Peter M. Bren Chairman and President

Mr. Bren serves as president and chairman of KBS Realty Advisors and its affiliated funds. KBS is a nationally recognized real estate investment advisory firm with transactional volume of more than $37.0 billion. On December 31, 2017, KBS was ranked as the sixth largest office owner globally by National Real Estate Investor. KBS has formed numerous government pension funds, and five sovereign wealth funds, as well as seven non-traded REITs. Mr. Bren oversees all KBS operations, including the acquisition, disposition and management 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 is president of KBS REIT II, KBS REIT III and KBS Growth & Income REIT — all public, non-listed real estate investment trusts. 

Mr. Bren has been involved exclusively in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition and financing for more than 45 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 School of Management 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.  Mr. Bren is also a member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, D.C, which deals with key national policy issues affecting real estate and the overall economy.