Dr. Thomas Herr is Managing Director and EMEA Head of Digital Innovation at CBRE. In this role he is responsible for the connection of CBRE with the European PropTech ecosystem and the management of innovation within the company. He started his career in the AEC and Real Estate industries 37 years ago as a carpenter, studied architecture and obtained his engineering doctorate at Dresden University of Technology in 2000. Thomas has got an abundance of experience in the areas of planning, project management, due diligence, and technical asset management. VALTEQ, a market leading German technical consulting company he founded in 2002, was acquired by CBRE in 2014. Thomas serves as president of the think-tank iddiw Institute of German Real Estate, is member of the Innovation Council of ZIA German Real Estate Association and member of the board of BUILTWORLD.