Kevin Kraiss serves as President of the West Division for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business. In this role, he has global responsibility for CBRE’s occupier clients headquartered in the Western United States, overseeing 6,000 employees that deliver diverse, integrated services, including: enterprise facilities management, project management, transaction management, strategic consulting and workplace experience services. Kevin is actively involved in support of outsourcing partnerships with a client base that includes a diverse mix of Fortune 500 organizations, financial institutions, healthcare providers, public utilities, retailers and high growth technology firms.
Previously, Kevin was Divisional Director for CBRE’s GWS West Division, where he played a key role in establishing and expanding new client partnerships and advancing GWS operations in Southern California, the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest. He initially joined CBRE as a Managing Director and was integral in leading both client engagements as well as the acquisition and integration of firms into CBRE as a means of enhancing client service capabilities.
Prior to CBRE, Kevin served as a Board member and regional partner at Hammes Company, a national planning, project management and development firm specializing in the healthcare sector. Earlier in his career, he held various positions at Deloitte, where he was responsible for engagements with Fortune 500 and international clients.
With more than 25 years of experience in consulting and organizational leadership, Kevin has extensive experience interfacing with client executive teams and board members regarding capital projects, portfolio strategy and operational initiatives that are critical to organizational success in rapidly evolving marketplaces. His long-term relationships are founded on a combination of trust, skill, responsiveness and the delivery of innovative solutions.
Kevin is a member of CoreNet Global and is a frequent speaker and thought leader at national and regional conferences for leading industry associations, including BOMA and Healthcare Design.
Kevin received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin (UW), earning Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He was appointed to the Dean’s Advisory Council, served as a Student Ambassador for the UW School of Business and was recognized with multiple endowed scholarships. Kevin also earned a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, graduating Magna Cum Laude.