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Cushman & Wakefield’s Rob Byrne Joins CBRE as EVP

CBRE has hired Rob Byrne as executive vice president to focus on the industrial leasing market in the Boston office. Byrne’s role includes leading the industrial team and driving business growth.  

With a background in industrial real estate as well as experience in representing both occupiers and investors, Byrne will be in charge of expanding CBRE’s capabilities and improving its client services. Prior to joining CBRE, Byrne led the Boston industrial team at Cushman & Wakefield and served as a partner at Transwestern RBJ.  

“Rob is another great addition to our exceptional Boston team,” said Michael Affronti, executive managing director of CBRE Greater Boston/New England. “His background in industrial real estate and experience representing both occupiers and investors will play a significant role in expanding our capabilities and further enhancing the quality of service we provide our clients.” 


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