As CEO of KBS Capital Markets Group, Mr. Saukkola is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and oversight of all aspects of sales and marketing, and his team contributes to KBS’s effort to create distribution channels for financial intermediaries to access institutional quality real estate via KBS REITs. Mr. Saukkola reports directly to Charles Schreiber, KBS Chief Executive Officer. KBS Capital Markets Group is a dealer-manager that has raised over $6.0 billion for KBS non-listed real estate investment trusts offered through financial intermediaries nationwide.
Prior to his role as CEO of KBS Capital Market Group, Saukkola served as vice president of investor relations for KBS Direct and prior to that as sales desk manager for KBS Capital Markets Group, where he was responsible for the hiring, training and ongoing management of internal sales associates on the KBS CMG sales desk.
Mr. Saukkola has been in the financial services industry since 2007 and has held various positions, including internal and external sales, as well as product and due diligence analyst. Before joining KBS, Mr. Saukkola was a financial advisor at Bank of America Investment Services.
Mr. Saukkola graduated from UC Irvine with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Psychology. He also holds a Master of Business Organizational Leadership from Vanguard University of Southern California. Mr. Saukkola is a FINRA-registered general securities principal.
*KBS Capital Markets Group (“KBS-CMG”) was formed in early 2006 to distribute a broad range of real estate, real estate-related, and other investment product offerings exclusively through investment professionals. The company is led by Charles J. Schreiber, and has helped financial advisors and their clients tap into alternative investment opportunities historically available only to large institutions.