Sonila Salillari

Director, Sr Managing

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Sonila Salillari is a BEng, PMP with an extensive background in Corporate Real Estate and a specialization in Asset Management. She currently serves as Technical Services and Asset Optimization Product Lead for Global Workplace Solutions (GWS). She has spent over two decades implementing capital planning and asset optimization systems for diverse portfolios in North America, including both public and private sectors by introducing various product offerings. Sonila is skilled at explaining complex technical issues and concepts in a way that is easy to understand and has offered consulting services and corporate training to help establish a customized capital asset system. In addition, Sonila has assisted multiple organizations in creating strategic delivery plans for their various business units and has a track record of implementing transformations, building effective organizational structures and skill sets, and developing retention strategies. During her time at CBRE, Sonila managed one of the largest Global Workplace Solution accounts, Infrastructure Ontario, and provided a variety of integrated services, including Facility Management, Project Management, Transaction Management, Lease Administration, Sourcing, Data Analytics & BI, and more.


  • B. Eng. (Electronic), Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • Bachelor in Engineering, Comparative degree, University of Toronto
  • Software Engineering Diploma, York College of Information Technology, Toronto
  • Project Management Certificate, Ryerson University, Toronto

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI South Ontario Chapter.

Career Achievements/Account Success Stories

  • Sonila has extensive experience implementing capital planning systems for diverse portfolios in North America including both provincial/state/federal and private sectors for different asset classes; she effectively presented complex technical issues and concepts in a business-friendly manner to various audiences to set up the customized capital asset system. She has also developed a training and qualification program for consultants and partners, ensuring quality implementations and increased customer satisfaction.
  • As an experienced Asset Management professional with strong skill set in business process development and data integrity, Sonila compiled asset/structure inventory/categories by using capital planning software methodology aligned to ISO 55000 framework to include: development of business process rules, change management and database structure for a diverse large portfolio. She assisted diverse organization in developing strategic capital renewal plans for their different business units.
  • Her strong negotiation skills at the boardroom level, with an ability to find win-win agile solutions, combined with exceptional analytical skills to identify and address critical issues are instrumental in ensuring that the program milestones are met on time and with quality.