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Kristin Rivera, Program Manager

Kristin Rivera

Program Manager

Project Management

Kristin Rivera Program Manager
Project Management
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Kristin Rivera is a Program Manager within CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability team. She leads local and regional LEED and WELL certification projects. By providing strategic oversight throughout the life of the project, Kristin ensures that LEED or WELL certification goals are fully integrated into the design and construction practices of all team members. Kristin also assists with the sustainability consulting practice and various operational components related to marketing and project metric tracking.

Kristin brings nine years of collective experience in project management, finance and real estate to her current role. Prior to joining CBRE, Kristin served as Project Manager for Creative Railcar Marketing Services (CRMS), where she oversaw new process implementation, training and systems auditing. Prior to this position, she worked as a Project Accountant for various operation and development properties. Responsibilities included annual budget preparation, expense forecasting, financial analysis and support of the building’s sustainability initiatives.

Kristin is involved with many local and national energy and sustainability organizations and developed her initial interest in sustainability while working in the commercial real estate industry.



Accreditations/Professional Affiliations

  • LEED AP ID+C 2016
  • Women in Green, Member
  • Chicago Foundation for Women, Member
  • Chair of the CBRE Chicago Green Team
  • City Farm Volunteer
  • Net Impact Volunteer


  • DePaul University, College of Business – Bachelors of Finance
  • DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business – MBA in Sustainability & Entrepreneurship (Summa Cum Laude) 

​Clients Represented

  • CBRE
  • Cisco
  • Global Technology Firm
  • Greenwich Office Park
  • Invenergy
  • Lexmark International
  • McKesson
  • Motorola Solutions
  • PwC
  • Verizon


Kristin Rivera Program Manager
Project Management
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400