Press Release

CBRE Appoints Paul Van Devender As Managing Director Of Its Detroit Office

04 6 2018


CBRE announced today that Paul Van Devender has been appointed Managing Director of the company’s Detroit office, effective immediately. Mr. Van Devender has more than 17 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently as COO of CBRE Martin, a CBRE affiliate in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Mich.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Paul’s management and real estate expertise at the helm of our Detroit operations,” said John Latessa, President of CBRE’s Midwest Division. “He has done an impressive job with our affiliate Michigan operations and I am confident that he will provide the necessary leadership to ensure that CBRE continues to deliver best-in-class services across all of our business lines in this market.”

Mr. Van Devender has been with CBRE Martin for the past year, operating as COO of the CBRE affiliate’s Lansing and Grand Rapids offices. Prior to that position, he was the COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance in New York, where he managed business operations for six offices nationwide, including: New York City, Miami, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and Irvine, Calif. In this role, Mr. Van Devender managed financial resources, improved operational efficiencies and supervised all capital projects. He had previously served as managing director of the Americas for Capita Symonds, a London-based real estate and infrastructure consulting firm.

Mr. Van Devender began his career in the US Air Force, serving as the Crew Chief of Air Force II, overseeing aircraft maintenance to the Vice President, Secretary of State, First Lady and senators and congressmen under the Clinton administration. He is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

“Working with CBRE has been a very rewarding experience and I am excited to take this opportunity to lead the firm’s activity in the Detroit market.” said Mr. Van Devender. “Detroit has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in recent years and I look forward to working with our professionals to deliver our world class services and platform in this dynamic, expanding market.”

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