Maureen Waters is a widely recognized speaker, advisor, and strategic leader with extensive experience transforming and preparing businesses for sale in the commercial real estate and technology sectors. As a Partner at MetaProp, Maureen spearheads the Innovation Practice utilizing her deep business transformation expertise building and scaling businesses from
inception to unicorn to extend MetaProp’s global reach and in-house capabilities with both strategic limited partners and portfolio companies.
Prior to MetaProp, Maureen was President of Ten-X, the largest online transaction marketplace, powering more than 90 percent of all online commercial real estate sales (backed by Google Capital and Stone Point Capital). Maureen led the strategic transformation of the business to expand beyond the traditional ways of transacting real estate including digitizing the operating model and building and launching white-label products. Following the transformation, the business was acquired by Thomas H. Lee Partners in 2017 and CoStar in 2020. Maureen previously served as Chief Commercial and Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Ten-X.
Prior to joining Ten-X, Maureen was head of real estate and asset management at Bill Gates Investments. She also spent 15 years at Cushman & Wakefield, where she served as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Business Development and six years at CBRE after they acquired CB/Madison, a startup business where she was a partner.
Maureen has received many notable honors and awards during her career including Real Estate Forum Women of Influence, Commercial Property News Stars to Watch, YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, Wealth Engine’s Top CMOs to Watch, News Funnel’s Top Women in Real Estate, and Real Estate Forum’s Top Bosses. She has been featured in many publications and media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Crain’s, Fortune, Inc., The Real Deal, Commercial Observer, Propmodo, TechCrunch, Bisnow, and Real Estate Weekly.
Outside of work, Maureen likes to give back. She spends time mentoring and serves as a national board member of Girls, is a Board Advisor at MetaProp portfolio company, Occupier.com, is an Advisory Board member of Building Cyber Security and a recent Board Member at IMT, Institute for Market Transformation. She also serves on the Technology and Real Estate Council for the Urban Land Institute. Maureen has a BA in Economics with a minor in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. Maureen resides with her family in Seattle.