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James A. Reid

Senior Advisor

James A. Reid Senior Advisor
Washington, D.C. 750 9th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

Professional Experience

Jim Reid is a senior advisor at CBRE currently focused on enhancing the company’s business operations in Virginia. He formerly was President, Americas Strategic Initiatives. In that role he worked closely with CBRE’s Corporate Development team and geographical and business line leaders to identify, acquire and integrate firms that complemented the company’s existing service offering and culture. 

Previously Mr. Reid was Chief Operating Officer for the Americas, overseeing the financial and operational management of CBRE’s Americas business.  In addition, Mr. Reid had executive oversight of CBRE’s Asset Services, Local Project Management, Valuation and Advisory, and Canadian businesses.

From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Reid was President of CBRE’s U.S. Eastern Division, with oversight of all geographies and lines of business operating within this area. At the time, the Eastern Division included over 40 offices in key markets such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Tri-State (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) and Washington, DC, and represented one of CBRE’s largest operating divisions with annual revenues exceeding $3 billion.

In 2001 and 2002, Mr. Reid was Chairman, EMEA Division, for CBRE’s operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. From 1998 through 2000, Mr. Reid was Executive Managing Director, Investment Properties for the EMEA Division, leading a team of approximately 60 investment acquisition and sales professionals positioned across the region. This team completed approximately $5 billion in investment transactions in the year 2000.

From 1993 through 1997, Mr. Reid was Senior Vice President and Regional Manager-Investment Properties for the northeastern United States (including the key markets of New York, Boston and Washington DC). Earlier in his career, Mr. Reid held leadership and production positions at Cushman & Wakefield, Jones Lang Wootton and Charles E Smith Companies, a major Washington, DC area developer and owner.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – Fellow
  • White House Appointee to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC)
  • Real Estate Roundtable / Homeland Security Task Force - Past Chairman
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Investment Sales and Mortgage Finance Committee (WDCAR) – Past Chairman


  • Harvard Business School, MBA

  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science - Commerce

James A. Reid Senior Advisor
Washington, D.C. 750 9th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001