Los Angeles—CBRE Group Inc. announced the appointment of Brian McAuliffe as senior managing director of CBRE’s Multi-Housing Group, effective January 7, 2013. In that role, McAuliffe will focus on the company’s multi-housing investment sales practice in partnership with Peter Donovan, senior managing director of the Multi-Housing Group. Donovan will focus primarily on the group’s financing practice, including CBRE’s HUD FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac business. In the last 12 months, CBRE’s multi-housing capital markets practice completed $22.6 billion in investment and financing transactions.
The new appointment marks a homecoming for McAuliffe, who had previously spent more than two decades—from 1983 to 2005—at CBRE representing institutional investors and public companies in multi-housing property transactions totaling approximately $4 billion.
McAuliffe rejoins CBRE from RREEF, where he oversaw all acquisitions, dispositions and capital markets-related activities as a managing director in the firm’s Transactions Group. He also served as a chair of RREEF’s Investment Committee, which facilitated more than $20 billion in property acquisitions and more than $17 billion in dispositions for the firm during McAuliffe’s tenure there.