Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CBRE taps Charlotte woman as African American Network Group co-chair

Tonya Brandon, a CBRE Group Senior Vice President based in Charlotte, has taken a leadership role in the company’s African American Network Group (AANG). 

Brandon joins Eric Yarbro, a Senior Vice President in CBRE’s Midtown Manhattan office and the founder of AANG, as a Co-Chair of AANG, one of the commercial real estate industry’s first groups for African-American professionals.

"Tonya’s consistent demonstrations of strong management ability and leadership skills make her a great fit for the AANG co-chair position,” said Jim Reid, President CBRE’s U.S. Eastern Division and the executive sponsor of AANG. “AANG is an essential component of our commitment to promote the value of diversity within CBRE in order to better serve our clients, enhance the employee experience and contribute to the company’s success.”

Talent development, retention and recruitment are among the primary objectives of AANG and its career development activities include supporting CBRE professionals by generating and sharing information to increase business opportunities and assignments. Since its inception in 2004 as a forum for sales professionals to increase business, AANG has grown to include members from all CBRE business segments and has expanded its focus to become a model for other efforts within the real estate industry.

“Tonya has been a valuable contributor to AANG’s success and I am excited to continue working with her to enhance our organization in her new capacity as Co-Chair,” Yarbro said.

Brandon is an account operations director for CBRE's Bank of America account.


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