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Cris Kimbrough, PhD, PMP

Managing Director

Cris Kimbrough

Managing Director
+1 914 5976972
+1 914 5227566

White Plains

70 West Red Oak Lane
West Harrison, NY 10604
+1 914 694 9600
+1 914 694 1335

Professional Experience


Cris Kimbrough is CBRE’s Senior Vice President in the Building Technology Services division, which provides building connectivity, rooftop management, digital mapping services, and consultancy services to CBRE managed/owned properties. She spearheads Digital Mapping Services and the In-Building Cellular Solutions programs.

Ms. Kimbrough has 10 years of experience in the technology infrastructure industry. After starting her career in telecommunications in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act compliance, she moved into a program management role for a nationwide site acquisition services company. Upon joining CBRE in 2015, Ms. Kimbrough headed the telecommunications NEPA program. She transitioned to a focus on in-building solutions in 2016, leading the development of the In-Building Solutions Program. As part of her role, she is frequently asked to speak to trade organizations and has become one of the most sought-after speakers in the industry.

Her technical experience ranges from regulatory compliance and site acquisition strategies for telecommunications sites, to technical consultancy on in-building solutions. She is active in trade organizations, such as the CBRS Alliance Business Working Group (Committee Co-Chair) and HetNet Forum.


Significant Transactions


  • Major Cellular Carrier | Nationwide DAS Marketing Project | 2017+
  • Major REIT | DAS Installation at Two Properties | 2016-2017
  • CBRE Global Investors | Consultancy on Provisioning a Future-Resistant Converged Networks | 2016-2017
  • Verizon Wireless | Site Acquisition Management for New Macro and Small Cell Installations for Upstate New York and New England | 2014-2015
  • AT&T Mobility | Management of Cell Site Modifications Site Acquisition for New York, Virginia, and West Virginia | 2013-2014
  • T-Mobile | New Site Build Site Acquisition Management for Upstate New York | 2014

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • CBRE Alliance Business Working Group Committee Co-Chair
  • HetNet Forum Member

Education


  • New York University
    • PhD, Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies
    • MA, Anthropology
  • Rollins College
    • AB, Anthropology

Panels/Publications


  • Panelist “Auctioning America’s Wireless Future: Will 5G Be Restricted to Big Mobile Carriers?,” New America, Open Technology Institute, September 2017
  • Speaker and Panelist “CBRS – Shared Spectrum, Expanded Opportunities,” Mobile World Congress Americas, September 2017
  • Panelist “Building Tech: Technologies Serving the Built Environment,” DisruptCRE, September 2017
  • Speaker CBRE Alliance, Business Working Group, August 2017
  • Co-Author with Adrian Berezowsky, “In-Building Connectivity – The New Normal”, Connected Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1 2017
  • Panelist “Flexible & Resilient Converged In-Building Solutions,” New York State Wireless Association Forum, June 2017
  • Speaker “Enterprise In-Building Wireless Bootcamp”, June 2017
  • Panelist “Wireless Connectivity as the Fourth Utility? Realizing the Importance of Ubiquitous Cellular Access,” DAS & Small Cells Congress, June 2017
  • Panelist “HetNet Update,” South Wireless Summit, March 2017
  • Panelist “Real World Perspectives on Enterprise DAS,” Northeast DAS Association, November 2016
  • Speaker “Angel Stadium – Wireless for Veterans,” November 2016
  • Panelist “Funding Connectivity Panel: New Models and Business Cases for Enhancing Connectivity,” SCWS Americas, November 2016
  • Keynote HetNet Expo, October 2016
  • Speaker “Enterprise In-Building Wireless Bootcamp”, DAS & Small Cells Congress, June 2016
  • Panelist DAS & Small Cells Congress, June 2016

Clients


  • AT&T Mobility
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • MetLife
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Maser Consulting P.A.
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon Wireless

Cris Kimbrough

Managing Director
+1 914 5976972
+1 914 5227566

White Plains

70 West Red Oak Lane
West Harrison, NY 10604
+1 914 694 9600
+1 914 694 1335