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Chris Bodnar serves as Vice Chairman and Head of U.S. Healthcare & Life Sciences Capital Markets at CBRE. CBRE is the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm and is ranked #126 on Fortune’s 2022 list of the largest U.S.-based public companies. The firm spans more than 100 countries and has more than 100,000 employees.

CBRE’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Capital Markets specializes in providing healthcare real estate investors with acquisition, disposition and recapitalization strategies; assisting providers with strategic capital planning (including monetization and capital raising efforts); and advising health systems, biotech companies and physician groups in the developer selection process.

Chris has advised on some of the industry’s most notable monetization assignments, including over $1 billion in value on behalf of one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Over his career, he has been involved in the disposition of more than 60 million sq. ft. of commercial assets, exceeding a total value of $20 billion on behalf of his clients. He is the youngest investment sales broker to be appointed to Vice Chairman in the company’s history.

In 2013, Chris was named the “Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year” by Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI). The award was judged based on the demonstration of leadership in the healthcare real estate sector, demonstrated excellence in the use of strategy, innovation and creativity, significant contributions to professional healthcare real estate organizations and other contributions including teaching/mentoring, presenting, judging and publishing.


  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Real Estate, University of Colorado at Boulder

Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Consistent member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle (top 1% of CBRE sales professionals)
  • Recipient of the “Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award”
  • Chair Emeritus, BOMA Healthcare Real Estate Conference
  • Member, ULI Healthcare & Life Sciences Council
  • Advisory Board Member, Healthcare Real Estate Insights
  • Licensed in California and Colorado

Significant Transactions

  • Publicly Traded Healthcare REIT
    Inpatient Hospital Portfolio
    Sale & Financing
  • Institutional Core-Plus Fund
    Outpatient Medical Portfolio Recapitalization
  • Not-For-Profit Health System
    Outpatient Medical Sale-Leaseback
  • Publicly Traded REIT
    Outpatient Medical Portfolio Sale
  • Private Equity Fund
    Outpatient Medical Portfolio Recapitalization
  • Institutional Core-Plus Fund
    Outpatient Medical Portfolio Sale
  • Non-Traded Healthcare REIT
    Outpatient Medical Portfolio


  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • ARES
  • BentallGreenOak
  • BioMed Realty
  • Centura Health
  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Harrison Street
  • Healthpeak
  • Healthcare Realty
  • HealthCap
  • Heitman
  • IRA Capital
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • MedProperties
  • NexCore Group
  • Nuveen
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • Remedy Medical Properties
  • Sutter Health
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Ventas
  • Welltower