Full Name
Tonya Brandon
Job Title
Senior Managing Director, GOS Leadership
Cushman & Wakefield
Speaker Bio
Tonya is most recently responsible for coordinating and enabling diverse teams of professionals globally to identify, develop and deliver value-added outcomes overseeing process improvements and innovations in both operating and capital plans, across 23 countries for a key financial and wealth management client. During her 26+ year career within the CRE industry, she has led in capacities across Project Management, Facility Management, Contract Governance, Compliance and Supply Chain Management. Tonya consistently demonstrates a strong drive and persistence for transformative outcomes that yield both cost optimization and exceptional customer service results. She builds trust with her clients and team members through a servant leadership mindset and highly optimistic viewpoint.

At CBRE for 22+ years; Tonya was the Chairperson of the company’s Black Excellence Business Resource Group for just over a decade. Additionally, she served as members of the Women’s Network Advisory Board and Diversity Advisory Council. In these capacities, Tonya inspired and motivated hundreds of professionals and colleagues, and coordinated with key executive leaders on strategic business diversity, equity, and inclusive initiatives.

Tonya is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she majored in Civil Engineering with Construction Option. Tonya holds her RPA certification, LEED-NC accreditation and her CCIM designation. Prior to joining CBRE, Tonya held positions within both state and city government agencies.

Tonya has been recipient of the 2011 Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40”; the 2013 Charlotte Business Journal “Women in Business”; CBRE’s 2015 Global Corporate Services Leadership; the 2016 UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead; the 2017 Real Estate Forum, Women of Influence; the 2014 and 2018 Mecklenburg Times “50 Most Influential Women”; the 2020 CoreNet Service Provider of the Year Award for the Carolinas Chapter; and the CBRE 2020 Global Workplace East Divisional Perseverance; the 2021 CREW Charlotte Diversity & Inclusion; and 2022 Career Mastered Top 50 Diversity Equity and Inclusion awards.
Tonya Brandon