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Building Engines Taps Mahesh Nair as CTO in Boston

Boston-based building operations software provider Building Engines has announced the appointment of as chief technology officer. In addition, the firm has appointed Daniel Russo as chief product officer and Brendan Cournoyer as vice president of marketing.

Nair brings experience in building highly reliable, scalable and secure products in areas like internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet-scale distributed systems. With over 25 years of software development experience, he has helped scale organizations to hundreds of globally distributed engineers. At Building Engines, he will focus on introducing disruptive technologies and innovations to further extend the company’s competitive edge in the CRE market.

In the chief product officer role, Russo will focus on continuing to advance the company’s roadmap for Prism, an innovative, comprehensive platform for CRE building operations. Prior to joining Building Engines, Russo ran product management at software companies in the travel, events and hospitality industries.

Cournoyer will serve the company as its vice president of marketing, where he will work to further advance the company’s position as a recognized leader in building operations technology.

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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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