Craig Youst

Craig Youst

Executive Vice President, Account Management

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Professional Summary

As Executive Vice President, Account Management at Colliers International, Craig and his team lead some of Colliers major global clients including BAE Systems, Schneider Electric, SAP, Nokia, and others. Our Account Management team provides strategic direction and execution across multiple service lines – Portfolio Strategy, Transactions, Project Management, Technology, Lease Administration, Consulting, Workplace Strategy, Data Centers, Supply Chain, Property Tax, and other areas.

Craig is a leader and business partner with over 20 years-experience leading Corporate Real Estate, Portfolio Strategy, Design & Construction, and Facilities Operations groups across the globe. Craig is an open-minded advocate of pursuing creative and innovative problem-solving solutions to difficult challenges, prioritizing service, cost, and benefit to our clients.

Accomplishments

  • Oversaw all Workplace Design and Project Management Services for any tenant improvement, expansion, relocation, build-to-suit, and/or site development for all LinkedIn office locations globally.
  •  Managed over $400M in annual project budgets and a Headquarters project budget near $2B at LinkedIn, while delivering over 50 global projects annually.
  • Directed a highly effective global Workplace Strategy Program that created innovative design to maximize real estate efficiency, employee productivity, and collaborative input while aligning the importance of Company Culture and Brand.
  • Lead high performing department across five key functions, growing from one person in two countries to over 100 persons in 35 countries for a $1B+ technology company.

Education

Craig earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Memberships & Involvements

Past Board Director - CoreNet Global

Past Chapter President (Carolinas) - CoreNet Global

Past Chapter President (Greater Triangle Chapter) - IFMA

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