Modern Commercial Lease Management with Matt Giffune, CEO of Occupier

Hosted by
Nate Smoyer

When commercial real estate owners and operators have multiple properties and locations to manage, problems can multiple. In today's interview, however, we're not talking about maintenance, physical improvements, or logistics per se. We're discussing lease management.

Matt Giffune, CEO and co-founder of the company Occupier, breaks down the archaic mess that is the status quo for lease management within many companies today. Think about any restaurant, retail store, specialty shop, or auto service station change that has a few locations across town. OK, now expand that to a few locations across the county, state, or nation. The potential for loosing track of lease options, rules, and requirements now becomes a significant concern.

Occupier is more than just lease management. Matt breaks down the additional features and capabilities of the platform including transaction management, lease accounting, and even how Occupier works as a CRM for brokers.

More about Occupier and Matt Giffune
The way organizations interact, leverage, and use real estate has changed, especially throughout COVID-19, but the way in which teams manage their real estate tasks has not.

With an increasing demand for real time data, quick insights, and collaboration tools, the use of email and spreadsheets to get things done just doesn’t cut it. Teams need a smarter way to rapidly gather, organize, and share critical information within their real estate portfolio.

Tenants are faced with unique real estate challenges and we set out to build digital solutions that automate and streamline the management of your lease portfolio and transaction.

Occupier's lease management software connects brokers, real estate teams, and lease accounting professionals so that they can make rapid, strategic real estate decisions, and proactively adapt to the changing needs of their business.

Occupier recently completed a $10.5 million series A fundraise, co-led by Stage 2 Capital and OMERS Ventures with participation from seed stage investors, Alate Partners, MetaProp, and Second Century Ventures.

Matt Giffune has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 15 years and his experience spans many facets. Prior to co-founding Occupier, Matt was the Vice President at JLL representing tenants and landlords of office, industrial and laboratory space and then moved onto becoming the National Director of Strategic Sales at VTS.

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