Back to team Eastern Region Stephen Close Senior VP/Asset Manager As a senior vice president for KBS, Mr. Close oversees and directs the origination, underwriting, financing and closing activities of acquisitions, dispositions and joint venture arrangements in the Mid-Atlantic United States. He also oversees the asset management of KBS’ portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Major markets of interest include Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, Baltimore and Nashville. Mr. Close joined the New York office of KBS in December 2005 in an analyst role and has a total of 14.5 years of commercial real estate experience. Mr. Close began his real estate career in Washington, D.C., with Trammell Crow Company in property management before moving to Insignia/ESG where he worked in many brokerage roles, including market research, leasing and investment sales. Mr. Close graduated from Colgate University.