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Lacey Willard

Director of Operations

Lacey H.C. Willard

Director of Operations
+1 813 2738412
+1 727 2040504

Tampa

101 E Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1500
Tampa, FL 33602
+1 813 229 3111
+1 813 223 7144

Professional Experience

Ms. Willard is a Director in CBRE’s Strategic Accounts Group, a team of professionals that serve CBRE's institutional and investor clients as single points of contact. Ms. Willard coordinates with national account teams such as Equity Commonwealth, Gramercy Property Trust, Clarion Partners, and LNR, navigating and leveraging CBRE’s resources with a focus on operational excellence and execution. Working from CBRE’s Tampa and Indianapolis offices, Ms. Willard partners with clients to meet their immediate and long-term goals while fostering mutual growth opportunities. She is responsible for comprehensive performance in real estate management, project management, brokerage, and investment sales services for a portfolio comprised of office, industrial, and retail properties throughout the US.

Ms. Willard brings over sixteen years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with a law degree and academic focus in real property and corporate-related matters. Prior to joining Strategic Accounts, Ms. Willard led CBRE’s Recovery & Restructuring Services (RRS) in Florida, where she was responsible for the receivership and distressed asset portfolio management program, business development, and client relations efforts. There, she participated in over 100 active receivership and distressed assets of all product types—office, retail, industrial, hotel, land, marinas, and specialty assets.

Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Willard managed a portfolio of government owned and leased commercial real estate as a Senior Manager and Contracting Officer in the federal public sector. Key accomplishments included an International Building of the Year Award, published work “Proposing Tips” in Services Magazine, and selection as a FEMA real estate representative. In addition, Ms. Willard represents CBRE on the Executive Committee for Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year Finalist; Book of Lists
  • US Green Building Council: Past Chapter President
  • Building Owners & Managers Association: International: Executive Committee, Southern Region; Executive Committee, Florida; President, Tampa; Past President
  • Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board
  • Westshore Alliance
  • Tampa Downtown Partnershipn
  • Senator R. G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series
  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Real Estate Sales Associate, State of Florida
  • Real Property Administrator, BOMI
  • Presenter at Industry Events: Life After Blend & Extends (BOMA International); Advocacy and Government Affairs (BOMA Tampa); Property Assessed Clean Energy (Orlando Mayor Jacobs’ Town Hall); Receiverships and CMBS Markets (CBRE; RMA; ICSC); Florida Legislative Session (BOMA Florida); Durability of Concrete (AMICC); Retail Sustainability (ICSC West Florida); Green Jobs (USGBC FGCC); LEEDership Awards (USGBC FGCC); Commercial Real Estate Roundtable (Florida Turnaround Management Association); Green Leasing (HCBA; USGBC FGCC); Employment in the Green Sector (USGBC FGCC); Careers in CRE (USF); Past President’s Council (BOMA); Trends in Taxation (BOMA)


Education


  • Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor & MBA
  • Indiana University, Accounting Fellowship
  • Purdue University, Bachelor of Arts

Clients

  • Aegon
  • Bank of America
  • Beal Bank
  • BMO Harris
  • C-III
  • CW
  • Capital Crossing
  • Clarion 
  • Equity Commonwealth
  • Gramercy Property Trust
  • GE
  • GEICO
  • Harbert Realty
  • Hudson
  • iStar Financial
  • ING Clarion
  • LNR Partners
  • Lauth
  • Midland/PNC
  • Principal
  • SunTrust
  • Verizon

Lacey H.C. Willard

Director of Operations
+1 813 2738412
+1 727 2040504

Tampa

101 E Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1500
Tampa, FL 33602
+1 813 229 3111
+1 813 223 7144