As Managing Director for the U.S. Business Operations Team, Brian Jennings ensures operational excellence and consistency. Overseeing a team of over 40 business operations individuals, Brian is directly responsible for the division’s operations as they relate to Global Standards, Learning and Development, Standards and Foundations, Environments for Excellence and New Hire training.
Prior to his current position, Brian joined the Asset Services - CBRE Global Operations team in February 2013 and served as the Consulting General Manager for Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Tower is a 6.5 million square foot super tall building, that when completed in 2016, will be the second tallest building in the world. In this role, Mr. Jennings oversaw a team of professionals bringing Western Class A Property Management Standards to China.
In January 2014, Mr. Jennings assumed responsibilities for deploying the Global Standards Program in Japan. Working with the Asset Services Team in the Tokyo office, Mr. Jennings integrated the Global Standards Program and worked with the CBRE leadership team on improving operating efficiencies, the pursuit of new business opportunities and further expanding the Premier Properties Program.
Previously, Mr. Jennings served as the SPOC (Single Point of Contact) for the CBRE Asset Services - Strategic Accounts Group, providing oversight for all lines of business delivered to one of CBRE’s largest clients, CBRE Global Investors – Strategic Partners. He was responsible for a 14 million square foot, Class A office portfolio with properties in major markets throughout the U.S., including management of financial reporting, budgeting and operations, transitions, training and development of on-site teams, and strategic planning and development/implementation of best practices.
Mr. Jennings’ commercial real estate experience encompasses more than 27 years of management and leasing responsibilities for leading properties and portfolios. He previously has served as Vice President of Real Estate/Director of Finance & Operations for Alagem Capital Group in Beverly Hills, CA, Managing Director of National Operations for Insignia/ESG, Inc. in Los Angeles, and he held Vice President/General Manager positions with Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., and Trammell Crow Company.