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, having completed approximately $30.0 billion in transactional volume since its inception. In July 2012, KBS was ranked by National Real Estate Investor as 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, fourteen 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 and structured debt as KBS pension fund and institutional partners. Since 2006, KBS has formed five non-traded REITs that have acquired over $9.8 billion in real estate and real estate-related assets. In January 2012, KBS REITs were ranked by Investment News among the top non-listed real estate investment trusts in the nation.
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