A. Robert Paratte was appointed Executive Vice President, Leasing and Business Development in January 2014 and is responsible for the company’s leasing and business development activities from Seattle to San Diego.

Mr. Paratte pursues new build-to-suit opportunities, cultivates and expands the company’s roster of key tenant relationships, focuses on corporate marketing and branding, and assists in the professional development of all leasing personnel.

Mr. Paratte has been instrumental in securing some of the largest lease transactions in the company’s development projects.

Across a two-decade-plus career in commercial real estate, Mr. Paratte has held leadership roles in various disciplines, including leasing, property acquisitions, development, and property management.

He joined Kilroy Realty after seven years at Tishman Speyer, where he was managing director for global leasing and business development and was responsible for maintaining and building relationships with corporate real estate executives across the country and around the world.

Before Tishman Speyer, Mr. Paratte was a partner at San Francisco–based William Wilson and Associates.

Mr. Paratte was named the San Francisco Business Times Deal Maker of the Year in 2002.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Planning from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a member of the Urban Land Institute.