ABOUT KBS CAPITAL MARKETS GROUP LLC
KBS Capital Markets Group (“KBS-CMG”) is a distributor whose team connects financial advisors and their clients to KBS-sponsored real estate investment trusts (REITs). KBS-CMG was formed in early 2005 to distribute a broad range of real estate and real estate-related investment products exclusively through investment professionals. The company helps financial advisors and their clients tap into real estate opportunities historically available only to large institutions.
KBS-CMG’s affiliated company, KBS Capital Advisors, is a real estate operating company that serves as the advisor to the KBS REITs, which include 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 Strategic Opportunity REIT II and KBS Growth & Income REIT.
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. KBS Realty Advisors, together with it’s affiliates, has provided real estate investments on behalf of large institutional clients such as public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and seven non-traded REITs. In October 2015, National Real Estate Investor ranked KBS the 9th largest office owner globally.
Large institutional investors have selected KBS because KBS’ senior staff is comprised of real estate professionals who average more than 23 years of hands-on real estate experience. KBS has invested, managed or owned nationwide more than $21.7 billion in 1,604 assets nationwide (over 146.4 million square feet not including REIT acquired debt assets). KBS has sold 1,112 assets since inception. Fourteen KBS investment funds totaling more than 42.5 million square feet of real estate have gone full-cycle.*
* Information as of December 31, 2015 for all KBS entities and is not specific to a particular REIT. Square footage does not include REIT acquired debt assets.More About KBS