OSCRE's 2022 Board of Directors

Soheil Pourhashemi, Chair

Senior Vice President, Head of Technology, Brookfield Properties

Soheil Pourhashemi heads technology for Brookfield Properties commercial real estate in North America. He is responsible for establishing and executing the commercial real estate IT strategy, vision, and roadmap for the Office sector. As part of his mandate, he has a keen focus on data & analytics, automation, IoT and partnering with the business in executing of new innovations across the portfolio.
Brookfield Properties develops and operates more than 650 properties and 325 million square feet of high-quality, sustainability-focused real estate assets around the globe. Providing integrated services across all property investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager with over $600 billion in AUM.

Bill Bernabei

Senior Managing Director Business Analytics Group, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

Bill has led business intelligence and strategic consulting within the commercial real estate industry for over 15 years. Currently, he serves as Senior Managing Director within CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business, which provides integrated facilities and real estate services to large corporate occupiers on a global and regional basis. In this role, Bill has global oversight of the Business Analytics team that delivers operational and business intelligence solutions to occupier clients. The team also supports embedded account strategists; provides variable consulting services; and helps promote and drive a data-driven culture among clients to inform better decision making through insights derived from data across the organization. Bill also serves as an advisor and strategist on strategic company initiatives, such as the overall Digital & Technology strategy and broader Business Analytics vision.

Chris Devine, Vice-Chair 

Head of Client Analytics, Technology & Data Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield

Chris has 15+ years of experience in analytics, product development, operations, account management and data strategy. He is the global lead for the Cushman & Wakefield client analytics platform that includes product and integration development, analytics as a service, client implementation, data governance and strategy, and client advisory and solutions. Chris is responsible for managing a global team of analysts, developers, and technical specialists to deliver analytics solutions for Fortune 500 clients.          

Rick Ferrino

Senior Vice President, Real Estate Technology, Blackstone

Rick currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Real Estate Technology at Blackstone, where his focus will include collaboration on ESG initiatives. He has worked on collection, back-end, data products and data feeds since starting his career including hundreds of examples of integrating data from 3rd party systems or data feeds into or out of the 3 organizations, he has been a part of.  He has also designed many APIs and database models. His support of OSCRE can be summed up with “ Any organization that helps ensure that the transfer of data between systems is increasingly simple and more universal is an organization I want to help contribute to.”

HoChun Ho

Vice President, Enterprise Data Governance, CBRE

Ho is responsible for defining and establishing the Enterprise Data Governance function at CBRE, including its organizational structures, processes, standards, and tools. A critical goal is to raise the overall data literacy across the organization and influence people, process, and technology to enable rapid business growth. HoChun has over 30 years’ experience in data governance, management, and architecture, in commercial real estate, telecommunication, media, insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, research, and e-commerce. Prior to joining CBRE, HoChun was the head of enterprise data governance and enablement at JLL.

Hans Pedersen

Senior Director of Professional Services, Yardi Systems 

Hans Pedersen has more than 35 years of leadership experience in real estate technology, working with commercial property managers and investors alike. He has served in product management, business development and implementation leadership roles. Hans is currently a Senior Director of Professional Services for Yardi Systems, where he provides oversight and strategic direction for major software implementations. 

Hans previously led the effort to design and develop Yardi’s Commercial Management system, which now forms the core of Yardi’s Commercial Applications Suite. He was also closely involved in developing Yardi’s international functionality, while leading the launch of the company’s European operations in Amsterdam and London. Hans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

As a technology vendor, Yardi Systems provide accounting, operational management, energy, and marketing solutions for residential, commercial and investment management markets, on a global basis. Yardi’s more recent moves into energy management and market intelligence make the company increasingly invested in standards across the real estate sector.

Michael Thompson

Head of BI and Data Analytics, Americas, JLLT

Michael provides commercial real estate customers and industry associations with business intelligence and data confidence solutions. As a board member of OSCRE, and as a service provider, he is keen to help the industry realize more confidence and clarity from their real estate and enterprise data. In his close to 30-year career, he has helped many different companies achieve faster and more productive insights, a re-energized occupant and workforce experience, and breakthroughs in financial performance. With experience in real estate, finance, and human resource operations, he can help shape integrated strategies and solutions for fulfilling everyone's relationship with built environments. Alongside his OSCRE role, he is the global leader of Business Intelligence and Data Advisory for JLL Technologies.

Naseem Wenzel

Executive Director - Head of Real Assets North America, Lionpoint Group

Naseem has more than 15 years of experience as a technology leader and domain expert in the real estate industry. She has worked with many of the leading real estate owners and operators, as well as investors.  Naseem has provided strategic direction to these clients in numerous capacities, including, data warehousing/aggregation consulting; software selection through analysis of needs and requirements; business process optimization across multiple functions;  general ledger and reporting solutions; design of data integration tools and solutions; information optimization through data normalizations that supported a global data structure through implementation of data governance model; training and talent development focusing on change management for existing and enhanced business processes supported by technology solutions; integration between acquired and acquiring organizations to support compliance and business function transition; and design and implementation of a shared services organization.

Lisa Stanley


Chief Executive Officer, OSCRE International

As OSCRE International’s CEO, Lisa drives strategy and executive level relationships into new territory for a member-based real estate standards organization. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry in strategic planning, property management, real estate operations, compliance and advocacy, real estate brokerage and association management.

Specialties: Key competencies include strategic leadership, managing change, entrepreneurship, strong P&L performance, business development, branding, relationship management, education program management, standards development, marketing and research, recruitment and retention, cross-functional team coordination, operations and process analysis, innovative strategic planning, effective communication skills, and grass roots advocacy.