Industrial veteran John Morris to join CBRE as Americas industrial, logistics leader 

Veteran industrial real estate leader John Morris will join CBRE in November 2019 as the Americas industrial and logistics (I&L) leader.

“John is deeply experienced in supply chain strategy, network design and location strategy and is the ideal executive to help CBRE build on the strong momentum that we have in our industrial and logistics business,” said Jack Durburg, CBRE’s global chief operating officer. “The industrial and logistics sector is changing rapidly, driven by the ongoing strong growth of e-commerce and ever-evolving supply chain strategies. John is the right leader to help us enhance our leadership position and seize opportunities as this important sector continues to advance.”

After certain employment restrictions have expired, Morris will join CBRE in November 2019. Adam Mullen, who has been named market leader for the Philadelphia region effective on January 1, 2019, will continue to have strategic oversight for CBRE’s industrial and logistics business until Morris arrives. In addition, CBRE’s Chris Zubel will take on increased responsibilities in the I&L business.

Morris previously led the Americas industrial and logistics business at Cushman & Wakefield. He also helped to lead the strategy for Cushman and Wakefield‘s retail business and worked to integrate logistics projects into the service of its retail clients. Additionally, he oversaw the incentives practice, which negotiated and secured relocation and investment incentives for clients from state and local government agencies.

Morris has been an industry leader in network design and site selection for fulfillment, distribution and manufacturing operations. He has an extensive background in leading complex supply chain strategy initiatives, integrating critical location analysis and helping companies transform their logistics network into a competitive advantage. An active member of CSCMP, SIOR and NAIOP, he received an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and a BA in economics from Duke University. He resides in the Chicago area.