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Commercial Real Estate Exchange, Inc. (Crexi) is revolutionizing the way commercial real estate professionals transact by accelerating deal velocity and democratizing access to both properties and industry data. In 2015, Crexi embarked on a journey to transform the CRE industry: to create a single-source hub for stakeholders to market, analyze, and trade commercial property. Today, Crexi empowers nearly 2 million buyers, brokers, and tenants each month to explore over $2 trillion of property value nationwide and has helped to close upward of $330 billion in transactions. Crexi’s growing team of 225+ employees — based in Los Angeles with offices in Miami, New York, Dallas, Phoenix, and Raleigh — strive to create a centralized CRE marketplace with enhanced marketing, due diligence, and deal-closing tools to accelerate our users’ success.

Crexi has made Built In LA’s 2022 Best Places to Work list in the Overall and Midsize Companies categories!

timeline
  1. 2022

    Made Built In LA’s 2022 Best Places to Work list in the Overall and Midsize Companies categories

  2. 2021

    Made Built In LA’s 2021 Best Places to Work list in the Overall and Midsize Companies categories; launched iOS mobile app; partnered with NAI, CREW Network, SIOR, and CCIM

  3. 2020

    Crexi secures $30M series B investment; launches Lease PRO and Intelligence data subscription; made Built In LA’s 2020 Best Places to Work list in Overall and Small Companies categories; partnered with CBC & C21

  4. 2019

    Crexi launches Auction platform with the successful sale of 11 land parcels for $63 MM on behalf of Clark County; partnered with NAR; made Built In LA’s 2019 Best Places to Work list in the Small Companies category

  5. 2018

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

  6. 2017

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

  7. 2016

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

  8. 2015

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

MIKE DEGIORGIOFounder & CEO

Mike founded Crexi in 2015, after identifying an inherent need to create an open marketplace and technology solution for the commercial real estate industry. Prior to founding Crexi, Mike helped establish Auction.com (now Ten-X), the online auction platform, where he spent four years managing teams and earning a reputation as one of the top sales producers in the company. There, Mike 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 teaching entrepreneurship to business students.

Eli RandelChief Strategy Officer

Eli leads Crexi’s strategy, drawing on his previous 15+ year career in CRE and CRE finance. Eli joined in 2016, following a tenure as Director of Dispositions for Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), where he led portfolio dispositions in preparation for the IPO. Prior, Eli was Director of Capital Markets at Cohen Financial, raising LP equity and construction financing for commercial real estate developers. Eli also helped launch Auction.com (now Ten-X), the online auction 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.

Tim LaehyChief Financial Officer

Tim leads Crexi’s Finance, Accounting, Operations, and Data Analytics teams. His experience spans multiple industries, including cryptocurrency, brokerage & exchange, SaaS, enterprise software, and service. He has extensive experience as a public & private company CFO and has deep capital markets experience. He has managed three successful IPOs, three successful sell-side mergers, raised over $3.5B of capital at increasing valuations, managed significant revenue growth from pre-revenue to $1B annual revenue. During his career, he has helped create more than $20B of enterprise value for multiple companies and investors. He has extensive buy-side and sell-side M&A experience serving public, private, domestic, and international companies.

Kris Cheh BeckChief Legal Officer

Kris leads Crexi’s legal and human resources functions. Prior to joining, Kris was the Chief Legal Officer and a member of the Executive Team at United Capital that oversaw the company's sale to Goldman Sachs for $750 Million. As the Chief Legal Officer, Kris advises the senior team on legal strategies to drive business results in diverse areas, ranging from intellectual property strategies for business platform development to key corporate transactions. Kris' exceptional work as a business leader has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She started her career at O'Melveny & Myers and previously served as a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Courtney EttusChief Marketing Officer

Courtney leads Crexi’s marketing with 25+ years’ experience in marketing strategy for Fortune 500 businesses and start-ups. Prior to joining in 2018, Courtney served as CMO of Greenfly, Inc., a venture-backed SaaS content delivery platform. For 10+ years prior, Courtney led global media for Visa, Bank of America, Beats by Dre, Slack, Luxottica, BP, and Emirates Airlines, among others. She spent her first 10 years at Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. As VP of Global Marketing she directed global marketing strategy and ran the in-house agency. Courtney achieved her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her BA in Executive Management from Babson College. Courtney has been recognized by GlobeSt. as both a 2020 Marketing Influencer of the Year and a 2021 Elite Woman of Influence in Commercial Real Estate.

Hans KuChief Product Officer

Hans leads Crexi’s product team with a +25 years-long career in product and technology. Hans joined Crexi in 2019 following his departure from Weedmaps, where he served as Chief Product Officer. Prior, Hans led product at Flipagram, now TikTok, which was acquired by ByteDance in 2017. Hans also co-founded PTCH, a DreamWorks Animation-backed mobile startup, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2013. Post-acquisition he led video products at Yahoo such as Originals and Live. Hans began his career in entertainment technology at DreamWorks Animation among others. Hans earned his BS in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering from UCLA and his MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

Doug ShankmanSVP Revenue

Doug oversees all of revenue at Crexi. Coming with 15+ years experience of commercial real estate experience, Doug joined Crexi in 2016 as a leader within the sales organization. Prior, he held a long-term tenure at JLL as a pivotal member of the leasing leadership. Doug began his career in CRE managing real estate accounts for Fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Aetna. He began his career as an analyst with Jones Lang Lasalle. Licensed in Illinois and California, he has been an avid student of the psychology of sales. Doug earned his BS in Communications from the University of Illinois.

Eugene ReshetnikovVP Engineering

Eugene leads Crexi’s engineering team with 20+ years of software engineering experience. Eugene joined Crexi in 2015 as the first engineer and principal architect of our core marketplace platform. Prior, Eugene served as lead developer, software architect and engineering manager for TulaCo, a software development company where he led development for hollywood.com and expresscoin. Eugene has also worked on several app software products, including Burstly (later acquired by Apple), as well as serving as team lead at mylife, Mingly and Viacom Networks. Originally from Russia, Eugene earned his BS of Engineering, graduating with Honors from Tula State University, with a specialization in Computers and Networks.

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