CBRE Strengthens Cleveland Retail Team

Industry veteran Jeremy Bates will serve as vice president. Previously, he was responsible for leasing Stark Development’s retail and office portfolio.
Jeremy Bates, Vice President, CBRE Cleveland.
Jeremy Bates, Vice President, CBRE. Image courtesy of CBRE

CBRE has hired Jeremy Bates as vice president of the company’s Cleveland retail team. The industry veteran will be involved in regional business as well as both agency and occupier work.

Prior to joining CBRE, Bates served as vice president of commercial leasing with Stark Development, where he was responsible for leasing the company’s 8 million-square-foot retail and office portfolio. During the past 15 years, he has brought many major national retailers to both Cleveland and other major markets across the U.S. Jeremy Bates has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the American InterContinental University.

Last year, CBRE also added Kenneth Stern to its team. Stern serves as first vice president of the company’s Cleveland office. The retail real estate veteran specializes in leasing and selling outparcels to food and beverage users. Stern has been in the industry for more than three decades and prior to joining CBRE, he was with DDR Corp., the same company that Bates worked for between 2012 and 2014.