Los Angeles, November 1, 2013 – CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has acquired KLMK Group, a leading provider of facility consulting, project advisory and facility activation solutions to the healthcare industry. The company, which is based in Richmond, Virginia, serves healthcare systems throughout the U.S.
“This is a time of dramatic change for healthcare service providers. Adding KLMK Group’s premier professionals to the CBRE Healthcare team will significantly enhance our ability to offer innovative solutions to improve the capital planning process and lower costs, thereby enabling our clients to focus on their central mission of serving their communities,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of CBRE’s Global Corporate Services business.
With healthcare spending approaching 20% of U.S. GDP, healthcare systems are exploring their facility management and capital spending programs for opportunities to reduce costs, monetize assets, and improve the overall patient experience. CBRE has been at the forefront of assisting healthcare systems and providers with these needs. Adding KLMK’s team of consultants to CBRE’s 650 healthcare focused professionals throughout the U.S. will enhance CBRE’s ability to provide comprehensive solutions to healthcare owners and assist them in maximizing the performance of their facility portfolios.
“Joining forces with CBRE gives our team access to the industry’s most powerful healthcare platform and increases the depth and breadth of services we can provide to hospitals and healthcare systems on a broader geographic base,” said John Kemper, CEO and founding partner of KLMK Group. (Kemper is also a member of Building Design + Construction magazine's editorial board, and Patrick Duke, a BD+C "40 Under 40" honoree in 2010, was previously Senior VP and is now Managing Director at CBRE Healthcare.)
KLMK Group will be integrated into CBRE’s Healthcare platform under the direction of Jim Hayden, Executive Managing Director of CBRE Healthcare. John Kemper will become Senior Managing Director and assist Jim in the integration of the two companies and the enhancement of the CBRE Healthcare platform. The CBRE Healthcare platform provides comprehensive facility solutions to more than 60 major hospitals and healthcare systems and over 4,500 physician practices throughout North America.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). The Company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facility and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.