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Phil Kates

First Vice President

Phil Kates First Vice President
Atlanta 3550 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30326

Professional Experience

Phil Kates and his auction team specialize in auction/accelerated sales for their owner/broker clients. Prior to joining CBRE, Phil ran Ten-X Commercial's auction division, specializing in small balance and absolute auctions nationwide as well as middle market auction sales in the Southeastern US. He disposed of over 300+ CRE properties of all assets types for owners and brokers, and was a top producer several years running. He had the highest trade rate in company history, and his list-to-close timeline averaged less than 75 days. His dispositions range from excess property portfolio sales for developers and corporate tenants, as well as investment sales for private and institutional clients.


  • 2016/2017/2018 Ten-X Commercial President’s Club Winner
  • Sold 300+ properties nationwide over the past 5 years


  • University of Michigan, Bachelors of Science in Engineering


  • Brixmor Property Group
  • Bayer
  • Reddy Ice
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Capital One Bank
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • GBT Realty
  • Columbia Properties
  • Blue Ridge Capital
  • RCG Ventures
  • Safeway Group
  • The Simpson Organization
  • Ziff Properties
  • Pebb Enterprises
  • Alexandra Real Estate Equities
  • The Sterling Organization
  • TPA Group
  • Assurant
Phil Kates First Vice President
Atlanta 3550 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30326