Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Leitner joined CBRE Global Investors in November 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management and long-term strategy of the firm, which manages more than $100 billion on behalf of its clients and has operations and assets in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Mr. Leitner also serves as President – Global Real Estate and chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Global Investment Committee, regional and sector strategy Investment Committees and Senior Leadership Council.
With 40 years’ experience in the industry, Mr. Leitner has expertise in global alternative asset management including equity and debt real estate, infrastructure and private equity. Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, Mr. Leitner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Residential Investments, an investment management and operating company specializing in U.S. residential property. Part of his responsibilities included serving on a range of equity and debt real estate operating company boards including LCB Senior Living, Clearwater Senior Living and Leggat McCall Partners. Prior to Berkshire, he served as Global CEO of RREEF/Deutsche Asset Management, a global alternative asset management enterprise with $80 billion of assets under management. Prior to his 24 years at RREEF, Mr. Leitner worked in commercial mortgage origination for TIAA and GE Capital.
Mr. Leitner is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, where he formerly served as Chairman of the Greenprint Center for Building Performance, demonstrating his commitment to ESG initiatives. He also is a Past Board member and Treasurer of PREA and served on the boards of DEXUS, a listed office and industrial property trust in Australia; Deutsche Bank Real Estate Investment GmbH in Germany; and Strategic Value Partners, a U.S.-based global hedge fund.
Mr. Leitner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as a Trustee and member of the Board and Executive Committee of Penn Medicine.
Mr. Leitner received the 2019 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the 2019 Top CEOs for exemplifying exceptional vision, trust and communication.