Sam Holmes is vice chairman of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, CBRE, Inc. His focus is representing businesses with strategic planning and transaction services. He has successfully negotiated over 90 million square feet of sales and leases with an aggregate value of more than $15 billion.
Holmes is on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, which oversees the 26 higher education institutions in the state. He is a commissioner of the Georgians First Commission, a task force created by Governor Kemp to make Georgia the most attractive state for small business. He is on the board of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Speech School and Baylor School. He is the former chairman of both the University of Georgia Foundation and the University of Georgia Real Estate Foundation.
Holmes is a native of Monticello and attended boarding school at Baylor School. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia (‘87 BBA in Finance). Holmes and his wife Lara (’88 UGA BBA and ’90 Georgia State MBA) have three children. His family is very involved at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta.