Each year, D CEO takes a look at the area’s largest commercial real estate brokerages, as ranked by the number of local licensed brokers.
The battle of the biggies heated up in 2012, with last year’s No. 2 firm, CBRE, taking the top spot this year after luring away several brokers from Jones Lang LaSalle. Overall, CBRE gained four total brokers while JLL lost eight.
Cushman & Wakefield saw the biggest year-over-year jump, gaining 26 new brokers through new hires and buying the third-party services arm of Cousins Properties.
Cassidy Turley nearly doubled in size, growing from 17 to 32 brokers. Seeing the most attrition was Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which had a combined total of 62 local brokers last year. Since the firms’ 2012 merger, that number has dropped to 25.
Already making moves up the rankings is Colliers International, which gained five local brokers in January.
Here’s the complete list, which appeared in D CEO’s March issue.