Kevin Bender exclusively represents tenants in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of commercial office properties, and has successfully completed over 3,000,000 square feet of office lease transactions throughout his 17-year career.
Mr. Bender has deep expertise in the Orange County and Downtown Los Angeles Office markets, and market-leading experience representing Fortune 500 companies and top services firms in high-profile headquarters assignments and complex occupier transactions.
Since joining CBRE, Inc. in its 2003 acquisition of Insignia/ ESG (IESG), Mr. Bender has consistently ranked among the firm’s top Southern California tenant representation professionals. Prior to the merger, he spearheaded IESG’s Orange County Brokerage group, partnering with Steve Bay and Clay Hammerstein to grow the company’s Southern California region into one of the most respected and thriving occupier services practices in the West. Prior to IESG, he served for three years at Julien J Studley, Inc.
Having represented many of the leading professional service firms, such as PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG, along with many of the country’s leading law firms and financial firms in lease transactions across the Western U.S., Mr. Bender is an expert at identifying locations that fit his clients’ operational, financial and qualitative requirements—and at negotiating best-in-market lease terms while retaining the flexibility for his clients to adapt to business and industry changes. He is widely regarded as a local market expert, and is frequently sought after for speaking and panel engagements and to provide insight into the Orange County and Downtown Los Angeles Office markets.