Midwest Real Estate News each year inducts new members into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This year, we are running our newest inductees online, too. Today, we look at the busy career of Anne Galbraith Kohn, senior vice president with the Detroit office of CBRE.
With nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Anne Galbraith Kohn, senior vice president in the Detroit office of CBRE, is considered by her peers as one of her market’s leading investment professionals.
A look at her numbers provides the evidence of this. During her career, Galbraith Kohn has sold more than 16 million square feet of real estate valued at more than $3.5 billion.
With this track record, it’s little surprise that Galbraith Kohn has notched several industry honors during her career. In 2019, Crain’s Detroit Business named her as one of its 25 Notable Women in Real Estate, while in 2017, she ranked as a top-two producer in CBRE’s Detroit office.
That same year, Galbraith Kohn ranked in the top 10 percent of CBRE professionals in the Americas region. She was named a top-five producer in CBRE’s Detroit office in 2015 and 2014.
“I truly love what I do,” Galbraith Kohn said. “Taking a long-term approach with every project and client has enabled my business base to grow into multiple assignments and has allowed me to develop professional associations that offer further insight into the market and real estate holdings.”
What has kept Galbraith Kohn in this industry for so long? First, there are the clients. Galbraith Kohn said that she enjoys working with her clients and helping them realize their goals. Secondly, there’s the variety that commercial real estate offers.
“Every day brings new challenges that require a variety of skills in order for transactions to progress,” Galbraith Kohn said.
Like all successful CRE pros, Galbraith Kohn understands the importance of keeping up with industry changes. Doing this has helped her better serve her clients.
“The advancement of technology requires the brokerage community to utilize a variety of new resources to better serve and educate clients,” Galbraith Kohn said. “Fortunately, CBRE expends a significant amount of capital in technology and research that we use daily to address changing market dynamics locally, regionally and globally to ensure clients’ success.”
When not serving her clients, Galbraith Kohn prefers to spend her time traveling, exercising and reading.