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CBRE Acquires Des Moines Affiliate, CBRE | Hubbell Commercial

CBRE Group has acquired the CBRE | Hubbell Commercial brokerage division of Hubbell Realty Company. CBRE | Hubbell Commercial has served as CBRE’s affiliate in the greater Des Moines area since 1996. 

CBRE | Hubbell Commercial is the largest commercial real estate brokerage firm in Des Moines. A team of 38 brokerage and support professionals will join the CBRE team. Hubbell Realty Company and its remaining divisions are not part of this transaction. 

The Des Moines operations will be led by Bill Wright, who will serve as managing director. Wright brings 30 years of brokerage experience to the company. 

“CBRE is a strong strategic and cultural fit for us, and we are excited to be a part of the premier global platform with the deepest and broadest services to help us meet our clients’ needs,” he said. 


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