Matt Liapis is the GIS Director for Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. In this capacity, Matt oversees all geographic information for the company, including the design of all maps; management of all server based GIS and leads the GIS team. His highly respected team is the forerunner in commercial real estate GIS technology.
Matt joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce in 2000, where he started his own outlet to create awareness among agents and their clients of GIS technology. He currently leads a group of four team members helping agents and clients, as well as continuing to build the technology level of GIS in commercial real estate. In early 2011 Matt was offered a new challenge to rebuild the company’s property databases and transition that new information to REApplications. This multiyear project was all encompassing covering all markets & divisions for the company. This project is nearing completion of the core information migration.
In addition to Matt’s valuable contributions at Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, he was asked to develop a class curriculum and teach GIS in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. Of which he taught for three years. Matt has performed several speaking engagements regarding GIS across the country for Colliers International and Cushman & Wakefield, along with being an expert witness for a land rights case in Utah. Several commercial real estate firms across the US have reached out to Matt to help them expand their services and include GIS in their service line for their agents and clients.
Matt graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Geography with an emphasis in GIS. Matt’s talent for thinking outside the box has driven the GIS technology in the commercial real estate market. He is a vital member of Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, continually keeping the company on the cutting edge.