Christopher Perri

Executive Managing Director, Client Strategy, Analytics & Transformation

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201 South College Street,
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Charlotte, NC, 28244

Chris Perri is Executive Managing Director for Client Strategy, Analytics & Transformation within CBRE’s Occupier businesses. Chris and team partner with CBRE Occupier clients to advance their mission delivering real estate strategy, analytics, and service delivery integration.   

He is a member of CBRE’s  Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Executive Committee and  Enterprise Executive Committee.  Chris is also the host of Strategically Speaking, a new podcast for CBRE leaders specifically focused on improving strategic focus and outcome orientation.

Chris leads three distinct functions to support our clients in advancing their mission and objectives:
  • Client Strategy – Chris and his team of consultants and analysts lead workshops and focus forums with clients to develop  team objectives, CRE organizational design, business alignment, process design, hybrid work, total cost of occupancy, and integration excellence.
  • Business Analytics – CBRE’s Business Analytics team partners with Occupier client account teams to understand data and reporting needs, integrate disparate systems and create insightful dashboards and analytics.  Examples include,  views of Total Cost of Occupancy across operating costs, rent, and capital; and carbon reduction initiatives consolidated across all functions 
  • CBRE Institute – Chris is the Executive Sponsor of CBRE Institute, CBRE’s global thought leadership platform dedicated to the advancement of the Corporate Real Estate & Facilities profession.  CBRE Institute consists of CRE-specific research and thought leadership, as well as executive education and networking events.

Chris has a deep understanding of the real estate industry and our clients’ evolving needs.  Prior to his current role, Chris served as Global Alliance Director for one of our company’s largest financial services clients.  In that role, he oversaw a dedicated team of 1,000+ CBRE professionals, providing a fully integrated CRE service delivery model managing 26M square feet for 2,400 locations in 35 countries.  

Prior to his role as Global Alliance Director, Chris led the GWS Americas Sales & Client Solutions platform and started a company wide effort to organize CBRE practice groups and accounts into Industry Sector Committees.  This effort led to creation of new thought leadership, growth initiatives and client forums within Financial Services, Tech Media Telecom, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Industrial & Logistics, Data Centers and Retail sectors.

Prior to this Chris served as a GWS Division Director, leading corporate client teams that spanned 200M square feet of facilities across the US and Canada.   He was also the Executive Sponsor of the GWS MBA Summer Associate Program.   This effort identified talent at 14 business schools in US & Canada for summer internships and permanent positions within GWS.

Prior to CBRE, Chris worked as a senior executive with a regional office & industrial developer.  Roles included Chief Operating Officer, Asset Manager, and Project Leasing Executive. Chris began his career as Business Development Manager at Duke Energy.