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Chris Kirk

Global Chief Operating Officer

Chris Kirk Global Chief Operating Officer

Professional Experience


Chris Kirk serves as CBRE’s Global Chief Operating Officer with executive responsibility for senior executive talent management initiatives and key Functional Areas, including People, Sourcing & Procurement, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Research, and the coordination of M&A activity between CBRE’s business units and Corporate Development team. He previously served as Chief Executive Talent and Administrative Officer, and earlier as Global Director of Human Resources. He is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee.

Mr. Kirk joined Trammell Crow Company, CBRE’s real estate development services subsidiary, in 2001, where he held several senior management positions, including Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. During his time with Trammell Crow Company he oversaw several management and administrative functions including investment management, legal/risk, human resources and corporate communications and marketing.

Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Kirk was a partner in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins, where he was a corporate finance, securities and M&A lawyer.



  • University of Texas, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration
Chris Kirk Global Chief Operating Officer