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John Espey Succeeds Real Estate Veteran Robert J. Finlay as Lobby's CEO

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John Espey Succeeds Real Estate Veteran Robert J. Finlay as Lobby's CEO

CEO Insights Team

Lobby CRE, a commercial real estate, data analytics and management platform, on boards John Espey as its new President & CEO. John succeeds Robert J. Finlay, company’s founder who served as CEO since its launch. Robert will continue to serve as company’s Chairman & acting CEO. He is also the founder of its parent portfolio company Thirty Capital.

On the appointment, Robert states, “I am pleased to introduce John Espey as our next CEO of Lobby CRE,” he adds, "After a thorough and thoughtful search, our leadership team unanimously agreed on John as the type of proven leader that can drive our continuous evolution as the trusted, innovative partner that our customers rely on to deliver data management, storage, and analytics solutions for an ever changing commercial real estate industry. John has the deep technical experience, the passion for our business, and the leadership ability to get us there.”

Prior to Lobby CRE, John was a co-founder & CEO of Levvel, a service-based software development and digital transformation company.
In his career spanning over 20 years, he has launched and served as a strategic advisor to other technology brands, which includes Nexgrid and Amentra. John has obtained a B.S. from George Mason University and an MBA from Duke University.

At Lobby CRE, John is expected to handle all the major corporate decisions, and manage the entire operations & resources of the company. Furthermore, he would serve as a main point of contact between the customers and industry partners. Besides these, he is also expected to drive the product development and the commercial success of Lobby.

Lobby CRE is truly innovative in its approach to data management and analysis, and the company has a unique opportunity to make its stamp on the industry



Excited over his new role, John comments, “My first experience with Thirty Capital and its portfolio of companies came in the capacity as a consultant working directly with Robert,” he adds, “I have always admired his vision to drive transformation in commercial real estate and look forward to leading the charge in helping industry executives derive greater value from their portfolios. Lobby CRE is truly innovative in its approach to data management and analysis, and the company has a unique opportunity to make its stamp on the industry.”


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