Robert E. Sulentic
Chair & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Sulentic has been President & Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Group, Inc. since December 2012. He assumed additional responsibilities as Board Chair in November 2023. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2022 revenues of $30.8 billion and approximately 115,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries.
CBRE is ranked #135 on the Fortune 500 and has been Fortune’s Most Admired Real Estate Company for four out of the last five years.
Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Sulentic served as President of CBRE, with responsibility for all business segments. In addition, he served as the company's Chief Financial Officer in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Mr. Sulentic served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses.
Mr. Sulentic began his real estate career with Trammell Crow Company in 1984 as an Industrial Leasing Agent in Houston, Texas. Throughout the next 23 years he served in various leadership positions, including Project Partner, Divisional Partner, Managing Director and CFO. Mr. Sulentic was elected President and CEO of Trammell Crow Company in October 2000, and he became Chairman of the Board in April 2002. He served in those roles when Trammell Crow Company merged with CBRE in late 2006.
Mr. Sulentic is a member of the CBRE Group, Inc. Board of Directors. He also served as the independent Chairman of the Board of Staples, Inc. until its acquisition by Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, in September 2017.
Mr. Sulentic received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Computer Science from Iowa State University. Mr. Sulentic founded and chairs a private foundation that supports various charitable endeavors by providing direct grants to third-party organizations as well as executing its own initiatives.
Brandon B. Boze
Director Since December 2012
Mr. Boze has been a director since 2012 and served as the Independent Chair of our Board from May 2018 to November 2023. From August 2005 to January 2024, Mr. Boze served in various leadership roles at ValueAct Capital, a privately owned investment firm, including as the President, a Partner and a member of the management committee.
Prior to joining ValueAct Capital, Mr. Boze was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, focused on power utilities and technology mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Boze brings to our Board experience in finance, strategy, merger, acquisitions and investment business.
He previously served on the board of directors of Trinity Industries, Inc. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.
Mr. Boze holds a B.E. from Vanderbilt University and is a CFA charterholder.
Beth F. Cobert
Director Since May 2017
Ms. Cobert served as the President of the Markle Foundation, from September 2023 to February 2024, where she led Markle’s Rework America Alliance, a partnership of civil rights organizations, non-profits, private sector employers, labor unions, educators, and others working to open opportunities for millions of people from low-pay roles to move into good jobs with opportunities for career advancement. She previously served as the Acting President from September 2022 to September 2023 and Chief Operating Officer from July 2020 to September 2022 and also led Markle’s Skillful initiative as Chief Executive Officer from June 2017 to July 2021.
She previously served as the Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from July 2015 to January 2017, and as the Deputy Director for Management of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from October 2013 to July 2015. From 2001 to October 2013, Ms. Cobert served as a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, a global business strategy consulting firm. From 1990 to 2001, Ms. Cobert was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She joined the firm in 1984 as an Associate and served in various leadership roles at McKinsey & Company.
Ms. Cobert brings to our Board over 30 years of experience as a consultant in business strategy, where she worked with corporate, non-profit and government entities on key strategic, operational and organizational issues across a range of sectors, including financial services, health care, legal services, real estate, and telecommunications. Our Board also benefits from Ms. Cobert’s government service.
Ms. Cobert serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and previously served as a member of the board of directors and chair of the United Way of the Bay Area and as a member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
Ms. Cobert holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Reginald H. Gilyard
Director Since November 2018
Mr. Gilyard has served as a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. (BCG), a global management consulting firm, since August 2017. Prior to this role, Mr. Gilyard served as the Dean of The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University from August 2012 to July 2017. Prior to joining Chapman University, Mr. Gilyard served as Partner and Managing Director at BCG, where he led strategy, M&A and business transformation initiatives for large corporations, from 1996 to 2012. Prior to BCG, he served nine years in the U.S. Air Force and three years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, rising to Major in the Reserves.
Mr. Gilyard brings to our Board more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing successful strategies for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions and large national foundations.
He serves on the board of directors of First American Financial Corporation, Orion Office REIT Inc., and Realty Income Corporation. He also serves as the Board Chair of Pacific Charter School Development, a real estate development company serving low income families in urban centers across the country.
Mr. Gilyard holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S. from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Shira D. Goodman
Lead Independent Director
Director Since May 2019
Ms. Goodman has served Lead Independent Director since November 2023 and a Director since May 2019. She has served as an Advisory Director to Charlesbank Capital Partners, a private equity firm, since January 2019. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc. from September 2016 to January 2018. Ms. Goodman served in roles with increasing responsibility at Staples since joining Staples in 1992, including President and Interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2016 to September 2016, President, North American Operations from January 2016 to June 2016, and President, North American Commercial from February 2014 to June 2016.
Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Global Growth from February 2012 to February 2014, Executive Vice President of Human Resources from March 2009 to February 2012, Executive Vice President of Marketing from May 2001 to March 2009, and in various other management positions. Prior to Staples, Ms. Goodman worked at Bain & Company from 1986 to 1992, in project design, client relationships and case team management.
Ms. Goodman brings to our Board more than 25 years of experience in business operations, marketing, sales force management, human resources, business growth and distribution logistics.
She serves on the board of directors of CarMax, Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Henry Schein, Inc., Staples, Inc. and The Stride Rite Corporation.
Ms. Goodman holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard University.
E.M. Blake Hutcheson
Director Since September 2022
Mr. Hutcheson has served as the President and CEO of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest defined-benefit pension plans, since June 2020. He earlier served as President and Chief Pension Officer of OMERS from April 2018 to May 2020 and President and CEO of Oxford Properties Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMERS focused on global real estate investments and developments, from January 2010 to June 2018. He also served as Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate and Strategic Investments for OMERS during that period.
Prior to OMERS, Mr. Hutcheson was the Head of Global Real Estate with Mount Kellett Capital Management, a global private equity firm. Before that, Mr. Hutcheson spent 14 years with CBRE Canada, serving in roles of increasing responsibility, including as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chair and President. He also served as Chair and President of CBRE’s Latin America operations.
Mr. Hutcheson brings to our Board over 30 years of significant commercial real estate operating and investment experience. Mr. Hutcheson serves as a member of the board of directors of Algoma Central Corporation, a TSX-listed owner/operator of transport vehicles.
He holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, a M.S in Real Estate Development from Columbia University (Distinguished Alumnae Award) and a Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in International and Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.
Christopher T. Jenny
Director Since January 2016
Mr. Jenny has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Jennus Innovation, a business development incubator/accelerator, since February 2021 and as its Chair since January 2018. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to EY-Parthenon, a global strategy consulting organization, from January 2016 to December 2018 and as a Senior Managing Director from August 2014 to December 2015. He previously served as President and Senior Partner with The Parthenon Group LLC, a Boston-based private management consulting firm, from 1995 to 2014 prior to its merger with Ernst & Young in August 2014. Prior to joining The Parthenon Group LLC in 1995, Mr. Jenny was a Partner at Bain & Company, Inc., a global business strategy consulting firm.
Mr. Jenny brings to our Board more than 30 years of experience as a consultant in business strategy, and has worked on issues related to business-unit strategy, profit improvement and mergers and acquisitions. He has experience as a senior operating executive and has managed portfolio companies for two of the nation’s leading private-equity firms.
He is a member of the board of directors of Jennus Innovation, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Mobile Virtual Player, PLT4M and FAIRWAYiQ. He previously served on the board of directors of Mac-Gray Corporation and New England Baptist Hospital.
Mr. Jenny holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Gerardo I. Lopez
Director Since October 2015
Mr. Lopez has served as an Executive-in-Residence at Softbank Investment Advisers, Inc., since October 2021 and previously served as an Operating Partner and Head of its Operating Group from December 2018 to October 2021. Prior to Softbank, he served as an Operating Partner at High Bluff Capital from June 2018 to December 2018. From January 2018 to March 2018, Mr. Lopez served as a Senior Advisor to Extended Stay America, Inc. and its paired-share REIT, ESH Hospitality, Inc. and was its President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2015 to December 2017. Mr. Lopez previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, AMC Entertainment Inc., from March 2009 through August 2015. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Company and President of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle's Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions from September 2004 to March 2009, and President of the Handleman Entertainment Resources division of Handleman Company from November 2001 to September 2004. Mr. Lopez has also held a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Frito Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company.
Mr. Lopez brings to our Board his skills, knowledge and business leadership as a senior executive at hospitality, entertainment and consumer products companies. He has over 35 years of experience in marketing, sales and operations and management in public and private companies and has public company experience across diverse consumer-focused industries.
He serves on the board of directors of Newell Brands and Realty Income Corporation, and previously served on the board of directors of Brinker International, Inc., Extended Stay America, Inc., AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, National Cinemedia, LLC, Open Road Films, Safeco Insurance, TXU, Inc. and Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Mr. Lopez holds a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Director Since March 2022
Ms. Meaney has served as a Senior Advisor to KSL Capital Partners, an investor and operator of travel and leisure businesses, since May 2020. She previously served as a Managing Director at Makena Capital Management, an investment management firm, from 2006 to December 2019. She was a member of the firm’s Management Committee, and one of the firm’s founding partners. Ms. Meaney was responsible for managing the firm’s real estate investments as well as overseeing the real assets portfolio. Prior to joining Makena Capital, Ms. Meaney was the Director of Real Estate and Real Assets Investments for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2002 to 2006. She served as a Managing Director at the Stanford Management Company from 1993 to 2001, where she co-managed the real estate group. Prior to that, she was responsible for the development and management of the Stanford Research Park.
Ms. Meaney brings to our Board a real estate investor-operator mindset. She is an accomplished investor with a deep and varied background in real estate and real assets.
She is a member of the board of directors of KKR Real Estate Select Trust and serves on the Stanford Bing Overseas Study Program Advisory Council. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Hewlett Foundation and Chair of the Investment Committee, a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and has recently served on the Dartmouth Investment Committee. She previously served on the Board of Advisors of the Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Ms. Meaney holds an A.B. in Economics, with Honors from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Director since November 2020
Mr. Munoz has served as a Special Advisor to United Airlines Holdings, Inc., since May 2021. He previously served as its Executive Chair from May 2020 to May 2021, its Chief Executive Officer from September 2015 to May 2020 and President from September 2015 to August 2016. Prior to United, Mr. Munoz served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CSX Corporation, a railroad and intermodal transportation services company, from February 2015 to September 2015, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CSX from 2012 to 2015, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CSX from 2003 to 2012.
Mr. Munoz brings to our Board his skills, knowledge and business leadership as a senior executive in various financial and strategic capacities at some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands. He has over 30 years of experience in management, finance, accounting and auditing, and has held key executive positions within the telecommunications, beverage and transportation industries.
He is a member of the board of directors of Archer Aviation, Inc., salesforce.com, inc. and Univision Holdings, Inc. Mr. Munoz also serves on the board of trustees of Fidelity Investments, the University of Southern California and The Brookings Institution. He previously served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc., CSX Corporation and United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Munoz holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Director Since November 2017
Mr. Yajnik has been the President of Capital One Financial Services, a division of Capital One, since June 2009. He is also President and Director of Capital One National Association, one of Capital One’s two national bank subsidiaries, and serves on Capital One’s Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Yajnik oversees Capital One’s community relations throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana as President of the company’s South-Central Region. Since joining Capital One in 1998, he has held a number of senior leadership positions in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Prior to Capital One, he held leadership positions at PepsiCo and Circuit City and was a Chief Engineer for Mobil Oil Corporation’s shipping business.
He serves as the Chair of the Collin County Business Alliance, Co-Chair of the Indian American CEO (IACEO) Council and is a member of the executive board of the Dallas Symphony Association. Mr. Yajnik previously served as Chair of the Dallas Symphony Association and Texas Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Yajnik brings to our Board his broad business background and his experience in leading the transformation of a large, service-oriented global organization through technology enablement.
Mr. Yajnik received an M.B.A. with honors from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University. He is a medalist Chartered Engineer (I), and graduated with distinction from the Marine Engineering Research Institute, India.