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John Belbusti

Northeast Division Director

John Belbusti Northeast Division Director
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

Based in New York, NY, John is a Division Director in the Northeast. John joined CBRE as the Global Alliance Director for a global financial services client account in 2015. He leads a 750 person team responsible for providing facilities and project management services to over 50 million square feet of office, retail, and data center facilities in North America, Latin America, and APAC.

Leveraging strong organizational change management skills and team-based collaborative decision making, John led a complete transformation of the account organization and service delivery model that improved facility reliability, cost controls, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Key achievements include:

  • 8% annual operational savings (+$30 million)
  • Improved engineering operations (100% up time; self-performance increase of 20%)
  • On-time and budget delivery of +$100 million in projects
  • A world class safety rating (TRIR below 1.0)
  • Systematic leverage of lean six sigma principles and analytics to improve engineering performance, service quality (for both the account team and vendor partners), sourcing operations and capital planning
  • Sustainability efforts that have achieved significant energy savings including LED retrofit, water conservation and phase change insulation

Prior to joining CBRE, John was the Director of Business Analytics for McKinsey & Company’s global corporate services based in New York City.  In that role, he oversaw strategic reporting for Global Real Estate and Procurement, global market strategies, cost-effective facilities management and end user relationship management. He directed goal alignment and mutual accountability for achieving corporate goals and managed executive committee presentations for specific service line leaders.  John was further responsible for driving real estate portfolio strategies, sourcing strategies and travel management; leveraging support of internal and external leaders. He performed site selection of global shared services centers and developed office design guidelines.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditation

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Licensed Architect – New York, Connecticut, NCARB
  • Henry Adams Medal, American Institute of Architects


  • New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Pratt Institute, Bachelors of Architecture




  • McKinsey & Company
  • Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP
  • Various Architecture Firms

John Belbusti Northeast Division Director
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166