CBRE communicates about its business and matters relating to commercial real estate with the public and its investors directly and indirectly through the media. We endeavor to cooperate with the media where appropriate, but it is important that CBRE speak to the media and investors with one unified voice. Therefore, only designated individuals are authorized to speak on behalf of CBRE. Dealing with the media, financial analysts or attorneys requires a special understanding of their needs and our obligations as a public company. For example, as a public company we are committed to full compliance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure). Here are a few guidelines that will keep us safely in compliance:
- Refer any media calls or requests for interviews to your Marketing or Corporate Communications Department.
- Refer questions from the financial community (bankers, stockbrokers, stockholders or analysts) to the Investor Relations Department or directly to our Chief Financial Officer.
- Refer any questions about lawsuits, subpoenas or legal claims to the Legal Department.
- Questions about current or former employees should be referred to the Human Resources Department.
- Before publishing articles or opinion pieces, making speeches, giving interviews or making public appearances that are connected to our business, you must get approval as specified in our relevant policies in your location.