Press Release

CBRE Appoints Kevin Kraiss President Of Western Division, Global Workplace Solutions

06 Nov 2018

CBRE Group, Inc. today announced the promotion of Kevin Kraiss to President of the company’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) West Division, effective January 1, 2019.  In that role Mr. Kraiss will have global responsibility for CBRE’s occupier clients headquartered in the 13 western U.S. states, overseeing more than 5,000 employees providing enterprise facility management, project management, transaction management and strategic consulting services.

“Kevin is passionate about leading our professionals to deliver exceptional client outcomes,” said Jim Wilson, CBRE’s Americas CEO, Global Workplace Solutions. “We have a strong team and an excellent client roster in the West Division and Kevin is the right leader to build on that success.”

Mr. Kraiss will succeed Darcy Mackay who has been named CBRE’s Global Director of Human Resources. He has been a Divisional Director in the GWS West Division for the past five-plus years, with responsibility for accounts spanning major markets, including the technology, industrial and healthcare sectors.  He also provided oversight of key outsourcing partnerships with long-term clients.  Mr. Kraiss management responsibilities also included recruitment, talent development, best practice dissemination and resource management.

Prior to CBRE, Mr. Kraiss had two decades of consulting experience at Hammes Company and Deloitte & Touche. He has an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business and a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at