Jesse Carrillo is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. Jesse joined Hines in 1994 as a consultant to assist in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software. After being made a full-time employee in 1995, he was promoted to Director of Application Development in 2001, where he held the lead role in the implementation of Hines¹ ERP system. He took over the responsibility for Hines IT as CTO in 2007 and later promoted to CIO in 2009. Mr. Carrillo completed undergraduate studies at Trinity University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mr. Carrillo is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), CIO Executive Council, Greater Houston Partnership’s Cybersecurity Task Force, Houston Society of Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm International Advisory Council after having served as co-chair in 2010. He was a featured writer for the book, Building a Green IT Team, part of the Inside the Minds series from Aspatore Publishers. He is also a strong supporter of promoting Youth In IT through his involvement with the Genesys Works (http://www.genesysworks.org) and Citizen Schools (http://www.citizenschools.org) programs.
A seasoned professional who understands the changing tides of global real estate technology, Dipesh Shah serves as InvenTrust’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. His experience delivering complex software solutions, implementing technology best practices and adapting to the rapidly evolving technology environment makes him an experienced leader with a finger on the pulse of where technology advancements are in the industry.
Before InvenTrust, Shah was a Senior Vice President of Information Technology for Jones Lang LaSalle where he was responsible for the company’s proprietary client delivery technology platform. While at Jones Lang LaSalle, he delivered a global initiative, breaking new ground in Business Intelligence and Integrated technology; experience Shah brings with him to manage InvenTrust’s growing technology platforms. His Corporate Technology management experience includes Equity Office Properties, one of the largest office REITs in the US, along with consulting experience gained at Onyx Software and Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture).
Shah is a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute; a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Corenet and the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate; and he is an active member of RealComm. Shah graduated from the Honors program at Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Economics. His Master of Science in Information Systems Management is also from Loyola University.
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, serves as an executive managing director at NGKF where he leads the company’s National Industrial Practice from its Chicago office. In this capacity, he guides the direction and expansion of the firm’s industrial brokerage capabilities across North America, including supporting various data center projects and promoting the benefits of sustainability, technology and innovation for the sector.
Mr. Kasselman is an innovation-minded futurist focused on harnessing transformative disruption and technology convergence in order to bring actionable ROI to the CRE industry. He has traveled the globe studying smart buildings and smart cities, provides mentoring to several tech startups and sits on various tech firm advisory boards, and is an accomplished speaker and author on an array of topics at the intersection of CRE and technology. He recently gave the Keynote Address to the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board on Transportation and Mobility. He also serves as CEO and Founder of Op2mize Energy, a strategic energy procurement firm.
Mr. Kasselman has recently begun a one-year term as the 2017 Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) Global President. SIOR was founded in 1941 by the US Government to help secure industrial facilities in support of the World War II effort. In this regard, SIOR has been servicing the commercial real estate industry for over 75 years. In this volunteer role, Kasselman leads the preeminent non-profit commercial real estate services organization in an array of strategic and global initiatives while acting as an ambassador and discussing the many benefits of becoming a SIOR designee.