CBRE Group: Hired to bring 4.2 million-sq.-ft. former Janesville General Motors plant site to market



Janesville, Wisconsin – February 17, 2016 – CBRE Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm was selected to market for disposition the General Motors’ 250-acre former manufacturing plant and haul away yard in Janesville, Wisconsin.

CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, will immediately start a global marketing effort for prospective buyers and tenants. The team has not set an offering price.

The CBRE team leading the disposition of the plant include Tom Simon, a first vice president in CBRE’s Minneapolis, Minnesota, office, Mark Collins, a senior vice president in CBRE’s Detroit, Michigan, office, and Wayne Rappold, a senior associate in CBRE’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office.

“We have a deep understanding of the magnitude of this property and its importance to the Janesville community,” said Mr. Simon, who is a founding member of the CBRE Special Properties Group that specializes in major industrial facilities outside of metropolitan areas. “Accordingly, General Motors and CBRE are committed to finding a buyer as quickly as possible.”

The fully-equipped rail-served manufacturing facility consists of the 3.8 million-sq.-ft. main plant and six other buildings. Originally built in 1919, the plant was the oldest operating General Motors plant when it ceased production in 2009. Though the plant is rich with automotive history, more than half of the main building was constructed after 1970.

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To contact the listing team, please reach out to:

Tom Simon, SIOR

First Vice President

+1 952 924 4663

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at

About General Motors, LLC

General Motors, LLC (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at