CBRE Invests in a New Digital and Technology Centre

CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s leading real estate consulting firms today, launched its first dedicated real estate technology Centre in Gurugram, India. The Digital & Technology (D&T) Centre was inaugurated by Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, CBRE and Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South East Asia, CBRE.


The new Digital & Technology hub will serve as the firm’s primary software development centre in Asia Pacific, with a focus on CBRE’s next generation technology suite. Smart technologies that leverage mapping, augmented reality and data analytics will be supported and pioneered at the facility.


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The state-of-the-art Gurugram site will initially host approximately 120 software engineers dedicated to work on CBRE’s expanding suite of Asia Pacific digital products. Moving into the new D&T Centre in Gurugram, CBRE plans to further invest in its India software development team, expanding both headcount and capabilities in the coming 12 months to pioneer the next generation real estate technology solutions and platforms.


Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, CBRE, said “At CBRE, we believe that technology is a key enabler in enhancing the services and experiences we provide for our clients. This Digital & Technology Centre will serve as a catalyst for the development of next generation technologies that help our clients achieve their aspirations through real estate. This centre will give us access to world class digital talent that India is well known for.”

The CBRE Digital & Technology Centre adds to CBRE’s network of software engineering hubs and serves as the only dedicated development Centre outside of the United States. Consistent with CBRE’s global technology development strategy, CBRE’s Digital & Technology Centres aim to develop and execute enterprise-level digital strategies that support business objectives, improve client outcomes and drive growth for clients and client-facing professionals.


Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South East Asia, CBRE, said “The Digital & Technology Centre in Gurugram is a game changer for real estate and technology development in India. This centre will not only pioneer a new generation of best-in-class technology solutions to address the growing digitization needs of the realty sector but serve as a major drawcard for India’s world class digital talent.”


About CBRE Digital & Technology Centre, Gurugram:

CBRE Digital & Technology Centre located in Gurugram is the fourth digital hub created by CBRE across the world and the first outside of its home market, the United States.


The centre also marks a sizable investment in India by the world’s largest real estate corporation. The centre will serve as CBRE’s primary technology research and development centre in Asia Pacific. The depth of technology talent, a legacy for innovation and a unilateral spirit of entrepreneurship were all factors that convinced CBRE that India was the natural choice to pioneer next generation real estate technology.


The state-of-the-art Gurugram site will host software engineers, application developers and data analysts   This Centre is emblematic of a wider enterprise shift to a client lifecycle-centric view of our technology enablement capabilities. Further, it will enable CBRE to meet the full spectrum of its occupier and investor clients' needs, with India playing a key role in this process.




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