Back to team Peter M. Bren Chairman and President Mr. Bren serves as president and chairman of KBS Realty Advisors and its affiliate KBS Capital Advisors. Both are nationally recognized real estate investment advisory firms. In December 2016, KBS was ranked by National Real Estate Investor among the top office owners globally. KBS operates numerous institutional and sovereign wealth funds as well as seven non-traded REITs. Mr. Bren oversees all KBS operations, including the acquisition, management and disposition of individual investments and portfolios of income-producing real estate assets. He directs all facets of the company’s business activities and is a member of the KBS Investment Committee, which evaluates and authorizes new investment opportunities for the firm. Mr. Bren is also responsible for investor relationships. Mr. Bren has been involved exclusively in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition and financing for more than 40 years. Prior to his current position as chairman and president of KBS Realty Advisors, he served as the president of The Bren Company, was a former regional partner of Lincoln Property Company and was president of Lincoln Property Company, Europe. Mr. Bren is a member of the UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors and a founding member of The Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he has also created and funded The Peter Bren Real Estate Entrepreneurship Studies Initiative at UCLA.