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Kelli leads CBRE’s multifamily platform nationally that combines investment sales, financing and investment banking services into a single, fully integrated service delivering advisory solutions. As the Executive Managing Director, she focuses on the national multifamily growth strategy alongside a team of five regional leaders. Ms. Carhart has more than 20 years of multifamily experience. CBRE was the intermediary for more than $95 billion in multifamily engagements in the U.S. last year and has been the number one firm for investment sales activity in the sector since 2001.

Ms. Carhart joined CBRE in January 2021 and was most recently Head of Multifamily Debt Production. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 17 years at Freddie Mac where she served as Vice President of Multifamily Production and Sales, overseeing over $30 billion of annual volume across 26 states. She was instrumental in establishing relationships, building the brand and building culture in a time of tremendous growth at Freddie Mac.

Kelli holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Real Estate & Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is based in Austin, Texas.


  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Finance, Real Estate & Urban Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • ULI 
  • MBA 
  • NMHC