As the applications of smart technology in corporate real estate (CRE) grow and the expectations of property owners and renters evolve, CRE professionals need to know who to consult for a reliable perspective. While there are plenty of individuals who claim to know what the future of CRE looks like, there are far fewer who actually do.
If you want to stay on the forefront of the latest corporate real estate trends, here are the six CRE influencers you should be following.
6 Corporate Real Estate Influencers to Watch
Barbi Reuter, President at Cushman & Wakefield | PICORFollow @BarbiReuter
Barbi began her career as Director of Property Management at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR when the firm opened in 1986 and has been with the company ever since. After serving as COO from 2014 to 2016, Reuter was promoted to President last January.
Previously named one of Arizona’s most influential women in real estate, Reuter is currently a national board member for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network. An early adopter of Twitter, Reuter joined the social media site in 2009 and now boasts over 13,000 followers, with whom she shares updates on the latest disruptors in the CRE industry.
Coy Davidson, Sr. Vice President at Colliers InternationalFollow @Healthcare_CRE
Based in iOFFICE’s hometown of Houston, Coy Davidson is a leader in the CRE space and one of the most well-known corporate real estate influencers. For nearly 20 years, Davidson has been the Senior Vice President at Colliers International, a global CRE services organization that is consistently ranked highly in National Real Estate Investor’s top real estate brokerage firms.
Davidson’s blog, The Tenant Advisor, has thousands of followers and features articles on tenant representation, healthcare real estate and (of course) corporate real estate. In 2017, he was named the No. 1 CRE professional to follow on Twitter.
Matthias Grimm, Vice President - Head Global Real Estate & Facilities at SAP SE
Matthias Grimm, Vice President, Head of Global Real Estate & Facilities, SAP SE was named the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. The award was presented at the CoreNet Global Summit, recently held in Boston, MA. https://t.co/Thplnq3FtB pic.twitter.com/vcFFfGMoYX— CoreNet Global (@CoreNetGlobal) November 8, 2018
For the past 16 years, Matthias Grimm has led the Global Real Estate and Facilities (GRF) organization within SAP SE. Its mission, according to Grimm, is to “be an innovative and trusted business partner that develops and drives world-class workplace and infrastructure solutions.”
Grimm believes a successful CRE strategy is one that focuses on the people who occupy the buildings, not just the buildings themselves.
This approach to CRE is what inspired CoreNet Global to name Grimm Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year at last year’s CoreNet Global Summit.
(Mark your calendar for this year’s CoreNet Global Summit, Oct. 20-22 in Orange County, Calif. Read more about the summit and other workplace conferences you won’t want to miss!)
Jeremy Neuer, Executive Vice President at CBRE
Jeremy Neuer’s corporate real estate career spans two decades. A former Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, he’s now the Executive Vice President at CBRE, the largest CRE and investment firm in the world. Neuer has represented both tenants and landlords in contract negotiations, and his client list includes Merrill Lynch, Sony Music and ADP.
On his blog, Neuerspace (which boasts the tagline “Corporate Real Estate with Personality”), he regularly shares industry updates and CRE tech news. Neuer says his goal for Neuerspace is to offer junior brokers quick, engaging lessons about how to move forward in their real estate careers.
Linda Day Harrison, Founder of theBrokerListFollow @dayharrison
4 Proptech Trends Set To Impact Flexible Workspace In 2019 https://t.co/a624nqB5A2— Linda Day Harrison (@dayharrison) January 2, 2019
Linda Day Harrison began her real estate career in 1983, working as a property manager around Chicago. Since 2009, Harrison has focused on the technology side of CRE and enthusiastically encourages other CRE leaders to incorporate technology into their property management workflows.
In 2011, she launched theBrokerList, the first free online commercial real estate broker list. Harrison has over 4,300 followers on LinkedIn and more than 4,600 on Twitter, with whom she shares the latest insights about CRE and the modern workplace.
Vik Bangia, CEO and Founder of Verum ConsultingFollow @vikbangia
The root cause of most #corporaterealestate #outsourcing relationships gone bad is lack of #transparency and #trust in the initial #RFP process. @VerumConsulting is like the e-Harmony of CRE outsourcing. Find out more about our unique process at https://t.co/CpGrU4szhF. pic.twitter.com/pZwvtztqRg— Vik Bangia (@vikbangia) November 29, 2018
When it comes to CRE, Vik Bangia has been a part of almost every type of transaction, from relocations and mergers and acquisitions to small-scale and large-scale lease negotiations — even environmental remediation.
In addition to offering CRE strategic advisory services via his firm, Verum Consulting, Bangia is also an award-winning inspirational speaker. He has presented at some of the largest CRE conferences in the world, including the CoreNet Global Summit and IFMA’s World Workplace Conference. (He was also a keynote speaker at the 2018 iOFFICE User Conference.)
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