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Ed Thenell

Ed Thenell

Divisional Director

Global Workplace Solutions

Ed Thenell Divisional Director
Global Workplace Solutions
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

Professional Experience

Ed Thenell is a Senior Managing Director within CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in account management, business strategy, cost management and leading global teams.

As Global Alliance Director for the Amazon account, Ed is responsible for all facets of CBRE’s relationship with Amazon’s fulfillment center and office portfolio including facilities management (FM), reliability maintenance engineering (materials handling), project management, global lease administration, and commute solutions.

As a leader, Ed steers his team as they continuously adapt to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding business, bridges his client with CBRE thought leadership, and empowers the team to achieve innovative solutions on Amazon’s behalf.

Previous Experience

Prior to leading the CBRE team at Amazon, Ed oversaw all GWS accounts in the Pacific Northwest region as Divisional Director. Ed’s 17-year career with CBRE has included many other leadership roles including Global Alliance Director for the Microsoft Integrator and FM accounts, as well as several project management director roles.


  • Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts 
  • Real Estate Management and General Management courses

Clients Represented

  • Amazon
  • AMB Property Corp
  • Archon
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Capri Capital
  • Evergreen
  • Expedia
  • ING Clarion
  • JP Morgan
  • Kennedy Associates
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi
  • MultiCare Health System
  • Nike
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Principal Real Estate Investors
  • Prudential
  • Spear Street Capital
  • Starbucks
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • Walton Street Capital
Ed Thenell Divisional Director
Global Workplace Solutions
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101