As chief accounting officer for KBS, Ms. Yamane is responsible for client accounting/reporting for the company’s real estate portfolios. These portfolios consist of industrial, office and retail properties as well as land parcels. Ms. Yamane works closely with portfolio managers, asset managers, property managers and clients to ensure the completion of timely and accurate accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. In addition, she assists in the supervision and management of the accounting department. Ms. Yamane is also the chief accounting officer of KBS REIT II, KBS REIT III, and KBS Growth & Income REIT.
Ms. Yamane joined KBS in February of 1995 prior to the formation of KBS Capital Advisors. Previously, she was an audit manager at Kenneth Leventhal & Company, a CPA firm specializing in real estate. During her eight years at Kenneth Leventhal, she performed or supervised a variety of auditing, accounting and consulting engagements, including the audit of financial statements on a GAAP, cash and tax basis, the valuation of asset portfolios and the review and analysis of internal control systems. Ms. Yamane has over 30 years of real estate experience.
Ms. Yamane received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a dual concentration in accounting and management information systems from California State University, Fullerton. She became a certified public accountant in 1990.