SVP, Technology and Innovation | U.S.A.
Jake Edens serves as the Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation (USA) for Colliers International. In this role, Jake leads a team of innovators whose primary focus is building a cutting-edge commercial real estate technology platform to drive exceptional results for Colliers professionals and clients. Under Jake’s oversight, Colliers growing technology platform incorporates proprietary technology applications including Colliers360 and REscour, combined with powerful external technology and data resources, to create a leading-edge platform of resources.
Prior to Colliers, Jake founded REscour, a commercial real estate data platform and decision engine, where he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding REscour, Jake served as COO of Apphelper, a social gaming company based in Atlanta, where his primary focus was on product management and new customer acquisition. In his five years at Apphelper, he grew the user base to many millions which led to a successful exit in 2012.
Jake entered the commercial real estate field with Trammell Crow, where he held a sales role in the company’s Atlanta brokerage division in Atlanta.
Jake was awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2016.
REscour was recognized by Bisnow as one of the “10 Real Estate Tech Companies You Need to Pay Attention to” in 2017, by Venture Atlanta as one of the “Top 5 Startups to Watch in 2016”, and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a “Company to Watch in Tech in 2015”.
Master of Business Administration Degree in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Real Estate, University of Georgia
Vice President, Engineering
Chris Lexmond is the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development (USA) for Colliers International. In this role, Chris leads product teams focusing on building a cutting-edge commercial real estate technology platform to drive exceptional results for Colliers professionals and clients.
Prior to joining Colliers, Chris was the co-founder of REscour, a commercial real estate data platform and decision engine, where he served Chief Technology Officer. Prior to co-founding REscour, Chris created DevMap, a crowd-sourced mapping platform tracking developments across the country, and he led engineering and product development at RentAdvisor, a multifamily technology company, which was acquired by ApartmentList in 2013.
Customer Success Lead
Chad Lofdahl serves as the Customer Success Lead (USA) for Colliers International. In this role, Chad focuses on driving the adoption of Colliers' technology offerings such as REscour and Colliers CRM. Chad supervises the onboarding of process of these tools from start to finish, and works directly with Colliers employees to ensure their understanding of how these technologies can make them more successful in their business. Chad has also been charged with collecting and prioritizing product enhancement requests from the users.
Chad's background in technology extends back to his time with one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, where he was integral in building out their customer success department.