ABOUT KBS CAPITAL MARKETS GROUP LLC*
KBS Capital Markets Group (“KBS-CMG”) was formed in early 2006 to distribute a broad range of real estate, real estate-related and other investment product offerings exclusively through investment professionals. The company has helped financial advisors and their clients tap into alternative investment opportunities historically available only to large institutions.
KBS-CMG raised capital in KBS REIT I (closed after raising more than $1.7 billion), KBS REIT II (closed after raising more than $1.8 billion), KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT (closed after raising more than $561 million), KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT (closed after raising more than $191 million), KBS REIT III (closed after raising more than $1.7 billion), KBS Growth & Income REIT (closed and launched as a crowd funding REIT after raising more than $77 million), and KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT II (Closed after raising more than $265 million).
The original entity within the current KBS family of companies is KBS Realty Advisors, founded in 1992 by industry leaders Peter Bren and Charles J. Schreiber Jr. Formed in 2004, KBS Capital Advisors is the exclusive advisor for KBS’ publicly registered non-traded REITs, designed to give individual investors the ability to invest in a similar type of real estate as KBS pension fund and institutional partners. KBS Capital Advisors is led by partners Peter Bren, Charles Schreiber Jr., Keith Hall and Peter McMillan.
KBS-affiliated entities have invested in and managed commercial real estate assets on behalf of clients that include large institutions, such as public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and seven public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). In 2018 National Real Estate Investor ranked KBS the 8th largest office owner globally.**
Large institutional investors have selected KBS because KBS’ senior staff is comprised of real estate professionals who average more than 26 years of hands-on real estate experience. As one of the nation’s largest buyers of commercial real estate, KBS has completed transactional activity of approximately $40 billion. Assets under management by KBS-affiliated companies exceed $11.5 Billion as of December 31, 2018.
* Information as of December 31, 2018 for all KBS entities and is not specific to a particular REIT.
** The ranking by National Real Estate Investor is based on volume of office space owned globally, as of December 31, 2017. The results were generated from a survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor based on a combination of advertising and website promotion of the survey, direct solicitation of responses from participants, direct email to National Real Estate Investor subscribers and other identified office owners and daily newsletter promotion of the survey, all supplemented with a review of public company SEC filings.
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