Ben Knight

Executive Vice President

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Ben Knight joined the CBRE Silicon Valley office in 2008. He specializes in representing Fortune 500 corporations, high-growth start-ups, institutional owners and private developers in the leasing and sale of Office and R&D property throughout Silicon Valley. Ben advises clients to assist in the development and execution of strategies that align real estate decisions with business performance and management objectives.

Over his career, he has been responsible for completing in excess of 12M SF of transactions and recognized by the ASVB for Silicon Valley’s “Deal of the Year,” nominated for Silicon Valley Broker of the Year (Industrial), and has consistently ranked in ASVB’s Top-25 CRE Agents in Silicon Valley (#21 in 2022, #22 in 2021, #7 in 2020). Ben has been honored as “40 under 40” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Clients have included The Irvine Company, Blackstone / EQ Office, Deutsche Asset Management, DRA Advisors, DivcoWest, Prologis, Bixby Land Co., TPG Capital, Kennedy Wilson, Overton-Moore Properties, Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics, Delta Products, SteelWave, Westcore Properties, Four Corners Properties, Westbrook Partners, Texas Instruments, and TMG Partners.

A native of Palo Alto, Ben earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Washington, D.C., where he subsequently worked in the management consulting industry. At the Corporate Executive Board (Now Gartner), he was part of a team that launched a B2B business services practice providing strategy, research, and advisory services to C-level executives of public and private companies.

In his free time, Ben enjoys mountain biking, golf, snowboarding, reading, and travel.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • CoStar Power Broker
  • Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB)
  • US Green Building Council
  • The Belden Club
  • San Francisco Real Estate Exchange (SF I REX)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Agent
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Mentor for BUILD-East Palo Alto (


  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, Master of Arts (with honors); Sociology
  • American University, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Arts (with honors); double major in Political Science and Law & Society