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Croft Young

Chief Investment Officer

Professional Experience

As CBRE’s Chief Investment Officer, Croft Young oversees the company’s global Strategy and Corporate Development teams. He partners with CBRE’s executive,  business line and geographic leaders around the world to drive strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) execution and integration, as well as balance sheet investment activity.  Mr. Young is a member of the Global Executive Committee.

Mr. Young brings deep real estate industry knowledge, extensive investment banking experience and strong strategic and leadership skills to his role.

Prior to joining CBRE in July 2023, Mr. Young was a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, where he covered a range of blue-chip public and private clients in the real estate, investment management, and hospitality/leisure industries. In 14 years with Morgan Stanley, he completed over 150 strategic and capital transactions aggregating over $175 billion in value across M&A and the full range of public and private capital markets products, including complex structured partnerships and cross-border M&A.

Mr. Young previously served 13 years as an officer (active duty and reserve) in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a director on the board of the Travis Manion Foundation, a nonprofit Veterans Service Organization.