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.
Doug Curry has served as the CEO of Xceligent, Inc. since its inception in 1999. Mr. Curry leads the executive staff and strategic direction of the company. His experience in real estate dates back to 1983 with hands-on experience of developing commercial and residential properties alongside his father. In 1996, Curry founded Pinnacle Appraisal Group, LLC. By focusing on customer service, standardized processes, training, and utilization of technology, Curry grew the company into one of the top appraisal firms in the country and his business model became the standard for many national banks. Curry then founded Pinnacle Commercial and experienced first-hand the difficulty in obtaining quality commercial real estate information. He founded Xceligent as an answer to that industry need in Kansas City. Over the last nearly 20 years, he has directed Xceligent’s growth into a proactively researched commercial real estate information provider covering more than 50 US markets.
Nate Lipowicz left his career as a professional baseball player with the LA Dodgers Triple A Club and joined the Xceligent team in the 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.
Jody Vanarsdale serves as Chief Operating 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.
Erin Curry, a 17-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry has extensive experience in management and operations across multiple companies. As a founding partner of Pinnacle Title Group, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer. As the company grew, she became the primary COO for both Pinnacle Appraisal and Pinnacle Commercial – ultimately directing operations of all the Pinnacle companies. Curry later served as General Manager for Ronin Development Group, a real estate development company focused on residential housing and small commercial projects. As a co-founder of Xceligent, Erin has been an integral part of the company’s growth and development. In her role of Chief People Officer, she is deeply involved in employee operations, as well as overseeing employee onboarding, engagement, and training helping the company grow to over 1200 employees.
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.
Joe Emison is a serial technical entrepreneur, most recently founding BuildFax in 2008, and has consulted with many other companies on their own cloud launches and migrations. Joe oversees all technology and product management for Xceligent, and regularly contributes articles to The New Stack and InformationWeek on software development and the cloud. Joe graduated with degrees in English and Mathematics from Williams College and has a law degree from Yale Law School.
Neal began his career in 1989 as one of the original team of developers for TurboTax at Chipsoft in San Diego, CA (Acquired in 1992 by Intuit). After subsequently leading the core system development of a Tax Software Platform for small CPA Firms, Neal relocated to Kansas City, MO and joined H&R Block leading the development effort to create a Tax Preparation System that was used in over 15,000 tax offices by over 100,000 Tax Professionals. Over Neal’s career at H&R Block, he also led the development teams for the Electronic Filing System, TaxCut Software and The Online Tax Platform for consumers. In his most recent role at H&R Block of VP & Chief Architect, he led the Enterprise Architecture team and Innovation Lab and holds several patents as it relates to Tax Preparation Systems and collaboration between Tax Professionals and consumers.
After leaving H&R, Neal founded Innovocative Solutions, creating several mobile and web based applications and systems with a focus on User Experience, Complex Integration and Innovation.
In Neal’s current role as CTO for Xceligent, Neal has responsibility for all technology initiatives and product development.
Wayne D’Amico, CCIM, works directly with the CEO on Xceligent’s growth nationally into remaining Top 10 U.S. markets with focus on New York City and Northeast. D’Amico is responsible to establish and maintain strategic industry relationships that enhance the brand, expand adoption and product offerings.
Prior to Xceligent, D’Amico has been engaged in diversified services in nearly a billion dollars of commercial and investment real estate projects in the areas of strategic and valuation consulting, transactional brokerage and creative financing to a national clientele since 1987. D’Amico is a Past President & Chairman of the CCIM Institute with over 20 years of leadership and service to commercial real estate profession. In 1988, D’Amico received the “Diploma in Real Estate” from NYU’s Real Estate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate & Finance from New York University in 1989.
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).