No. 7: GE Capital Real Estate
Global total: 160 million sq. ft.*
Headquarters: Norwalk, Conn.
Chief executive: Ronald R. Pressman
GE Capital Real Estate, a commercial real estate investment company that is a subsidiary of General Electric, owns or finances 11,400 properties, according to gecapitalrealestate.com. The company has $81.5 billion total assets, mainly in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Ron Pressman began working with GE in 1980 and served as president and chief executive officer of GE Asset Management.
*Figure includes only industrial, office, and retail property. GE Capital Real Estate also owns multifamily, hotel, and parking properties.