Los Angeles, CA – January 31, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Donald Goldstein, global chief information officer of CBRE Group, Inc. has been named Advisory Council co-chair of Realcomm 2012, an annual technology conference for the commercial real estate industry and IBcon, a new, co-located conference dedicated to smart, connected, high performance, intelligent buildings.
Members of the Realcomm Advisory Council includes some of the most influential commercial real estate technology executives in the industry. As co-chair, Mr. Goldstein and his partner, James Whalen of Boston Properties, will assist in critical industry issue identification, advise on the development of the educational sessions for both conferences, and work with other Council members to develop 2012 goals and objectives.
“I greatly value the relationships developed over the past 11 years with this organization, representing some of the brightest minds in real estate automation,” said Mr. Goldstein. “Together, we will accelerate the very necessary technological innovation that needs to take place to transform real estate into an advanced strategic partner.”
Mr. Goldstein leads CBRE’s company’s technology strategy, information services delivery and customer technology solutions. He joined CBRE when the company acquired Trammell Crow Company, where he previously served as its CIO. In his 28-year IT career, including 13 years in the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Goldstein has held various management and technical positions with large global firms in the financial services sector. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.
“We are excited to have Don and Jim co-chairing this year’s Advisory Council, not just for our annual conference but also with the new intelligent buildings conference that we are launching within Realcomm 2012,” said Jim Young, co-founder and president of Realcomm. “Don and Jim have have been leading the way and setting industry benchmarks on automation strategy and real estate operations.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2010 revenue). The Company has approximately 31,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com .
About Realcomm Conference Group
Realcomm Conference Group, LLC is the leading research and educational institution that produces annual conferences and expositions on technology, automated business solutions and intelligent buildings strategies for executives in commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate. Realcomm was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing industry leaders together each year to discuss, demonstrate and debate the latest innovations that impact the industry. Today, in addition to the annual conferences, Realcomm conducts webinars, workshops and other strategic services to educate industry professionals about the latest business solutions and technologies to improve commercial real estate development, leasing, management and operations.