Jim Bowles

Board Member



Jim Bowles is CBRE’s Senior Managing Director for the greater Puget Sound area. He leads a team of over 600 professionals who deliver the full range of real estate services to owners and users of commercial real estate. Since taking over the Senior Managing Director role in 2001, Mr. Bowles has leveraged the experience of CBRE’s professionals in building a prosperous local business unit. The successful merger of CBRE and the Trammell Crow Company in January 2007 has catapulted CBRE into the position of the largest and most comprehensive commercial real estate services firm in Washington.  Under his leadership, the best and brightest professionals in the region provide leading corporations and real estate-focused customers with an unmatched level of real estate services and support.
A lifelong Seattle area resident and graduate of the University of Washington, Mr. Bowles brings 30 years of experience to the commercial real estate services business. He has served the industry in various capacities, starting with a successful 10-year career as a sale and leasing professional. He followed with 20+ years in local and regional management roles, leading to his current management position at CBRE today.  Mr. Bowles’ experience and broad range of real estate knowledge has proven beneficial in leading CBRE’s various complimentary business units.
Mr. Bowles is actively involved with a variety of industry and community organizations including Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Rotary International, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) board member, Eastside Business Roundtable, Seattle Business Leaders, Bellevue Downtown Association, Downtown Seattle Association and Enterprise Seattle.


Position: Senior Managing Director