LOS ANGELES – CBRE Group announced that Mike Lafitte and Cal Frese have been promoted to new positions as Global Group Presidents. These new positions represent the company’s senior-most global operating roles in its real estate services businesses, and report to CBRE President & CEO, Bob Sulentic.
Lafitte, who is based in Dallas and previously served as Chief Operating Officer, will serve as Global Group President, Lines of Business and Client Care. Lafitte will focus on the continued development of CBRE’s service lines, including its transactional, property, facilities and project management services. He will also be responsible for the company’s Client Care initiative.
Frese, who previously served as CEO of the Americas, will serve as Global Group President, Geographies, with direct oversight of the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Frese will focus on the quality of CBRE’s geographic leadership team and the financial and operational performance of its global regions. In addition, he will focus on more tightly aligning Research and Marketing and integrating them with CBRE’s global operations.
“Mike and Cal are exceptional leaders who have helped steer the company to strong growth and many key strategic gains,” Sulentic said. “Their new responsibilities will enable us to continue to differentiate our services, while advancing the quality of our geographic leadership team and the financial and operational performance of our regions.”
CBRE also announced that Tony Long has been appointed Global Director, Client Care, a new position.
Long previously led CBRE’s Asset Services business globally, while also overseeing its Client Care initiative. The appointment of Long to lead Client Care on a full-time basis reflects the increased priority CBRE places on driving exceptional outcomes for its clients.
In his new role, Long will report to Mike Lafitte, Global Group President, Lines of Business and Client Care. “Client Care is one of our most important strategic initiatives,” Lafitte said. “It will benefit from Tony’s organizational skills, knowledge of CBRE and focus on enhancing our client relationships.”
Long has been with CBRE for more than 25 years and led Asset Services since 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Harvard Business School.