Kevin A Shannon

Vice Chairman / Managing Director

Professional Experience

Kevin A. Shannon is widely considered to be one of the premier investment sales brokers in the Western United States.  As Vice Chairman of CBRE with 32 years of experience, Kevin leads a team of 16 professionals focused on the disposition and acquisition of investment properties on behalf of domestic and offshore investors.  Kevin also leads a team of 17 Institutional Properties Group professionals for the West Coast office vertical. In his role as a managing director, he is partnered with Darla Longo, who leads the industrial vertical for the region.

Since 1996, Kevin has sold and marketed more than $40 billion of office, industrial, self storage and retail properties. Kevin was a Senior Vice President at Grubb & Ellis from 1999 to 2005.  He was Grubb & Ellis’ top producing broker nationally (all business lines) from 2003 to 2005 and the top investment broker nationally from 2000 to 2005.  Kevin began his real estate career at Colliers Seeley in 1982, where he rose to Managing Director/Partner and was the company’s top aggregate producer from 1990-1999.

    • February 2006 to Present – CBRE 
      Vice Chairman / Managing Director, Institutional Properties Group, West Coast Office Vertical; Global Capital Markets Board Member
    • May 1999 to January 2006 – Grubb & Ellis
      Senior Vice President, Institutional Investment Group
    • 1982 to 1999 – Colliers Seeley
      Managing Director and Partner, Investment Division


  • One of CBRE's top two producers on the West Coast every year since 2006
  • Sold and financed over $32 billion since joining CBRE in 2006 
  • Top producing broker in the nation for Grubb & Ellis, 2003 - 2005
  • Top investment broker in the nation for Grubb & Ellis, 2000 - 2005 (last six years)