Jim Gray is the Managing Director at CBRE’s Orlando office. He oversees all operations and provides strategic support on business development to grow the firm’s operations and market share in the Central Florida region. He plays an integral role in leveraging CBRE’s comprehensive platform to provide service excellence to clients and forge new business relationships.
Mr. Gray has been active in the region’s commercial real estate industry for more than thirty years. Throughout his career, he has developed an extensive network within Florida’s real estate, banking and business community. Prior to joining CBRE in May 2018, Mr. Gray served as President of GrayPointe Capital (GPC), a commercial real estate investment and advisory firm headquartered in Orlando. Before forming GPC, he spent 12 years with Parkway Properties, a publicly traded REIT that specializes in the ownership and operation of high-quality office buildings throughout nine Sun Belt states. As Director of National Accounts, Mr. Gray was responsible for maintaining positive relationships with Parkway’s largest tenants across multiple markets.
Mr. Gray joined the Parkway Properties team through the acquisition of Eola Capital, a privately held real estate investment and operating company based in Orlando. While at Eola, he coordinated activities with private investors, including raising and managing three equity funds totaling $40 million for specific real estate acquisitions, and was responsible for office leasing in Orlando. Prior to this, Mr. Gray spent 17 years with First Union/Wachovia Bank managing their real estate, wealth management and commercial lending efforts in Central Florida.
In 2012, Mr. Gray was elected to the Orlando City Commission and continues to represent District 1 in southeastern Orlando.
Mr. Gray is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
- Nominated for Orlando Downtowner of the Year - 2013
- B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston