John D. Frager

Executive Managing Director

Lic. 00950210

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4301 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 3000
San Diego, CA 92122

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As the regional leader for CBRE’s San Diego and Hawaii businesses, John Frager oversees more than 300 real estate professionals. He is responsible for the successful integration of multiple business lines while leveraging the expertise of CBRE’s professionals to ensure that clients seize opportunities and make highly informed decisions.

In the last decade Mr. Frager held many roles in addition to being regional leader of San Diego. They included leading CBRE’s Tech & Media Practice, chief of staff for the president of the Pacific Southwest Division, and executive sponsor of CBRE's California Political Advisory Committee. He has served on Americas Operating Management Board in two separate roles, he received the CBRE James J. Didion Leadership Award twice and CBRE’s 2018 Market Leader of the Year Award for the Americas. From 2002-2010, Mr. Frager was President & CEO of Cassidy Turley|BRE Commercial of San Diego.

After earning his degree in 1980 from the University of Southern California, Mr. Frager spent six years serving in the United States Navy. Upon completion of aviator training, he performed tours in the Philippines, Japan and Guam as a helicopter pilot before being appointed as the Special Advisor to the Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Air Forces. While serving in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Frager was awarded a Naval Commendation Medal for his efforts in country successfully building relations with the Royal Saudi and French navies and establishing a permanent US Navy presence.