CBRE has announced the appointment of proptech expert Alex Bailes as head of product engineering.
Bailes has an extensive background in proptech, having co-founded a proptech firm in 1999 which was acquired by Countrywide in 2005. At Countrywide he held the position of chief digital officer until 2015. Most recently he was head of digital for Connells Group.
Bailes is heavily involved in the proptechsector and is a mentor at PiLabs, the UK PropTech start-up vehicle, with which CBRE has an established strategic relationship. In his new role, he will be responsible for product delivery across the UK as well as software engineering across EMEA.
Andy Tennant, executive director for EMEA digital and technology at CBRE, said:: “I’m delighted Alex has agreed to join CBRE. Alex brings both technology and property expertise to further enhance our recently launched Vantage technology platform, and to further drive CBRE’s ability to be at the forefront of innovation, identifying and deploying technologies that provide exceptional client outcomes.”
Bailes added: “I’m excited to join CBRE and help build on the innovative collaborations which are already in place. There are many exciting technologies in the pipeline and I look forward to employing the best and most efficient products across EMEA.”