Real Estate Survey 2015: Press release

CBRE remains top for advisers, Blackstone takes the lead for investment managers and Goldman Sachs is number one in the banks category

re15 Euromoney magazine’s 11th annual Real Estate Survey canvassed the opinions of real estate advisers, developers, investment managers, corporate end-users and banks worldwide.

The global overall results saw the same top five advisers remain firm from last year. CBRE came first followed by JLL, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. Jumping to 6th place from 10th was PricewaterhouseCoopers. EY and KPMG hung on to 7th and 8th places respectively while Deloitte slipped to 9th from 6th the previous year. Savills also dropped one place into 10th.

Blackstone led the pack in the overall investment managers’ poll, while Goldman Sachs remained the top-ranked overall bank.

Respondents were asked which firms were the best providers of real estate products and services in their market over the past 12 months.

The survey was filled in at country level by senior executives and had two distinct components: Part 1 (Nominations) and Part 2 (Market feedback). In a change from the past, the survey results this year were based only on the peer nominations and voter participation scores (no quantitative data was analyzed).

In Part 1 of the survey respondents nominated the companies which they thought were best, second and third in each category in their country. Four, three and two points were respectively awarded to each of those nominations in that category and country. A small number of participation points were allocated to the respondent's own firm for nominations provided for their peers. Respondents provided their individual opinions rather than those of their company.

The overall category results were produced by aggregating the nominations points received and the participation points awarded for nominating peers. The sub-category results are based only on nominations points.

Global and regional results are weighted aggregates of country results.

In Part 2 of the survey we asked respondents to provide their views on the latest developments in the market. The responses to these questions were only of editorial interest and were not scored for the rankings.

Notes to Editors:

The full Euromoney Real Estate Survey results will be published at: www.euromoney.com on September 7th.  Headline results will be published in the September flagship edition of Euromoney magazine.

The 2015 survey was conducted from March 24th until June 1st 2015 and 1754 valid responses were received representing a 10.6% increase on the 1586 responses received in 2014.

For more information please contact Kalin Trifonov: KTrifonov@Euromoney.com

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