As Executive Managing Director for Retail Services, Anthony Buono leads 500 professionals in providing advisory and transaction solutions to retailers and investors across the United States, Canada and Latin America. He also serves as Chairman of CBRE’s Global Retail Executive Committee, driving the implementation of CBRE’s global retail strategy.
Mr. Buono has overseen the growth of CBRE’s Americas retail practice into the industry’s retail market leader, representing more than 1,100 retailer brands while managing and leasing more than 400 million sq. ft. of retail property on behalf of retailers and investors. Under his leadership, CBRE arranged 10,375 sales and lease transactions with a total value of $18.9 billion in 2014.
Mr. Buono has been instrumental in authoring CBRE’s strategy to add retail science solutions and deepen its transaction competency for world class retailers and investors. He helped add significant retail talent and expertise to CBRE’s ranks, including playing a key role in CBRE’s acquisitions of Philadelphia-based Fameco in 2013, Dallas-based UCR, Indianapolis-based Site Hawk Retail Real Estate and Chicago-based Forum Analytics in 2015.
Mr. Buono joined CBRE in 1995 and has held various positions within the company, most recently Senior Managing Director of CBRE’s Investment Properties Western Region, where he helped the company achieve 2005 investment sales activity of $48 billion in total consideration, a record at that time. Prior to that role, he was a Managing Director for Retail Services’ Western Region.Prior to joining CBRE, he held asset management positions for Zurich Kemper, Donahue Schriber and Trizec Hahn, where he directed institutional ownership strategies for industrial, office and retail assets.