Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Jenkins joined IMS in January 2018 and is responsible for ensuring that the company’s product offering meets the needs of the commercial real estate sponsors and investors, while achieving the company’s business objectives. With over 20 years of experience in the CRE industry, particularly focused on tech startups, Mr. Jenkins also provides entrepreneurial leadership and industry-insight.
Prior to joining IMS, Mr. Jenkins was Executive Vice President of Product Direction and Business Strategy at Xceligent, a national provider of Commercial Real Estate Information and technology. He joined Xceligent in 2014, when Xceligent acquired Charlotte-based commercial real estate research firm and technology firm, Karnes. As an owner and Managing Partner at Karnes, Mr. Jenkins was responsible for the firm’s commercial real estate analysis, software development, marketing, and business development relationships. In his role with Xceligent, he was responsible for ensuring that the company’s product offerings and business strategy met the needs of the industry.
Mr. Jenkins has been a contributing writer to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Real Estate and Leasing Report and has also been a frequent guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, helping graduate and undergraduate students better understand how market analysis and research improve and aid the decision-making process in the commercial real estate industry. Mr. Jenkins was also recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the region’s 40 under 40 during 2009, which acknowledges those individuals under 40 that are making major strides in their careers and having a positive impact on their communities.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Jenkins provided marketing and business development support for a technology startup specializing in software to create and validate business rules for rapidly storing and transporting data. The startup was later acquired in a $100-million-dollar stock purchase from one of the leading provider of infrastructure software for enterprises.
Mr. Jenkins holds a BS in Business with a focus on Marketing & Finance from North Carolina State University. He is involved in a number of professional organizations: NAIOP Charlotte, NAIOP Research Triangle, NAIOP Triad, and the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS (CRCBR).