About Us

About Xceligent

Xceligent is a leading provider of verified commercial real estate information across the United States.  Our professional research team pro-actively collects: a comprehensive inventory of commercial properties, buildings available for lease and sale, tenant information, sales comparables, historical trends on lease rates and building occupancy, market analytics, and demographics.  This information assists the real estate professionals, appraisers, owners, investors, and developers that make strategic decisions to lease, sell, and develop commercial properties.  Xceligent, backed by dmg information, has launched an aggressive national expansion that will provide researched information in the 100 largest United States markets.

Leadership Team


Frank Anton

Executive Chairman

Frank Anton is also vice chairman emeritus of Hanley Wood, LLC, a business-to-business media, information and marketing services company serving the nation’s residential and commercial design and construction industries. He has been with the company for more than three decades, previously serving as CEO and President. During this time, he led a dynamic and strategic shift in how the company went to market with an integrated network of media products and data and consultancy services, played a central role in Hanley Wood’s acquisition of more than 20 private businesses and oversaw a growth in revenues from $25 million to $235 million.

 

 


Jody Vanarsdale

Acting Chief Executive Officer
Jody Vanarsdale

Jody Vanarsdale serves as Acting Chief Executive Officer for Xceligent. With 20+ years of experience, Mr. Vanarsdale provides strategic alignment, governance and effective strategy execution on all corporate projects. Before joining Xceligent, Mr. Vanarsdale was Director of Desktop Software Sales and Operations at H&R Block. While at H&R Block, Mr. Vanarsdale was responsible for sales, distribution and production of their Do-It-Yourself Tax Software. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vanarsdale worked in the telecommunication and insurance industries performing turnkey project management and IT development functions. Mr. Vanarsdale held leadership positions at Sprint PCS, Black and Veatch, and Americo Life. Mr. Vanarsdale holds a B.A. from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University. He also received his Master’s Certificate of Project Management from The George Washington University.

 

 


Nate Lipowicz

Chief Research Officer
Nate Lipowicz

Nate Lipowicz left his career as a professional baseball player with the LA Dodgers Triple A Club and joined the Xceligent team in 2000, becoming the Drive Team Leader for our Field Research Team.   He managed a three-year, multi-million dollar roll-out of several major U.S. markets, inspecting over 265,000 commercial properties, before moving into Local Market operations, serving as a Metro Manager for two of Xceligent’s largest markets. In 2006, Nate took over management of market research operations across Xceligent’s markets, while also providing direction in the development of the tools that make Xceligent more efficient at collecting information.  Nate now serves as the company’s Chief Research Officer, overseeing the continued development and innovation of Xceligent’s research tools, as well as providing strategic vision into Xceligent’s expansion.

 

 


Danny Rice

Chief Revenue Officer
Danny Rice

Prior to joining Xceligent, Danny Rice spent 8 years with Colliers International as a broker, marketing director, research director and strategy leader. Danny joined Xceligent in 2014 as a Sales Executive in Tampa and made a significant impact during his first year. He was promoted to Senior Director of Client Services and was an integral member of the Orlando Market launch team. Following the success of that launch, he was promoted to Regional Vice President for the Florida region. His leadership led both markets to profitability. He then joined the National Corporate Development Team to help our efforts launching the New York and Chicago markets. He was most recently promoted to EVP of National Accounts.

 

 


Bill Evans

Chief Information Officer

Over the past 30 years, Bill Evans has held leadership roles in all areas of IT. During his career in the US Marine Corps he earned his BS in CS at Purdue University and his MS in ICS at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, in the Marine Corps and since, Bill sought out opportunities to take on the big challenges, helping organizations realize true value in implementing technology and innovating the way they conduct business. In the past 16 years he has served as the CTO at Employers Reinsurance Corporation (a GE company), the CIO of Xceligent, and then as an independent management consultant working with companies such as Sprint, AMC Theatres, Williams Foods, RED Development, US Central and others, with strategic project leadership or general strategic guidance. He led the IT department of Ferrellgas for 5 years and returned to Xceligent in 2017.

 

 


David O’Rell

Managing Director, CommercialSearch
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Since joining Xceligent in 2001, David has been involved in all aspects of the organization.  David was the head of research at Grubb & Ellis in San Diego when Xceligent launched its first researched market and joined the organization as the first Regional Director.  For the next several years, he travelled extensively to direct the customer training activities for all new market launches.  David quickly determined the company’s need to convert to proactive research and became a key driver to convert into a proactive process that is the cornerstone for how the company operates today.  After gaining an understanding of customer needs, David took over product direction and oversaw the Regional Director team.

Most recently, David has created the Advisory Board process and assists in establishing these boards in all new markets launches.  David now runs Xceligent’s national commercial marketplace, CommercialSearch.com, handling the strategy and operations for Xceligent’s national marketplace.

Prior to his work with Xceligent, David spent 2 years at REApplications working with strategic accounts on the implementation of proprietary, customized commercial real estate software.  While at Grubb & Ellis, David was involved in the launch of G2, one of the first internet-based commercial real estate software applications.

 

 


Andrew Jenkins

EVP Product Direction

Andrew Jenkins joined Xceligent in 2014, when Xceligent acquired Charlotte-based commercial real estate research firm, Karnes. As an owner and Managing Partner at Karnes, Mr. Jenkins was responsible for the firm’s commercial real estate analysis, software development, marketing, and business development relationships. In his role with Xceligent, he is responsible for ensuring that the company’s product offering meets the needs of the industry, while achieving the company’s business objectives. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Jenkins also provides industry-insight and counsel on strategic planning, marketing, and business development initiatives.

Mr. Jenkins is a contributing writer to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Real Estate and Leasing Report and has also been a frequent guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, helping graduate and undergraduate students better understand how market analysis and research improve and aid the decision-making process in the commercial real estate industry. Mr. Jenkins was also recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the region’s 40 under 40 during 2009, which acknowledges those individuals under 40 that are making major strides in their careers and having a positive impact on their communities.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Jenkins provided marketing and business development support for a technology startup specializing in software to create and validate business rules for rapidly storing and transporting data. The startup was later acquired in a $100-million-dollar stock purchase from one of the leading provider of infrastructure software for enterprises.

Mr. Jenkins holds a BS in Business with a focus on Marketing & Finance from North Carolina State University. He is involved in a number of professional organizations: NAIOP Charlotte, NAIOP Research Triangle, NAIOP Triad, and the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS (CRCBR).