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Gio Cordoves


Regional President, Western U.S.

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management


Mr. Cordoves is the Western regional president of KBS. As a member of senior leadership, he serves in a variety of capacities companywide. In addition to overseeing asset management and disposition activities on behalf of the KBS REITs, pension funds and sovereign wealth fund clients, Mr. Cordoves is directly involved in all new acquisitions within the Western Region. As a member of the Investment Committee, Mr. Cordoves participates in the evaluation and authorization of all new investment opportunities for the KBS. Mr. Cordoves previously served as senior vice president and asset manager for KBS and co-director of the KBS Asset Management Team. Mr. Cordoves served as the market leader responsible for carrying out investment objectives in the Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Minneapolis markets with a portfolio size of approximately 3.7 million square feet of office and industrial space with a combined market value of nearly $1 billion. Having joined KBS in 2007, Mr. Cordoves was also previously responsible for other U.S. markets including St. Louis, Tulsa, Indianapolis, and Louisville where, as with his current markets, he was actively involved in all acquisition, disposition, and asset management activities in those markets. In 2021 Mr. Cordoves was selected as a 2021 Commercial Real Estate Visionary by the Los Angeles Times. Prior to KBS, Mr. Cordoves served as a senior associate at Ernst & Young LLP for three years where he provided a variety of professional services for several Southern California real estate firms, including KBS. Mr. Cordoves received a master’s degree in accounting from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and accounting from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting. In addition, he is both a licensed real estate broker and a certified public accountant.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation