Phillip Golding is a Vice President in CBRE's Urban Retail group based in downtown Chicago. He collaborates to serve both the urban retail agency and occupier services clients. Phillip brings deep relationships and transactional expertise to his current role.
Prior to joining CBRE, Phillip spent three years as a Store Development Manager at Starbucks. He was responsible for all new stores, relocations and real estate strategy in Illinois and Wisconsin. Throughout his time with Starbucks, he oversaw the opening of over 100 new stores and coordinated all aspects of site selection, lease negotiation, design and construction. During this time, he reduced occupancy costs by over $7 million and helped to shape the evening and drive-through programs.
Phillip's previous experience also includes serving as Assistant Vice President at Bank of America, where he was responsible for managing the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch-owned and occupied office, retail and industrial space in New York City, Chicago and through various international markets. He also previously served as the lead analyst on the Bank of America account with Jones Lang LaSalle. He played an integral role in the bank's sale of 540 West Madison in Chicago and 222 Broadway in New York City.
Phillip holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Psychology and Business from Skidmore College and a certificate in Financial Decision Making from the University of Chicago's Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.