Gordon Hicks has been appointed the global chief executive officer of Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS), a newly-created role within the global real estate management services company.
Hicks currently serves as BGIS’ CEO for the Americas. The company says this new global position addresses future opportunities during a time of tremendous growth for BGIS.
Over the last 24 months, BGIS has almost doubled its size and expanded in Asia, the UK and the United States. It has 7,000 team members delivering services to more than 100 clients with more than 300 million square feet in a portfolio of 30,000+ facilities around the world.
“Under Gord’s leadership, BGIS’ business in North America has grown significantly in the last 10 years, and its service offerings have expanded to meet the evolving needs of the clients and markets BGIS serves,” said Bryan Chew, chairman of the board. “Gord is a passionate, innovative, results-focused, team-oriented leader and is well-positioned to lead the business through its next stage of growth.”
Hicks started his career with BGIS in 1997. Since then, he has graced a number of executive positions within the company.
He has also held a number of industry board positions over the years, including the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Canada Green Building Council and the Climate Reality Project, and is a graduate engineer from Carleton University. 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).