Christopher Perri

Executive Managing Director

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Chris Perri is Executive Managing Director at CBRE, having most recently led Client Strategy, Analytics & Transformation within CBRE’s Occupier businesses. He is a member of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Executive Committee and Enterprise Executive Committee.

Chris has a deep understanding of the real estate industry and our clients’ evolving needs. Prior to his current role, Chris served as Global Alliance Director for one of our company’s largest financial services clients. In that role, he oversaw a dedicated team of 1,000+ CBRE professionals, providing a fully integrated CRE service delivery model managing 26M square feet for 2,400 locations in 35 countries.

Prior to his role as Global Alliance Director, Chris led the GWS Americas Sales & Client Solutions platform and started a company wide effort to organize CBRE practice groups and accounts into Industry Sector Committees. This effort led to creation of new thought leadership, growth initiatives and client forums within Financial Services, Tech Media Telecom, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Industrial & Logistics, Data Centers and Retail sectors.

Prior to this Chris served as a GWS Division Director, leading corporate client teams that spanned 200M square feet of facilities across the US and Canada. He was also the Executive Sponsor of the GWS MBA Summer Associate Program. This effort identified talent at 14 business schools in US & Canada for summer internships and permanent positions within GWS.

Prior to CBRE, Chris worked as a senior executive with a regional office & industrial developer. Roles included Chief Operating Officer, Asset Manager, and Project Leasing Executive. Chris began his career as Business Development Manager at Duke Energy.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MSRED
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BARCH
  • Clemson University, BS Arch Design

Community & Professional Affiliations

  • CoreNet Global Carolinas Chapter: Awards Committee Juror
  • Clemson University Real Estate Foundation & Real Estate Development Advisory Boards
  • Discovery Place Science Museum Board of Trustees: Past Board Chair
  • NAIOP Charlotte Chapter: Past President & State Conference Chair
  • Partners for Parks Foundation: Past Board Vice Chair
  • Pine Lake Preparatory School: Past Board of Trustees
  • Urban Land Institute, Charlotte District Council: Past Executive Committee