Bret Niemann is an experienced real estate executive, with a proven track record of leadership in Facilities Management and Account Operations. Bret provides his clients with a thorough and innovative perspective on team performance, financial accountability and client satisfaction.
Currently, Bret is the Alliance Director of CBRE’s Microsoft IFM account. Responsibilites include the following:
- Manages and directs CBRE's Integrated Facilities Management Team at Microsoft
- Leads +1000-person Global team, across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, as well as the Puget Sound Campus Headquarters
- Responsible for all aspects of IFM relationship with the client
- Drives team integration with CBRE platform and best practices
Prior to assuming the Alliance Director role, he held the Sr. Director Facilities and Account Operations roles for the Microsoft IFM account. He successfully integrated the CBRE culture and best practices into the existing legacy model.
Previously, Bret was responsible for the Facilities Management service delivery for the Sprint account in Overland Park, Kansas. He led the CBRE/Sprint FM team through the outsourcing transition/transformation and established the CBRE FM delivery model.
Preceding Sprint, Bret was the Director of Facilities Management on the Washington Mutual Account. In this role, he led the facility management and operations teams that were responsible for the delivery of integrated facilities services for the account portfolio. His responsibilities included management for the general operations of the account’s Facilities Service Center, oversight of the Data Centers and Critical Environments, Health Safety and Environmental, Life Cycle, Energy Program and the Engineering/Operations department.
During his 14-year tenure with CBRE, Bret has held various tactical, regional, and strategic national leadership roles. His experience in the field managing retail, administrative, low- to high-rise, and mission-critical facilities (including enterprise data centers), and his ability to build rapport with employees, customers, colleagues and business partners has made him a successful and effective leader.
Bret is highly regarded for his ability to build teams and to maximize the strengths of each employee and to create value for the client. He also understands the value of mentoring and assisting in career development and professional growth.
- Account Dark Green Award – 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science Business Administration; Marketing