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Franz Solmssen (S), Real Estate Manager

Franz T. Solmssen (S)

Real Estate Manager

Franz T.  Solmssen (S) Real Estate Manager
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

​Professional Experience

Franz T. Solmssen, Jr. (“Robi”) began his career with CBRE in February 2008 as an Associate in Brokerage Services with the Industrial Services specialty. Robi brings more than 14 years of combined experience in commercial real estate sales and leasing in Hawaii. Mr. Solmssen joined CBRE’s Asset Services division as a Real Estate Manager in 2015. He currently oversees a 468,654 sq. ft. industrial portfolio in Honolulu for Voit Development Company. Robi’s brokerage experience and industrial market knowledge provides a unique background to facilitate value enhancement for his managed properties.

Prior to joining CBRE’s Asset Services division, Robi was the exclusive leasing agent for Waipio Business Center, a class A 250,686 sq. ft. fee simple industrial complex in Central Oahu, and Airport Center, a 109,395 sq. ft. office building in Mapunapuna. Mr. Solmssen was responsible for increasing occupancy of Airport Center from 60% to 95% as the listing agent thereby leading to the sale of the property for $21 million. Additionally, Robi represented McKesson Pharmaceutical Corporation in the lease negotiation for their local distribution warehouse of approximately 98,000 sq. ft.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed real estate salesperson, state of Hawaii


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy

  • ​Clients

    • A & B Properties, Inc.
    • AkzoNobel
    • American Savings Bank
    • C.S. Wo and Sons Ltd.
    • Goodyear Tires
    • McKesson Pharmaceutical Corp.
    • Michael’s Corporation
    • Soha Inc.
    • Stanford Carr Development
    • Tesla Motor Company
    • Voit Development Company
    Franz T.  Solmssen (S) Real Estate Manager
    Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
    Suite 1800
    Honolulu, HI 96813