CBRE Capital Advisors, led by Richard Dakin, has launched a dedicated team in France, its sixth office in Europe, as part of its continued strategic expansion across the continent. The new French team, headed by Abdallah Ould Brahim, will work closely with the 130 professionals already employed across EMEA, offering expertise in all aspects of real estate finance, including Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory and Loan Services.

Abdallah joined CBRE in 2010 as Head of Advisory within CBRE Valuation France, following 12 years as a senior manager at PwC. Working with a team of three others, Abdallah will be responsible for developing the growing pipeline of transactions that have been secured over the past year, working closely with the French Investment Properties team and the rest of CBRE’s global network.

CBRE Capital Advisors has transacted £12 billion of unlisted real estate equities across primary and secondary markets in EMEA since 2010 and sourced £28 billion of debt and structured finance globally between 2015 and 2016.

Richard Dakin, Managing Director of CBRE Capital Advisors
The French market has considerable potential for development and growth and is a vital component in our strategy to expand Capital Advisors across the continent. Clients want a greater degree of optionality and our unrivalled expertise in both real estate and finance will strengthen our offering and help us to deliver distinct advantages for our clients.
Richard Dakin, Managing Director of CBRE Capital Advisors
Fabrice Allouche, President of CBRE France
The launch of Capital Advisors in France will allow us to better respond to our clients' demands and will provide them with access to the latest innovations and the most efficient sources of financing, using the full power of the CBRE network. The professionalism and enthusiasm of Abdallah are the guarantors of our ambitions. 
Fabrice Allouche, President of CBRE France