Stephen B. Siegel, Chairman of Global Brokerage at CB Richard Ellis, is widely regarded in commercial real estate circles as one of the industry's most talented and prolific professionals. He was involved with CBRE amassing over $224.6 billion in global sales and leasing transactions in 2006, nearly three times that of its nearest competitor. As Insignia-ESG's chairman and CEO preceding its merger with CBRE, Siegel masterminded the firm's growth nationwide and in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He also managed a group that co-invested approximately $2 billion in U.S. office, residential, hotel and retail real estate portfolios. In 2003, Crain's New York Business named him "One of the 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in New York City." Mr. Siegel is recognized as much for his generosity and contributions to the quality of life in New York as he is for his dedication to the business community and economic vitality of the City. Specific awards include the American Jewish Committee's 2007 Real Estate Division National Human Relations Award; Israel Bonds' Real Estate and Construction Division's 2007 Israel Peace Medal for his leadership in building Israel's economy through the Israel Bonds program; The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation "Man of the Year" Award and many others. Mr. Siegel and his wife, Wendy, have been trustees and active supporters of National Jewish Health for more than a decade. Mr. Siegel was an honoree at the National Jewish Health Winter's Eve New York Real Estate Industry Dinner in 1992, when he and his wife established the Stephen B. and Wendy Siegel Fund for Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Research. He has served as a co-chair of the dinner every year since. In addition to his work for National Jewish Health, Mr. Siegel contributes his time and energy to several other organizations, including serving as Chairman of the YMCA's Capital Campaign and as General Chairman of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC-NYC), as well as sitting on the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America and City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation. Mr. Siegel's wife is also on the National Jewish Health Board of Directors.