John Browne is a Director of Facility Management Operations for the Walgreens account in CBRE Chicago’s Global Corporate Services group. In this role, John is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Technical Operations Center at Walgreens. In addition, John oversees the Preventative Maintenance Program and works with the client’s Energy Management Systems to ensure store comfort and energy savings. His extensive knowledge in facilities management and energy and sustainability makes him a substantial resource for the Walgreens Account. John was awarded the 2013 GCS Sustainability Award for his work with Walgreens.
Prior to joining the Walgreens account, John began his career at CBRE as the Director of Energy and Sustainability for the Hewlett-Packard account in 2008. His work as a Certified Energy Manager helped his client to exceed its sustainability goals and maximize the efficiency of its portfolio across North and South America.
John came to CBRE from Jones Lang LaSalle, where he served a Regional Facilities Manager, Strategic Sourcing Manager and, ultimately, the Portfolio Energy Manager. In these roles, he developed a broad range of experience, such as operations management, contract negotiations and management of energy and sustainability programs.