Gary Drew, Regional Vice President

Gary Drew


Pleasanton, San Francisco


As Principal, Gary Drew oversees the firm’s CBRE Partner Excellence Program and is part of the firm’s Interior Advisory Group. Ware Malcomb is a leading design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services for clients throughout the world.  Established in 1972, the firm offices throughout the United States, Canada, Panama, and Mexico.

Gary joined Ware Malcomb in 1998 as Project Architect in the firm’s Denver office and helped open the firm’s first Northern California office in Pleasanton, leading the interior architecture and design studio. In 2005, he was promoted to Principal with the responsibility of overseeing the entire East Bay office. Gary’s leadership helped grow the office into one of the firm’s largest, with clients including Comcast, Prologis, FedEx, and IKEA. In 2014, the office expanded and relocated to a larger space in Pleasanton to accommodate the firm’s growing employee and client base. He also opened Ware Malcomb’s San Francisco office in 2013 and assumed regional leadership responsibility for the Seattle office in 2015.

Gary received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He is active in the Northern California real estate community through his SIOR Northern California (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) and ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) memberships. Gary also participates in NAIOP’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties), SACTO (Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization) and the BOMA Oakland and East Bay Chapters (Building Owners and Managers Association). His charitable work includes the ALS Society for Northern California, United Way, California Waterfowl Association and the Wheelchair Foundation.