John Lenio is an Executive Vice President and Economist in the Advisory & Transaction Services Practice and a member of CBRE’s Location Incentives Group. This advisory group specializes in identifying, negotiating, and securing economic & tax incentives for CBRE’s corporate clients globally. With over 23 years of experience, Mr. Lenio has secured incentive packages valued over $1.6 billion for companies including AT&T, American Express, US Bank, McKesson, Lexmark, and Discover.
Mr. Lenio has managed incentive engagements in all 50 States and 10 Provinces in Canada. This has given him unique insight into the nuances of economic development and site selection from primary urban centers to secondary and tertiary communities. In addition, Mr. Lenio is a widely sought-after public speaker and subject matter expert in areas of site selection, economic development and tax policy, and tax incentives. He also expands his thought leadership through his writing, having authored numerous articles in trade journals, and through media contribution, having been referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News Online, Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Republic, Des Moines Register and Centre County Daily Times.
Mr. Lenio has been a practicing Economist since 1996 and has become a leading expert on matters of national and regional economic development, multifamily residential development, economic & fiscal impact analysis, and real estate due feasibility studies. He has completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Arizona State University studying economics (bachelor’s and master’s), business administration (master’s), and quantitative business techniques (certificate).
- Team of the Year Award Corporate Services, 2006 and 2007
- Top Corporate Services Team, 2005
- Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Arizona State University
- Bachelor of Science in Economics, Finance and Quantitative Business Techniques from Arizona State University
- Air Liquide
- American Express
- Baker McKenzie
- Bank of the West
- Corporate Executive Board
- Floor and Decor
- Hartford Insurance
- Littler Mendelson
- MSC Industrial Supply
- McKesson Corporation
- MUFG Union Bank
- Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
- Rabo Bank
- Sephora USA
- State Street
- Verizon Wireless