Realty Technology Services
Driving innovation for Iowa’s largest
commercial real estate company, Luke
Anderson manages wide and diverse
responsibilities as president of R&R
Realty Group’s technology subsidiary,
Realty Technology Services. Ensuring
best-in-class technology across the firm’s
portfolio, Anderson assists with property
development, capital improvements
and internal support, while leading his
team to provide valuable insight and cost savings to clients. He nota-
bly designed, engineered and managed the expansion of the firm’s
private network of dark fiber to connect each of the firm’s proper-
ties. In 2018, Anderson executed the total integration of technical
components at the firm’s new corporate headquarters; implement-
ing controlled access, video surveillance, digital signing, connected
HVAC systems and new amenities, such as public Wi-Fi, sound mask-
ing, digital directories, online booking systems, digital white boards
and interconnected focus areas. Providing further value to custom-
ers, Anderson additionally launched the independent services pack-
age, Intersect, in 2019 to deliver technological industry expertise to
clients, such as data/voice consultations, structured cabling, video
solutions and more. In addition to his customer-facing duties, he
has directed business support systems over the past two years lead-
ing the migration of a new company-wide system. Outside of his
professional responsibilities, he actively provides technology con-
sulting to numerous charitable organizations.
Erik Bernhardsson has relayed his experience from helping generate Spotify’s
music recommendation algorithm (e.g.
“Related Artists” and “Discover
Weekly”), and applied the same
approach to the online mortgage banking world. Upon co-founding Better.
com in 2016, Bernhardsson utilized his
expertise to create a streamlined, predictive loan origination process.
Tech has always been a tricky space for commercial real
estate. At first, the industry was a laggard in tech adoption; then it soon caught up. In the meantime, technology
has been evolving to the point where it can remake companies’ business models and go-to-market strategies.
Keeping up with these trends requires both tech acumen
and a deep understanding of commercial real. We’ve
identified some of the top people who have accomplished
that in the following pages.
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