The National Black MBA Association Charlotte and CBRE Present:
Careers in Commercial Real Estate
This event is supported by CREW Charlotte
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bank of America Conference Center
Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
200 N. College Street, 1st Floor, Room 114
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking
6:30 pm: Panel Discussion
Have you ever thought about a career, or doing business, in the field of commercial real estate (CRE)? Join us as we partner with CBRE's African-American Network Group (AANG) - Charlotte for a panel discussion led by Chris Perri, Managing Director at CBRE.
Through this dynamic panel of Charlotte's CRE professionals, we will explore:
- How Charlotte ranks on the national stage for CRE growth and development
- The impact Charlotte's growth has on Community Development
- The role of CBRE in CRE
- How deals are done in CRE
- Access to Capital Markets and Risk Assessment
- Points of entry into a career in CRE
Early registration encouraged; limited seating. Registration ends at 12 pm on Thursday, September 14th.
Light refreshments will be served.
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Moderator & Panelists
Chris Perri, Moderator|
Sr. Managing Director, CBRE
Global Workplace Solutions
Client Strategy and Management Consulting
Chris provides strategic direction and analysis for corporate real estate clients throughout the Americas East region. He is an experienced leader who has led in the development and build-out of over two million square feet of commercial property, and managed over $65M in lease and sales transactions, and directed property operations for over six million square feet of office and industrial space.
Tony Perez, Panelist
VP of Real Estate and Security, Carolinas
Healthcare Systems, Facilities Management
Tony leads teams acting as primary strategic relationship manager for real estate, aligning space and facilities planning, delivery, security, and management with the needs of the business and patients. He is responsible for 18.5 million square feet (400+ properties, 977 acres of land) real estate portfolio in NC and SC. He manages a $140 million operating budget and $80 million in annual real estate deal flow. Tony has proven success in vendor management, asset management, business process reengineering, and strategic planning.
Tonya Brandon, Panelist
Managing Director, CBRE
Global Workplace Solutions - East Division Supply Chain Director
Tonya is responsible for coordinating and enabling resources to identify, develop and lead value adding supply chain solutions. She is a results oriented leader with experience in property and project management, engineering, and account governance. She was the Regional Director for FM, PJM, & CF Services in 6-states, 5MM portfolio. Tonya is currently the Chair of CBRE African-American Network Group.
Adrienne Bain, Panelist
Vice President, Citizens Bank
Adrienne is experienced in commercial real estate finance and portfolio management. She is the Principal of B Squared Group, a commercial real estate investment firm, based in St. Louis, MO. She has proven success in debt structuring, financial analysis, competitive analysis, business and corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Adrienne is the President-Elect of CREW Charlotte.
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CBRE is the leading CRE organization in the world, and has been dominant in the Charlotte market for more than 30 years. The Charlotte office is home to more than 350 employees including a handful of CBRE's most distinguished corporate line of senior leaders. CBRE's clients range from local private companies and nonprofits to more than 80% of the Fortune 100. CBRE was named 2017 Top Companies Where The World Wants to Work Now by LinkedIn, and 2017 Highest Rated CEO's Employee's Choice by Glassdoor. CBRE exhibits a strong commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Visit HERE to learn more about CBRE.