America's Pastime Also Commercial Real Estate's Favorite Analogy

By William Alden

Commercial real state, apparently, is best understood in terms of baseball. CB Richard Ellis, the city's biggest commercial brokerage, once again beat out the competition in the struggle for Manhattan's top office leasing deals, according to the annual mid-year list published in Crain's with data from CoStar (it came out today). It's a three-peat for big-leaguer CBRE, which topped both the year-end and mid-year lists in 2009 and in 2008.

Why is CBRE so dominant? Matt Van Buren, CBRE's executive managing director, enlightened us.

Source: 
The New York Observer, Real Estate, July 26, 2010

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