Chief Engineer, CBRE
Born, raised and residing in Oakland, Toby is a proud East Bay native. He received his Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara, with a Major in Studio Art and a Minor in History of Art and Architecture. A fifth-generation engineer, his great, great grandfather attained his First-Class Stationary and Portable Engineer’s License from the State of Minnesota in 1898. You may recognize the Ludwick name as his father and two brothers have worked extensively as engineers at numerous Bay Area properties.
Toby worked as a production artist in commercial printing before transitioning to a career in property management, starting in 2009 as an engineer for CBRE at Seaport Center in Redwood City. Toby learned on the job and honed his skills in the trade, taking night classes at the Local 39 Training Center and Laney College’s Environmental Controls Department.
He has now worked for CBRE for nearly 13 years at 7 different properties in the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and San Francisco. Toby found his passion for operating and maintaining Class1A high-rise buildings and is now Chief Engineer at his third high-rise property.
Toby is an active member of the CBRE San Francisco Bay Area Abilities Group. He was honored as 2019 BOMA Oakland East Bay Engineer of the Year and received CBRE’s San Francisco Bay Area RISE Values award in 2020. He finds the most fulfilling part of his work life is supporting his team, mentoring the next generation of Engineers and providing first-rate service to his client and tenants at 2100 Powell Street in Emeryville.
Toby enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, collecting and playing records, and working on home projects.