Crexi Announces Eli Randel as Chief Operating Officer and Shannon Garner as First-Ever Chief Human Resources Officer

Randel and Garner’s announcements coincide with Crexi’s move to its new headquarters in Playa Vista, California

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Crexi, the commercial real estate industry’s fastest growing marketplace and data platform, announced the promotion of Eli Randel to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Shannon Garner as the very first Director of Human Resources and Culture.

Randel, formerly Crexi’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will apply his more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate (CRE) and technology to lead new product launches while overseeing day-to-day operations to ensure they support the mission and the Crexi’s vision.

“Eli has been an integral part of growing Crexi over the past six years. He understands the business and the industry, and has the know-how to make Crexi the largest, most transparent and reliable CRE platform. friendliest in the world,” said Michael DeGiorgiofounder and CEO of Crexi.

In Garner’s new role, she will help drive valuation, revenue and growth through the development and execution of Crexi’s human resources strategies, partnering with Crexi management to meet diverse and evolving needs. employees.

“Shannon will ensure that as Crexi grows, our people-focused culture remains. Our technology is changing CRE, but it’s our people who enable Crexi to be the dynamic, fast-growing company we are today,” continued DeGiorgio.

Randel joined Crexi in 2016 as Vice President of Sales before being promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in 2019. He came to Crexi after working as Director of Disposals for Invitation Homes, where he led Disposals portfolio for the IPO. Previously, he was Director of Capital Markets at Cohen Financial, raising LP equity and construction finance for commercial real estate developers. He also helped launch (now Ten-X), the online auction platform. Randel began his career at CBRE, where he spent three years as a senior financial analyst before earning a full academic scholarship to earn his MBA at University of Florida.

“Crexi is incredibly special to me and I am honored to serve our customers, employees and investors in this new position as we continue to help modernize and digitize this great industry,” said Randel. “I look forward to the next chapter of this amazing company.”

Garner brings more than two decades of experience managing people for start-ups, unicorns and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, she led global human resources for Scopely, a 1,700-employee mobile games company. . Some of his former employers include TechStyleOS, an operations and services provider supporting some of the fastest growing online fashion brands, and BD, one of the world’s largest medical technology companies.

“Crexi is an agile company that recognizes that its success depends not only on its technology, but also on investing in a strong culture, hiring the right people and meeting the needs of its employees. That’s what drew me to this position,” Collect said. “Mike and the management team understand that Crexi is at a point where it needs to build the infrastructure and processes to support its continued growth and leverage what is currently in place. places programs that allow people to feel supported as they continue to transform the commercial real estate industry.”

Randel’s promotion and Garner’s hiring coincide with Crexi’s move to a new, larger headquarters in Playa Vista, California. With 300 employees across the country, the additional office space will allow Crexi to continue its exponential growth and open up expanded employment opportunities.

Over the past year, Crexi has increased its workforce by more than 72%. Crexi’s new waterfront office space in Playa Vista – part of Southern California Silicon Beach– offers open and collaborative workspaces, flexible private meeting rooms, a cafe, and ocean views. The space will include a podcast recording studio, golf simulator, relaxation room and ping pong table, with multiple lounge areas with plush seating, as well as nearby Playa Vista Runway Mall and access to several restaurants and other attractive amenities.

“Over the past seven years, Crexi has experienced spectacular growth, both in terms of headcount and turnover. The new office space will allow us to continue growing on both fronts, reinforce our people-centric culture and cement Crexi as a market leader,” said DeGiorgio.

Commercial Real Estate Exchange, Inc. (CREXI) is the commercial real estate industry’s fastest growing marketplace, leading technology and data platform dedicated to supporting the CRE industry and its stakeholders. Crexi enables commercial real estate professionals to quickly streamline, manage and grow their businesses and ultimately close deals faster. Since its launch in 2015, Crexi has quickly become the most active marketplace in the industry. With millions of users, the platform has helped buyers, tenants and brokers transact and rent on over 500,000 business listings totaling over $1 trillion in land value. Crexi has over 300 employees and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information about Crexi, visit


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