As Director of Sustainability Programs for CB Richard Ellis Asset Services, Gary Thomas is responsible for the leadership of sustainability certification and analysis services for the property and facilities management portfolios internationally. Mr. Thomas manages the development and implementation of CBRE’s LEED® for Existing Buildings (LEED EB) service offerings. He also develops additional sustainability service offerings in alignment with CBRE’s sustainability platform.
Mr. Thomas’ Sustainability Programs Group has performed LEED EB analyses on over 500 buildings encompassing over 135 million square feet, registered over 265 buildings with the U.S. Green Building Council® under the LEED EB rating system, and his team has completed LEED EB certifications on over 100 buildings, 45 million square feet, and are currently managing the certification effort for over 60 additional LEED EB projects worldwide. Mr. Thomas is a LEED AP O+M, a coauthor of the USGBC’s “Green Operations Guide Integrating LEED into Commercial Property Management” and a member of the USGBC Market Advisory Committee.
Mr. Thomas joined CBRE’s Asset Services Group in 2004 and prior to heading the Sustainability Programs Group, he was responsible for operations and management delivery for a portfolio of properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. He possesses over 25 years of commercial building operations, management, construction and leasing expertise, working for firms that included RREEF, Cushman & Wakefield, Nelson Peterson Associates, and Wilson Cornerstone.