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John Frager

Exec. Managing Director

CBRE Group Inc.

4365 Executive Dr. Ste., 1600
San DiegoCA92121

John Frager remembers pondering three job opportunities when he came out of the Navy in 1986: a pharmaceutical sales position, with the best salary of the three, but at an undisclosed city somewhere in the West; a $25,000-per-year job at a New York stock brokerage with a two-year training program on Wall Street; and an entry-level opportunity in the research department of CBRE in San Diego, starting at $14,000 per year.

“I checked on the pay thing and found that, $14,000 will take you a lot further in San Diego than $25,000 would in New York, and the weather is a hell of a lot better,” said Frager, who eschewed the Big Apple in favor of remaining in San Diego and starting at the bottom with CBRE (NYSE: CBG).

About 25 years later, with a few stops in between and thousands of miles of business travel under his belt, Frager returned to CBRE in San Diego.

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John Frager remembers pondering three job opportunities when he came out of the Navy in 1986: a pharmaceutical sales position; a $25,000-per-year job at a New York stock brokerage; and an entry-level opportunity in the research department of CBRE in San Diego, starting at $14,000 per year.

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