Back to team Geoff Hawkins Managing Director As a managing director and senior portfolio manager on behalf of KBS Capital Advisors, Mr. Hawkins is responsible for opportunistic investments in the Midwest Region of the United States for the KBS Strategic Opportunity Fund. Mr. Hawkins has more than 27 years’ experience investing in the global commercial real estate markets and has been working with commercial mortgages and mortgage-backed securities for 25 years. Mr. Hawkins has extensive experience in the structured finance securities markets, including the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) markets and the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) markets. Mr. Hawkins also manages the firm’s securities portfolios. Prior to joining KBS, Mr. Hawkins was an executive director and senior portfolio manager for Forum Partners, an international commercial real estate private equity group operating in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Mr. Hawkins was a portfolio manager at the Capital Group Companies, a global manager of mutual funds and institutional pension accounts. While at the Capital Group Companies, he managed portfolios in a number of public mutual funds, including the Bond Fund of America, the Intermediate Bond Fund of America, Government Fund and the Income Fund of America. Mr. Hawkins holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa and an MBA from DePaul University.