Chuck Heron is Managing Director of Engineering Operations, Asset Services, for the Western US Region. Mr. Heron provides technical oversight and direction to the Western Region Directors of Engineering / Technical Operations Managers in major market cities, and who oversee the 400 building engineers in the Region. Additionally, Chuck is a key resource for the region’s market leadership assisting with large scale capital projects, asset re-positioning, building inspections, real estate transactions, acquisition underwriting, and new business development.
Mr. Heron is a degreed Mechanical Engineer with extensive real estate experience in Engineering Operations, Due Diligence, Construction / Development, Project Management, Capital Expenditure Programs, Construction Loan Monitoring, and Building Inspections. In particular he has significant expertise troubleshooting and finding creative, cost effective solutions to major HVAC system problems. Mr. Heron’s experience spans commercial office, industrial, retail, hospitality, multi-family residential, and military facilities.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Heron was the Senior West Coast Construction/Facilities Manager for Archon Group, the real estate asset management arm of Goldman Sachs Company. He directed and/or managed new development & re-development projects, major renovations, large CapEx projects, and provided facility due diligence. He also provided technical direction and support to senior level Asset Management teams for large building and facility infrastructure projects.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Heron served his country as a career officer in the US Navy. Throughout his Navy career he held numerous senior level positions within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the SEABEES. He directed large base type projects to renovate or modernize Naval support facilities in various overseas locations. Additionally, he was a special advisor on environmental activities and regulations for large installation wide projects.
Mr. Heron spent a significant amount of time while serving his country in overseas Navy locations and became well versed in diverse cultures, local customs, and construction practices in the countries where he was deployed. His opinion and advice were frequently sought out and called upon for construction projects in countries where he served.