John Borden

GWS Sector President, Energy & Resources

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John Borden is the President of CBRE’s GWS Enterprise Energy, Oil & Gas Sector. John is focused on creating value for clients by leveraging the breadth of CBRE’s full suite of services in support of their real estate strategies. John is committed to enabling his clients to achieve a competitive advantage by offering thought-leadership in real estate strategy, and the operational means to deliver superior outcomes and maximizing the performance of their real estate portfolios around the globe.

In this role, John is responsible for all aspects of CBRE’s service delivery to Energy, Oil & Gas clients including Advisory and Transaction Management, Project Management, Facility Management, and Strategic Consulting. John brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate operations with experience across all service lines.

John is based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to 2022 he led account-based CBRE teams delivering a variety of services for Fortune 500 clients headquartered in the South-Central United States. John’s experience includes contributions to over 25% of the current Fortune 20.

John’s earlier work with CBRE includes leading CBRE’s FM and Technical Solutions Group. In that role, John was responsible for business development, technical consulting and ongoing management of accounts focused on technical operations, engineering and maintenance of client assets. Team offerings included analyses of organization structure and service delivery design, implementing operational best practices, transition leadership and a variety of technical consulting assignments. In this capacity, John was directly responsible for over 3,000 FM maintenance personnel transitioning to CBRE, representing over 300 MSF.


  • CBRE Accelerate – Enterprise Leadership Program
  • Leading Strategic Growth; Columbia University
  • BSME, Manufacturing Concentration; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Affiliations and Accreditations

  • CBRE Americas Strategy Group
  • CBRE Global Leadership Council
  • CBRE Leadership Award
  • NACS
  • CoreNet Global
  • Certified Plant Engineer (AFE)