RE5Q, the AI-powered Real Estate Data provider, announced that Michael Spies has joined its board as Non-Executive Director. His appointment will bring unparalleled depth of experience and expertise which will help to reinforce the business as it looks to disrupt the real estate landscape through data and technology.
Michael is a veteran in commercial real estate and real estate technology. This year, he founded Fuse Strategies LLC, an investment and advisory platform operating within the confluence of property and technology. Prior to this role, was Senior Managing Director with Tishman Speyer for 30 years, where he was responsible for establishing and leading its businesses in Europe and India.
During this time, Michael concurrently served as Chairman of Tishman Speyer’s global Investment Committee for 20 years, and from 2015, initiated and led a formal innovation function for the company. This included the conception and launch of ZO., a pioneering workplace services software platform; and STUDIO, a flexible working platform, as well as a strategic ventures investment group.
“Michael brings to the RE5Q Board of Directors deep real estate and technology experience, having spent substantial time overseeing successful international growth and development in these areas,” said Christophe Reech, Group Chairman and CEO, Reech Corporations Group. “We are extremely pleased that he has joined the board as the business continues on its upward trajectory of growth and creates new and exciting innovations within the real estate sector.”
Michael Spies added, “RE5Q is an ambitious company that is championing innovation in the real estate sector through data and technology, and I’m excited to be joining its Board of Directors at this critical stage of growth. I look forward to supporting the company as it engineers new solutions which will deliver a real impact in this sector.”
Michael is a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and in recent years has Chaired the Jury for awarding ULI’s highest honour, the Nichol’s Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of Equiem, a global leader in commercial tenant experience technology; and TechnoServe, a global non-profit organization reducing poverty in the developing world through entrepreneurship. Michael also sits on the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.