As the Chief Operating Officer for one of CBRE’s top five
accounts, Bill McFarland is responsible for all day-to-day operations across a
30 million-sq.-ft. portfolio. Mr. McFarland’s responsibilities includes
oversight of more than 500 team members who are working across a variety of
properties including retail, office, data center and specialty assets.
Mr. McFarland joined CBRE in 2010 as an Engineering Manager.
His high-energy leadership and problem-solving skills propelled him through the
ranks, and he was quickly promoted to Director of Engineering and Energy. In
2012, the strong performance of the engineering team under Mr. McFarland’s
leadership led to CBRE winning the facility management business for all of the
client’s top tier data centers across the U.S.
During his tenure on the account, Mr. McFarland has managed
during several transitions, contract changes, disaster recovery efforts and
other business challenges. Through it all, he has displayed a steady and
confident presence. Mr. McFarland’s talent was recognized at CBRE’s global level
with a Global Corporate Services’ Leadership Award of Excellence.
Before joining CBRE, Mr. McFarland served as Operations
Manager for two Fortune 500 companies, including a world headquarters in New
York City with 554,000 sq. ft. of office space, and domestic data center
operations in Northeast Pennsylvania. He has also held the role of Director of
Electrical Engineering for a regional architectural and engineering firm, and
has worked for a regional utility company as both a design engineer and new business
In his spare time, he is an adjunct professor for Wilkes
University’s School of Engineering.
- Licensed Professional Engineer in NY and PA
- LEED Accredited
- Certified Real Property Administrator
- Facilities Management Administrator
- Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Award for Outstanding Service – 2010
- President Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – 2012
- Bachelor’s of Engineering, Manhattan College
- Master’s of Engineering, Manhattan College
- M.B.A, Marist College