WiredScore boosts board with appointment of Hightower/VTS co-founder Brandon Weber
New York City, New York, December 12th, 2018 – WiredScore, the global rating platformfor digital connectivity in commercial real estate, announces Brandon Weber as itsnewest board member.
Weber, who was most recently Co-founder of leading leasing and asset management software company VTS, has joined WiredScore’s experienced board following the company’s recent $9 million Series A fund raise. He joins WiredScore Co-founder and CEO Arie Barendrecht and Partner of Bessemer Venture Partners Jeremy Levine as members of the board. WiredScore’s board is supported by Fifth Wall Venture’s Partner Brad Greiwe who serves as Board Observer, as well as WiredScore’s President & EMEA MD William Newton and Finance Director Tom Stenhouse.
One of the most recognized and innovative leaders driving the adoption of technology across the commercial real estate industry, Weber began his career in software product development, first as a Program Manager at Microsoft and later at Zillow as a Senior Program Manager. Pivoting to commercial real estate, Weber served as First Vice President at CBRE where he managed the leasing strategy for over four million square feet of institutionally owned office and biotech assets. Weber later founded and was CEO of leasing and asset management software company, Hightower, before the company merged with VTS in 2016, where he served as Chief Product Officer.
Brandon Weber, WiredScore board member said: “I’ve joined the WiredScore board not only because of what the company is achieving now but for the impact it willhave in the real estate industry over the coming years. We are moving to a future where all buildings will need to be connected to deliver productivity, gain insight and data through the internet of things and support new smart technologies.”
“WiredScore’s role goes beyond rating connectivity to becoming a partner for the industry as it navigates what will be a technological revolution; moving from a static unconnected landscape to a smart tech future. It is the size and scale of that vision and the incredible team behind WiredScore which has drawn me to joining the board. To be a part of working on that wider mission, helping drive industry change, is a very exciting prospect especially as digital connectivity becomes an ever more critical ingredient in future-proofing all real estate.”
Arie Barendrecht, Founder and CEO of WiredScore added: “Brandon has long served as a trusted advisor to WiredScore and when it came time to develop our board I knew his expertise in real estate and technology would offer unparalleled value as we evolve our product and continue to grow.
“2018 has been a record year for WiredScore, with global adoption of Wired Certification rapidly accelerating. Brandon’s leadership experience at high-growth start-ups will help us scale our business and continue to drive innovation and technology adoption in the commercial office sector.”
WiredScore’s Wired Certification platformacts as a trusted benchmark for a building’s connectivity, giving greater transparency and assurance to tenants. The certification also provides landlords and developers with the necessary insights to improve and future-proof their buildings’ connectivity standards.
The appointment follows WiredScore’s $9 million Series A raise in October and a year of North Americanand global expansion, driven by an influx of commercial real estate firms prioritizing investment into their digital connectivity strategies. During the first three quarters of 2018, WiredScore responded to the increased demand by expanding into nine new cities across five countries and saw a 45% uptake in certified buildings within that time-frame.
Following the global success of WiredScore, there is now over 460 million sq ft of office space and 1,700buildings already committed to Wired Certification. Not only do five million people currently work in Wired Certified buildings across North America and Europe, but WiredScore now works with more than 480forward-thinking landlords and developers globally including: EQ Office, Brookfield, Hines, Tishman Speyer, Boston Properties, Jamestown, Columbia Property Trust and Google.
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WiredScore is the organization behind Wired Certification, the internationally recognized digital connectivity rating system for commercial real estate that helps landlords design and promote buildings with powerful digital connectivity.
Wired Certification champions cutting-edge technology in commercial real estate by providing the only certification for rating the infrastructure, connectivity and technological capacity of commercial buildings. WiredScore launched Wired Certification in 2013 in partnership with Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York; in October of 2017, an investment group led byBessemer Venture PartnersandFifth Wallacquired the company’s majority share.
In an increasingly tech-driven economy, connectivity is fast becoming the most critical factor for tenants when selecting office space. The widely recognized Wired Certification seal is a trusted symbol that identifies buildings that have been independently certified to provide the best-in-class connectivity infrastructure that businesses require to thrive. For more information on Wired Certification or to find Wired Certified buildings, visit:http://wiredscore.com/