Bob Sulentic became President Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Group, Inc. on December 1, 2012. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2014 revenues of $9 billion and more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE is ranked #321 in the Fortune 500 and #2 in the Barron’s 500, which measures companies on growth and financial performance. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand for 14 consecutive years.
Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Sulentic served as President of CBRE since 2009, with responsibility for all business segments. In addition, he served as the company's Chief Financial Officer in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Mr. Sulentic served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses. He also served on the CBRE Board of Directors in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Sulentic began his career with Trammell Crow Company in 1984 as an Industrial Leasing Agent in Houston, Texas. Throughout the next 23 years he served in various positions within the organization in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, including Project Partner, Divisional Partner, Managing Director and CFO. Bob was elected President and CEO of Trammell Crow Company in October 2000, and he became Chairman of the Board in April 2002. He served in those roles when Trammell Crow Company merged with CBRE in late 2006.
Mr. Sulentic is a member of the CBRE Group, Inc. Board of Directors and its Global Operating Committee. He also serves as the Lead Director on the Board of Staples, Inc., located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Mr. Sulentic supports various charitable endeavors, most notably through a private foundation he founded and chairs.
Mr. Sulentic received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.
CBRE Group, Inc. is a US-American commercial real estate company with headquarters in Los Angeles, California. As of its successful 2011 bid to acquire part of ING, CBRE was the world's largest real estate investment manager. CBRE was ranked at 363 in the Fortune 500 in 2014 and was the highest-ranked company in the real estate sector.