Pete Schippits is President of CBRE’s Mountain-Northwest Division, providing strategic leadership for CBRE’s operations in 13 offices across 10 states, including the metropolitan areas of the Denver Front Range, Puget Sound, Portland, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Boise. He oversees all Advisory lines of business within the division, including Advisory & Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance, Property Management and Valuation & Advisory Services.
During his tenure, Pete has expanded the breadth and depth of CBRE’s service offerings across the Mountain-Northwest region. He spearheaded the opening of new offices in downtown Boulder and Boise. He has also recruited experts in more than a dozen specialties—including property tax, manufactured housing, eminent domain and small balance lending—all with the goal of better meeting the needs of CBRE clients.
Based in Denver, Pete joined CBRE as Colorado’s Market Leader, responsible for overseeing all business lines across five Front Range offices. In total, Pete nearly doubled the firm’s local talent base, surpassing 1,000 Colorado-based employees in 2018.
Prior to joining CBRE, Pete was a Managing Director of Investor Services at JLL where he focused on growing the firm’s Agency Leasing, Property Management, Industrial and Capital Markets businesses. Recognized as one of the state’s most successful office leasing experts, he leased assets comprising more than 11 million square feet for over 20 different institutional owners, including some of Denver’s most iconic office towers.
Before JLL, Pete was a practicing attorney in real estate, business and tax planning for Gelt & Grassgreen P.C., a boutique tax law firm in Denver.
- University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Master of Laws, Taxation
- Seattle University, School of Law, Juris Doctor, Taxation and Business
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Leeds School of Business, Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Management