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CBRE Valuation and Advisory Services (VAS) Welcomes Anna Urquiza as Director of Americas Quality & Risk Management


Influential New Role is Unique to the CBRE VAS Group

(Chicago, IL – June 21, 2016)—CBRE Valuation and Advisory Services Group today announced that Anna Urquiza, a professional with three decades of commercial real estate experience, has joined the company in the newly created role of Director of Americas Quality & Risk Management. In this role she will implement and drive the Global Quality and Risk Management Strategy for the Valuation and Advisory Services (VAS) business line throughout the Americas. Ms. Urquiza will be based in Chicago, IL.

Urquiza’s focus will be on directing efforts to implement and drive the Global Quality and Risk Management Strategy for the VAS business line throughout the Americas. She will work directly with the VAS Americas Country heads, Senior Managing Directors and Managing Directors to review and provide guidance on managing and assessing risk within the Americas in line with the Global QRM Head.

Urquiza will also oversee the management of CBRE VAS Company and Appraiser licensing requirements in the Americas, work with the Business Systems team to assist in the development of quality and risk management tools, and oversee the annual VAS internal audit process.

“I am pleased to welcome Anna to the Americas Valuation and Advisory Services team. Great client outcomes are derived from providing great service and quality reports. Managing our risk is simply good business!”noted Thomas B. McDonnell, Americas President Valuation & Advisory Services. “Anna’s in-depth knowledge and leadership will guide our professionals to help mitigate risk and assist in business development and marketing to our clients.”

Urquiza joins CBRE after holding numerous leadership positions with GE Capital Real Estate, including Global Valuation Leader. Throughout her storied career, Urquiza has accumulated over 30 years of commercial real estate experience including risk management, regulatory relations, business development, financial structuring and analysis, global process management, underwriting, and strategic planning. She has extensive familiarity with all property types, including office, retail, industrial, golf, timeshare, hospitality, mobile home, and multifamily assets.

CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services has a dedicated NAV team that allows them to streamline the NAV valuation process, resulting in a consistent and timely product for clients. CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services provides appraisal, property condition, market studies, feasibilities, underwriting due-diligence, environmental, zoning and telecommunication consulting services to a broad base of local, regional and global clients. It has a professional staff of more than 1,700 appraisers, engineers, architects and environmental scientists in more than 300 major metro areas globally. CBRE was named the leading global valuation services provider in the 2015 Euromoney real estate awards for the fourth year in a row. In addition to the global awards, CBRE was named as the leading real estate advisory firm in North America, Western Europe, Latin America and Africa, as well as the U.S. and 20 other individual countries.

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