Barbara Thorn joined CBRE as a Real Estate Manager in April of 2007. She is currently managing the Cypress Park West complex, which consists of two Class A buildings totaling 229,225 of rentable square feet with a six-story parking garage and a wetlands preserve of 7.76 acres. She is a results-driven manager with a proven ability to develop superior operational service standards in the management of a large portfolio through the efforts of a cohesive team developed and coached to meet the goals of an organization. With over eighteen years experience in the field of property and facilities management, her energetic style consistently results in uncommon planning and high performance, resulting from her personal commitment to exceed the objectives of the client while nurturing tenant relationships and identifying the needs of the property.
The quality of her performance was recognized by Cypress Park West’s Phase II recently being awarded the 2008-2009 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award for Corporate Facility of the Year.
From 1998 – 2005, Barbara worked for Vanguard Car Rental USA, Inc., parent company to Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental. As Facilities Manager of Corporate Properties, she managed over 380,000 square feet of space which housed some 1,500 corporate employees. Her responsibilities included the recruitment, direct supervision, and evaluation of a staff of fifteen, development and management of annual department budgets totaling over $11,300,000, recommendations and participation in the development of corporate operational policies and procedures, direct responsibility for project bidding, including the preparation of scopes of work, review of construction cost estimates, work scheduling, and capital expenditure requests. When the company relocated in 2004, she assumed responsibility for the closure of three corporate facilities in the South Florida area.
Barbara left Vanguard to work for Butters Reality & Management in December of 2005 where she managed a building portfolio of 503,550 square feet of space located in South Florida, Orlando, and Kennesaw, Georgia. She remained with Butters until joining the CBRE team in April of 2007.