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Rick Varnell

Executive Vice President

Rick Varnell

Executive Vice President
Assessment & Consulting Services, Valuation & Advisory Services
+1 509 4346528

Professional Experience


Rick Varnell is Executive Vice President of Valuation & Advisory Services heading the Building Technology Consultancy division. Mr. Varnell has over 30 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He has started and grown several technology companies and brings his experience and connections to CBRE to create world-class technology solutions and partnerships in Rooftop Management, In-Building Connectivity, and Digital Mapping Services for CBRE and its clients.

As Executive Vice President of CBRE Building Technology Services, Mr. Varnell leads a team of technology Subject Matter Experts that provide exceptional technology solutions across CBRE’s business lines. Mr. Varnell is focused on leading-edge services, creating asset value increases, generating new revenue through technology services and superior client outcomes.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Held technology patents and inventions in network infrastructure, and digital mapping technologies

Significant Transactions


  • Held technology patents and inventions in network infrastructure, and digital mapping technologies
  • Was part of starting up Northern Technologies, built world class Business Development team and sold company in 1999
  • Was part of starting up Purcell Systems, developed global business development team that generated 125 million in annual revenue, sold in 2013

Education


  • Kinman Business University
    • Associate of Arts Degree

Clients


  • T-Mobile
  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia
  • Verizon Wireless
  • CenturyLink
  • US Cellular
  • FCC
  • USAC
  • City of New York
  • City of Chicago
  • Southern Company
  • DirecTv
  • ESRI
  • Trimble
  • Telefonica
  • Eaton
  • 3M
  • Vodafone
  • Orange Telecom

Rick Varnell

Executive Vice President
Assessment & Consulting Services, Valuation & Advisory Services
+1 509 4346528