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Tonya Brandon

Managing Director, Global Workplace Solutions

Tonya Brandon Managing Director, Global Workplace Solutions
Charlotte 201 South College Street
Suite 1700
Charlotte, NC 28244

As Alliance Director for one of CBRE’s long-standing client relationships, Tonya leads approximately 10 million square feet of a mixed portfolio, including FDA-regulated environments in office, manufacturing and research & development spaces. Tonya is responsible for coordinating and enabling a diverse 60-person team of facility managers, project managers, building engineers and technical resources to identify, develop and deliver value-added solutions overseeing both Capital and Operating budgets; process improvements and change initiatives in CBRE self-delivery, supplier engagement & rationalization; and cost reduction efforts.

Professional Experience

Tonya joined CBRE (formerly Trammell Crow Company) in 2000 as a Project Manager. She has served in various leadership capacities from Project Management Director; to Regional Director of Property Management & Engineering; to Account Governance & Compliance Director; to GWS East Division Supply Chain Director.

  • City of Charlotte – Engineering and Property Management, Charlotte, NC 1997-2000
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC 1995-1997


Significant Assignments

  • CBRE African American Network Group (AANG) Chair, 2013-current
  • CBRE EMPOWER Program Mentor, 2014-current
  • GWS Dark Green Leadership Program, 2018-2019
  • GWS Global Leadership Program, 2017-2019

Professional Credentials / Awards

  • LEED Accredited Professional, Real Property Administrator (RPA), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute Designee
  • Current member CREW (Mentor & Athena Leadership Program Committees)
  • EIT (Engineering in Training), 1995
  • Recipient Charlotte Mecklenburg Times “50 Most Influential Women” - 2018 & 2014
  • Real Estate Forum “Woman of Influence” Recognition - 2017
  • Recipient UNCF’s Maya Angelou “Women Who Lead Award” – 2016
  • Recipient CBRE GCS Award for Leadership - 2015
  • Recipient Charlotte Business Journal’s “Top 25 Women in Business in 2013” and “40 Under 40 in 2011” Awards


  • BS – Civil Engineering, Construction Option – NC State University, May 1995

Clients Represented

  • ADT
  • BB&T
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • DXC Technology
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Florida P&L
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • KeyBank
  • MedStar
  • Nissan North America
  • Regions Bank
  • Syngenta
  • Windstream Corporation

Tonya Brandon Managing Director, Global Workplace Solutions
Charlotte 201 South College Street
Suite 1700
Charlotte, NC 28244