Chandra Dhandapani


Chandra has transformed a traditional ‘brick and mortar’ real estate company to a smart, tech enabled, futuristic organization; keeping their clients at the center of everything they do. She has brought great vision to the table by leveraging data for better optimization, IoT for sustainability, tenant-centric solutions to nurture and maintain lasting relationships, and she plans for scale.

Chandra is tasked with transforming the organization (present in 28 countries, with over 90,000 staff and both commercial and residential properties) as she continues to manage day-to-day organizational needs as well.

She has also led CBRE to become the first company in its industry to fully adopt agile software development across the board with great in-house talent. CBRE has more than doubled its investment in technology and is attracting, developing and retaining the industry’s top digital talent, in large part due to Chandra’s skills in identifying and attracting top technology professionals. 

She has guided her team to create technology roadmaps for every line of business in the company and instituted a ‘Build’, ‘Buy’ or ‘Partner’ strategy for technology investment. Due to her commitment and effort in launching CBRE Vantage, the organisation is seeing increasing client win rates by adopting these unique technology tools and insights to separate itself from its competitors. Chandra is awinner for her team, the organisation and is this year’s CTO of the Year!



As Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ms. Chandra Dhandapani leads the company’s digital strategy and all aspects of technology globally. Since she joined CBRE in 2016, Ms. Dhandapani has turbocharged CBRE’s approach to leveraging technology as an enabler, assembled a high performing team, and strengthened CBRE’s expertise in leveraging data as a differentiator.