Pete Schippits is President of CBRE’s Mountain-Northwest Division, providing strategic leadership for CBRE’s operations in 12 offices across nine states, including the metropolitan areas of the Denver Front Range, Puget Sound, Portland, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque. He oversees all Advisory lines of business within the division, including Advisory & Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance, Property Management, Project Management and Valuation & Advisory Services.
Based in Denver, Pete joined CBRE as Colorado’s Market Leader, responsible for overseeing all business lines across five Front Range offices. Pete successfully diversified CBRE’s Colorado-based service offerings, recruiting experts in more than a dozen specialties—including property tax, joint venture equity, manufactured housing, eminent domain and small balance lending—all with the goal of better meeting the needs of CBRE clients. In total, Pete nearly doubled the firm’s local talent base, surpassing 1,000 Colorado-based employees in 2018. He also spearheaded the opening of a new downtown Boulder office and oversaw the roll-out of CBRE’s global workplace strategy initiative—Workplace360—in four Colorado offices.
Prior to joining CBRE, Pete was a Managing Director of Investor Services at JLL where he focused on growing the firm’s Agency Leasing, Property Management, Industrial and Capital Markets businesses. Recognized as one of the state’s most successful office leasing experts, his accomplishments include leasing assets comprising more than 11 million square feet for more than 20 different institutional owners, including some of Denver’s most iconic office towers. Pete received numerous awards during his tenure at JLL, including being a multiple Top Gun Award winner. He also served on the JLL Leadership Council Advisory Board, and his team was awarded NAIOP Colorado’s 2014 Office Broker of the Year.
Before JLL, Pete was a practicing attorney in real estate, business and tax planning for Gelt & Grassgreen P.C., a boutique tax law firm in Denver.
- University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Master of Laws, Taxation
- Seattle University, School of Law, Juris Doctor, Taxation and Business
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Leeds School of Business, Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Management