute Leader

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Karen Ellzey
Executive Managing Director
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