Kevin Kraiss serves as President of the West Division for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business. In this role, he has global responsibility for CBRE’s occupier clients headquartered in the Western United States, guiding nearly 7,000 employees that deliver diverse, integrated services; including: enterprise facilities management, project management, transaction management, strategic consulting and workplace experience services. Kevin is actively involved in support of outsourcing partnerships with a client base that includes a diverse mix of preeminent global technology firms, healthcare providers, financial institutions, public utilities and global retailers.
Kevin also serves as the executive sponsor for the Abilities Employee Business Resource Group, whose mission is to advocate for CBRE employees with disabilities and to support corporate policy decisions on matters related to hiring and inclusion of employees with disabilities.
Previously, Kevin was a Divisional Director within CBRE’s GWS West Division, where he played a key role in establishing and expanding new client partnerships and advancing GWS operations in Southern California, the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest. He initially joined CBRE as a Managing Director and was integral in leading both client engagements as well as the acquisition and integration of firms into CBRE as a means of enhancing client service capabilities.
Prior to CBRE, Kevin served for fifteen years as a Board member and regional partner at Hammes Company, a national planning, project management and development firm specializing in the healthcare sector. During his tenure with Hammes, he served as a board member for the California Hospital Association Political Action Committee. Earlier in his career, he held various positions at Deloitte, where he was responsible for engagements with Fortune 500 and international clients.
With more than 25 years of experience in consulting and inclusive organizational leadership, Kevin has extensive experience interfacing with client executive teams and board members regarding capital projects, portfolio strategy and operational initiatives that are critical to organizational success in rapidly evolving global marketplaces.