Fran Saele is responsible for new client development, sales and growth of the Americas GCS Portfolio Services outsourcing business. Fran works closely with other members of the Americas team as well as colleagues in EMEA and Asia Pacific for global pursuits in developing progressive solutions and innovative strategies aimed at improving client services in all areas of Portfolio Services.
For new initiatives, Fran works closely with each client to understand their individual needs and goals. Based on this discovery, he works with both the client and other CBRE participants to work out the details of the outsourcing relationship and, ultimately, arranging contracts for these services.
In 2000, Fran established CBRE’s Portfolio Management Center in Cincinnati, OH that served as the Company’s first centralized hub for lease administration services. Previously, Fran co-founded Westmark Harris Lease Advisors, Inc., a lease services company that was ultimately acquired by CBRE in 2004.
Prior to his corporate services experience, Fran participated as an ownership partner in two regional development firms specializing in office and industrial properties in the Eastern half of the U.S. His initial work in corporate real estate was with Goldome, a diversified Thrift Institution, rising from Management Trainee to Vice President, Corporate Real Estate.
- Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award