Keith Brandt is the Managing Director and Market Leader in of CBRE’s Cleveland business. Mr. Brandt oversees the operations of the company’s Cleveland and Akron offices and drives its growth strategy for all Advisory Services lines of business, including Advisory & Transaction Services, Investment Sales, Debt & Structured Finance, Property Management, and Valuation & Advisory Services. His exceptional leadership, real estate expertise, and passion delivers the best possible client outcomes.
Mr. Brandt joined CBRE with more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to CBRE, he was the Senior Vice President of Retail, Office & Residential Leasing and Asset Management at Brookfield Asset Management a company with $550B in AUM. In this role, he was responsible for driving revenue and managing operations for properties across the U.S. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Brandt led the Retail Leasing platform for Forest City Enterprises overseeing all retail initiatives that included 101 properties across the US in the core markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, and New York. He served on the firm’s Enterprise Operating Committee, Real Estate Operating Committee, IT Prioritization Committee and had involvement in the Investment Committee.
A Cleveland native, Mr. Brandt holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.