CBRE launches tech cen­tre in Gu­ru­gram

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CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, one of In­dia’s lead­ing real es­tate con­sult­ing firms launched its first ded­i­cated real es­tate tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre in Guru gram, In­dia. The Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy (D&T) Cen­tre was in­au­gu­rated by Chan­dra Dhan­da­pani, Chief Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer, CB RE and Ans hu­man Mag­a­zine, Chair­man, In­dia & South East Asia, CBRE.

The new Dig­i­tal& Tech­nol­ogy hub will serve as the firm’s pri­mary software de­vel­op­ment cen­tre in Asia Pa­cific, with a fo­cus on C BR E’ s next gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy suite. Smart tech­nolo­gies that lever­age map­ping, aug­mented re­al­ity and data an­a­lyt­ics will be sup­ported and pi­o­neered at the fa­cil­ity.

As the global leader in work­place strat­egy, CBRE is lead­ing the way in cu rat­ing next- gen­er­a­tion dig­i­tal ex­pe­ri­ences, de­liv­er­ing work­place des­ti­na­tions of choice for ev­ery client they serve. One of the com­pany’s marquee ini­tia­tives-CB RE 360 will re­flect each client’ s unique cul­ture sand work­place re­quire­ments and of­fer client-spe­cific brand­ing for prop­erty in­vestors and oc­cu­piers that de­sire it. Th­es­tate-of-the-art Gu­ru­gram site will ini­tially host ap­prox­i­mately 120 software en­gi­neers ded­i­cated to work on CBRE’s ex­pand­ing suite of Asia Pa­cific dig­i­tal prod­ucts. Mov­ing into the new D& T Cen­tre in Gu­ru­gram, CBRE plans to fur­ther in­vest in its In­dia software de­vel­op­ment team, ex­pand­ing both head count and ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the com­ing 12 months to pioneer the next gen­er­a­tion real es­tate tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions and plat­forms.

Chan­dra Dhan­da­pani, Chief Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer, CB RE, said “At CB RE, we be­lieve that tech­nol­ogy is a key en­abler in en­hanc­ing the ser­vices and ex­pe­ri­ences we pro­vide for our clients. This Dig­i­tal& Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre will serve as a cat­a­lyst for the de­vel­op­ment of next gen­er­a­tion tech­nolo­gies that help our clients achieve their as­pi­ra­tions through real es­tate. This cen­tre will give us ac­cess to world class dig­i­tal tal­ent that In­dia is well known for.”

The CBRE Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre adds to CBRE’s net­work of software en­gi­neer­ing hubs and serves as the only ded­i­cated de­vel­op­ment Cen­tre out­side of the United States. Con­sis­tent with CBRE’s global tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment strat­egy, CBRE’s Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tres aim to de­velop and execute en­ter­prise-level dig­i­tal strate­gies that sup­port busi­ness ob­jec­tives, im­prove client out­comes and drive growth for clients and client-fac­ing pro­fes­sion­als. An­shu­man Mag­a­zine, Chair­man, In­dia & South East Asia, CBRE, said “The Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre in Gu­ru­gram is a game changer for real es­tate and tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment in In­dia. This cen­tre will not only pioneer a new gen­er­a­tion of best-in-class tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions to ad­dress the grow­ing dig­i­ti­za­tion needs of the realty sec­tor but serve as a ma­jor draw card for In­dia’ s world class dig­i­tal tal­ent.”

CBRE Dig­i­tal & Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre lo­cated in Gu­ru­gram is the fourth dig­i­tal hub cre­ated by CBRE across the world and the first out­side of its home mar­ket, the United States.

The state-of-the-art Gu­ru­gram site will host software en­gi­neers, ap­pli­ca­tion de­vel­op­ers and data an­a­lysts This Cen­tre is em­blema tic of a wider en­ter­prise shift to a client life­cy­cle-cen­tric view of our tech­nol­ogy en­able ment ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Fur­ther, it will en­able CB RE to meet the full spec­trum of its oc­cu­pier and in­vestor clients’ needs, with In­dia play­ing a key role in this process.

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