Dipesh Shah joins Cresa as Chief Information Officer
PRESS RELEASE – Chicago, IL – July 1, 2021
Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-centric commercial real estate firm, has named Dipesh Shah as Chief Information Officer. Shah will lead Cresa’s IT team and strategy moving forward and manage the company’s client-facing technology platform. He will also lead the technology advisory and business intelligence portions of Cresa’s consulting services.
Shah is a proven technology leader with 25 years of progressive management experience within successful business-to-business consulting companies. Prior to joining Cresa, Shah was the founder and Principal of New Roads Consulting, which focused on helping global enterprises optimize operations and deliver business-driven technology initiatives across the real estate spectrum. Prior to that, he was the CIO for Inventrust Properties, and an SVP at JLL, acting as the IT business partner for Facilities Management, Lease Administration, Project Management, Occupancy Planning, Strategic Consulting, and Transaction Management business lines. He has also held IT roles at Equity Office, Onyx Software and Accenture.
With a MS in Information Systems Management and a BS in Biology/Economics from Loyola University, Shah brings deep operational and technology expertise to Cresa.
“Technology is an integral part of how we operate as a company and service our clients, and we all experienced a dramatic increase in technology adoption during the pandemic,” said Tod Lickerman, Cresa CEO. “To meet our changing needs and our accelerating growth objectives, and to continue to deliver exceptional client service, we are thrilled to have Dipesh join our leadership team. He has the skills and experience to take our technology offering to the next level.”
“Real estate is at an amazing crossroads where data and information are going to provide a strategic differentiator to the few that jump in and adopt. When I saw the opportunity at Cresa, I was thrilled to be joining a company with such a great culture and tremendous upside for what we can become,” said Shah. “I look forward to helping Tod and the rest of the leadership team continue the strategic growth efforts, and delivering a market leading technology platform for both our internal team and clients.”