Leadership spotlight: Kelley Ahrens

Kelley Ahrens
Vice president

Ahrens is a Vice President of CBRE’s Healthcare Services Group working with healthcare systems, physicians and institutional investors creating strategic business plans to protect asset and operational value.  With her over 15 years commercial real estate experience, she is actively involved in all aspects of a transaction cycle.  She provides multi-market oversight and leads leasing/management teams.  She is a CCIM and involved in GPEC, Banner Health’s Women’s Council and Phoenix Fashion Week.

Best advice received: “The best business advice I ever received was early in my career when I had little patience wanting instant success.  A friend told me to have faith in my ability. Never sweat the small stuff and always remember to maintain your own foundation.  The ‘success’ will fall into place.”

Surprising fact: “I have been somewhat of a daredevil in that I raced an Indy car at the Texas Motor Speedway, surfed a killer wave in St Martin and learned to ride a Harley Fatboy motorcycle.”


About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is an award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.