About Us

Our Story

A group of seasoned CRE professionals founded CREXi in 2015, astonished by how commercial real estate lagged behind other industries moving into the digital age. Determined to create a platform needed in the industry, the co-founders built and launched CREXi in 2016.

CREXi began as a marketplace where brokers could list properties and manage leads to find the ideal buyers and tenants efficiently and effectively. From launch, we’ve developed our marketing automation tools, lead analytics, featured listing offerings, and secure file storage into a robust broker suite that leads CRE into the digital age. Our online auction service opens lots to a brave new world of virtual bidders, removing the roadblock of physical distance and expensive travel from potential sales.

We take our commitment to transparency and simplicity further when it comes to buyers and tenants. No matter where you live, CREXi features one of 400K+ properties that’s perfect for your needs. Through our powerful Intelligence tool, we empower stakeholders with decades of research and CRE experience, through more than 48 million property records, over 13 million sales comparables, and more than 50 detailed market reports.

Today, CREXi continues to simplify and optimize commercial real estate to create an accessible, empowering industry for all.

CREXi has been named to Built In LA’s 2019 Best Places to Work awards in the Small Companies category!

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2015

Michael DeGiorgio and founders form CREXi in Marina del Rey, launch beta marketplace

2016

CREXi marketplace launches; CREXi opens Miami and NYC offices; successfully raises first seed round

2017

CREXi raises another seed round; partners with Habitat for Humanity to build Los Angeles housing

2018

CREXi secures $11 MM Series A investment; launches PRO Sales membership, expands brokers tool suite with Pursuits, Marketing Performance; launches leasing platform

2019

CREXi launches Auction platform with the successful sale of 11 land parcels for $63 MM on behalf of Clark County; partnered with NAR

2020

CREXi secures $30 MM Series B investment; launches Lease PRO, Intelligence

Michael DeGiorgio

CEO & Founder

Mike co-founded CREXi in 2015 after experiencing a need for a modern CRE tool in his own career. Before founding CREXi, he was a top producer in the creation and launch of Auction.com Commercial (now Ten-X). Mike has managed 400+ CRE transactions and teams totaling $1B+ over four years. Mike earned his Business Degree from Northern Illinois University, from which he won the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni award and where he also serves as a visiting lecturer.

Courtney Ettus

Chief Marketing Officer

Courtney leads CREXi’s marketing initiatives with 25+ years’ experience in marketing and strategy. She joined the team in 2019, where previously, she served as CMO of Greenfly, Inc. -- a venture-backed SaaS content platform. For 10+ years, Courtney led global media teams running campaigns for Visa, Luxottica, Beats by Dre, and Bank of America, among dozens of others. She also led Global Marketing for Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. for ten years, running their in-house marketing agency. Courtney achieved her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her BA in Executive Management from Babson College.

Hans Ku

Chief Product Officer

Hans leads CREXi’s product team with a decades-long career and impressive pedigree of technology experience. Hans joined CREXi in 2019 following his departure from Weedmaps, where he also served as Chief Product Officer. Prior, Hans led product at Flipagram, acquired by ByteDance in 2017, and co-founded PTCH, acquired by Yahoo in 2013, where he led video products such as Yahoo Originals and Yahoo Live. Hans earned his BS in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering from UCLA and his MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

Eli Randel

Chief Strategy Officer

Eli leads Strategy for CREXi after 15+ years of CRE and CRE finance experience. Eli joined CREXi in 2016 following a tenure as Director of Dispositions for Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), where he led portfolio dispositions in preparation for the company’s IPO. Previously, Eli was a Director of Capital Markets at Cohen Financial helping raise LP equity and construction financing for large commercial real estate developers. Prior to Cohen Financial, Eli helped launch Auction.com (now TenX )where he joined when his previous employer LNR Partners formed a JV with the online platform. Eli began his career at CBRE, where he spent three years as a senior financial analyst before obtaining a full academic scholarship to earn his MBA at the University of Florida.

Eugene Reshetnikov

VP Engineering

Eugene leads our engineering team with 20+ years of software engineering experience. Eugene joined CREXi in 2015 as one of the principal architects of our core marketplace platform. Before joining CREXi, Eugene served as lead developer, software architect and engineering manager for several software products, such as Burstly (later acquired by Apple). Eugene earned his BS of Engineering from Tula State University, with a specialization in Computers and Networks.

Doug Shankman

VP Sales

Doug oversees revenue at CREXi with 15+ years of CRE expertise. Doug joined CREXi in 2016, joining us following a long-term tenure at JLL. Prior, Doug served in leadership roles and managed accounts for Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Aetna. Doug is licensed in Illinois and California and prides himself on learning, having attended countless training sessions and seminars on sales psychology. Doug earned his BS in Communications from the University of Illinois.

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