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Laura Barr has been promoted to Americas retail leader at CBRE, responsible for the firm’s retail leasing growth strategy and client delivery

CBRE Promotes Laura Barr to Americas Retail Leader

CBRE appointed industry veteran Laura Barr as Americas retail leader for its Advisory & Transaction Services line of business, based in San Francisco. She is now responsible for CBRE’s retail leasing growth strategy and client delivery across the firm’s retail leasing professionals, who were responsible for more than $11.1 billion in transactions in 2022.

For the past decade, Barr has been a trusted retail leader within CBRE’s San Francisco office, where she built team that handlesoccupier leasing, institutional agency leasing and consulting. She is an established thought leader and advisor to numerous investor and occupier clients, consistently delivering innovative solutions.

“CBRE’s retail business has strong momentum powered by our top talent and tech investments,” said Manish Kashyap, global president of CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services. “Laura’s dynamic and thoughtful leadership style will enable us to expand our market position and deliver enhanced growth opportunities and great outcomes to our clients.”

In addition to being consistently named a top retail producer, Barr was the inaugural winner of CBRE’s Darla Longo Award, which recognizes the best and brightest producers in the organization.

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