Elie Finegold is Senior Vice President, Global Innovation and Business Intelligence for CBRE. Reporting to the Global Chief Administrative Officer, Elie leads the identification, development and introduction of innovations that support the continued growth of existing CBRE businesses, and seeds the future by identifying and exploring options for the company to develop new long-term initiatives and/or businesses.
For more than 15 years, Elie has been an entrepreneur and senior officer in a wide variety of startup and growth-oriented technology, real estate and services companies. Prior to joining CBRE, Elie was the founding President of Island Global Yachting (IGY), the world's leading developer, owner and operator of luxury yacht marinas and waterfront mixed-use lifestyle developments. During his tenure, IGY grew from inception to nearly 1,000 worldwide employees with nearly $1.5 billion in net assets under management, with diversified operations, properties and developments around the world.
Previously, Elie was Chief Innovation Officer of Insignia Financial Group, the NYSE traded parent company of Insignia/ESG, prior to its acquisition by CBRE in 2003. He also helped lead Octane, a technology consortium of leading real estate companies, and was involved in oversight of Octane’s collaborative investments in companies such as SiteStuff and WorkplaceIQ.
Prior to joining Insignia, Elie founded and managed two technology-oriented companies in the Seattle area: Cubitz.com, Inc., a web-based portal for companies seeking to find, source and occupy commercial real estate, and Syncretic Media, Inc., a web services and development company.