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Richard McGoniagle

Senior Director

Project Management

Richard McGoniagle Senior Director
Project Management
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

As Senior Director of Project Management, Richard McGoniagle brings clients a commitment to quality and service.  In his current position, Rich oversees the Operational Excellence of the Midwest local market-based Project Management teams while also leading strategic project assignments.  His diverse background includes construction experience in:  corporate headquarters work, free standing work, tenant fit-out, data/tech centers, trading firms, healthcare and retail projects.  Rich also assists in business development opportunities, participates in national initiatives, and organizes training for the Midwest Region. 

Before joining CBRE as a Senior Project Manager, Rich was a Senior Project Manager for Turner Construction in Chicago.  In addition to his general construction and staff management duties there, he was active in college recruiting, chairman of the annual Safety Day seminar and a corporate and regional trainer in Financial Risk Management (regional) and Diversity Training (corporate).  

His long career in the construction industry has provided Rich with a broad range of experiences, including laborer, foreman and site superintendent. He joined the Project Management side of the construction business with Turner’s Special Projects Division in 1999, and his work has focused primarily on the greater Chicago market.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards – Project Manager of the Year Finalist 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012,2013
  • CBRE Project Management LMA Award Winner 2010
  • PJM – I Foundations Certification – University of Texas at Dallas
  • Member of development team for Foundations 1 & 2: CBRE’s global project management training platform


  • Pennsylvania State University, Master of Fine Arts degree
  • Salem State College, Bachelor of Arts degree

Significant Assignments

  • McDonald's | New Construction/Headquarters Relocation | 500,000 SF
  • Northern Trust | Headquarters Relocation | 400,000 SF
  • Motorola Solutions | HQ Relocation | 206,000 SF
  • 111 North Canal | Renovations, Modernization, Tenant fit-outs and Turnkeys | 860,000 SF
  • Fortune 100 Global Financial Services Firm | Interior build/Restack, Relocation, Build-Out | 561,000 SF
  • CEC Corp. Headquarters | Interior build / Phased Relocation | 317,000 SF
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) | New Ground-up Construction | 41,000 SF
  • United Health Consortium | Interior Build / Relocation | 71,000 SF
  • The Bankers Life and Casualty | Interior Build / Phased Relocation | 134,000 SF
  • Bolingbrook Medical Office Building | New Construction / Interior Build | 77,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • Bankers Life & Casualty
  • Baxter Credit Union
  • Career Education Corporation (CEC)
  • CDW Corporation
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Fortune 100 Global Services Firm
  • Fortune 100 Global Internet Search company
  • HUB International
  • Jump Trading
  • Marriott International
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • McDonald's
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Northern Trust
  • RBC Mortgage
  • Shoppertrak
  • Sterling Bay Companies
  • The Boeing Company
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Ziegler Companies
  • University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
Richard McGoniagle Senior Director
Project Management
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400