From time to time, our commitment to the RISE values includes actively determining whether wrongdoing has occurred within our business. We will therefore commit the necessary resources when the need to investigate suspected misconduct arises. When this occurs, it is critical that all of our employees cooperate fully with the investigation so we can uncover the facts and take appropriate steps to rectify the situation promptly and thoroughly. We all have an obligation to cooperate with internal investigations, whether conducted by employees, outside consultants or counsel. If you are asked to participate in any investigation, you must do so fully and candidly. If you receive a request or notice of a government investigation, you must communicate that to the Legal or Compliance Departments or senior management immediately so that CBRE can cooperate with the legitimate needs of the regulators and take appropriate action.

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Harris and Naida are colleagues, not in a direct reporting relationship, and started dating. They are both very private people and agreed to tell no one at the office about their relationship. Yesterday, an HR representative called Naida to ask her a few questions about Harris because he is the subject of an investigation involving possible embezzlement of thousands of dollars. The investigator asked Naida how long she knew Harris, the nature of their work relationship, and her general opinion of him. The interview took about an hour and the investigator never asked about the nature of the personal relationship between Harris and Naida. At the end of the interview the investigator asked: "Is there anything else relevant that you think I should know?" Naida said "no."

Did Naida have a duty to report her relationship to Harris?

Yes No
Correct Answer — Yes

The level of their relationship is important and should have been disclosed by Naida. While there is nothing improper about their relationship, this information will help the investigator tailor her questions to Naida and would assist the investigator in determining the validity of the allegation against Harris. All investigations are conducted with the highest of confidentiality, and the information regarding Naida and Harris' relationship will stay within the investigation process.

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