Jeremy Benkin brings over 20 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate serving both corporate and institutional clients. As Director of Procurement for Asset Services, Mr. Benkin oversees the purchasing policies and practices for a portfolio of 700 MSF of managed space. He manages vendor relationships and directs program development for many of the division’s initiatives, including buying platforms, tenant buying consortiums, standards and supplier partnerships.
Mr. Benkin also serves as part of CBRE’s Sustainability Services Group (SSG), where he leads initiatives on data management to measure building performance and recycling program development. SSG’s programs have reached over 10,000 of the firm’s associates with training on sustainability topics specific to the industry and helped propel CBRE’s leadership in sustainable building operations. Mr. Benkin has played an important role in raising environmental awareness and driving change in office buildings around the world. In 2009, he was selected by the U.S. Green Building Council as a principal author for the Green Operations Guide: Integrating LEED into your Property Management, the industry’s first comprehensive guide for transforming building operations. In 2011, he was appointed by Mayors Wharton and Luttrell to the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability. As a Sustainability Advisory Committee member, Mr. Benkin is one of the area’s leading advocates for green initiatives.
Mr. Benkin joined CBRE with the acquisition of Trammell Crow Company, where he held various management positions within the accounting, facility management and property management groups. In 2003, he joined in the formation of TCC’s Strategic Sourcing Network as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing. In this role, he focused on the generation of discount programs for managed properties and coordination of multi-site service contracting. Previously, Mr. Benkin was a Partner in Denver, Colorado-based Venture Group Real Estate which was acquired by Trammell Crow Company in 2000.