CBRE Group Inc. has promoted Michael L. Gerard to president of the company's U.S. central division, a geographic region with more than 25 offices in nine states.
Gerard was previously CBRE Group's chief learning officer, with responsibility for CBRE University and other learning and development programs. He will continue to provide executive oversight for CBRE University. Andrea Lipton, corporate director of learning and development, has been promoted to vice president and will run CBRE University's day-to-day operations.
Prior to becoming chief learning officer, Gerard served as executive managing director with responsibility for CBRE's Midwest region, comprising eight offices in five states. He joined CBRE in 2005 as managing director of the company's Detroit office, and he also serves on the company's Americas Operating Management Board, a committee of senior executives that helps to set policy, strategic direction and best practices for CBRE's Americas operations.