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CBRE Expands Seattle Retail Services Team with Two Strategic Additions

26-Year Veteran of Retail Real Estate Scott Blankenship Joins Along with KT Taylor

Seattle – March 29, 2017 – CBRE Group, Inc., announced today that Scott Blankenship, is joining the company as Senior Vice President, along with Kathleen “KT” Taylor, Senior Associate, in the Downtown Seattle office to complement its Seattle-area retail leasing business.

Mr. Blankenship and Ms. Taylor work with both retailers and property investors, representing numerous national and global clients in the Seattle area and handling leasing at numerous major shopping centers from development to completion.

Mr. Blankenship has over 26 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in tenant and landlord representation with an emphasis on retail/office leasing and investment sales. Previously, he served as President of the Brokerage Division of Wallace Properties, Inc., and was the founder and CEO of Cascade Commercial Properties, LLC which merged with Wallace Properties in 2011. Mr. Blankenship has been involved in over 400 transactions – including both investment sales and leasing.

“I look forward to working with the exceptional team at CBRE,” said Scott Blankenship. “I am excited to leverage CBRE’s global resources and take advantage of their research capabilities and technology to enhance my client outcomes. These will be a big game changer.”

CBRE, Seattle, Puget Sound

Mr. Blankenship and Ms. Taylor will add depth to the current retail leasing platform, professionals and offering in the Seattle area under the leadership of John Miller, CBRE’s Senior Managing Director for the Puget Sound Region.

“With these two strategic additions to our retail leasing team, we feel poised to take advantage of the upward retail market trajectory here in the Seattle market,” shared Mr. Miller. “Scott, and KT bring vast retail real estate experience within the Puget Sound region, and we look forward to collaborating to deliver more world-class retail outcomes to clients.”

In 2016, Mr. Blankenship served as the chairman of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) along with additional active tenures on both the CBA’s Board of Directors and as an Executive Committee Member. He is also an active member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS (WSCAR) and National Association for Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

Ms. Taylor specializes in retail leasing and has experience in both landlord and tenant representation. She joins CBRE after serving as an Associate Broker with Wallace Properties, Inc. since 2012 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in real estate and finance.

Ms. Taylor is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is a past board member of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, the Rainier Chamber Foundation, and Sound Velo Cycling Club.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.