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Futureproof: Blackstone & CBRE on deploying AI in CRE

October 10, 2023 39 Minute Listen

Blackstone's John Stecher and CBRE's Sandeep Davé join The Weekly Take to explore the extraordinary power and promise of data and technology—from AI to PropTech and more—on commercial real estate.

Futureproof: Blackstone & CBRE on deploying AI in CRE

October 10, 2023 39 Minute Listen

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Not all companies should aspire to be tech companies, but successful companies need to be heavily tech-enabled.
  2. Artificial intelligence is not new, but we are just beginning to see its benefits for commercial real estate.
  3. Knowing how to leverage data and AI to create solutions at scale will be a differentiator for real estate companies.


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John Stecher

Chief Technology Officer, Blackstone

John Stecher is the Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone. Mr. Stecher is responsible for all aspects of technology across Blackstone and advises the firm’s investment teams as well as acts as a resource to portfolio companies on technology-related matters. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Stecher was a Managing Director, the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Innovation Officer at Barclays, based in New York, and he was also a member of the Barclays Technology Management Committee. Prior to joining Barclays in August 2017, Mr. Stecher worked for Goldman Sachs where he held a variety of senior management and engineering roles across the firm’s capital markets and technology divisions, and most recently built their Marcus-branded consumer finance division.

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Sandeep Davé

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Sandeep Davé is the Chief Digital & Technology Officer for CBRE. In this role, Mr. Davé leads the company’s digital strategy and execution globally. Mr. Davé and his team provide the technology capabilities and infrastructure to support CBRE and CBRE’s clients and professionals across the globe. Prior to his current role, Mr. Davé served as Chief Digital and Technology Officer for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions business with responsibility for digital enablement and transformation of the business.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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