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Cheri Peterson

Senior Director, US Operations

Cheri Peterson Senior Director, US Operations
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

As Senior Director, Cheri leads the US Platform and Programs team. The team is focused on identifying, defining, driving and leading operational initiatives that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of CBRE’s 100 field offices across the country.  Design and implementation, as well as identifying gaps and needs relative to process improvement, new technology, tools and resources to support operations are key project drivers in elevating the performance of the US offices. Projects range in size and scope and provide opportunities to share knowledge, develop our people, produce knowledge capital and elevate service delivery.

Cheri also leads integration planning and implementation for the US Mergers & Acquisitions team. She provides leadership and facilitation of operational activities to affect successful integrations of newly acquired companies.  She has led the integration efforts for 25 M&A transactions across the America's.

Cheri joined CBRE in 1997. She has extensive experience in office operations, project and administrative management and strategic planning. In 2012, she joined CBRE’s Program Management team and was involved in two global projects.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Minnesota Change Management Network
  • Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)
  • Past Chairperson of the Leadership Burnsville Program - Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnsville Chamber HR Think Tank Committee
  • MNCREW Co-Chair - Annual Women Run the Cities Event
  • MNCREW Community Service Committee



  • 2012 National Leadership Distinction Award 
  • 2012 Local RISE Award – local market award recognizing Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence
  • 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune Mover & Shaker recognition
  • 2011 Minneapolis LMA Top 5 Financial Performance Award - Central Division
  • 2010 MNCREW:  Entrepreneurial Award Nominee
  • 2010 CBRE:  Community Involvement Award - Minneapolis Office
  • 2009 MNCREW:  Community Impact / Humanitarian Award Recipient
  • 2007 Community Volunteer Award - Minneapolis office
  • 2007 Board Member - CBRE's Philanthropy Executive Committee
  • 2007 National Collaboration Award - recognizing the Operations Manager who has made major contributions of time and effort to help build a culture of teamwork throughout the eastern region 
  • 2003 Recipient of the Minneapolis Office Leadership Award
  • 2000 Burnsville Chamber of Commerce "Leader's of Tomorrow" recipient
  • MN Real Estate Salesperson License


Community Involvement


  • 2002-2012 Women Run the Cities (MNCREW).  Various leadership positions held specific to the successful implementation of an all women's run/walk focused on fundraising for the Ann Bancroft Foundation.
  • Loaves & Fishes - monthly meal server at the St. Stevens Community Day Center
  • Komen Foundation 3-Day Walk participant - 7 consecutive years.




  • College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, BA in Business Management with a minor in Communications
Cheri Peterson Senior Director, US Operations
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402