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Kim Hourihan

Chief Investment Officer – Americas Direct Real Estate Strategies

Kim Hourihan serves as Chief Investment Officer – Americas Direct Real Estate Strategies for CBRE Investment Management. Kim started her real estate investment management career in 1990 and joined CBRE Investment Management in 2007. She served as a Managing Director and the Portfolio Manager for two international sovereign wealth fund clients, with total assets under management of more than $4 billion representing 11.7 million square feet. In this position, Kim was responsible for client relations, portfolio management, asset management, acquisitions and dispositions. 

Kim is passionate about strategic thinking, continuous learning and creative problem-solving for her clients. She enjoys the tangibility of real estate, the challenge of launching new entities and the opportunity to support and coach senior talent.

Prior to joining the firm, Kim was Senior Vice President at Starwood Capital Group, where she worked on the formation of a value-added real estate fund. Previously, Kim was Partner and Regional Director at TA Associates Realty, a Boston-based real estate advisory firm. In that capacity, she was a portfolio manager for a separate account relationship and a closed-end commingled value-added real estate fund. Kim also served as an asset manager with expertise in office, industrial, retail and residential assets in major markets throughout the U.S. Prior to that, Kim was Senior Vice President at the Georgetown Holding in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, directing multiple acquisitions ranging from a bank in Geneva to a magazine in Hong Kong. Kim began her career at U.S. Trust Company where she was responsible for lending on real estate.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University.