John Shepherd is a Managing Director, currently serving as the Alliance Director for CBRE’s Career Education Corporation (CEC) account based in Schaumburg, Illinois. CEC is a national, for-profit post-secondary education provider with eight distinct brands and over 50 campuses across the U.S. The company offers a variety of associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and certificate programs in career-focused disciplines.
John is responsible for the overall client relationship, service delivery, financial documentation and contract governance. He leads a multi-disciplined team of 34 employees in the delivery of facility management services for CEC’s real estate portfolio comprised of nearly four million square feet. John also provides oversight and peripheral support to CBRE’s portfolio administration and transaction management services for the account. Under John’s leadership, the CBRE facilities management team achieved $524,000 in savings in 2014, a value-to-fee of 6.04 and earned 102% of the KPI goals for that year.
Prior to serving as Alliance Director for CEC, John was the Director of Operations for the Motorola Solutions account for the Americas. John joined CBRE in 2012 as the Director of Operations for the CEC account and served in this role through the end of 2013.
John has over 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Other notable previous assignments include working for Hines, a privately help global real estate development and management firm based in Houston, Texas. During his tenure at Hines, John held several key positions including property and project management at the five million square foot Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. He also served as a project and development management in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Bentonville, Arkansas. John was an integral part of the leadership team for the development and construction of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.