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Gordon Hendry

First Vice President

Gordon Hendry First Vice President
Indianapolis 8888 Keystone Crossing
Suite 1000
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Professional Experience

Gordon Hendry, First Vice President, has extensive experience serving as a real estate advisor to state and local public agencies and educational institutions.  He also is an office tenant representation advisor to corporate and not-for-profit clients.  

He is experienced advising clients included elected officials on complex, high profile transactions. His range of services include public private partnerships, development consulting, strategic portfolio planning and optimization, market and financial analysis, highest and best use analysis, leases, acquisitions and dispositions, and RFP development and oversight.

Prior to joining CBRE, Gordon was the head of the Indy Partnership, 10-county regional economic development organization based in Indianapolis and the largest in Indiana. During his time at the Indy Partnership, Site Selection magazine named the organization as one of the top 10 economic development groups in the country.

Gordon also served as a senior advisor to Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, including as the City's Director of Economic Development. As the Mayor's liaison to the business community, he oversaw all downtown and neighborhood development, business recruitment and outreach, job creation, public incentives, workforce development, airport and transportation issues, and business-related legislation before the Indiana General Assembly. 

Before joining public service, he practiced business and real estate law at Ice Miller in Indianapolis. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Phi Beta Kappa, and George Washington University Law School. He has also attended the London School of Economics. 

In 2007 the Indianapolis Business Journal named him to its "Forty Under 40" List. He is frequently cited by local print and television media organizations on real estate and economic development matters and widely followed on Twitter (@GordonHendry) for his commentary. 


  • 2007 Indianapolis Business Journal 40 under 40
  • #1 CBRE Indianapolis transaction, 2015
  • #1 Indianapolis-area office lease, 2017 (Indianapolis Business Journal)

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Indiana & Illinois Real Estate Broker Licenses
  • Member of Indiana Bar
  • Indiana State Board of Education, Board Member (appointed by Governor)
  • Indiana University Hutton Honors College Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana, former Board Member



  • George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., JD
  • Indiana University, B.A. with Distinction in Economics and Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa
  • London School of Economics, General Course



Public Sector

  • City of Ann Arbor, MI
  • City of Urbana, IL
  • City of Indianapolis
  • City of Bloomington, IN
  • Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • Marion County Coroner's Office

Non-Public Sector

  • Butler University
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Synopsys (SNPS)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Gordon Hendry First Vice President
Indianapolis 8888 Keystone Crossing
Suite 1000
Indianapolis, IN 46240