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John D. Frager

Executive Managing Director, CBRE

John Frager is an executive managing director for CBRE, a global commercial real estate and investment services firm. Frager has worked for CBRE for 22 years, serving in several executive positions before landing his current post. He is currently the executive managing director for the company’s San Diego and Baja, Mexico business. He also leads CBRE’s technology & media practice, an advisory group that focuses on the top technology markets in the Americas. He serves on boards of the SD Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinder Partners, is a trustee for Multi-Strategy Growth & Income Fund, and is chairman of YPO.

ALMA MATER: University of Southern California

CHARITABLE HONOR: In 2016 he was honored as the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego Person of the Year.


FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Baci’s on Morena Boulevard

BUSINESS ADVICE: Discipline equals freedom.