Tommy Russo is serving as Chief Technology Office for Akridge, the leading commercial real estate owner and property management company in Washington, DC. Mr. Russo’s experience in residential and commercial development and construction, coupled with his extensive background in information technology (IT), provided Akridge with innovative services for both their internal and external Client base. Some of his most notable accomplishments included research and deployment of energy conservation methods to reduce the utility costs up to 40% across the Akridge portfolio, the installation and deployment of the first neutral host, multi-client, in-building wireless system in the U.S. -- earning the building a 7½% discount on the building’s property insurance, and a wireless web-based camera network, which when linked to project websites for construction monitoring, allowing investors and project managers to observe their asset under construction.
Mr. Russo is a LEED AP and is in charge of CRE Partners “green” initiatives to promote energy efficiency across an entire real estate portfolio. Mr. Russo is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of intelligent building technologies and was recognized as one of the “Top 100 CIOs” by CIO Magazine in 2008. He serves on the Advisory Council for Realcomm, the nation’s leading resource for education and research on technology for real estate. Mr. Russo has won numerous awards recognizing his achievements in technology in the real estate industry, including the Realcomm Digie Award for greatest personal impact on the advancement of technology in real estate.