John  O'Bryan

Honorary Chairman

professional experience

John O’Bryan is the Honorary Chairman of CBRE Limited. He is a member of the Canadian Board of Directors and Canadian Executive Management Committee. In this role at CBRE, John has helped develop the Capital Markets brand in Canada. In 2011 Capital Markets closed over 219 transactions totaling 22,024,183 sq. ft., with a value in excess of $5.0 Billion.

With over 40 years of experience, John is one of Canada’s foremost Capital Markets experts. John’s past accomplishments include: selling in excess of $8.0 billion worth of commercial real estate across Canada; negotiating over 4 million square feet of leases for major Canadian companies and institutions. Not only has John advised and completed some of Canada’s most significant sales and advisory assignments, he is also a nationally recognized commentator on future real estate and economic trends.

As an industry leader, John is frequently quoted by the media. John’s public speaking engagements include: BNN, CTV, CBC, National Real Estate Forums, NAIOP, SIOR, AIC and numerous property industry events across Canada, the United States and Europe.