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Rusty Kennedy

First Vice President

Rusty Kennedy

First Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services, Industrial & Logistics
Meet the Team
+1 602 735 1712
+1 602 696 8616
+1 602 735 5374

Phoenix

2415 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602 735 5555
+1 602 735 5655

Professional Experience

 

Rusty Kennedy is a First Vice President with CBRE’s Phoenix office. Rusty focuses his attention on industrial landlord and tenant representation across the metropolitan Phoenix market. His experience in transforming organizations, optimizing real estate portfolios and reducing occupancy operating costs allows him to help his clients reach their real estate business goals. Rusty’s ability to engineer and implement integrated real estate service solutions to solve the unique needs of each of the institutional real estate owners, businesses and corporations he represents has established him as one of Arizona’s most successful and respected young brokers.

Joining CBRE in 2007, Rusty began his career at CBRE with Joe Porter, Pat Feeney and Dan Calihan in Industrial & Logistics, becoming a partner after two years. Considered market-leaders in Industrial & Logistics in Arizona, the team has been among the top producing brokerage professionals for CBRE’s Phoenix office on a yearly basis.

A native of Phoenix, Rusty came to CBRE after two years competing as a professional golfer on the Gateway and Canadian Tours

 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

 

  • NAIOP AZ Board of Directors 2014
  • NAIOP Developing Leaders Steering Committee - Chairman 2013
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Member
  • Urban Land Institute - Member
  • Young Life Leader at Camelback High School
  • Southwest Region Leader of CBRE's National Associate Industrial Broker Network (NAIBN)
  • NAIOP Member
  • Junior Golf Association of Arizona - Board of Directors 2007-2012
  • Brokers for Kids

 

Achievements

 

  • NAIOP "Industrial Brokers of the Year" – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • NAIOP "Industrial Brokers of the Year Finalists" – 2009, 2013, 2014
  • NAIOP "Emerging Broker of the Year" – 2014
  • NAIOP "Developing Leader of the Year" – 2011, 2012
  • NAIOP "Rookie of the Year" – 2010
  • Industrial Team Red Awards – 2015
  • CoStar Power Broker – 2009-2012, 2014

 

Education

 

  • The University of Texas, Bachelor of Science; Economics, 2005, Austin, Texas
  • University of Virginia; 2000 - 2001, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Arizona Department of Real Estate Licensed Agent

 

Significant Assignments

Tenant

  • Target, 1,500,000 SF
  • ​​REI, 400,000 SF
  • Quaker Sales & Distribution (Pepsico), 580,000 SF
  • SanMar, 480,000 SF
  • Home Depot, 400,000 SF
  • Cornerstone Services, Inc., 337,897 SF
  • Home Meridian International, 327,790 SF
  • Staples Contract & Commercial, 296,763 SF
  • Conn’s Appliances, Inc., 277,649 SF
  • ​American Building Supply, ​253,400 SF

 

Sale

  • Amazon/Home Depot, 1,600,000 SF, $125,000,000
  • ​​4502 West Monterosa, 26.8 Acres, $8,400,000
  • First Industrial, 614,000 SF, $54,000,000
  • NEC Hwy 85 & Cotton Lane, 293 Acres, $36,000,000
  • Rubbermain Facility, 758,000 SF, $43,500,000
  • Coldwater Depot Phase I & II, $39,650,000
  • Riverside Distribution Center, 503,239 SF, $33,705,000
  • Tempe Commerce Park III & IV, 160,313 SF, $27,550,000
  • 2300 South 51st Avenue, 335,459 SF, $26,800,000
  • NEC Highway 85 & Cotton Lane, 293 Acres, $24,000,000
  • ​Van Buren Distribution Center/135 East Watkins, 359,031 SF, $22,874,000

 

Clients

 

  • Clarion Partners
  • Colony Capital
  • Cohen Asset Management
  • Crow Holdings Industrial Trust
  • Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management
  • EastGroup Properties
  • EJM Development
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Greenstreet Real Estate
  • Lake Washington Partners
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Mack Company
  • Merit Partners
  • Mountain West Properties
  • New York Life
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prologis
  • Ryan Companies
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Tratt Properties
  • USAA
  • Wentworth Property Company

Rusty Kennedy

First Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services, Industrial & Logistics
Meet the Team
+1 602 735 1712
+1 602 696 8616
+1 602 735 5374

Phoenix

2415 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602 735 5555
+1 602 735 5655

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