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Katie Ekstrom, First Vice President

Katie Ekstrom

Senior Vice President

Katie Ekstrom Senior Vice President
Austin 500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701

Professional Experience

Katie Ekstrom is a Senior Vice President with CBRE's Austin office and specializes in representing institutional landlords in office leasing. She has more than 12 years of commercial real estate experience. Katie’s scope of responsibilities include negotiations encompassing all stages of the commercial transaction, identifiying and accurately reporting market condtions, strategic client consulting, new business pursuits and securing current and future client relationships. Ms. Ekstrom has represented some of the largest owners in the nation, including Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, KBS Realty Advisors and Trammell Crow Company.

Before relocating to Austin more than six years ago and joining CBRE, Katie was a leasing broker with Transwestern in Houston, where she oversaw an office portfolio of approximately 2.5 million square feet in several major submarkets. In addition to landlord representation, Katie has participated in several tenant representation transactions, as well as consulting services with owners in property and portfolio acquisitions. Since 2005, Katie has completed more than 600 lease transactions, representing over 3.3 million rentable square feet.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Commercial Brokers Association, President (2015)


  • Austin Business Journal "Heavy Hitter" (multiple years)
  • CBRE Leasing Performance Award (2010, 2013)
  • Transwestern Rising Star (2008)
  • Transwestern Building Team of the Year - Four Oaks Place (2005)


  • Texas A&M University, Mays Business School, BBA in Marketing
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Salesperson

Significant Assignments

  • 100 Congress | 411,536 SF | Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
  • Arboretum Plaza I and II | 245,183 SF | Ohio Teachers Retirement
  • 500 West 2nd Street | 500,436 SF | Trammell Crow
  • Domain Gateway | 173,962 SF | KBS Realty Advisors
  • Littlefield/Scarbrough Bldgs | 231,753 SF | DivcoWest
  • Midtown Commons | 30,000 SF | Trammell Crow
  • The Park | 93,312 SF | Hudson/Lonestar
  • Lakewood | 92,906 SF | Hudson/Lonestar


  • Metropolitan Life Insurance
  • KBS Realty Advisors
  • Behringer Harvard
  • BGK Properties
  • Ohio Teacher's Retirement System
  • USAA
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Broadway Partners
  • Chase Merritt
  • Equastone
  • Heitman Capital
  • Mark I Management
  • Newquest Properties
  • Panatonni
  • DivcoWest
  • Wereldhave USA
  • Hudson/Lonestar Advisors

Press Releases

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Brandywine Realty Trust And CBRE Team Up To Market 405 Colorado

Brandywine Realty Trust And CBRE Team Up To Market 405 Colorado

September 5, 2018
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN), a leading mixed-use landlord and office developer in Austin, announced that it has enlisted CBRE’s Troy Holme, Katie Ekstrom and Casey Ford to support the leasing and marketing of 405 Colorado, a premier 200,000-square-foot, Class A shovel-ready office tower located in the heart of downtown Austin.
September 5, 2018
Katie Ekstrom Senior Vice President
Austin 500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701

Available Properties