Travis Yuengst is a Managing Director of CBRE’s Midtown Brokerage Management Team, directly managing 50 transaction professionals. In this leadership role, Travis provides guidance and oversight to these salespersons—supporting their growth professionally and within our organization, and giving them the tools and training to ensure their success.
Travis is responsible for supporting sales operations, including strategic business development efforts and facilitating collaboration across service lines; working with executive leadership to expand CBRE’s office occupier and agency market share; conducting competitive analyses; managing the Single Point of Contact process; business plan development; prospect team formation; conflict resolution; and maintaining CBRE’s transaction pipeline. Travis draws on his strong research background to spearhead strategic initiatives that harness market intelligence—creating new and better ways to support brokerage professionals in business development efforts.
Throughout his tenure with CBRE, Travis has been tapped for diverse management roles in the firm, expanding his skill set with each new position. Prior to his current role, he was the Manager for CBRE’s Manhattan Retail Services Group, directing the day-to-day operations of a team of 30, including 25 retail brokers, focusing on tenant and landlord representation. As Manager of Information Services at CBRE, Travis was responsible for the Manhattan Research Department. He led a staff of 12 full-time analysts, oversaw all the statistical reporting and market analysis for CBRE’s New York City operations—studying leasing, availability and rental rate trends and their correlation with current economic indicators—and regularly presented market statistics and analysis to the entire Manhattan brokerage staff.
Travis joined the Research Department of Insignia/ESG as a Junior Research Analyst in 2001, after beginning his real estate career as a market analyst at RealtyIQ, an internet-based real estate research firm in New York. At RealtyIQ, Travis was responsible for tracking numerous real estate portfolios across the nation.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York
- CBRE Gary J Beban Teamwork Award—2015 Americas Market Leaders Award
- National Research’s 2008 Big Win Award Recipient
- CBRE 2005 Shared Services Employee of the Year
- Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
- Member, International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. (ICSC)
- Board Member, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
- State University of New York College at Oneonta, Bachelor of Science in Business Economics