Pete Schippits is Senior Managing Director of CBRE’s Mountain States, providing strategic leadership for eight Western U.S. offices covering six states. Partnering with seven Managing Directors, Pete works to grow CBRE’s business by recruiting and retaining the industry’s top talent and cultivating client outcomes that directly drive bottom line results.
Based in Denver, Pete joined CBRE as Colorado’s Market Leader, responsible for overseeing all business lines across five Front Range offices. Pete has successfully diversified CBRE’s Colorado-based service offerings, recruiting experts in more than a dozen specialties—including property tax, joint venture equity, manufactured housing, eminent domain and small balance lending—all with the goal of better meeting the needs of CBRE clients. In total, Pete has nearly doubled the firm’s local talent base, surpassing 1,000 Colorado-based employees in 2018. He also spearheaded the opening of a new downtown Boulder office and oversaw the roll-out of CBRE’s global workplace strategy initiative—Workplace360—in three Colorado offices.
Prior to joining CBRE, Pete was a Managing Director of Investor Services at JLL where he focused on growing the firm’s Agency Leasing, Property Management, Industrial and Capital Markets businesses. Recognized as one of the state’s most successful office leasing experts, his accomplishments include leasing assets comprising more than 11 million square feet for more than 20 different institutional owners, including some of Denver’s most iconic office towers. Pete received numerous awards during his tenure at JLL, including being a multiple Top Gun Award winner. He also served on the JLL Leadership Council Advisory Board, and his team was awarded NAIOP Colorado’s 2014 Office Broker of the Year.
Before JLL, Pete was a practicing attorney in real estate, business and tax planning for Gelt & Grassgreen P.C., a boutique tax law firm in Denver.
- University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Master of Laws, Taxation
- Seattle University, School of Law, Juris Doctor, Taxation and Business
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Leeds School of Business, Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Management