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Matt Toner is Managing Director of the CBRE Institute where he oversees the development and execution of strategic research, publishing, and events - expanding learning opportunities and industry collaboration points for CBRE’s global occupier client base.

Having worked prior with CBRE,  Matt rejoined in 2013 following a four-year appointment with the United States Government; serving as a Director on President Obama’s National Security Council Staff, and prior as Chief of Staff  for the General Service Administration’s Office of Emergency Response and Recovery.  In both roles, Matt worked extensively in the fields of disaster relief, recovery, and reconstruction programs across the world.

Matt brings prior commercial real estate consulting and finance experience from roles with CBRE’s client and strategy development teams (2006-2010), Kilpatrick Stockton LLP’s global construction litigation group (2005-2006), and Ernst & Young’s corporate real estate advisory practice (2005).  In each role, his work has focused on optimizing the management and implementation of large-scale capital campaigns, real estate organization strategies, and complex litigations.

Matt is a graduate of the Schools of Architecture and Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He loves design, technology and the outdoors. He and his wife live in Atlanta, GA.​​

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