At AdOPT AI, we believe in climate change and the negative effect that humans are having on the future health of the planet. We trust that technology will solve some key problems in the real estate facility management sector but we understand that it needs to have commercial outcomes. The property sector is a huge contributor to the carbon footprint of the planet and we need to urgently make changes to have a positive effect on its sustainability.

 

The company

  • The AdOPT AI system is a product of R&B Technology Co. Ltd, a US company headquartered in Texas. R&B Technology is partially owned by several US, UK and Asian-based private equity firms, and Adopt AI Pty Limited has the exclusive license to distribute AdOPT AI in Australia and New Zealand.
  • R&B Technology Group is a leading pioneer for seamlessly integrating Artificial Intelligence and industrial applications, such as building operations and management. R&B has been committed to developing and providing infrastructure-level smart services and smart devices to a variety of industries.
  • Purely data-driven, AdOPT AI’s proprietary technology tremendously increases efficiency by achieving automatic conversion from raw data to meaningful business-related conclusions in simple language.
  • A framework to model not only data representation but relationships and patterns of IoT devices in massive scale. It configures and visualizes relationships, rules, and even knowledge among data and things.

Management team

David Azar

David Azar

AI Innovation Manager

David is based in Sydney, Australia having recently returned from 12 years living in Hong Kong where he worked in financial services. He has extensive experience managing sales teams in highly competitive environments and a thorough understanding of delivering quality outcomes for clientele. His entrepreneurial spirit has led to his involvement in new and disruptive business opportunities, particularly those which produce positive outcomes for clients and a more sustainable future. He has an eye for doing things differently to drive profits and is passionate about innovation and its effects on sustainability, both socially and environmentally. David graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a degree in Building Construction Management and has a diploma in Financial Services

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Director

Greg brings a wealth of experience with a broad background in property asset management for building owners and also as a corporate real estate adviser to occupants. Having negotiated over 1 million square meters of pre construction deals he is at the forefront of understanding new building technologies and also the need for collaboration between building owners and occupants.

Dealing with senior management of building owners he has a good understanding of the commercial challenges and the need to embrace and implement change.

Andrew Leppinus

Andrew Leppinus

Relationship Advisory

Andrew Leppinus is a Chartered Accountant whose portfolio includes developing businesses at some of the world’s largest global companies. With over 15 years’ experience in providing operational viability of many companies with Revenues up to $500m, Andrew has a widely respected and trusted professional network. His work at Multiplex (now Brookfield) covers funding for water, energy and infrastructure projects for buildings and FM projects.

He has also successfully assessed the viability of whether clients should outsource non-core business activities and capital expenditure. Andrew’s combined experience provides a unique ability to drive customised, long-term value for Clients and their assets.

Paul Lardi

Paul Lardi

Technical Advisor

Paul is a licenced Electrician (including High Voltage), accredited Mechanical Engineer and Sustainability expert with over 18 years in the industry. His experience as a Facilities and Operations Manager at Brookfield for Major Clients such as the Department of Defence, UNSW, Sydney University, BHP and Ergon Energy, enables him to deliver a wealth of experience in client management and problem solving. Paul brings an extensive range of skills to BBM, and is a key driver for establishing and safeguarding our commitment to Client satisfaction.

Alex Newby

Alex Newby

Senior Manager

Alex has a unique background that includes corporate real estate advisory and corporate accounting. He specialises in portfolio management with a focus on outgoings.

Understanding the variances in costs and industry standard management practices allows Alex to assist in restructuring cost bases.

Christian McKelvey

Christian McKelvey

Director

Christian has held senior advisory roles within the property and finance sectors for in excess of 25 years. This experience provides invaluable insights between input variables, risk management, financing and the valuation equation.

Prior to becoming involved with Adopt AI, Christian held roles with Grant Samuel, ABN Amro and Macquarie Bank.