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William Concannon

Global Group President, Clients and Business Partners

William (Bill) Concannon Global Group President, Clients and Business Partners

Professional Experience

As CBRE’s Global Group President, Clients and Business Partners, Bill Concannon drives the firm’s engagement strategy for CBRE’s largest occupier and investor clients, as well as key strategic partners. In this role, he works with CBRE professionals across the business to ensure they deliver exceptional outcomes to their clients. He also serves as a member of CBRE’s Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee.

Prior to this appointment, he served as CEO of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business, a global, integrated, full-service real estate outsourcing business serving the world’s largest real estate occupiers. As CEO of GWS, Mr. Concannon oversaw the delivery of all services to GWS clients, including enterprise facilities management, advisory and transaction services, project management, and management consulting. 

In February 2011, Mr. Concannon was inducted into IAOP’s Outsourcing Hall of Fame. This unique honor recognizes individuals for their outsourcing achievements as well as their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing.

Prior to his roles at CBRE, Mr. Concannon served as the Vice Chairman of Trammell Crow Company. In 1991, Mr. Concannon was named President and CEO of Trammell Crow Corporate Services and assumed the challenge of building TCC’s real estate outsourcing business with corporate clients. Mr. Concannon served on the Board of Directors of Trammell Crow Company from 1991 until 2006. He also served on the Board of Directors for Savills, PLC from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Concannon began his career with United Technologies before joining Trammell Crow Company.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Board of Directors, CRA International
  • Board of Directors, CoreNet Global (former)
  • Board of Trustees, Providence College


  • Providence College, 1977, Bachelor of Science; Accounting
  • Certified Outsourcing Professional, 2010 International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
William (Bill) Concannon Global Group President, Clients and Business Partners