CBRE said Aug. 26 that Rija Beares has been appointed advisory services market leader for Greater Philadelphia, which includes oversight for downtown and suburban Philadelphia, Delaware, southern New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania.
In this role, Beares is responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy in Greater Philadelphia and delivering integrated client solutions across CBRE’s Advisory Services business, including leasing, sales, valuations, debt & structured finance, and property management.
“After a thorough review process, Rija emerged as the clear choice to take the Philadelphia business into the future,” said Michael Caffey, regional president for CBRE’s North Region. “Not only is she highly regarded as a leasing professional by her peers and clients, she is also well respected for her leadership qualities, work ethic and her ability to manage complex situations with aplomb.”
Beares joined CBRE in 2002 advising institutional and entrepreneurial owners in structuring lease transactions and developing lease-up strategies. In 2010, she began focusing exclusively on representing corporate occupiers of real estate and since then has been involved in some of the most significant and notable office transactions in the Philadelphia region as well as globally. Additionally, she served as the leader for CBRE’s Technology and Media Practice in greater Philadelphia.
Beares will be based in CBRE’s suburban Philadelphia office in Radnor, Pa.