Jim Underhill Assumes Newly Created Role at TenantBase
Jim Underhill has joined TenantBase, an online commercial real estate platform, in the newly created operating role of executive chairman. Underhill will collaborate with company leadership to accelerate strategic and scalable growth of the platform nationally and internationally.
This appointment follows TenantBase’s rapid growth year-to-date as the company expanded to 35 markets, 20 of which have been launched in 2021. In TenantBase’s short operating history, more than 170,000 tenants have accessed the platform’s on-demand service delivery model.
Prior to joining TenantBase, Underhill spent five years as the CEO of Cresa where he led its growth into additional international markets. His previous commercial real estate roles include Americas CEO at Cushman & Wakefield and a regional founder of The Staubach Company, one of the original leaders in tenant rep service innovation.
“How companies use technology to acquire commercial space is ripe for transformation and TenantBase has clearly emerged as the leader, with a proven track record of closing transactions in markets all across the U.S.,” said Underhill. “Together, we share a big ambition for creating a company that’s not only a transformative industry leader, but also highly respected for its commitment to innovation, talent and entrepreneurial culture.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.