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CBRE Expands Project Management Team in the San Francisco Bay Area

November 7, 2023

Top left, clockwise: Nan Reed, Rose Mondragon, China Botsford, Michelle Escobar

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CBRE announced it has hired Nan Reed, Rose Mondragon, Michelle Escobar and China Botsford to join its Project Management team in the San Francisco Bay Area. The team joins from Cresa, bringing decades of experience in project management, design, engineering, construction and change management.

The Bay Area-based project management team will support CBRE’s consult, design, build line of products, offering clients end-to-end products for their project management needs through differentiated, costs integrated services.

“The needs of today’s occupiers have rapidly changed, and the knowledge and expertise that Nan, Rose, Michelle and China bring across a number of industries and specialties will be a huge value-add to our clients and the communities we serve. The team has worked on some of the most impactful projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to CBRE,” said Colleen Reilly, Senior Managing Director of Project Management at CBRE in Northern California.

Nan Reed joins CBRE as Senior Director, Project Management in San Francisco where she will lead the occupier-focused project management team. Ms. Reed has more than 30 years of experience in construction management, design and project management including identifying programmatic needs, building teams, guiding the design process, and overseeing construction. Her work with single tenant office occupiers and multi-phased, multi-million-dollar corporate headquarters spans across the San Francisco Bay Area and Northeast U.S. in several industries including technology, life sciences, retail, legal, energy, non-profit, consulting, financial and education.

Rose Mondragon joins CBRE as Director, Project Management in San Francisco where she will oversee all phases of project delivery project cost, schedule, quality control, risk mitigation and communication. In Ms. Mondragon’s 18 years of experience in commercial real estate, she has managed multi-phased tenant improvement projects for corporate occupiers in tech, venture capital, non-profit, R&D, food service, recreation and special event industries.

Michelle Escobar joins CBRE as Senior Project Manager in San Jose and will ensure quality management throughout the entire project cycle, from lease reviews through move management and project close-out. Having worked in the construction industry, she specializes in scheduling, budgeting and change management throughout the life cycle of any project. Ms. Escobar has also assembled project design teams, oversaw furniture installations and managed the construction phase bid and execution process.

China Botsford joins CBRE as Project Manager in San Francisco, where she will manage tenant improvement projects across the San Francisco Bay Area. She has extensive experience in project management and account management, specializing in large accounts with nationwide real estate portfolios. Ms. Botsford helped manage the build out of the Silicon Valley Bank Experience Center in San Francisco, located in the iconic one-story circular building at One Bush Street. She also co-managed the redevelopment of Archer Aviation’s office into a R&D manufacturing space that included battery engineering and testing labs.

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 2023 revenue). The company has more than 130,000 employees (including 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