Deloitte adds Andrew Carey as real estate technology practice lead

01 November 2017 2 min. read
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Deloitte has picked up former PwC employee Andrew Carey as a Partner to lead its real estate technology practice. His strong background in real estate related to transformation programmes, as well as a background in technology, is seen as key in order to support the firm’s clients, seeking to leverage the latest developments in technology related to the sector.

As new technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality transform how agents offer clients insight into prospective spaces, the real estate business is becoming increasingly digitised. Technological solutions are also being used more and more to improve sustainability, energy efficiencies and built environment needs. Consulting firms are subsequently finding themselves in increasing demand in the sector, as clients seek support in the deployment and use of technology within their real estate offerings.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Carey worked at RealFoundations, where he spent more than five years, most recently as Managing Director with a remit that covered the EMEA region. He was previously at IBM, where he worked for nine years. His most recent role being that of Associate Partner and lead of the Real Estate and Capital Projects practice, having moved into the consulting field at PwC in 1997. During his four-year spell at the Big Four professional services firm, he rose to the role of Senior Consultant, before being promoted to Associate Director in 2001. He started his career at NatWest Bank, where he became a Programme Manager, following his graduation from Kingston University, where he obtained a Master’s degree of Business Administration. He also holds a Bachfelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Andrew Carey

Carey joins the firm’s Real Estate practice as a Partner, and is tasked with leading its real estate technology practice. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, across a broad range of technology and transformation client-focused roles. In the new role, he will be required to support the firm’s clients in the aligning of their business strategy to the development and implementation of real estate related technology solutions.

Commenting on the addition, Nigel Shilton, Managing Partner of Deloitte Real Estate, said,“Real estate technology is a considerable growth area for us and Andrew will drive this by leading transformational programmes involving real estate technology, organisational change and business process improvement from initial concept through to successful implementation.”

Carey added that he was, “excited to work with Deloitte’s public and private sector clients on their strategic planning and adding value through my perspective on technology trends. These clients need to keep ahead of the competition through continued assessment of their operation and system practices, and I look forward to delivering on their operational needs.”