Chief Executive Officer, KBS Capital Markets Group
Mr. Helgeson is a senior vice president of acquisitions and asset manager for KBS. As a part of the Western Region team, Mr. Helgeson serves as the market leader responsible for carrying out investment objectives in the Southern California, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City areas on behalf of KBS REIT, pension fund and sovereign wealth fund clients.
Within these markets, Mr. Helgeson is responsible for execution of strategic business plans for each owned property with a focus on achieving cash flow yields, occupancy and leasing, which exceed investment objectives, as well as identifying new acquisitions and dispositions. His portfolio consists of eight assets containing approximately 3.3 million square feet.
Mr. Helgeson started his career with Cushman Realty Corporation (acquired by Cushman & Wakefield in 2001) based in Southern California where he worked on both local and national accounts. After 15 years with Cushman & Wakefield, and just prior to joining KBS, Mr. Helgeson worked with Newmark Knight Frank where he was a senior managing director. Mr. Helgeson and his team placed top priority on understanding company culture, current operations and future plans of each individual client. Advocating passionately and with determination on behalf of his clients, Mr. Helgeson has been ranked among Orange County’s Top Brokers by the Costar Group and has been recognized multiple times for completing innovative transactions on behalf of his clients. Mr. Helgeson earned a degree in real estate from California State University at Long Beach.