Founded by Peter Bren and Charles J. Schreiber Jr. in 1992, KBS is one of the nation’s preeminent buyers of commercial real estate and structured debt investments. In August 2014, KBS was ranked by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Property Funds Research as among the top real estate investment managers globally, and in September 2014, National Real Estate Investor ranked KBS the fifth-largest office owner globally. KBS has a strong reputation in the industry for efficient and timely closing on large and complex transactions in the office, industrial, multifamily and retail sectors. KBS also originates and acquires debt positions collateralized by stabilized and value-added properties. KBS Realty Advisors has created six institutional commingled funds, 14 separate accounts with public and corporate pension funds and five sovereign wealth funds. KBS Capital Advisors was formed in 2006 as the exclusive advisor for KBS’ publicly registered non-traded REITs, which are designed to give individual investors the ability to invest in a similar type of real estate as KBS pension fund and institutional partners. Since 2006, KBS REITs have invested over $12.9 billion in real estate and real estate-related assets.
Mimi Nguyen Nguyen@kbs.com