Real Estate 2023: KYLE SCHOPPMANN
PRESIDENT, MID-ATLANTIC REGION, CBRE GROUP, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Schoppmann oversees six offices in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., as well as the performance and strategic growth of business in the mid-Atlantic region for CBRE, a $30.8 billion commercial real estate giant with more than 115,000 employees.
A graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan, she has more than 20 years of experience in sales strategy, training and professional development. She also is active in CBRE’s Global Executive Inclusion Council and is a board member for the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and a founding member of Chief’s Washington chapter, an organization supporting women executive leaders.
IF I HAD A TIME MACHINE, I’D MEET: Marie Curie. She was a pioneering woman in science, which was a field dominated by men at that time.
HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER: I originally followed in my father’s footsteps and studied civil engineering. The analytical skills I learned have served me well throughout my career, including my first jobs in sales at Dow Chemical and consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. My transition to real estate and CBRE is a culmination of all the skills and knowledge I gained in prior roles.