BGIS is a leading provider of real estate management services, including facilities management, project delivery services, energy and sustainability solutions, building performance management, workplace advisory and management, and real estate services. With a combined team of over 7,000 team members globally, BGIS inspires better business performance across its client’s real estate portfolios by developing and implementing real estate and facilities management strategies. Globally, BGIS manages over 300 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia. BGIS is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrial company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low cost production. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN).
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Gordon (Gord) Hicks is CEO at BGIS. Prior to being appointed CEO, he has held numerous executive roles within the organization since 1997.
Gord is a graduate Engineer of Carleton University and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. As a LEED-Accredited Professional, and someone who cares deeply about the planet, Gord is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the highest environmental standards in the real estate industry.
Gord has held a number of industry Board positions over the years, including the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Climate Reality Project. He is also actively involved in the Corporate Knights Executive Council for Clean Capitalism, and recently founded and is the first Chair of the Board for the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) to help accelerate the adoption of clean building technologies and support the shift in North America to a prosperous low carbon economy. Gord also served on the Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Leaders for the Cure for five years, the last three which he Co-Chaired.
In 2012, Gord was recognized by the CaGBC with the prestigious Industry Leadership Award for his commitment to the green building movement. In 2014, he was named one of Canada’s Clean 16, and in 2015, Gord was named Canada’s Greenest CEO by Corporate Knights, in recognition of his leadership role in creating awareness around the impact of buildings on the environment and driving the implementation of sustainability programs that enhance the operating efficiency of real estate portfolios, while reducing GHG emissions and minimizing the environmental footprint of real estate owners and occupiers.
In his role as CEO, Gord oversees a team of over 7,000 team members globally. BGIS is dedicated to inspiring better business performance across its client’s real estate portfolios by developing and implementing real estate and facilities management strategies. Globally, BGIS manages over 300 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.