Robert W.  Walters

Executive Managing Director


Robert Walters has been actively involved in the real estate industry for 37 years. Throughout his career, he has participated in virtually every aspect of the real estate business including strategic planning, marketing, negotiation, and management. As Executive Managing Director, Mr. Walters is dedicated to process driven results and outstanding client solutions.

Mr. Walters has oversight for the real estate services operations for CBRE in Pennsylvania including the Philadelphia downtown and suburban offices, Pittsburgh, Central Penn., Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Noteworthy accomplishments during his career with CBRE include acceptance of the CBRE Chairman’s Excellence Award in 2015 and 2005 recognizing CBRE’s Top Manager in the Americas. Further, Mr. Walters was the recipient of the Trammell Crow Master Builder Award which is given to a CBRE leader who emulates Mr. Trammel Crow’s pioneering spirit, relentless drive, and extraordinary vision.

In 2013, Mr. Walters led the successful merger and integration of Fameco Company, a premier retail brokerage and management firm. In 2007, Mr. Walters directed the integration of the Trammel Crow Company regionally and in 2003, Mr. Walters also led the local merger of CBRE and Insignia-ESG the two largest real estate service firms in the Philadelphia Region.

Mr. Walters began his career in real estate with CBRE in 1979 as an industrial sales/leasing specialist. As one of CBRE’s top sales professionals in Philadelphia, Mr. Walters was promoted in 1983 to Vice President, Industrial Leadership, for the Eastern US prior to being appointed Managing Director for the Philadelphia Region in 1984. 

He is a licensed broker in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and West Virginia and is a past Board Member of the Tri-State Board of Realtors. Mr. Walters has been involved in an advisory capacity for the CBRE National Partner and Joint Venture initiative. He is an active supporter of the William Penn Charter School, Northwestern, Virginia and Duke Universities. He is a past member of the Board of the Chestnut Hill Fathers Club, a founding member of Select Greater Philadelphia, and a current board member of the Central Philadelphia Development Council (CPDC).


  • 2015 Chairman’s Award – Top CBRE Manager in Americas    
  • 2011 Trammell Crow Master Builder Award    
  • 2007 CBRE President Award    
  • 2005 CBRE Chairman Award – Top Manager Americas    
  • Frank J Mahoney Leadership Award – Multiple Recipient