Real estate owners have always lacked visibility into the cost and status of their projects even though they carry all the financial risks. Annually, $10 trillion is spent on construction around the world. The Economist found that 60% of capital and construction projects are behind schedule and over budget, and McKinsey reports that project delays are directly linked to the lack of adoption with technology.
Honest Buildings—the only capital planning and project management platform purpose-built for real estate owners—is putting data back into their hands. Global, national and local owners like Brookfield, Oxford Properties, Beacon Capital Partners, Invesco, SL Green, The Durst Organization, Silverstein Properties, JBG Smith, Harvest Properties, Parkway Properties and Rudin Management are already leveraging the power of our platform’s data-driven technology to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
Our mission is to accelerate urban progress by empowering collaborative, data-driven decision making, project by project, building by building, city by city.
Riggs co-founded Honest Buildings in 2012 after a decade in the commercial real estate industry, including five years at Tishman Speyer in acquisition, asset management and global sustainability. He learned first-hand the frustration and inefficiency of the real estate industry relying on out-dated, paper-based processes and he believes strongly that innovative enterprise technology can solve these problems in the same way it has in almost every other industry.
Riggs is relentlessly focused on building the best team and the most intuitive technology to move the real estate industry forward. He is widely recognized as a thought leader in real estate technology, speaking at venues everywhere from the White House to our own annual Honest Buildings Real Estate Innovations Summit. He has contributed to leading publications, including Entrepreneur and The Commercial Observer.
As head of our Product team, Geoff ensures that the Honest Buildings platform is intuitive, intelligent and easy to use for our customers. Geoff has always been fascinated with technology and its ability to shape the built environment. After a year researching energy efficiency and green tech as a Fulbright Scholar in China, he spent several years in private equity with a focus on technology investments. Geoff started at Honest Buildings as the head of Business Development, where he helped develop a 'customer-first' account team.
Crystal draws on more than a decade of experience as a leader within the commercial real estate industry to help define the Honest Buildings brand to the market and to the team as head of performance. She spent seven years focused on marketing at Colliers International, most recently as Director of Public Relations on the U.S. and global teams and previously served on the executive committee running marketing and culture for the Colliers South Florida region. She began her career in CRE as an editor and writer at GlobeSt.com. She is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City.
As leader of Technology and Engineering for Honest Buildings, Bill Hazard brings considerable SaaS, cloud computing, and mobile expertise. A specialist at building and leading Agile teams, he excels at implementing process and operational strategy. He has built and led User Experience, DevOps and QA teams in software environments, and holds full accountability for Engineering teams, along with our data initiative and building the strategic roadmap for technology development.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brown University and is the co-founder of the NYC Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects.
As General Counsel for Honest Buildings, Michael brings considerable legal expertise advising early stage and high growth technology companies. He collaborates across the organization providing oversight on all legal matters, including commercial agreements, employment, finance, real estate matters, and product development.
Before joining Honest Buildings, Michael’s experience includes broad transactional practice for both public and private entities. He is a graduate of Duke University and earned his J.D from the University of Michigan Law School.