CRE and Technology are in our DNA.

Changing commercial real estate through beautiful technology.

Brandon Weber
Founder & CEO

In 2013, I left my job as First Vice President at CBRE to start Hightower. I loved working in commercial real estate, but had become beyond frustrated with the industry’s inadequate tools.

As a former product manager on the Excel team at Microsoft and then Zillow, I helped build technologies that revolutionized other industries and I knew the same opportunity existed for commercial real estate. I teamed up with Donald DeSantis and Niall Smart and we embarked on a mission to transform CRE.

Since launching in a Seattle coffee shop in 2013, we’ve raised almost $22 million in funding and now power end-to-end leasing for thousands of commercial landlords and brokers around the world. We’re headquartered in Manhattan with 65+ employees and offices in 6 cities.

We’re deeply committed to moving the commercial real estate industry forward and are just getting started.

Brandon Weber
Donald DeSantis
Founder & CPO

Donald leads Hightower’s product management and design teams. Prior to Hightower he helped companies including Nordstrom and Microsoft create new products and foster internal innovation.

Niall Smart
Founder & CTO

Niall’s passion lies in improving the lives of users through creativity, engineering, and design. Prior to Hightower, Niall spent over a decade leading world class technology teams for both startups and Fortune 500 firms.

Meet the Team

Dedicated to partnering in your CRE success.


  1. Product
    Jameson Weber VP Product Strategy
  2. Aviva Fink Director of Customer Experience
  3. Kirk Fernandes Product Lead
  4. Belinda Chiang Product Manager
  5. Terry Newman Creative Director
  6. Ivan Butyliuk Senior Product Designer
  7. Allison Tran Product Designer
  8. Engineering
    Brent Wheeldon Staff Software Engineer
  9. Daniel Grippi Senior Software Engineer
  10. Jaco Pretorius Senior Software Engineer
  11. Scott Peper Senior Software Engineer
  12. Evan Goodberry Senior Software Engineer
  13. Erik Ackermann Senior Software Engineer
  14. Jacobo Blasco Senior Software Engineer
  15. Nathan Herzing Senior Software Engineer
  16. Jonah Burke Senior Software Engineer
  17. Gabriel Lopez Software Engineer
  18. Dustin Burge Software Engineer
  19. Cristina Colón Software Engineer
  20. Jonathan Perez Software Engineer
  21. Business Development
    Andrew Rains EVP of Sales & Marketing
  22. Jennifer Allard Senior Account Executive
  23. Phil Aroian Senior Account Executive
  24. Steve Botz Director of Sales, East Coast
  25. Tyler Hannay Senior Account Executive
  26. Christian Meier Senior Sales Director, West Coast
  27. Lori Mannette Sales Operations Manager
  28. Justin Sharp Senior Account Executive
  29. Ayesha Chacko Senior Account Executive
  30. Bryan Rawlinson Account Executive
  31. Max Spitalnick Account Executive
  32. Dill Ayres Account Executive
  33. Kevin Joyce Account Executive, West Coast
  34. Ax Hayssen Account Executive
  35. Steven Couri Account Executive
  36. Harris Rosado Business Development
  37. Greg Gonzalez Business Development
  38. Mike Vernoia Business Development
  39. Niall Hines Business Development
  40. Tyler Steed Business Development
  41. Sam Protzmann Business Development
  42. Customer Success
    Patrick Kehoe VP Commercial Operations
  43. Jessica Tsai Director of Owner Accounts
  44. Vaidehi Bhat Senior Account Manager
  45. Matt Engfer Senior Account Manager
  46. Vishal Shah Senior Account Manager, Europe
  47. Adam Budovsky Account Manager
  48. Dana Epsten Account Manager
  49. Whitney Swolinzky Account Manager
  50. Sean Weinhouse Account Manager
  51. Lily Engle Senior Deployment Manager
  52. Chelsea Coppinger Deployment Manager
  53. Rudy Soria Deployment Manager
  54. Paul Holder Onboarding Manager
  55. Manisha Shah Director of Brokerage Accounts
  56. David Power Customer Success Associate
  57. Bianca Soliz Customer Success Associate
  58. Brooke Donovan Customer Success Associate
  59. Operations
    Ross Lerner Senior Analyst
  60. Roseanna Kilts People Operations Manager
  61. Jennifer Pagano Accounting & Payroll Analyst
  62. Irene Zinnel Executive Assistant
  63. Marketing
    Billy Fink Content Marketing Manager
  64. Katie Paxton Demand Generation Manager
  65. Becca Barton Marketing Engineer
  66. Human Resources
    Josh Paul Director of Recruiting
  67. Hillary Pollak Recruiter

Want to join the team?

We’re always hiring bright and motivated people to work with us.

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Our Values

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    CRAFTSMANSHIP
  • Empathy d26870a4dbd412a2d74bc26a6a4aad218c2e4818178692ecbde452b3f048b18e
    EMPATHY
  • Kaizen 79633060714b0577fec64c9e0e5c999d86a2572ea67e2d8ecdb1d42e33cc96a6
    KAIZEN
  • Ownership 702059f14b5257ce58768b29fbf28ae016e325fc1ef028a6b575ecacf381a0dc
    OWNERSHIP
  • Transparency f8b4515ae166b065fea8c1c782c0094f52ddd077adfa5ecb8090f2cb04746234
    TRANSPARENCY
  • Craftsmanship

    We build products and experiences that we’d want to use ourselves, and accept nothing less for our customers.

  • Empathy

    We think about everything we do through the lens of our customers. Their success is ours. We go the extra mile to make sure they are successful.

  • Kaizen

    We act with courage, challenging the status quo to continuously improve how we work and what we deliver.

  • Ownership

    We approach our work like mini-CEO’s. We take ownership for our actions and the results.

  • Transparency

    We are open and candid, always. We share good news quickly and bad news even faster to create trusted relationships with our teammates, partners and customers.

Backed by the best in VC and real estate