Gary  Thomas

Director

Professional Experience

As Director of Sustainability Programs for CBRE Asset Services, Gary Thomas is responsible for the leadership of sustainability certification and analysis services for the property and facilities management portfolios internationally. Mr. Thomas manages the development and implementation of CBRE’s LEED® for Existing Buildings service offerings. He also develops additional sustainability service offerings in alignment with CBRE’s sustainability platform.

Mr. Thomas’ Sustainability Programs Group has performed LEED EB analyses on over 500 buildings encompassing over 135 million square feet, registered over 265 buildings with the U.S. Green Building Council® under the LEED EB rating system, and his team has completed LEED EB certifications on over 90 buildings and are currently managing the certification effort for over 70 additional LEED EB projects worldwide.

Mr. Thomas is a co‐author of the USGBC’s “Green Operations Guide ‐ Integrating LEED into Commercial Property Management” and is a member of the USGBC Market Advisory Committee.

Mr. Thomas frequently shares his in-depth knowledge of sustainable operating practices through speaking engagements and education events in the US, Asia, and the European Union. 

Mr. Thomas joined CBRE’s Asset Services Group in 2004 and prior to his current role he was responsible for operations and management delivery for a portfolio of CBRE managed properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. He possesses over 25 years of commercial building operations, management, construction and leasing expertise, having worked for firms that include RREEF, Wilson Cornerstone, Cushman & Wakefield, and Nelson Peterson Associates.