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CBRE Group Has Both Downside Protection And Upside Potential

Jul. 18, 2023 1:42 PM ETCBRE Group, Inc. (CBRE) Stock1 Comment


  • CBRE's defensive and diversified business mix provides downside protection for the company, so its financial performance is expected to still be reasonably decent in tough times.
  • CBRE has the potential to achieve meaningful upside by leveraging on its strong balance sheet to buy high quality assets or businesses at appealing valuations.
  • I raise my rating for CBRE to a Buy, in view of both the downside protection and upside potential for the stock.
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My investment rating for CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) stock is a Buy.

With my earlier November 22, 2021, write-up, my focus was on CBRE's capital investment and capital return. My attention turns to CBRE's downside

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Good points. I am wondering what determines the level of transactions and if they improve next year versus 2023. Given that ~55% of profits come from transactions. The consensus expectation is earnings recovery next year.
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