CBRE Taps Central Valley Industrial Senior VP

Bringing 28 years of industry experience, Robert Taylor focuses on facility optimization, supply chain logistics and solutions analysis, incentives, warehouse/distribution and capital markets within this submarket.

Robert Taylor, CBRE
Robert Taylor, CBRE

CBRE Group Inc. appointed Robert Taylor ato senior vice president with its Central Valley industrial practice group. Taylor specializes in tenant and landlord representation within the California Central Valley industrial market, Stockton to Bakersfield, and focuses on facility optimization, supply chain logistics and solutions analysis, incentives, warehouse/distribution and capital markets.

Taylor will be working closely with Senior Vice President Tom Davis, who joined CBRE in January to lead the Central Valley industrial practice group, as well as Senior Managing Director of the firm’s Sacramento, Central Valley and Northern Nevada offices Dave Brennan, in addition to leading its northwest industrial network.

“It is terrific timing to bring Bob on board as the industrial market in Central Valley ended Q1 2017 with record low vacancy rate, 2.2 percent, therefore there is accelerating occupier demand and developer deliveries ramping up to keep pace,” said Brennan in prepared remarks.

A 28-year track record

Taylor brings more than 28 years of experience representing both occupier/buyer and agency/seller relationships and has several transactions under his belt totaling more than 500 acres of development land. Taylor joins from JLL, where he served as an executive vice president within its supply chain and logistics solutions group since 2012. Prior to JLL, Taylor spent 25 years with The Buzz Oates Group of Cos.

During Taylor’s career, he has been responsible for various industrial projects throughout California’s Central Valley from Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin Counties. During his tenure with Oates, Taylor designed, implemented and executed several million square feet of buildings and hundreds of acres of land for development in the Central Valley.

Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business/real estate and land use from Sacramento State University. He is an active member of several national trade organizations including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Association of Commercial Real Estate and on the local level, the San Joaquin Partnership and Business Council.

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