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Katie McDermott Beard

Senior Associate

Katie McDermott Beard Senior Associate
Cincinnati 201 East Fifth Street
Suite 2200
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Professional Experience

Katie is a member of the Cincinnati Multi-Market Advisory & Transaction Management Team. She provides multi-market advisory services to national retail and office space occupiers with an emphasis in managing high priority transaction initiatives. Katie provides strategic planning, transaction execution, account management and ongoing portfolio optimization programs for corporations and public entities.

Katie manages Kroger’s national dispositions and third-party leasing, serving in a leadership capacity, while working with multiple transaction professionals to service the account. Also, Katie works alongside Kevin Torch in managing Fifth Third Bank’s surplus property dispositions, lease renewals and retail acquisition program. 

In addition, Katie and her team manage the surplus property sales and subleases for O’Reilly Auto Parts across the country, office leasing and renewals for Belcan Corporation, and retail site selection for Macy’s and EuroGarages. Using a single point of contact model and providing a best-in-class field brokerage network are keys to managing these programs successfully. 

Prior to joining CBRE, Katie worked at Great American Insurance Group in their Corporate Real Estate Department. Katie graduated from the University of Kentucky.

Over her career, Katie and her team have delivered over $220 million in client savings through portfolio optimization programs ranging from lease restructuring, strategic acquisitions or relocations, M&A consulting and surplus property dispositions. Katie and her team complete over 250 transactions annually.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Member - CREW Greater Cincinnati
  • Member - International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member - CBRE Women's Network
  • Member - ReSource Young Professionals
  • Member - CRECGC (Commercial Real Estate Council of Greater Cincinnati)
  • Member - National Association of Realtors
  • Member - Ohio Association of Realtors
  • Member - University of Cincinnati Real Estate Roundtable
  • Member - Talbert House Ambassador Board


  • Licensed Real Estate Person - Ohio
  • University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science
  • University of Arizona, Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing - Executive Retail Fundamentals & Strategy Course

Major Clients

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • University of Cincinnati
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Greyhound
  • Belcan Corporation
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Macy's
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • EG Group


Katie McDermott Beard Senior Associate
Cincinnati 201 East Fifth Street
Suite 2200
Cincinnati, OH 45202