Joyce joins CBRE as vice chairman

February 23, 2024 - Front Section
Michael Joyce


Boston, MA According to CBRE, commercial real estate veteran Michael Joyce has joined CBRE as vice chairman, the highest rank for advisory & transaction professionals within the company. Based in CBRE’s downtown office, Joyce joins the urban leasing team and will focus on both investor and occupier leasing. 

“With more than 25 years in commercial real estate, Mike brings a wealth of experience to our office leasing team,” said Michael Affronti, executive managing director for CBRE’s Greater Boston Advisory Services business. “Mike is an office and industrial leasing powerhouse with strong relationships from his decades-long career. He will partner with our capital markets team to leverage those relationships, while mentoring and growing our urban leasing team.” 

Prior to joining CBRE, Joyce was a vice chair of Cushman & Wakefield’s Boston leasing practice. 

Joyce worked at CBRE before co-founding the eponymous firm Richards Barry Joyce in 2001. The firm was acquired by Transwestern in 2013, where he remained as partner for five additional years.  

Joyce has advised and represented prominent organizations throughout his career, specializing in the leasing of office space for many of Boston’s most prestigious landlords, investors, and tenants including the Boston Celtics, Boston Consulting Group, and Puma, among numerous others.

Joyce is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Outside of commercial real estate, he is a member of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a trustee emeritus of his alma mater Providence College as well as former member of its Varsity Athletic Board, Chair of Buildings & Property Group, and former President and board member of Boston Presidents Council.



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