We each have an obligation to treat our colleagues and others with Respect, to represent CBRE with unwavering Integrity, and to further the values of Service and Excellence that make our Company great. These RISE values form the core of the standards by which we should conduct our business. Each of these is a personal responsibility for all of us representing CBRE, and we are each accountable for our individual actions. No illegal or unethical act can be justified by claiming it was encouraged or ordered by someone else.

While the SOBC cannot anticipate every situation that might arise in your business life at CBRE, applying the principles supporting it can help us make the right decisions in most cases. When you need additional guidance or support, the SOBC informs you where you can seek information or help.

Ask Before Acting

  • Is it legal?
  • Does it follow Company policy?
  • Is it the right thing to do?
  • How would it be perceived by our clients, the media or our communities?

Remember These Rules

  • Know the legal and CBRE policies and standards that apply to your position.
  • Never fail to follow these standards.
  • If you are unsure, ask someone who knows.

Resources Are Available

If you have questions or concerns about the “right thing to do” or someone's workplace conduct, we encourage you to ask your supervisor or manager. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, please contact other CBRE resources that are available to you:

  • Your Supervisor or Manager
  • Anyone in Senior Management
  • Human Resources Department
  • Legal Department
  • Compliance Department
  • CBRE HelpLine


Each year we will require each person subject to this SOBC to certify that they have received and read the SOBC, that they understand it, and that they agree to adhere to it during their employment with or service to CBRE.

CBRE appreciates your continuing support of the SOBC and the Ethics and Compliance Program and your contribution to our success.

For additional information, please contact:

Laurence Midler Executive Vice President, General Counsel 310.405.8910
Tyson M. Avery Senior Vice President, Global Compliance 310.405.8912
Policy Guidance
Access to Employee Records Anti-Corruption Policy
Business Records Retention and Destruction
Communications and Fair Disclosure Policy Confidentiality / Non-disclosure Conflicts Identification and Management Policy for Government Contracts Conflicts of Interest
Drug-Free Workplace
E-Marketing Policy Electronic Communication Electronic Communications & Acceptable use of Technology: Social Media Employee Assistance Program Employment of Relatives Equal Employment Opportunity
Gifts and Entertainment
Harassment-Free Workplace
Inappropriate Entertainment Information Asset Protection Internal Communications Investigations of Legal and Ethical Misconduct
Managing Conflicts of Interests - Information Barriers Media Relations
OFAC Compliance Open Bidding Outside Employment
Personal Ownership of Real Estate Political Contributions Public Relations
Report of Injuries/Accidents Restrictions on Marketing by Fax
Safe Workplace Policy Securities Compliance Smoke-Free Workplace Social Media Solicitation and Distribution Standards of Conduct
Use of CB Richard Ellis Name or Identity Use of Company Property
Violence in the Workplace