About Us

Industry leaders Peter M. Bren and Charles J. Schreiber, Jr. formed KBS Realty Advisors, an SEC registered investment adviser[1], in 1992, which established the basis for today’s family of KBS-affiliated real estate companies. KBS is one of the nation's largest buyers of commercial real estate and has completed transactions exceeding $35 billion. In December 2017, National Real Estate Investor ranked KBS the 6th largest office owner globally.[2]

KBS-affiliated entities have invested in and managed commercial real estate assets on behalf of clients that include large institutions, such as public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and seven public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). In late 2017, KBS launched KBSDirect.com, providing investors direct access to institutional quality commercial real estate via a KBS-sponsored REIT.

KBS’ headquarters are in Newport Beach, CA, with other offices in New York and Washington DC. KBS is structured with three regional presidents and their respective teams of asset managers and analysts, backed up by financial and administrative teams totaling over 180 people. Assets under management by KBS-affiliated companies exceed $10 Billion as of December 31, 2017.

[1] Registration as an investment adviser does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
[2] The ranking by National Real Estate Investor is based on volume of office space owned globally, as of December 31, 2017. The results were generated from a survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor based on a combination of advertising and website promotion of the survey, direct solicitation of responses from participants, direct email to National Real Estate Investor subscribers and other identified office owners and daily newsletter promotion of the survey, all supplemented with a review of public company SEC filings.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Underwriting
  • Loan Origination
  • Portfolio Management
  • Comprehensive and Transparent Client Reporting
  • Asset Management
  • Dedicated Financing Team
  • Portfolio Accounting

TRANSACTIONAL VOLUME SINCE INCEPTION

$37.08 Billion*

THE KBS TEAM

KBS Realty Advisors and its affiliate KBS Capital Advisors represent a team of true real estate professionals who live and breathe real estate and are excited about operating real estate investments to maximize their full potential.

KBS FAMILY OF COMPANIES

KBS REALTY ADVISORS

Founded by Peter Bren and Charles J. Schreiber Jr. in 1992, KBS Realty Advisors invests in, manages, develops and sells high-quality U.S. commercial real estate on behalf of pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

KBS CAPITAL ADVISORS

Formed in 2004, KBS Capital Advisors is the exclusive advisor for KBS’ publicly registered non-traded REITs, which are designed to give individual investors the ability to invest in a similar type of real estate as KBS pension fund and institutional partners. KBS Capital Advisors is led by partners Peter Bren, Charles Schreiber Jr., Keith Hall and Peter McMillan.

KBS CAPITAL MARKETS GROUP

Formed in 2005, KBS Capital Markets Group is the capital-raising platform for KBS' publicly registered non-traded REITs. KBS Capital Markets Group is the distribution team that connects advisors and clients to KBS REIT investment products.

GROSS LEASING

5.4 Million Square Feet*

3,027*

Total Number of Tenants*

$11.54 Billion*

Current Value* of KBS Investments

...
38.4 Million*

Current Square Feet* of KBS Real Estate Investments

Real Estate Investments by Property Type

Based on Current Value*