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Sven Pole

Vice Chairman

Sven Pole

Vice Chairman
Lic. 00859036
+1 415 7720368
+1 415 5051301
+1 415 7720459

Professional Experience

Sven Pole brings 36 years of experience working with commercial real estate investors and occupiers. He is currently a Vice Chairman for CBRE where he leads a team delivering complex and multi-market global transactions to corporate clients. In this role, Sven provides advice to clients on portfolio optimization and strategic transactions by blending corporate finance, accounting, and capital market expertise. Over the last eight years his team has executed over 1,600 transactions for high-tech clients across the globe. These deals include large scale build-to-suits, ground up construction, ground leases, complex renovations, and various partnership and entity structures in almost all major international tech markets. He has direct work experience in real estate development, acquisitions, leasing, strategic planning, M&A of entities and portfolios, credit underwriting, REITs, and outsourcing.

Before the CBRE acquisition, Sven was the Managing Partner for the Nor. Cal. operations of the Trammell Crow. He was previously a founding Principal of the McMahan Group, a Manager in the real estate consulting group at KPMG, and worked at several development and brokerage firms.

Sven is a frequent public speaker at various real estate professional organizations. He has written articles on real estate enterprise management, occupancy cost savings strategies, and portfolio trends. He was the President of the No. Cal. CoreNet chapter, founding Chair of the Strategy and Portfolio Planning Community, taught the Portfolio Management class for CoreNet, where he has been named “Top Rated Faculty” ten times. In 2012, Sven was named "Service Provider of the Year" by CoreNet.

Specialties: Multi-market transaction management, portfolio planing, complex transactions, strategic planning for real estate enterprises, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions of entities and portfolios, credit underwriting, organizational design, international brokerage, and outsourcing.

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Portfolio Strategy, Management, and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets
  • Multi-market Transaction Management
  • Headquarters and Campus Planning
  • Occupancy Cost Reduction Programs
  • Acquisitions/Dispositions/Leasing Programs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Underwriting




  • University of Southern California, Master of Real Estate
  • University of Southern California, Master of Business Administration
  • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Science
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of California




  • Deutsche Bank
  • Deutsche Telkom
  • JDSU
  • PG&E
  • Bank of Tokyo
  • Confidential Global Technology Company
  • Bank of America
  • T-Mobile
  • Morgan Stanley
  • E-Trade
  • Confidential Software Client (M*)
  • Fujitsu
  • Cisco Systems
  • Comerica Bank
  • Boeing Realty Company
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Fireman’s Fund
  • State of Massachusetts
  • Oregon Retirement Fund
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Hitachi
  • Confidential Finance Client (J*)
  • Kinder Care
  • Metropolitan Life
  • MIG Realty Advisors
  • Confidential pharmaceutical Client (P*)
  • Prudential
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Visa International
  • Visia Equities
  • Aptuan
  • P2
  • Sumtotal
  • Front Range Solutions
  • Aderant Technologies
  • Symphony Technology Group
  • First Advantage
  • Francisco Partners
  • Extreme Networks

Sven Pole

Vice Chairman
Lic. 00859036
+1 415 7720368
+1 415 5051301
+1 415 7720459