MANAGEMENT & BOARD
William F. Concannon, 65
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Concannon is CBRE’s Global Group President, Clients and Business Partners, where he drives the firm’s engagement strategy for CBRE’s largest occupier and investor clients, as well as with key strategic partners. He has been with CBRE since its acquisition of the Trammell Crow Company in 2006. Before assuming his current role, he served as Global CEO of CBRE’s GWS business segment, a global, integrated, full-service real estate outsourcing business serving the world’s largest real estate occupiers. He serves on the board of Charles Rivers Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI). Mr. Concannon received a B.S. from Providence College.
Cash J. Smith, 44
President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Mr. Smith joined CBRE in 2012 and was Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions with responsibility for CBRE’s mergers and acquisitions activity globally. He was also responsible for CBRE’s property technology and venture-capital investments, including serving on multiple boards related to CBRE’s direct investments. Mr. Smith received an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Board of Directors
Robert E. Sulentic, 64
Mr. Sulentic began his real estate career with Trammell Crow Company in 1984 as an Industrial Leasing Agent in Houston, Texas. Over the next 23 years he served in various leadership positions at Trammell Crow Company and rose to President and CEO in 2000 and Chair of the Board in 2002. He served in those roles when Trammell Crow Company merged with CBRE in late 2006. Mr. Sulentic is a member of the CBRE Group, Inc. Board of Directors and also served as the independent Chair of the Board of Staples, Inc. until its acquisition by Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, in 2017. Mr. Sulentic received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Iowa State University.
Emma E. Giamartino, 37
Ms. Giamartino is CBRE’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. She began her career at CBRE in February 2018, as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in the Americas. Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Giamartino served as Director of Corporate Development at Verizon Communications, from 2015 to 2018, where she completed transactions across telematics, IoT, media, software and the core network. Previously, she worked in Nomura’s technology, media and telecommunications investment banking group, covering a wide range of sectors, including data and information services, software, media and digital content platforms, from 2010 to 2015. Ms. Giamartino received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S.E. from Duke University.
David S. Binswanger, 43
At LPC, Mr. Binswanger is responsible for the firm’s operations and principal acquisition and development projects throughout the U.S. west region. He also directs the delivery of all services to LPC’s clients in the west, including commercial real estate owners, investors, lenders and occupiers. Mr. Binswanger joined LPC in 1998 and has held various senior level positions within operations and finance, including Vice President of Finance and Executive Vice President overseeing the firm’s Southern California business unit. He received a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
Sarah E. Coyne, 29
At ValueAct Capital, Ms. Coyne is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities and managing a diverse portfolio of investments and has been with the firm since September 2017. Prior to ValueAct, she served as Associate in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications private equity group at KKR, from July 2015 to July 2017, and before that, a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications investment banking group at Goldman Sachs, from July 2013 to March 2015. Ms. Coyne received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Jamie J. Hodari, 39
Since 2013 at Industrious, he has led the growth to over 90 locations across more than 45 cities. Prior to this role, he served as CEO of Kepler from 2011 to 2013, a hedge fund analyst at Birch Run Capital from 2010 to 2011, a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell from 2009 to 2010, and a reporter for the Times of India from 2004 to 2005. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.P. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Michael J. Ellis, 64
At Johnson Controls, which he joined in 2019, Mr. Ellis oversees digital strategy, innovation and execution, working closely with customers to drive new growth and value opportunities across the globe. Prior to this role, he served as Global Managing Director of Accenture, from 2018 to 2019, and, before that, was President, Chairman and CEO of ForgeRock, a global digital security software company, from 2012 to 2018. Mr. Ellis received B.S. and B.A. from the University of Minnesota.