CBRE Announces Leadership Moves in 2 Real Estate Services Segments

Vikram Kohli will assume direct oversight of the company’s two real estate services business segments—Advisory Services and Global Workplace Solutions.

Dallas-based real estate services company CBRE Group Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer Vikram Kohli will assume direct oversight of the company’s two real estate services business segments — Advisory Services and Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), the company announced.

CBRE said the senior executives responsible for leading those businesses will report to Kohli, and they will work together to align them more closely from both client-facing and cost efficiency perspectives.

“Vikram joined us in our India brokerage business in 2001, and since then, has excelled in key roles across multiple geographies. He is a compelling leader with an exceptional level of strategic, financial, and digital capability. Our Advisory and GWS segments, both of which lead their respective sectors globally, will be more connected, leaner, and better positioned to deliver superior integrated client solutions under his leadership,” CBRE chair and CEO Bob Sulentic said in a statement.

Advisory and GWS will continue to be reported as separate segments, however, and Kohli also will continue to oversee the leaders of CBRE’s Digital & Technology and Research teams.

The company said that to bring greater focus and impact to his efforts, Jack Durburg, who has served as CEO of Advisory Services, now will exclusively lead the U.S. and Canada Advisory business, and Chris Kirk, who has served as COO of Advisory, will lead the international Advisory business.

Both will report to Kohli.

Chandra Dhandapani, who has served as CEO of Global Workplace Solutions, will transition her responsibilities and then leave CBRE on Sept. 8, and the leaders of the GWS Enterprise and GWS Local businesses will report to Kohli.

“Chandra has made notable contributions in a variety of leadership roles over the past eight years, from significantly upgrading the talent of our Digital & Technology team to advancing our capabilities in serving GWS occupier clients. We greatly appreciate everything that Chandra has done for CBRE and wish her continued career success,” Sulentic said.

CBRE Group Inc. is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company and is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2023 revenue).

It has more than 130,000 employees (including Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries.

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