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Payam Tabar

Senior Vice President

License: Lic. 01759029

Payam Tabar Senior Vice President
Lic. 01759029
Palo Alto 400 Hamilton Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Professional Experience

Payam Tabar joined CBRE in the spring of 2006 as an original team member of the Palo Alto office. He has experience with clients at all levels of their business development, from local venture-backed start-up companies to multi-national public corporations. As a Tenant Representation specialist, Payam leverages CBRE’s unmatched breadth of services and global reach to help clients achieve their goals anywhere on the planet. Payam’s experience includes: local/global transaction management, strategic planning, leasing/buyer representation, property disposition, market research, build-to-suits, sale-leasebacks, project management, labor analysis, and lease administration. His deep understanding of the markets and strategic advisory has assisted his corporate clients in completing more than 7.5 million square feet of sales and leasing transactions with an aggregate value of more than $2.4 billion.

Payam was honored with Rookie of the Year in 2007, and has been recognized as a Top Sales Professional in 2009, 2011, 2013 - 2014, and 2017, establishing himself as one of CBRE’s premier advisors in the Silicon Valley.

Payam grew up in Palo Alto, lettered in tennis at UC Davis, and continues to compete in the United States Tennis Association and for The Olympic Club tennis team in San Francisco.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
  • CoreNet Global – Northern California Chapter Member
  • Association of Silicon Valley Brokers
  • United States Tennis Association
  • The Olympic Club




  • 2017 Gold Circle Top Sales Professional, CBRE, San Francisco Bay Area
  • 2014 Top 5 Sales Professional, CBRE, Palo Alto Office
  • 2013 Top 5 Sales Professional, CBRE, Palo Alto Office
  • 2011 Top 5 Sales Professional, CBRE, Palo Alto Office
  • 2009 Top 5 Sales Professional, CBRE, Palo Alto Office
  • 2007 Rookie of the Year, CBRE, Palo Alto Office
  • Leadership Award, Captain of UC Davis Men’s Varsity Tennis Team
  • Published, Journal of Radiology, May 1999


  • University of California, Davis; Bachelor of Science, Managerial Economics
  • CBRE University; CB 101 Graduate


  • Confidential Global Tech Company
  • Extreme Networks
  • Square
  • Dropbox
  • OpenGov
  • Groupon
  • Zee.Aero
  • Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory
  • Azul Systems
  • Criteo
  • Viptela
  • Base CRM
  • RepairPal
  • Creative Labs
  • Opnext
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor
  • Playdom
  • Zeno Group
  • SecondMarket
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Citigroup / Citi Ventures
  • Citadel Investment Group
  • Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic
  • Synthego Corporation
  • Airtime Media
  • Jumpstart Medicine
  • Emergent Payments
  • HDS Global
  • NextInput
  • Alkira
Payam Tabar Senior Vice President
Lic. 01759029
Palo Alto 400 Hamilton Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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