CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) announced the acquisition of Irving Rice, a privately-owned commercial property services company based in Liverpool, the UK's fifth largest city. Recognized for its specialty in occupier representation and agency services, Irving Rice will expand and enhance CBRE's service capability in the important NorthWest region.
Irving Rice was established in 1994 by Nick Rice and Malcolm Irving. The firm's eight person team has developed a strong reputation and track record in occupier and office agency representation, and also provides consulting services across the office, retail and industrial sectors.
Liverpool's reputation as a competitive UK business location has increased in recent years, assisted most recently by being awarded 'European Capital of Culture 2008'. The city's commercial district has expanded significantly since 2000 with one million ft