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June 24, 2016

John Latessa

Executive managing director, CBRE Inc.

By Kirk Pinho

Headquarters: Southfield office of Los Angeles-based company

Years in commercial real estate: 25

Age: 48

Why he should be on your speed dial: Latessa oversees the local office of one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in the country. He also oversees the local CBRE offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis and Kansas City, all of which total 1,700 people generating about $4.5 billion in revenue. Among his career highlights: Being involved in both General Motors' acquisition of the Renaissance Center and again years later as CBRE now manages the region's largest office complex.

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