CBRE elevates Kevin Dudley to firm’s top title of vice chairman

Kevin Dudley has earned the title of vice chairman at CBRE, the highest rank for advisory & transaction professionals within the company. The promotion, announced Thursday, marks the latest achievement in the career of one of the region’s most knowledgeable and successful leasing professionals in less than 15 years after joining the firm in 2010.

“It is a great honor to announce the promotion of Kevin Dudley to vice chairman,” Jeffrey Hipschman, senior managing director of CBRE’s New Jersey operations, said. “This is the highest level of recognition for CBRE advisory professionals and marks a major milestone in Kevin’s career as he becomes one of the youngest professionals at CBRE to earn this promotion. This is a career-defining accomplishment and reflects the amazing work Kevin has accomplished on behalf of our company and his clients.”

Dudley is the co-chair of the CBRE Tri-State Black Excellence Group, is a member of the CBRE Global Supply Chain Practice and CBRE Ports and Integrated Logistics Group, and an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. He was named to the 2021 Colbert Coldwell Circle for CBRE’s National Top 3% Producers, topping more than $2.3 billion in transactions, and was recognized with his team for three Deal of the Year awards in 2020, 2019 and 2016 by New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, NAIOP N.J.

“I’m honored to achieve the role of vice chairman at CBRE,” Dudley said. “My personal success is largely reflective of the team of top professionals I have had the pleasure of working with during the last 14 years at the firm, and I look forward to applying the same combination of market knowledge, analytics, enthusiasm and creativity to my new role within the company. I personally would like to acknowledge and offer my appreciation to my clients for their partnership throughout my career.”

Among his many significant landlord transactions, Dudley has arranged millions of square feet of large deals on behalf of top owners such as Ares, Bridge Development, Bridge Industrial Group, Brookfield Properties, Centerpoint, Dermody, Everwest Industrial Partners, Faropoint, Link, PGIM/Greek Development and Prologis, among others.

On the tenant representation side, he has arranged leases totaling millions of square feet for such leading companies as AAA, Armani, Boxzooka, Blue Apron, Coach, Garden State Cold Storage, JW Logistics, KW International, Michael Kors, Under Armour, United Airlines, Victoria’s Secret and Volkswagen, to name a few.