Head of Americas Commercial Operator Division
CBRE Investment Management
CBRE Global Investors has hired Sondra Wenger, a 25-year industry veteran, to serve as the firm’s Head of Americas Commercial Operator Division. She will operate out of the firm’s New York City office. In this role, Ms. Wenger is responsible for the execution and operation of the firm’s office and retail assets in the Americas, which is comprised of $8.5 billion of direct office AUM and $1.5 billion of direct retail AUM as of March 31, 2021. Her appointment underscores the firm’s enhanced sector-specific approach to investing as part of its investor-operator model and unique ability to deliver on all aspects of an investment’s lifecycle. She serves as a member of the firm’s Americas Investment Committee.
“We are thrilled to have Sondra join our team in the Americas,” said Robert Perry, President of the Americas Real Estate Division for CBRE Global Investors. “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.”
Over the course of her career, Ms. Wenger has sourced, negotiated and closed more than $10 billion of transactions in more than 35 cities. She has been involved in numerous transactions. These include equity and debt positions in stabilized, value-add, opportunistic, infrastructure and opportunity zone investments in office buildings, retail, apartments, condominiums, industrial, data centers, cold storage, hotels and mixed-use assets through direct and joint venture investments.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, Ms. Wenger served as a senior executive for institutions including CIM Group, General Electric and Equity Office Properties. In these roles, she was responsible for strategizing, developing and executing the real estate investment strategy.
Ms. Wenger currently serves as a Board Member for CA South, a women-owned development and investment management firm based in Nashville, Tenn., and American Ventures, a value-add workforce housing investment firm based in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.