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CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) announced the investment banking team from Sera Global, a global independent real assets advisor, has joined the company.

The Sera team has offices worldwide – including New York City, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid and Seoul – and brings expertise across key investment banking services including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, liquidity solutions and infrastructure advisory. Leo van den Thillart, Sera Global’s CEO, has joined CBRE as global head of investment banking.

“By joining CBRE, the global leader in real estate services, our team is well positioned to deliver a wider range of solutions to our clients,” said van den Thillart. “When we partnered with Brookfield, our goal was to create an industry-leading capital advisory practice. As part of our next chapter with CBRE, we look forward to delivering on that vision through a truly integrated global investment banking team.”

“The combination of the highly talented Sera team with CBRE is a major step forward in the development of our global investment banking platform,” said CBRE’s Globa President of Capital Markets Chris Ludeman. “This addition will allow us to better advise our clients around the world in defining their growth strategies and accessing capital to achieve their goals.”