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John Lenio

Executive Vice President, Economist

Advisory & Transaction

Location Incentives

John Lenio Executive Vice President, Economist
Advisory & Transaction Location Incentives
Phoenix 2575 East Camelback Road
Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Experience


John Lenio is an Executive Vice President and Economist in the Advisory & Transaction Services Practice and a member of CBRE’s Location Incentives Group. This advisory group specializes in identifying, negotiating, and securing economic & tax incentives for CBRE’s corporate clients globally. Since 2004, Mr. Lenio has secured incentive packages valued over $1.5 billion for companies including AT&T, American Express, US Bank, McKesson, Lexmark, and Discover.

Mr. Lenio has managed incentive engagements in all 50 States and 10 Providences in Canada. This has given him unique insight into the nuances of economic development and site selection from primary urban centers to secondary and tertiary communities. In addition, Mr. Lenio is a widely sought-after public speaker and subject matter expert in areas of site selection, economic development and tax policy, and tax incentives.

Mr. Lenio has been a practicing Economist since 1996 and has become a leading expert on matters of national and regional economic development, multifamily residential development, economic & fiscal impact analysis, and real estate due feasibility studies. He has completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Arizona State University studying economics (bachelor’s and master’s), business administration (master’s), and quantitative business techniques (certificate).


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Quoted Articles and Newsletters
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Area Development
    • Site Selection Magazine
    • Fox News Online
    • Arizona Capitol Times
    • Arizona Republic
    • Des Moines Register
    • Centre County Daily Times

Achievements


  • Team of the Year Award Corporate Services, 2006 and 2007
  • Top Corporate Services Team, 2005

Education


  • Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Finance and Quantitative Business Techniques from Arizona State University

Clients


  • Air Liquide
  • American Express
  • Asurion
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bank of the West
  • Corporate Executive Board (CEB)
  • Cigna
  • Discover
  • Floor and Decor
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Intelsat
  • Labcorp
  • Lexmark
  • Littler Mendelson
  • MSC Industrial Supply
  • McKesson Corporation
  • MUFG Union Bank
  • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
  • Rabo Bank
  • Safelite
  • Sephora USA
  • Sprint
  • State Street
  • Travelclick
  • Travelers
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Volkswagen
  • Yelp
John Lenio Executive Vice President, Economist
Advisory & Transaction Location Incentives
Phoenix 2575 East Camelback Road
Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85016