Waltham, Massachusetts-based Building Engines, which builds property management software for the commercial real estate industry, has announced that Tim Curran is the company’s new CEO. Founder David Osborn will remain as board chairman and continue to advise on long-term vision and strategy for the organization.

“Tim’s management style, broad skill set and high character will undoubtedly enhance revenue growth and drive product innovation,’ said Osborn. “His counsel as an advisor and board member to the business has already contributed to many of our recent successes. I know that he’ll continue to enhance our growth and expand our mission to transform commercial property management.”

Curran said, “The opportunity before us is enormous. Building Engines’ commitment to customer success and focus on product innovation will continue to elevate the company as leader in the commercial real estate technology market. David’s leadership and vision over the last seventeen years has established and cultivated a transformational solution for hundreds of commercial real estate firms.”

As a CEO, Curran has previously led technology companies to acquisition including Vela Systems (acquired by Autodesk), and Eleven Technology (acquired by Trimble). Most recently, he was the CEO of Sample6, a biotech company bringing ultra-rapid pathogen detection and cloud software to the food safety market. Curran began his career at Accenture. He serves on the board of Smartvid.io in the construction industry, Repsly, and Powerhouse Dynamics in the energy management space.

Last year, Wavecrest Growth Partners led a $27 million round of financing to help Building Engines grow its revenue and product development momentum. Since then, several planned executive leadership changes have occurred including the addition of David O’Connor as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Scott Sidman to Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer earlier this year.

Travis Barrington

Travis BarringtonTravis Barrington is Co-founder and CEO of Propmodo, a new media and events platform focused on commercial real estate  innovation, best practices and technology. He routinely participates in real estate events and logs a lot of airline miles from his home base in Southern California.