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 31 years of experience, Kevin leads a team of eleven professionals focused on the disposition and acquisition of investment properties on behalf of domestic and offshore investors.  Kevin Shannon also leads a team of fourteen Institutional Group members on the West Coast with Darla Longo as Co-Managing Directors.  Kevin was CBRE’s top producing salesman on the West Coast in 2006, 2007, 2008 and one of the top two investment brokers on the West Coast in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Since 1996, Mr. Shannon has sold and marketed more than $37 billion of office, industrial, self storage and retail properties.  Mr. Shannon 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.  Mr. Shannon 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, West Coast, Institutional Investment Group Board Member, CBRE Institutional Investment Group
  • May 1999 to January 2006 – Grubb & Ellis
  • Senior Vice President, Institutional Investment Group
  • 1982 to 1999 – Colliers Seeley
  • Managing Director and Partner, Investment Division


  • CBRE's 2012 Colbert Coldwell Circle top producing broker in 2012
  • Real Estate Southern California Magazine's Top Broker on their 9th Annual Broker Hot List
  • Top West Coast producer for CBRE - 2006, 2007 and 2008 
  • 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)
  • Sold and marketed over $6.5 billion in 2007 alone
  • Has sold over $16 billion of investment product since 1996
  • Top sales broker award nationally for First Industrial Realty in 2002
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Award Winner as top investment broker 2000
  • #1 producer at Colliers/Seeley in 1997 and #2 company wide in 1998 and 1999
  • #1 aggregate producer at Colliers/Seeley from 1990 - 1999