Chris  Powers

Vice President

Professional Experience

Joining CBRE in December of 2013, Chris brings considerable leasing experience to the San Diego team. While having an extensive background in strategic planning and lease negotiations, Chris is dedicated exclusively to representing tenants in lease renewals / restructures, relocations, expansions and dispositions, including site selection and financial analysis for tenants who choose to purchase rather than lease.

Chris has been extremely involved in the commercial real estate industry in San Diego since 1999. Prior to joining CBRE, Chris was a Vice President at Cresa. Prior to that, he was the Director of Leasing at Maguire Properties, where he was responsible for over 1.9 million square feet of existing class "A" mid and high rise office product, including an additional 1.4 million square feet of future entitlements. As a Senior Leasing Manager at RREEF (now Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management), Chris was responsible for directing the leasing team in lease negotiations, creating and implementing strategic property plans, establishing leasing goals, reviewing and overviewing proposed operating and pass through expenses and project budgets. During his tenure there, Chris assisted with the development of a new class "A" office building and redeveloped a new class "A" office building lobby. As a Senior Associate at Burnham Real Estate, Chris worked with private and institutional investors in landlord representation as well as representing tenants in their facility evaluation, site selection and lease negotiations.


  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • California Broker License
  • Rookie of the Year Award