John Frager

Executive Managing Director – CBRE

As the Executive Managing Director for CBRE San Diego, John Frager oversees more than 250 real estate professionals in four San Diego office locations. He is responsible for the successful integration of multiple business lines and leveraging the varied expertise of CBRE San Diego’s professionals to ensure that clients seize opportunities and make highly informed decisions.

Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Frager was CBRE’s Executive Managing Director of Office Services, a national service line where he oversaw more than 1,200 office leasing professionals who focused on the real estate needs of owners, investors and occupiers of office properties across the Americas. Mr. Frager spent the majority of his time traveling to CBRE offices throughout the Americas to streamline the service line’s processes across the CBRE platform and gain a deep understanding of the company, its clients and enhance his industry expertise.

From 2002-2010, Mr. Frager was President and CEO of Cassidy Turley San Diego where he was responsible for strategic planning as well as overseeing the day-to-day activities of the company’s operations. During his eight years at the firm, he directed an increase in revenue and more than doubled the firm’s market share.

Mr. Frager began his commercial real estate career at CBRE where he held various positions of increasing influence. In 1986, he started in the San Diego office where he was a Top 5 producer four out of five years. He then served as a Managing Director in the Denver region before being promoted to Senior Managing Director of the Sacramento/Central Valley, California region. During his tenure in Sacramento, he managed five offices, assisted with the direction of the Pacific Northwest, and was honored with the James J. Didion Leadership Award in back-to-back years.

For his fourth year as a CBRE manager, Mr. Frager moved to the Newport Beach, California office where he served as the leader of the company’s e-Business Group and was responsible for providing policy and guidance for all Internet-related initiatives, including bringing the company to the Web at the height of the technology boom. He also served on the Americas Operating Management Board alongside other business unit presidents. Later he added responsibilities as a member of the Global Corporate Services leadership team overseeing the unit’s accounting, technology and information management efforts.

After earning his degree in 1980 from the University of Southern California in Business Administration, Mr. Frager spent six years serving the country as a member of the United States Navy. Upon completion of aviator training, he performed tours in the Philippines, Japan and Guam as a helicopter pilot before being appointed as the Special Advisor to the Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Air Forces. While serving in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Frager was awarded a Naval Commendation Medal.