Gordon (Gord) Hicks is Chief Executive Officer at BGIS. Prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer, 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) and Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). He is also actively involved in the Corporate Knights Executive Council for Clean Capitalism and has 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.
Gord is the co-founder and director on the board of the Cam's Kids Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation established in 2015, to support young people who are struggling with anxiety. In 2016, in an effort to increase the adoption of clean building technologies and reduce GHG emissions from the built environment, Gord founded and became the first chair of the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC). This is a not-for-profit corporation established in the province of Ontario focused on accelerating the adoption of clean building technologies and supporting the transformation to a prosperous low-carbon economy across Canada. In 2018, in recognition of Gord’s extraordinary commitment to a sustainable low-carbon future, Gord received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Carleton University.
In his role as CEO, Gord oversees a team of over 7,000 team members globally. BGIS relentlessly focuses on enabling innovation through the service it delivers, while actively looking for new opportunities that will enable innovation for its clients’ businesses. 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.