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Rolf M. Kemen

Senior Vice President

Rolf M. Kemen Senior Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

Rolf Kemen is a Senior Vice President responsible for overseeing strategic planning, portfolio optimization, tenant representation and property disposition assignments for clients across the U.S. and Canada. His 30 year career has included the valuation and repositioning of multi-million dollar real estate portfolios, as well as budget analysis and redevelopment assessments.

Prior to joining CBRE, Rolf was Vice President/Assistant Portfolio Manager for The Yarmouth Group, Inc. and Vice President for Merrill Lynch in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Rolf also worked as an architect, broadening his experience in design and construction on assignments that included renovations at Rockefeller Center.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Minnesota Licensed salesperson
  • New York Licensed architect (Not Currently Registered)
  • HSPD 12 Federal Clearance


  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Environmental Design 
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Architecture 
  • Harvard University, Master of Architecture in Urban Design 
  • New York University, Master of Business Administration

Significant Assignments

​ ​Public Utilities ​ ​Disposition Strategies
​GPU Energy ​4,000,000 SF ​FDIC ​Nationwide
​Union Gas ​1,000,000 SF ​Prudential ​350,000 SF
​PacifiCorp ​Disposition Strategy ​Samsung ​350,000 SF
​ ​Pacific Gas & Electric ​Planning Process Port Authority NY & NJ​ ​22 Sites
​ ​Portfolio Optimization Headquarters Analysis
​Federal GSA ​37,000,000 SF ​Social Security Admin. ​4,700,000 SF
​State of Florida
​10,000,000 SF ​Cigna ​1,100,000 SF
​State of New Jersey
​8,000,000 SF
​Orange County, FL
​390,000 SF
​State of Michigan ​7,900,000 SF
​Ricoh ​180,000 SF
​Regions Bank
​6,500,000 SF ​Oppenheimer Capital
​179,000 SF
​State of Virginia
​6,000,000 SF ​Minneapolis Schools
​163,000 SF
​New York GSA ​900,000 SF
​Earthgrains ​150,000 SF
​Discover Financial
​Nationwide ​Dun & Bradstreet ​126,000 SF
Tenant Representation ​ ​ ​
​Prudential ​500,000 SF ​Samsung ​120,000 SF
​Kyocera Mita ​400,000 SF ​Davis Polk & Wardwell ​55,000 SF


  • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
  • Catholic Charities
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Discover Financial
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Earthgrains
  • FDIC
  • Gale & Wentworth
  • General Services Admin.
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Hyundai
  • Maricopa County
  • Medco
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mercy College
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Orange County Transportation Authority
  • Orange County Florida
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • PacifiCorp
  • Port Authority of NY/NJ
  • Prudential
  • Regions Bank
  • Ricoh
  • Samsung
  • State of Florida
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of North Carolina
  • Thomas Edison College
Rolf M. Kemen Senior Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402