Ridley & Willow are pleased to announce that Shaun Klann has joined the company as President for North America and Europe. This strategic appointment will allow Ridley & Willow to share their world-first intelligent building solution with major developers across these important markets.

With a background combining architecture, engineering, property development and digital technology, Shaun has come to be recognized as one of North America’s most sought after ‘smart building’ experts. Over the past 18 years, he has been a steadfast contributor, innovator and thought leader for the advancement of the intelligent building & IoT industries. Shaun’s tenure has touched some of the world’s most iconic examples of building intelligence with landmark references that include the creation of smart building standards for the US and Canadian Federal governments, and the world’s largest deployment of building analytics implemented under his leadership. These efforts have and will continue to profoundly shape the direction of the industry.

“I have spent my career gaining a detailed understanding of how technology, software, and strategy can revolutionise the real estate industry while assisting the world’s largest corporate and commercial portfolios to make the right decisions when incorporating these cutting-edge solutions”, says Shaun.

Additionally Shaun shares, “Sitting in an owner- side advisory role and evaluating the applicability and value creation across the spectrum of smart building solutions over the last 18 years, I have been on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind technology that will transform the space. Meeting with Ridley & Willow and seeing the platform they are offering the property and infrastructure industry was a ‘lightbulb’ moment which made me excited to join the business”.

With offices opening & expanding in New York, Charlotte, and London, Shaun will be spearheading Ridley & Willow’s operations and growing success with a driving reach across the US, Canada, and Europe. With major projects already underway across each of these regions, Shaun will continue building strategic partnerships with the area’s largest real estate and infrastructure developers.

Ridley & Willow are looking forward to leveraging Shaun’s expertise and leadership in the planning, engineering and implementation of the next generation of intelligent buildings.

Ridley & Willow CEO Josh Ridley states, “Shaun has a peerless reputation in the global property industry as one of the leaders in delivering intelligent buildings. His depth of experience and considerable knowledge across all levels of the real estate industry allows him to speak with confidence and deliver results. We are delighted to have Shaun join our global executive team and lead the expanding team in the USA & Europe.”

According to Shaun, “The platform is creating a new category. It’s a first-of-its-kind solution that addresses the lifelong drama and dilemma associated with the information loss experienced during the hand over process of design to construction and on to operations. It’s a pain point for all stakeholders involved in the development and operational phase of a building. The impact is compelling, for the first time a unified motivation and value is established across the supply chain and the buildings life- cycle. The approach is impacting and unifying design teams, contractors, operators, owners and occupants. The power and the potential is very far-reaching.”

“I see this as an industry-changing opportunity and have witnessed the viral success Ridley & Willow are having throughout Australia and Asia, which is why I am excited to bring the business to the North American and European markets,” says Shaun.

Shaun will be sharing his intelligent building expertise and leadership as President of Ridley & Willow Technologies, LLC, effective as of the 25th of June, 2018.

For more information about this press release or North American and European Operations, contact Gareth Stewart, Marketing at gstewart@willowinc.com