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Keith Zaky

Vice Chairman

Keith Zaky Vice Chairman
Palo Alto 400 Hamilton Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Professional Experience

Zaky is a recognized business leader in the Silicon Valley with a proven reputation for building and leading organizations during critical times in their history. He has over 35 years of executive management and global operations experience in the technology and commercial real estate sectors

Zaky has been with CBRE since 2005, and presently serves as Vice Chairman. Over this 12 year period, he has excelled in the Occupier Advisory Practice of the commercial real estate industry by combining his 23 years of global operations experience in business, with CBRE's global real estate services platform. Applying this background, he is uniquely qualified to represent his client’s interests everywhere in the world. Zaky's business has grown from a core group of 3 into over 175 dedicated employees and 142 variable real estate professionals in 65 countries. He and his team are widely acknowledged as one of the top real estate practices globally, and have performed over $40 Billion in transaction volume. His past and current assignments include among the most significant and complex deals around the world.

Zaky's name frequents the CCC Top 100 List and globally he has ranked in the TOP 5 overall for the last 6 years. He has held the #1 Corporate Advisory ranking globally for the past 6 years and #1 in the greater Northern California Region for the past 7 years  

Prior to CBRE, Keith enjoyed a 23 year career in the high tech sector. Notably, he spent 15 years at Octel Communications Corporation. Beginning at their startup phase and through their rise into a multi-billion dollar world leader, he rose through the ranks to hold multiple executive and officer level positions. This included Director, Western Region Enterprise Division, Director, Western Region Service Provider Division, Director, National Wireless Division and culminated in Asia where he opened and lead Octel's Asia Pacific Region from Singapore and served as Vice President and Managing Director. During this stint, Zaky sat on the Executive Boards of both Lucent Asia and Lucent PRC. This also included an appointment to the CEO Advisory Council with the Singapore Ministry of Finance, for which he and a select group of regional leaders consulted on economic policy during the Asian economic crisis.

Keith went on to hold officer positions at Persistence Software (Executive VP, Global Operations) and First Virtual Communications (Executive VP, Global Operations). Zaky was instrumental in the turnaround phase and ultimate sale of both companies.

Professional Affiliations And Accreditations 

  • Octel Communications Corp; Executive Officer 1996-2000
  • Lucent Technologies, Executive Officer
  • Board Member 1997-2000; APAC/ PRC
  • CEO Advisory Council, Ministry of Finance, Singapore


  • Corporate Representation, Commercial Real Estate 
  • International Business Operations
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Corporate Compliance, Governance
  • Communications Software and Infrastructure

Noteable Transaction

  • OneCityBlock LLC | 111 8th Avenue, NY, NY
        - 3 million sf Historic building acquired for $1.77 Billion
        - 2010 Largest Transaction in North America


  • Colbert Coldwell Circle; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • #4 Broker Overall, CBRE 2011, 2014
  • #1 Broker San Francisco Bay Area 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • #1 Broker Palo Alto 2009, 2010, 2011​, 2013, 2014


  • Confidential Global Technology Company
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Extreme Networks
  • Carlyle Group
  • Korea Telecom
  • Telstra
  • Qwest
  • YouTube
Keith Zaky Vice Chairman
Palo Alto 400 Hamilton Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

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