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Bill Cumbelich

Executive Vice President

Bill Cumbelich

Executive Vice President
Lic. 00533546
+1 415 2918882
+1 415 2918208

San Francisco

101 California Street
44th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415 772 0123
+1 415 772 0459

Pro​fessional Experience

Bill Cumbelich became an Executive Vice President with CBRE in San Francisco, in December 2013, following the acquisition of The CAC Group.   

The CAC Group, which he co-founded in 1990 grew to become the largest independent brokerage firm in San Francisco, and one of the premier institutional boutique real estate services companies in the United States. The CAC Group completed many of the largest and most significant transactions in San Francisco from 1990-2013. CAC represented in excess of 19 million square feet of buildings in San Francisco and Seattle.

Bill has extensive experience in Landlord and Tenant Representation, Investment sales and the sale of sites for development.  He has arranged many significant transactions for a wide range of long-term institutional and private clients including:

  • Bank of America lease for 265,000 sf at 555 California Street and leasing of over 600,000 sf for Vornado Realty Trust
  • Renewal of Levi Strauss headquarters lease at Levi’s Plaza for 350,000 sf in 2010 and 540,000 sf in 1998
  • Delta Dental lease at 100 First Street--170,000 sf (2013), on behalf of Kilroy Realty Corporation and 250,000 sf pre-lease committment (1988)
  • Assemblage of 100 First development site on behalf of Barker  Pacific
  • Pac 12 headquarters lease at Kilroy 360—110,000 sf and full lease-up approximately 400,000 sq. ft. on behalf of Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Yelp headquarters lease, now 150,000 sf at 140 New Montgomery Street and lease–up the entire project, approximately 285,000 sf, for Wilson Meany and Stockbridge
  • Sale and lease up of 343 Sansome on behalf of NLI, The Joseph Foundation and Clarion Partners
  • Acquisition of 535 Mission development site on behalf of  Beacon Capital
  • Orrick lease at Foundry Square—200,000 sq ft. on behalf Orrick
  • Sale of the San Francisco Design Center, approximately 500,000 sq. ft. on behalf of Bay West Development to RREEF
  •  Lease-up of Market Center, on behalf of Manulife/John Hancock, almost 1.4 million square feet since 2004
​Bill started his brokerage career in San Francisco with Coldwell Banker & Co. in San Francisco in 1977, where he worked as one of the firm’s top producing brokers until 1989.

Bill is a Bay Area native and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana with a degree in finance. He is married and a father of four, a youth baseball coach and Sunday school teacher.

​Professional Affiliations/Accredita​tions

  • Member of the Urban Land Institute
  • Member of the Lambda Alpha Real Estate Organization
  • Board Member of the Croatian Scholarship Fund


  • University of California, Berkeley

Significant Assignments

Project Leasing Transactions

​Transa​​ction ​Location ​Square Footage
Levi Strauss & Co. Levi's Plaza 540,000
Levi Strauss & Co.​
Levi's Plaza 350,000​​
​Bank of America ​555 California Street ​260,000
​Delta Dental Corporation 100 First Street​ 250,000​
Pacific Bell​ One Front Street​ 180,000​
​Delta Dental ​100 First Street ​170,000
Omnicom Corporation​ Market Center​ 153,000​
​Yelp ​140 New Montgomery ​150,000
EPA​ 1235 Mission Street​ 125,000​
​Pac 12 Enterprises ​Kilroy 360 ​110,000
Standard Oil of Ohio​ One Front Street​ 90,000​
​​ABC Broadcasting 900 Front Street 90,000
333 Bush Street​ 86,000​​​
​Pacific Bell ​720 California Street​ ​80,000
​Goldman Sachs ​555 California Street ​70,000
​Lloyd Bank ​One Front Street ​70,000
Microsoft ​555 California Street ​50,000
​Wells Fargo Bank 343 Sansome Street​ 70,000​
Planet Out​ Levi's Plaza​ 60,000​
Williams Sonoma​ 100 North Point​ 60,000​
Wells Fargo Bank​ ​343 Sansome Street​ ​60,000
​Interpublic Group Levi's Plaza​ 54,000​
Mindjet​ Levi's Plaza​ 45,000​
Morrison Foerster​ Market Center​ 45,000​
West Coast Life Insurance​ 343 Sansome Street​ 35,000​
Hult International​ Levi's Plaza​ 32,000​
Barclays Bank​ 555 California Street​ 30,000​
​Foley and Lardner ​555 California Street ​30,000
​Diageo Corporation ​Levi's Plaza ​25,000
​Symphony Asset Management ​555 California Street ​23,000

Tenant Representation Transactions

​Transactio​n ​Location ​Square Footage
​Heller Ehrman ​333 Bush Street ​180,000
​Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe ​405 Howard Street ​156,000
​Del Monte Corporation ​One Maritime Plaza ​152,000
​Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
​720 California Street/
650 California Street
​Thelen Reid and Priest ​101 Second Street ​110,000
​Symantec Corporation ​303 Second Street ​70,000
​Lillick McHose Charles ​Two Embarcadero Center ​40,000
​Steefel, Levitt and Weiss ​One Embarcadero Center ​40,000
​Stone & Youngberg ​The Ferry Building ​35,000
​Stone & Youngberg ​50 California Street ​20,000
​Stockbridge/WMS ​Four Embarcadero Center ​20,000

Investment Sales Transactions

​Transaction​​ ​Location ​Square Footage
(Leasing Market Advisor)
​Market Center ​770,000
(Leasing Market Advisor)
​Market Center ​770,000
​Bay West Group ​SF Design Center ​500,000
​Pacific Union ​888 Brannan Street ​400,000
​The Lurie Company ​The Lurie Co. Portfolio ​400,000
​Boston Properties ​275 Battery Street ​400,000
​Carlyle Group ​180 Montgomery Street ​300,000
​RREEF ​100 California Street ​290,000
(Leasing Market Advisor)
​343 Sansome Street ​250,000
​EOP ​215 Fremont Street ​250,000
​Lowe Enterprises ​300 California Street ​125,000
​St. Francis Associates ​733 Front Street ​110,000
​The Hearst Corporation ​400 Montgomery Street ​98,000
​Beacon Capital Partners Development ​535 Mission Street (land) ​Site
​Barker Pacific Group ​100 First Street (land) ​Land assembly


Landlord Clients

  • Vornado Realty Trust  
  • Manulife Financial  
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation  
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management​  
  • Gerson Bakar & Associates/BJEW Investors  
  • Interland Corporation  
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • TMG Partners  
  • Bay West Development  
  • AREA Property Partners  
  • The Carlyle Group  
  • The Common Fund  
  • AIG Global Real Estate 
  • SKB Investments

Tenant Clients

  • Del Monte Corporation  
  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe  
  • Goodby Silverstein & Partners  
  • Symantec Corporation 
  • Stone & Youngberg  
  • Studios Architecture 
  • Omnicom Corporation

Bill Cumbelich

Executive Vice President
Lic. 00533546
+1 415 2918882
+1 415 2918208

San Francisco

101 California Street
44th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415 772 0123
+1 415 772 0459

Available Properties