Cole is the Technology Director for Valuation & Advisory Services (VAS) across Asia Pacific. As Head of Digital Platforms, he manages the digital portfolio for the VAS business across APAC. This includes TOPS, a unique valuation operations tool that supports Valuers across the region. In addition to TOPS, the portfolio includes financial models, consulting platforms and business operations tools. To support these platforms, Cole leads multiple teams of Product & Project Managers, developers and analysts to drive the development of digital capabilities across the business.
Cole is a key sponsor for the growth and development of CBRE’s overall digital capability in APAC, establishing and growing the first team in the region to be based in CBRE’s Digital innovation centre in Gurugram, India – as well as leading the adoption and entrenchment of agile software delivery practices throughout the Valuation & Advisory services product management teams.
Beginning his CBRE career with the VAS team in Australia in 2012, he is now based in Singapore to support the growing business across Asia. He has worked on multiple digital projects across varying CBRE business lines in addition to working with a range of CBRE’s clients including investment firms, government bodies and major financial institutions across the region. Collaborating with the EMEA and US teams on global digital platform deployments, Cole has experience in strategy development for business line operations, risk mitigation and BPO efficiency.
Cole has over 12 years’ experience in technology and programme management, having previously held roles in both tertiary education & government, focused on software development methodology, project delivery, adoption and design.