Laura Barr is CBRE’s Americas Retail Leader for its Advisory & Transaction Services line of business. Laura is responsible for CBRE’s Retail growth strategy and client delivery across the firm's Retail leasing professionals.
Prior to leading CBRE’s Retail leasing business, Laura led a San Francisco-based Retail team with a keen eye on real estate strategies that drew from her passion for urban planning and consumer trends. Laura is an established thought leader and advisor to her clients, and consistently lead her team to deliver innovative solutions for an extensive list of top tier investors and occupiers.
Laura was the inaugural winner of CBRE’s prestigious Darla Longo Award, which recognizes the best and brightest producers in the organization. She has served in numerous leadership positions, including sitting on the Americas Producer Advisory Board; co-chairing the Futures Committee, which produced compelling research on the impact of autonomous vehicles on real estate values; and remains involved in the CBRE Women’s Network.
Laura is involved in numerous charitable and community organizations, including serving as a board member for La Cocina, a highly regarded incubator for food and beverage businesses in the Bay Area primarily supporting women of color. She also serves on the board of Health Hospitality Partners, an innovative real estate development and operating company focused on healthcare, and Onsights, an AI-based, SaaS and retail intelligence company focused on e-commerce analytics and insights for brick-and-mortar retailers.
Laura earned her master’s degree in city planning and a certificate in real estate design and development from the University of Pennsylvania.