San Diego CA— CBRE Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael Combs has joined the firm as research manager. In this role he will produce market research reports and oversee a team of researchers who are responsible for maintaining market data, analyzing trends, and providing insights into the San Diego commercial real estate market.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Combs was the research manager of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). He directed and managed EDC’s research department—informing business leaders, policy makers, educators, and the EDC team about regional and global market trends. Previously, he was a research and market analyst at Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, where he compiled and analyzed information and statistics that were relevant to the Greater Baltimore economy as well as authored market research reports.
“Michael’s strong leadership acumen and top-notch reputation will be an impactful addition to our research team; he will provide added depth to the already top quality research we produce,” said John Frager, CBRE’s executive managing director of the San Diego region. “Adding the talents of Michael to the CBRE team, underscores our commitment to build advantage for clients throughout the region.”
Mr. Combs graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, philosophy and political science. He also received a Masters of Urban Planning and a Graduate Certificate of Real Estate Development at the University of Michigan.