redirect pin user minus plus fax mobile-phone office-phone data envelope globe outlook retail close line-arrow-down solid-triangle-down facebook globe2 google hamburger line-arrow-left solid-triangle-left linkedin wechat play-btn line-arrow-right arrow-right solid-triangle-right search twitter line-arrow-up solid-triangle-up calendar globe-americas globe-apac globe-emea external-link music picture paper pictures play gallery download rss-feed vcard account-loading
$name

Kevin Bender

Executive Vice President

Kevin Bender

Executive Vice President
Lic. 01203213
Meet the Team
+1 213 6133456
+1 949 3007875
+1 213 6133064

Los Angeles Downtown

400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
+1 213 613 3333

Professional Experience

 

Kevin Bender exclusively represents tenants in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of commercial office properties, and has successfully completed over 3,000,000 square feet of office lease transactions throughout his 17-year career.

Mr. Bender has deep expertise in the Orange County and Downtown Los Angeles Office markets, and market-leading experience representing Fortune 500 companies and top services firms in high-profile headquarters assignments and complex occupier transactions. He has served as the lead broker on many significant assignments, including:

  • 800,000+ square feet for AIG throughout the Western United States
  • 181,000+ square-foot headquarters transaction for Taco Bell in Irvine
  • 130,000+ square feet for State Street Bank in Irvine
  • 135,000 square feet for PwC in Downtown Los Angeles.

Since joining CBRE, Inc. in its 2003 acquisition of Insignia/ ESG (IESG), Mr. Bender has consistently ranked among the firm’s top Southern California tenant representation professionals. Prior to the merger, he spearheaded IESG’s Orange County Brokerage group, partnering with Steve Bay and Clay Hammerstein to grow the company’s Southern California region into one of the most respected and thriving occupier services practices in the West. Prior to IESG, he served for three years at Julien J Studley, Inc.

A talented strategist and negotiator, Mr. Bender is also skilled at multi-market portfolio management. He leverages CBRE’s Lease Administration, Consulting, Financial, Econometric Forecasting, and LEED expertise to ensure corporations such as HSN, Yum Brands and Littler optimize their national real estate portfolios.

Having represented many of the leading professional service firms, such as PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG, along with many of the country’s leading law firms and financial firms in lease transactions across the Western U.S., Mr. Bender is an expert at identifying locations that fit his clients’ operational, financial and qualitative requirements—and at negotiating best-in-market lease terms while retaining the flexibility for his clients to adapt to business and industry changes. He is widely regarded as a local market expert, and is frequently sought after for speaking and panel engagements and to provide insight into the Orange County and Downtown Los Angeles Office markets. 


 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  •  Member, CoreNet and Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Achievements


  • Real Estate Forum, National Top 5 under 35 (2009)
  • CBRE’s Top 200 Professionals Worldwide (2007, 2009-2012)
  • Real Estate Southern California, Annual Top Broker List (2004 – 2012)
  • Irvine Company Broker of the Year (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 - 2012)
  • Southern California Real Estate Magazine’s Annual Top Brokers List (2001, 2003, 2005 - 2012)
  • Repeatedly recognized in Orange County Business Journal, Real Estate Southern California and Orange County Register
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Awards Largest Lease Value, Team (2011,2012,2013)

Education

 
  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts; Economics


Significant Assignments

 

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
132,000 Law
Ditech.com 170,000 Mortgage Banking
IndyMac Bank
140,000 Mortgage Banking
State Street Bank
129,000 Banking
FCB Worldwide
100,000 Advertising
Park Place
1,700,000
Building Sale
  129,000  
AIG 104,000 Insurance

76,000

Latham & Watkins
75,000 Law


Clients

 

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis
  • Barger & Wolen
  • Buchalter Nemer Fields &  Younger
  • Ditech.com/ GMAC
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Confidential Tech Client
  • Greenberg & Traurig
  • HSN
  • Home Depot
  • IAC Interactive Corp.
  • IndyMac Bank
  • Latham & Watkins



Kevin Bender

Executive Vice President
Lic. 01203213
Meet the Team
+1 213 6133456
+1 949 3007875
+1 213 6133064

Los Angeles Downtown

400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
+1 213 613 3333