CBRE Global Investors Hires Sondra Wenger to Lead Office, Retail Business

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CBRE Global Investors has hired 25-year commercial real estate industry veteran Sondra Wenger to spearhead deals on office and retail assets as its new head of Americas, commercial operator division, the company announced Monday.

Wenger, who started in June out of CBRE Global Investors’ New York City office, will be responsible for the execution and operation of the company’s large office/retail portfolio in the U.S. As of March 31, CBRE Global Investors had $8.5 billion of direct office assets under management (AUM) and $1.5 billion of direct retail AUM.

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“Sondra’s deep knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and reputation as a sector specialist—coupled with her depth of experience across nearly every product type—makes her an incredible asset to our team,” Robert Perry, president of the Americas real estate division for CBRE Global Investors, said in a statement.

Wenger previously led real estate investment strategies while serving in senior executive roles at CIM Group, General Electric and Equity Office Properties. Over the course of her career, Wenger has led more than $10 billion of transactions in more than 35 cities across various sectors.

Since May 2020, Wenger has served as a board member for Nashville-based CA South, a women-owned development and investment management firm, as well as American Ventures, a value-add workforce housing investment firm based in Austin, Texas.

Wenger is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside and holds a bachelor of science degree in business with an emphasis in accounting.