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Kara Brilliant

Senior Project Manager

Kara Brilliant

Senior Project Manager
+1 703 9050315

Tysons Corner

1861 International Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
+1 703 821 6900
+1 703 442 4956

‚ÄčProfessional Background

Kara Brilliant is a Project Manager at CBRE with over sixteen (16) years of experience in Project Management. She has significant experience with contract and lease negotiations, project scheduling and budgeting, analyzing vendor proposals and recommending the best vendor for selection, maintaining project reports such as cash flow, project schedules and deadlines, organizing project teams and monitoring quality control. Kara has a proven track record of leading successful projects and consistently exceeding client expectations. Her focus on client communications, customer service, relationship management and project reporting contribute to the consistent delivery of best in class services.

Prior to joining CBRE, Kara worked for CRESA in Washington, DC as a Senior Advisor of Project Management. There she was responsible for defining project scopes for office spaces between 10-100K SF, developing and managing project schedules, reviewing leases with brokers to ensure the LOI captured all pertinent information, conducted project interviews, identified, pre-qualified and oversaw all project team members including design, contractors, and any specialized vendors. She also has experience in managing relocation and change processes.

Significant Assignments


  • Washington Gas HQ: Best Interiors – Interior Space
     - 2004 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Bingham McCutchen: Best Interiors over 25,000 SF 
     - 2008 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Morrison Foerster: Best Interiors $50-75 SF and Finishes – Flooring
     - 2008 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award
     - 2007 Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award
  • American Farm Bureau Federation: Best Interiors $75-$100 SF 
     - 2007 Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award

‚ÄčEducation

  • St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY – B.A. in Psychology

Kara Brilliant

Senior Project Manager
+1 703 9050315

Tysons Corner

1861 International Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
+1 703 821 6900
+1 703 442 4956