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R. William Kent

Executive Vice President

R. William Kent Executive Vice President
Washington, D.C. 1900 N Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Professional Experience

Bill Kent is an Executive Vice President in the Washington, D.C. office of CBRE. In this capacity he is responsible for supervising and directing all retail investment sales activities for the Mid-Atlantic region and participating in the coordination of national retail property investment sales activities. Mr. Kent personally has directed the sale of more than 481 retail strip shopping centers, enclosed malls, and portfolios valued at $11 billion. He is a member of CBRE’s Institutional Properties Group and National Retail Investment Group.

Mr. Kent joined CBRE as a result of its merger with Insignia/ESG in July 2003. Prior to Insignia/ESG, he had a long, successful career with Westinghouse, where his experience included marketing, strategic planning, project management and procurement.

Mr. Kent is a Life Member of the Washington Area Commercial Brokers Council Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club and consistently has been honored as one of the top investment sales brokers in Suburban Maryland, Suburban Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. He was recognized as the top investment broker in Maryland in 2014.  Bill was recognized as Insignia/ESG’s National Investment Sales Broker of the Year in 2002.   Bill was honored in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 as a member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle recognizing the CBRE brokers in the top 3% nationally.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers - Serves as ICSC Eastern Division Operations Chair; Past ICSC State Director for Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC; Past chairperson of the ICSC Mid-Atlantic Idea Exchange



  • 2014 Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA) Maryland Sales Agent of the Year; #6 Regional Sales Agent; #8 Virginia Sales Agent; #9 DC Sales Agent



  • West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • University of Pittsburgh, Master of Business Administration in Finance

Significant Assignments

  • Crow Holdings Fund III Portfolio - US | $2,300,000,000
  • Market Common Clarendon - Virginia | $406,000,000
  • Virginia Gateway - Virginia | $259,500,000
  • East Gate Square - New Jersey | $189,225,000
  • Towne Centre at Laurel - Maryland | $142,000,000
  • Arch Square - Washington D.C. | $106,000,000


  • Atlantic Realty
  • Blackstone Group

  • Coventry Partners
  • Crow Holdings

  • Equity One
  • Federal Realty

  • First Washington Realty/CalPERS
  • Heitman Financial

  • Heritage Property Investment Trust
  • Hudson Advisors

  • ING
  • J.E. Robert Companies

  • JBG Rosenfeld
  • JP Morgan Investment Management/NY Common Fund

  • Kimco Realty
  • LaSalle Investment Management

  • Legg Mason Real Estate Services
  • Lehman Brothers Inc.

  • Lennar Properties
  • Lowe Enterprises

  • MetLife
  • Mutual of New York

  • New Plan Excel Realty
  • Orix Capital Markets, LLC

  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prudential Life Insurance Company

  • Regency Centers

  • The Beatty Companies
  • The Peterson Companies

  • Vestar Development Company

  • WP Realty
R. William Kent Executive Vice President
Washington, D.C. 1900 N Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036