CBRE Enters The Real Estate Wealth Management Segment

18 March 2015 – Expansión

CBRE, the multi-national consultant and real estate services company, has launched a Wealth Management division in Spain, which will specialise in the management of large property estates. To this end, the US company has hired Etienne Brocas, who will advise domestic and international investors in the acquisition of properties in the country, where assets are particularly “attractive in terms of price and yields compared with those in other European countries”.

The entry of CBRE into the Wealth Management segment is one of the goals mentioned by the company in its Strategic Plan for 2014–2016. The objective of that plan is to double the company’s turnover “through organic and inorganic growth, and to expand into new and innovative business streams”.


Etienne Brocas has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate market and 16 in private banking. He was the CEO of Santander Private Banking’s real estate arm and CEO of the same sector for Western Europe at UBS Wealth Management.

Original story: Expansión (by J.B.)

Translation: Carmel Drake