Capstak Hires Ben Lucchesi as CTO

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Former Chief Software Architect of Granicus joins Capstak to scale commercial real estate technology offering

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Capstak CTO Ben Lucchesi

We’re building a platform that is regionally and contextually relevant to the haves, wants, and happenings of commercial real estate professionals.

Capstak, the commercial real estate market network, announced the hiring of Ben Lucchesi as Chief Technology Officer. Formerly, Ben Lucchesi led all website architecture for Granicus, the leading government cloud computing provider.

“We are excited to have Ben lead platform development and expansion of our technical team,” said Capstak Co-Founder & CEO Michael Schnabel. “His ability and experience building large scale systems is second to none. Coupled with our Co-Founders’ commercial real estate industry expertise, Capstak will be the platform and catalyst for creating a transparent, connected and knowledgeable commercial real estate community.”

In his time at Granicus, the company grew from dozens of customers to thousands of customers, from four to 130+ people, and their content management system - one of the largest collection of legislative data collections in the world - managed over 100 years worth of government video content. Ben grew the San Francisco technical team in operations and support, as well as overseeing architectural growth decisions.

“We’re building a platform that is regionally and contextually relevant to the haves, wants, and happenings of commercial real estate professionals,” said Ben Lucchesi, the new Capstak CTO. “We’re building a system that will distribute appropriately and efficiently for a large volume of professionals.”

“When it comes to scaling software systems, Ben is simply one of the best,” said Doug Erwin, the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). “We’re thrilled to have a Silicon Valley innovator of his caliber leading the technical development of a local startup."

Capstak plans to expand their technical team in the Reno area.

“We’re very excited to scale up our technology team and technology offering,” said Capstak Co-Founder & President Heather Goldman. “We’re working to combine real-time knowledge of the CRE markets with the activities of CRE professionals to create a true vertical market network for commercial real estate.”

About Capstak

Capstak is developing a transparent and connected commercial real estate market network, community driven to make the commercial real estate markets more accessible and efficient. Capstak has offices in New York, San Francisco and Reno, Nevada. Read more on the Capstak Commercial Real Estate Blog, follow us @Capstak, or email us directly Blog(at)Capstak(dot)com.

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