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Today, Intelligent Riser is the most secure, most installed base building systems network in the U.S. We invite you to find out why.

Company Overview

Intelligent Riser is a division of Montgomery Technologies, a leading professional services firm specializing in the integration of technology and commercial real estate. Increasing numbers of fiber runs and connection requests in the same building made us realize the need for a single, secure, asset-specific, cost-effective, managed network. While many clients developed best practices and security standards for their corporate networks, they were less familiar with building networks, a core strength of Montgomery Technologies.

Intelligent Riser was created in 2010 to serve the base building network needs of high-rise commercial office owners and managers. Driven by smart technologies, regulatory requirements and changing tenant expectations, we worked closely with long-time clients to develop the Intelligent Riser network. We have been responding to high demand ever since. Today, Intelligent Riser is the most secure, most installed base building systems network in the U.S.

Team

Our experienced management team has a proven track record in both commercial real estate and base building networks. We are expert in all aspects of commercial real estate and technology and provide our expertise where you need it most.

Greg Jones
President

Mr. Jones is the founder and President of Montgomery Technologies (2003) and the Intelligent Riser (2010). With a career spanning decades in real estate technology, he is a nationally recognized leader in the integration of technology and commercial building operations. Mr. Jones has worked with a wide variety of service providers in the development of in-building distribution models to support the increased demand for managed networks, bandwidth, DAS, WiFi, CATV, and VoIP, and has acted as a strategic development consultant for building owners, managers, carriers, and manufacturers. He is expert at recommending, provisioning, and delivering technology solutions that increase asset value. Mr. Jones received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from St. Mary’s College.

Joe Gaspardone
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Gaspardone has served as a strategic advisor to Montgomery Technologies and Intelligent Riser since their founding. Prior to his role as COO, Mr. Gaspardone was a commercial real estate syndicator, owner, and manager, overseeing the growth of multiple entities and organizations. He was also the founder and president of an enterprise property management software company, where he oversaw triple digit growth in revenue and personnel until its sale. Throughout his career in commercial real estate and technology, Mr. Gaspardone has focused on the process of creating efficient solutions to complex problems. He has delivered a multitude of innovative technology solutions that today serve many of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies. Mr. Gaspardone received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Matt Beach
Vice President of Network Engineering

Mr. Beach and his team are responsible for the administration, management, and day-to-day support of all hardware, software, network, and security components that comprise the Intelligent Riser platform. He oversees the Intelligent Riser’s 24x7x365 Network Operations Center and provides strategic IT planning and support for new projects. Prior to Intelligent Riser, Mr. Beach built the IT department and secure services platform of a large environmental consulting company. He also co-founded two ISPs that were successfully acquired, and has extensive experience in wireless networks. He is a Certified Information Security Manager, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Microsoft SQL Server Implementation and Maintenance, Cisco Certified Network Associate, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Kurt Lechner
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Lechner leads all aspects of sales and marketing at Montgomery Technologies and Intelligent Riser. For over two decades, he has provided executive sales and marketing leadership for networking technology companies, with a focus on networking solutions for smart building controls, commercial IoT solutions, and green energy technologies. Mr. Lechner leverages this experience to effectively manage people, products, and partners in a matrixed environment. Mr. Lechner’s business acumen, coupled with his strong technical, analytical, and communication skills, ensures that the solutions delivered maximize their strategic advantages, both within the market and across the client’s asset portfolio.

Tom Donoghue
Strategic Advisor

A commercial real estate veteran, Mr. Donoghue serves as a strategic adviser to Montgomery Technologies and Intelligent Riser. Possessing an in-depth knowledge of asset investment, management, and operations, Mr. Donoghue was most recently SVP of Operations for Equity Office, where he oversaw the successful disposition of a 22 million square foot portfolio. Mr. Donoghue earned his stripes at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he served in various roles, including SVP of Operations, VP of Asset Services, VP of Asset Management, and Director of Security. He was also Group President at a technology company, where he was the creator of a business unit that provided consulting and technology management to real estate clients.

Our Clients

Intelligent Riser’s solution is installed in hundreds of buildings in top us markets. Below is a representative list of clients who have secured their building systems with our smart building platform.

 
Barker Pacific Group
Bishop Ranch
Blackstone
Brickman
Brookfield
CBRE
Clarion Partners
Colliers International
Columbia Property Trust
CommonWealth Partners
Cushman & Wakefield
Davis Partners
Equity Office
Harvest Properties
Hines
Hudson Pacific Properties
Jones Lang LaSalle
LBA Realty
Morgan Stanley
Paramount Group
Prudential
RiverRock Real Estate Group
Rockhill Management
Rockpoint Group
Shorenstein
Sierra Pacific Properties
The Swig Company
Tishman Speyer
Vanbarton Group
Vornado Realty Trust
Zeller Realty Group
 

Organizational Associations

We are active members of the following national organizations focused on the advancement of the commercial real estate business.

We speak at and sponsor the following events that educate on security and technology in the commercial real estate industry.