Matthew Toner

Growth & Strategy Leader, Infrastructure, Defense & Public Enterprise

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Professional Experience

Matt Toner is the Growth & Strategy Leader for CBRE’s Infrastructure & Public Enterprise Sector. He oversees global growth planning, business architecture, client and capability development for the multi-national business. He’s focused on developing and delivering world class outcomes for CBRE’s government, quasi-government, government-contracting, and government-regulated clients.

He is a member of the Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Operating Committee, advises the Digital & Technology (D&T) and Facility Management (FM) lines of business, and oversaw creation of the jointly held CBRE | Johnson Controls Building Innovation Lab.

From 2017-2021, he led the Smart Buildings and IoT practice for CBRE where he was responsible for developing a new era of client solutions combining rising capabilities in industry technology, occupant experience, and building operations. He led strategic solutioning, future visioning, global partner development, and operational investment.

From 2013-2017, Matt co-led the CBRE Institute, a global thought leadership and client advisory platform serving industry leaders innovating the delivery of real estate services and management of built environments.

Matt brings unique perspective and experience from prior roles as a Director at the White House National Security Council, coordinating policy and operations surrounding federal disaster response and recovery programs; and as Chief of Staff to the US General Service Administration’s Office of Emergency Response and Recovery, aligning private sector support to the US Federal interagency community. He has worked across all branches of government, in nearly every state, and with multiple foreign countries.

His experience includes prior real estate advisory roles at CBRE, legal advisory at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, and construction advisory at Ernst & Young. Matt is an author, speaker and member of multiple real estate and technology industry associations.

He is a graduate of Georgia Tech's Schools of Architecture and Public Policy. He and his family live in Atlanta, GA.


  • B.A. in Building Construction, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Pre-Law Minor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology