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Matthew Van Buren

President, Northeast Division

Matthew Van Buren

President, Northeast Division
+1 212 9848197
+1 212 9840503

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040

Professional Experience

Matt Van Buren is President of CBRE’s Northeast Division, with oversight of all lines of business operating within the area. The Northeast Division comprises more than 4,300 employees, including key markets such as Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York Tri-State, which is CBRE’s largest region by revenue in the U.S.

From 2006 through 2015, Matt held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in New York Tri-State, most recently President and previously, Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s Midtown New York operation, with responsibility for Brokerage Services. From 1991 through 2006, he built and managed sales organizations in senior leadership positions at Wolters Kluwer, the Washington Post Company and Thomson Reuters.

Matt is a member of CBRE’s Americas Executive Committee, Americas Operations Management Board, Eastern Division Executive Committee and Americas Strategy Group. 

His leadership is further exemplified by active participation in several organizations that are significant to our industry. Matt is a member of the Executive Committee and the Commercial Brokerage Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). He serves on the Executive Committee of the New York Section of the Urban Land Institute, the Executive Committee Association for a Better New York and the Executive Advisory Board of Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He is also a member of the Chairman’s Club of the New York Building Congress and the Board of Directors of the Downtown Alliance.

Matt balances his professional leadership with his strong commitment to serve the local community. He is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations in the greater New York area, including the YMCA, the Police Athletic League, the New York City Police Foundation and the Greater New York Boy Scouts of America.


Education

  • University of Albany, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • University of Albany, Master of Business Administration​​​

Matthew Van Buren

President, Northeast Division
+1 212 9848197
+1 212 9840503

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040