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Ben Knight

Ben Knight

Senior Vice President

cbre-label-license: Lic. 01850353

Ben Knight Senior Vice President
Lic. 01850353
San Jose 225 West Santa Clara Street
12th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Professional Experience

Ben Knight specializes in representing Fortune 500 corporations, high-growth start-ups, institutional owners and private developers in the sale and leasing of Office and R&D property throughout Silicon Valley. Ben advises clients to assist in the development and execution of strategies that align real estate decisions with business performance and management objectives.

In 2016, Ben was honored as “40 under 40” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Over his career, he has been responsible for completing in excess of 7M SF of transactions and recognized by the ASVB for Silicon Valley’s “Deal of the Year.” Clients have included Deutsche Asset Management, DivcoWest, Bixby Land Co., Boston Private Bank, MWest Properties, TPG Capital, Overton-Moore Properties, Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics, Delta Products, Rockwell Collins, LBA Realty, SteelWave, Westcore Properties, Four Corners Properties, and TMG Partners.

A native of Palo Alto, Ben earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Washington, D.C., where he subsequently worked in the management consulting industry.  At the Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD), he was part of a team that launched a B2B business services practice providing strategy, research, and advisory services to C-level executives of public and private companies.

In his free time, Ben enjoys mountain biking, golf, snowboarding, reading, and travel.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • CoStar Power Broker
  • Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB)
  • US Green Building Council
  • The Belden Club
  • San Francisco Real Estate Exchange (SF I REX)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Agent
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Mentor for BUILD-East Palo Alto (


  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, Master of Arts (with honors); Sociology
  • American University, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Arts (with honors); double major in Political Science and Law & Society

Significant Assignments

  • Overton Moore Properties Lease to Solyndra ±506,500 SF
    (Overton Moore Properties Sale to Stockbridge Capital Group)
  • Hewlett Packard Sublease/ Lease termination ±447,553 SF 
  • Deutsche Asset Management Sale to Shanda Group ±416,008 SF
  • Presidio Development Partners Sale to Shoe Palace ±240,400 SF
  • Rockwell Collins Sale to LBA Realty ±208,599 SF
    (LBA Realty Lease to Vanderbend Manufacturing)
  • SPI Holdings, LLC sale to UHaul ±193,680 SF
  • Delta Products acquisition ±15.5 Acres for ±178,000 SF
    LEED Platinum, Net Zero
  • MWest Properties Lease to Confidential Tech Co.  ±174,002 SF
  • MWest Properties Lease to BAE ±161,718 SF
  • Confidential Auto Technology Lease ±136,632 SF
  • Orbotech Lease extension  ±128,520 SF
  • Bixby Land Company Lease to Infloblox ±126,594 SF
  • Uriman Lease ±125,118 SF
  • Auxin Solar HQ acquisition  ±99,576 SF
  • TMG Partners Lease to ABB ±94,170 SF
  • Steelwave Sale to Lelo ±93,650 SF
  • Confidential Automotive Technology Company Lease ±83,589 SF
  • ZGC Capital and CM Capital Corporation acquisition ±74,276 SF
  • Boston Private Bank Sale to Prism Technology ±73,600 SF
  • Delta Products Sale to Lam Research ±71,062 SF
  • Century Urban Lease to Aquantia ±66,934 SF
  • MWest Properties Lease to E-Systems ±52,600 SF
  • East of Edenvale Sale to Confidential Technology Co. ±46,802 SF
  • Auxin Solar Lease extension ±39,000 SF
  • Globalstar Lease extension  ±31,690 SF
  • Areva consolidation and relocation ±31,778 SF 


  • Alcatel - Lucent
  • Areva
  • Acorn Product Development
  • Auxin Solar
  • Bixby Land Company
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust
  • Cleanpart USA
  • CM Capital
  • CNet Technology
  • Delta Products
  • Century Urban
  • Deutsche Asset Management
  • DivcoWest
  • DRA Advisors
  • Four Corners Properties
  • GCA Law Partners
  • Globalstar
  • Hewlett Packard
  • LBA Realty
  • Intercontinental
  • Legacy Partners
  • Nuvation Engineering
  • Orano
  • Orbotech
  • Overton Moore Properties
  • Philips Electronics
  • Presidio Development Partners
  • Real Capital Analytics 
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Salem Communications
  • SPI Holdings
  • SF Motors
  • Steris
  • Sunrun
  • Tabuchi Electric
  • Transwestern Investment Group
  • Texas Instruments
  • TMG Partners
  • Westcore Properties
  • Uriman
  • Westbrook Partners
  • Year Up
  • Zhongguancun Development Group
Ben Knight Senior Vice President
Lic. 01850353
San Jose 225 West Santa Clara Street
12th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Available Properties