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melissa-morris

Melissa Morris

Senior Furniture Analyst

Melissa Morris Senior Furniture Analyst
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

Melissa Morris is a Senior Furniture Analyst with CBRE’s Project Management line of business. Melissa performs audits on clients’ previous furniture purchases to assess buying patterns, evaluate contract compliance and identify opportunities for improved processes and discounting. She also works within the RFP process to level all bid responses and create comprehensive pricing summaries. In addition, she works with dealers and manufacturers to validate all discounting to the client and ensures that discounts are maintained throughout the order entry process. To date, Furniture Advisory Services has been able to achieve and demonstrate savings for CBRE and its clients ranging from 5%-28% of the total furniture budget.

Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, Melissa worked for 10 years as a designer/specifier at Chicago-area furniture dealers.

Education

  • Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Science degree in Design, Housing +Merchandising with Emphasis in Facilities Management + Interior Design 

Significant Assignments

  • CBRE, Austin TX | $20.00 to $1.00 | 21,688 SF
  • CBRE, Oak Brook IL | $27.00 to $1.00 | 42,000 SF
  • CBRE, Phoenix AZ | $11.69 to $1.00 | 73,055 SF
  • Chemours, Wilmington DE | $6.67 to $1.00 | 256,000 SF
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL | $63.44 to $1.00 | 282,000 SF
  • MarketAxess, New York NY | $4.55 to $1.00 | 88,000 SF
  • The Warranty Group, Chicago IL | $2.78 to $1.00 | 67,687 SF
  • Ziegler, Chicago IL | $20.00 to $1.00 | 32,445 SF

Clients Represented

  • Baker Tilly
  • Brunswick
  • Cargill
  • Charles River Associates
  • Chemours Global HQ
  • Cook County Hospital
  • CBRE Global
  • Francisco Partners
  • MarketAxess
  • Mars
  • MyOn
  • Open Dealer Exchange
  • Orbital 
  • PayPal
  • Quest
  • rEvolution Marketing
  • Spotify
  • The Warranty Group
  • US Foods
  • Yanfeng Automotive
  • Ziegler
Melissa Morris Senior Furniture Analyst
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654