Gordon  Hendry

First Vice President

Professional Experience

Gordon Hendry is the Midwest regional leader of CBRE's Public Institutions and Education Solutions Group, where he provides real estate advisory services to state and local governments and educational institutions.

He also is a tenant representation advisor to corporate and not-for-profit clients. His services include development consulting, tenant representation including site selection and lease negotiations, strategic planning, highest and best use studies, and acquisition and dispositions.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Hendry led the Indy Partnership, a 10-county regional economic development organization based in Indianapolis, where he supervised economic development for the Indianapolis region.  He worked closely with site selectors, developers, commercial brokers, business leaders, state and local elected officials and university officials in promoting new jobs and investment.  His efforts culminated in Medco Health Solution’s announcement in December 2007 to invest over $190 million and create over 1,300 new jobs in the region.  The Indy Partnership was named as one of the top 10 economic development groups in the country by Site Selection magazine during his tenure. 

Prior to his appointment to the Indy Partnership, Mr. Hendry served as a top adviser to Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson. He spent almost three years as the City’s Director of Economic Development, managing the economic development efforts of Indianapolis including business outreach and recruitment, job creation, incentives, workforce development, airport and transportation issues, downtown and neighborhood development, legislation and new initiatives. 

Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Gordon was a corporate attorney for Ice Miller, one of Indiana’s largest law firms.

He and his wife live in downtown Indianapolis with their two young children, the oldest of whom attends the Indianapolis Public Schools.



  • Named to the “40 Under 40” List by the Indianapolis Business Journal, 2007

  • Appointed by Virginia Governor in 2010 to Operations Review Task Force to review the Commonwealth's real estate for cost savings and efficiencies

  • Appointed by Indiana Govenor in 2013 to the Indiana State Board of Education