James Trimm is a Managing Director and the Leader of Project Management and Global Corporate Services Support for CBRE in Eastern Canada. James has 30 years of facilities and project management professional experience and has held senior leadership roles in both the Public and Private sectors of the industry. His varied background and experience has provided him with a unique perspective on the real estate industry which has enhanced his ability to quickly identify problems and recommend solutions, resulting in high customer satisfaction and documented service excellence. Prior to his current role, James was responsible for operations and resource planning for major CBRE project management accounts across Canada including Infrastructure Ontario, Delta Hotels, Royal Bank of Canada and IBM, which combined represent approximately $1.5B worth of projects delivered on an annual basis.
James began his career in the Public Sector in 1982 as Leader of the Commissioning Team for the construction of the National Gallery of Canada. Upon completion of the Gallery in 1988, he founded and managed a successful architectural design and construction management firm in the National Capital Region. The success he achieved as a business owner and manager, combined with the experience he has gained since, has given him a comprehensive understanding of real estate management issues that is valued by clients seeking the counsel of a trusted real property advisor when considering their real estate portfolio.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Member
- International Facilities Mangers Association (IFMA) Member
- Project Management Institute (PMI) Member
- Canadian Construction Association Member
- Ottawa Construction Association Member
- LEED (Canada Green Building Council) Member
- Dean's List Honour Role, Howard University School of Architecture, 1978-1980
- Dean's List Honour Role Carleton University School of Architecture, 1982
- Commerce & Finance, BA, University of Toronto, 1976