One of our goals this year was to develop an advisory board for Otso that consisted of industry powerhouses both on the transactional, technology, and investment sides of the business. It was important that we not only had these diverse perspectives but also diverse physical makeup. After months of getting to know each individual on a personal and professional basis, we have built a board that reflects our values and understands their role to help us accomplish our vision. We are extremely PROUD to announce the following members of Otso’s advisory board.
Carrie Bobb: CEO hellojenny | CEO Carrie Bobb & Co | Co-Founder The Carrie Bobb Foundation | Creator of Omni-Channel Retail Leasing | Forbes Real Estate Council | Executive Board CRE Digital Army
CEO of hellojenny, Founder & CEO of Carrie Bobb & Co., and the Co-Founder of The Carrie Bobb Foundation. Carrie is a consumer analytics nerd obsessed with purpose-driven business, placemaking through retail leasing, all things retail and helping both people & properties use digital platforms to drive revenue.
Throughout her career, she represented landlords such as IQHQ, Asana Partners, Kilroy Realty, Bosa Development, Protea Properties, TRC, Heitman and Regency Centers. I’ve completed over $2 billion in total consideration with retailers such as SoulCycle, Cinepolis, Sephora, Blue Bottle Coffee, North Italia, International Smoke, Salt & Straw, Drybar and several others.
Geoffrey Kasselman: Award-Winning Digital RE & Energy Strategy | Business Futurist | Keynote Speaker
31+ years in the commercial real estate transaction, advisory & consulting business. Completed over 1,000 transactions across the globe worth more than $1 billion. Current/past customers include: ASOS, Caterpillar, DWR, Hussmann, National Association of Realtors, Cummins, Petco, PepsiAmericas, Marriott, UPS, DHL, Wrigley, USG, BAE Systems, Cardinal Health, Chicago Tribune, CSX, Tootsie Roll, CenterPoint Properties, ProLogis, First Industrial, IDI, Hyatt, Charles Schwab and many others large and small.
Duke Long: Owner Duke Long Agency | EIR Second Century Ventures/Reach
A 20-plus year veteran of commercial real estate, was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Real Estate Tech People.” Long has invested in, advised and helped grow many of the latest technology companies focused on commercial real estate. He is an advisor and mentor for the NAR Reach Program and Second Century Ventures. A popular speaker, he has presented at industry events hosted by many well-known companies and associations, including CBRE, JLL, Colliers International, The International Council of Shopping Centers and CoreNet among others.
Poonam Mathis: Board Member & Venture Partner at Arden Group (Arden Digital Ventures) | Independent Board Member at Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. III (FWAC)
Poonam is a PropTech leader with a passion for innovating around the built world. A board member, serial entrepreneur, published author and public speaker, she was previously CEO of Raise (which aimed to revolutionize childcare for the future of work), and Founder of StealthForce (the gig economy of real estate; a resource and project management platform for CRE, which was exited in early 2019). Prior to StealthForce, she was Deputy to the Head of Global Real Estate Asset Management at Partners Group AG ($40 bn AUM), and earlier employee 13 at The Gerson Lehrman Group, which was the world’s first institutional expert network.