Spencer Levy

JD ' 95

Spencer Levy is Americas Head of Research | Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE and a senior member of the company’s global research team. He plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the global research strategy and business plan. A nine-year veteran of CBRE, Spencer had previously served as Executive Managing Director in the company’s Capital Markets division. 

Spencer oversees the analytical activities of the CBRE research community within the Americas region and is responsible for the management of hundreds of professionals who are focused on producing market-leading insight and interpretative analysis on the latest real estate trends. Spencer supports CBRE executives and clients in their decision-making by providing insight into the impact of market trends related to strategic business planning, and analyst call preparation and was made the company’s Senior Economic Advisor as a result.

In this role, he serves as a principal external spokesperson on real estate issues in the Americas region and has considerable media experience, providing market commentary for many national television, newspaper and internet outlets. He is one of the most active and well-known speakers in the U.S. Commercial Real Estate industry.  

Spencer joined CBRE in 2007 to lead the U.S. Eastern Division of the Capital Markets platform. Since then, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility. As a part of senior management for the Capital Markets platform, Spencer provided leadership for several areas in the United States and Latin America. Spencer provided additional oversight of Restructuring Services, Retail and Investment Banking in the United States. He also directly serves a number of major clients.

Prior to joining CBRE, he was a principal at Stifel Nicolaus (formerly Legg Mason Capital Markets), a leading investment bank serving the real estate industry, where he played a significant role in M&A, IPO and private capital-raising activities. Before that, he served as assistant general counsel at the Witkoff Group and was an attorney at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. Spencer resides in Owings Mill, Md. with his wife and three children.

CBRE’s Americas Strategy Group; CBRE Global Leadership Council; CBRE’s Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award (2010); Trammel Crow Master Builder Award for Excellence in Leadership (2015); CoreNet Luminary Award for Excellence in Public Speaking (2016); Frequent speaker before industry groups, including CoreNet, NAIOP, ICSC, MBA, ULI and CREW; Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Board of Directors

Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor
Cornell University, The ILR School, Bachelor’s Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations