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Chris Kirk

Chief Administrative Officer

Professional Experience

Chris Kirk serves as CBRE’s Chief Administrative Officer, with executive responsibility for key Shared Services functions, including Sourcing & Procurement, Corporate Communications, Program Management Office, Senior Executive Talent Management, Human Resources and Investor Accounting & Reporting Services. In this role as Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Kirk also previously had executive oversight of the company’s Digital & Technology and Global Research groups. He previously served as Global Director of Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Kirk oversaw the company’s worldwide human resources operations, with responsibility for providing strategic oversight and senior management support for employee relations, staffing and recruitment, training and professional development, diversity, compensation and benefits. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kirk served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Trammell Crow Company, CBRE’s real estate development services subsidiary, overseeing several management and administrative functions including investment management, legal/risk, human resources and corporate communications and marketing.

Mr. Kirk joined Trammell Crow Company in 2001, where he held several senior management positions, including General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer. He played a key role in executing the merger of Trammell Crow Company with CBRE in 2006. Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Kirk was a partner in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins, where he was a corporate finance, securities and M&A lawyer.


  • University of Texas, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration