Michael Strong served as Executive Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at CBRE Group, Inc. from 2001 until January 6th 2016, and Chief Executive Officer and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2005 until 2012. At CBRE, Michael oversaw the transformation of the world’s largest commercial real estate business by service proposition, revenues, market share and geographic reach – leading the expansion of the business across the EMEA region to more than 140 offices in 40+ EMEA countries, and leading more than 20,000 people. He joined CBRE Group, Inc. in 1972, after training with the Prudential Assurance Company. He served as Partner at CBRE Group, Inc. since 1977 and Group Director on Incorporation in 1997. He had overall responsibility for the UK regional business, as well as leading departments specialising in development, corporate real estate advisory, and the overall combined commercial markets functions.
He also holds appointments as a non-executive director at NHS Property Services Ltd and at The Osborne Group, and Chair of LocatED – a Property Company wholly owned by the Department for Education.