David Gorst joined CBRE in 2005 and is currently the Global Finance Director for the Cisco account. In this position he has direct responsibility for CBRE’s global finance and accounting functions related to Cisco’s facilities and capital project management programs. The CBRE team is dedicated to providing real estate solutions to Cisco employees who occupy over 17 million square feet globally.
Previously, David held several roles for eight years on the Siemens Account, primarily as Finance Director and Facilities Management Director. As Finance Director for five years Mr. Gorst was responsible for US finance and accounting functions for Siemens 18-25 million square feet. In the Facilities Management Director role Mr. Gorst was responsible for strategic, effective, and efficient operations for approximately 10 million square feet.
Mr. Gorst is a seasoned executive with a successful background in financial management within real estate industries, tax strategies and compliance, and portfolio management including public accounting experience. This background includes leadership in multidivisional, international operations with a solid knowledge of strategic planning, U.S. GAAP, tax, internal audit, business development, profitability and cost improvement, and real estate acquisitions and dispositions.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Gorst held several positions with progressive responsibility at Overseas Partners Capital Corp and Hines Interests including Vice President of Real Estate and Controller.
Mr. Gorst began his career with Jones and Kolb, CPAs where he was a staff account in Atlanta.
Affiliations / Accreditations
- Certified Public Accountant since 1995
- Member, Georgia Society of CPAs
- Member, American Institute of CPAs
- Georgia Society of CPAs, Real Estate Committee