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John Donovan

Managing Director

John Donovan

Managing Director
Global Workplace Solutions
+1 425 3732105
+1 314 7246178
+1 425 9659976

Seattle

1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206 2921600
+1 206 292 6033

Professional Experience

As Managing Director of Global Workplace Solutions, John Donovan is responsible for CBRE's delivery of Real Estate Transaction Management, Strategy and Project Management services for Microsoft's headquarters portfolio in the Seattle/Puget Sound region. Previously, John served as Global Alliance Director for The Boeing Company, and was responsible for delivering Transaction Management, Strategic Consulting, Project Management, and Facilities Management for an 85 MSF global portfolio. Prior to this role, John was the Director of Corporate Real Estate for the Pacific Northwest and select international regions on the Boeing account.  John has been with CBRE since 2001 and has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Prior to relocating to Seattle, Washington in 2007, John managed the Midwest and East Regions of the client’s portfolio onsite at the Headquarters of Boeing Defense Systems in St. Louis Missouri.  In 2005 he took on additional responsibility for managing the company’s real estate transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

John has priviously held the following positions:
  • CBRE, Inc. - Director, Global Corporate Services, Boeing Account (2001 – 2011)
  • Cassidy Turley - Edward Jones Investments Account (1998-2001); Team Leader (2000 – 2001)

Professional Affiliations And Accreditations

  • CBRE – 2011 President’s Performance Award.   Recognizes managers who have distinguished themselves through financial or other extraordinary performance over the prior year.
  • CoreNet Global – MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate)
  • CoreNet Global – Past President of St. Louis Chapter,  currently Board Member of Washington State Chapter
  • CBRE – Selected to participate as Emerging Leader in 2006 GCS Leadership Development Program.
  • Missouri Growth Association – Member of Board of Directors in 2006 – 2007.
  • CBRE – Presenter at 2007 Transaction Management Best Practices Workshop for multiple CBRE Global Corporate Services accounts.
  • CBRE – Member of the 2009/2010 Puget Sound Global Corporate Services Market Leader Task Force.  Member of committee focused on creating mentoring and job shadowing programs.
  • Washington State Broker’s License 110006
  • Member of the Missouri Bar

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law St. Louis, MO, J.D.  January 1998
  • Indiana University  Bloomington, IN  (Double Degree) May 1993
    B.S. in Business Administration – Double Major: Marketing and International Studies
    B.A. in French

John Donovan

Managing Director
Global Workplace Solutions
+1 425 3732105
+1 314 7246178
+1 425 9659976

Seattle

1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206 2921600
+1 206 292 6033