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Sonya B. Schmidt

Vice President

License: Lic. 01306166

Sonya B. Schmidt Vice President
Lic. 01306166
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience

Sonya Schmidt, a Vice President with CBRE’s Advisory and Transaction Services Group has over 12 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, specializing exclusively in the representation of tenants and occupiers of commercial space. Her service specialties include strategic and financial consulting, transaction management, lease negotiations/restructuring, and acquisition and disposition of commercial assets. 

During her career, Ms. Schmidt has completed over $200 million in commercial real estate transactions beginning at Grubb & Ellis Co. (now NGKF), where she served as Associate Vice President in the Office Services Group, and prior to CBRE, as Managing Director at Savills Studley, focusing solely on the representation of corporate occupiers.

Ms. Schmidt takes a holistic approach to her client’s needs, by not only negotiating aggressive terms but also focusing on a firm’s overall culture, business plan and life cycle.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Licensed California Real Estate Sales Person

  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce-Member

  • Corenet Global-Member

  • CREW Network-Member

  • CBRE Women’s Network- Los Angeles Field Delegate


  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration

Recent Representations

  • Kane, Ballmer & Berkman   Lease Extension

  • Avitas Wealth Management-New Headquarters   Lease Negotiation

  • Krung Thai Bank   Headquarters Extension

  • Motorola Inc.   Lease Extension

  • JP Morgan Chase   Lease Extension

  • Kinkisharyo International LLC   Headquarters Relocation, Consulting-Economic Incentives, National BTS

  • Bononi Law Group   Headquarters Relocation

  • RELM Inc   Headquarters Lease Extension

  • McCune & Harber, LLP   Lease Extension\

  • Consensus Inc.   Headquarters Relocation

  • Advanced Discovery Lease Extension

  • Lozano Smith Lease Extension


Client Testimonials

“From the very start, Sonya understood our needs and tailored her efforts toward what was important for us. She made our agenda, her agenda, and that is a hallmark of a true professional!  Thanks to her, today we occupy the perfect space for our business, in a location better than we have ever dreamt with a rate and terms that cannot be had in today’s market. We are grateful to have been referred to her!”

-Russell Evans, Managing Principal, Avitas Wealth Management

“Sonya’s hard work and expertise for the relocation of Kinkisharyo’s corporate offices were above any of our expectations from a broker. The amount of work and analysis put in to the project, even before Sonya was hired was impressive and appreciated. She made us feel comfortable and looked out for our best interests at every turn.  Even after the lease was signed, Sonya continued to be an incredible resource with advise and support through the construction phase. On behalf of Kinkisharyo International we would like thank Sonya for her incredible efforts on our behalf.”

-Melissa Rath, Sr. Manager Contracts, Administration and Purchasing

“My business partners and I very much appreciated and valued Sonya’s expertise and representation when looking at options of relocation or a renewal of our corporate offices.  Sonya was successful in not only achieving a significant reduction in rent, but also securing a sizeable improvement allowance, which, in a historic building, was a significant accomplishment.”

-Scott D. Baker, RELM, President


Sonya B. Schmidt Vice President
Lic. 01306166
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071