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Nancy Westphal serves as Deputy General Counsel for CBRE and is the General Counsel for the Global Advisory and Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Segments, which together generated $26 billion in revenue in 2021. She oversees a team of more than 180 lawyers and paraprofessionals in 35 countries serving our Advisory and GWS businesses.

In her Advisory role, Nancy and her team provide a broad range of legal support for CBRE’s Transactions, Advisory, Capital Markets, Property Management and Valuations business lines serving occupier and investor clients around the world. She is a member of the Americas Senior Leadership Group and partners with our Public Affairs team on emerging issues important to commercial real estate.

As General Counsel for GWS, Nancy provides legal executive oversight for CBRE’s global real estate outsourcing business providing Facilities Management, Project Management and Real Estate Transaction and Consulting services for the world’s largest real estate occupiers across more than 100 countries. She is a member of the GWS Senior Leadership Team.

Nancy is active in the CBRE Women’s Network, including serving on the Advisory Board.

Nancy joined CBRE as part of the 2007 merger with Trammell Crow Company. At Trammell Crow Company Nancy served as Assistant General Counsel.

Prior to entering the corporate sector, Nancy was a corporate transaction and securities lawyer at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins where she focused on structuring acquisitions, divestitures and capital-raising transactions.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Oklahoma, Bachelor Degree

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Member of the Texas, New York and New Jersey bars