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Schrodinger Executive Jason Vertrees, Ph.D. Appointed Chief of Technology Officer at RealMassive

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/14 -- RealMassive, the first source for real-time commercial real estate information, has appointed Jason Vertrees, Ph.D. as the company's first Chief of Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Dr. Vertrees will be reporting directly to Founder and CEO, Joshua McClure. Dr. Vertrees will be focused on leading the company's scientific and technological solution development teams.

In his new role at RealMassive, Dr. Vertrees will leverage his deep technical experience and user experience (UX) background to bring RealMassive's commercial real estate customers state-of-the-art technology designed to meet their business needs. Dr. Vertrees joins RealMassive from Schrodinger, where he served as Director of Core Modeling Projects and oversaw the computational drug design company's product strategy.

Previously, Dr. Vertrees held a number of key technology, product development, research and teaching positions at Boston University, UTMB Health, DeLano Scientific, Synthesys Technologies and Panasonic. Dr. Vertrees received his Ph.D. in Structural and Computational Biology and Theoretical and Computational Biophysics from The University of Texas Medical Branch. He has also been published in a number of medical and scientific journals, including PLoS Comput Biol, Biophysical Journal and Methods Enzymol. Additionally, Dr. Vertrees has been awarded multiple honors and grants, including the Barbara Bowman Memorial Award for Research Excellence and the NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grant.

Founder and CEO Joshua McClure said, "Jason is one of the world's leaders in solving customer problems through applied math, science and leading edge technology. We are chomping at the bit to see Dr. Vertrees' innovative leadership bring unparalleled science and analytics to the commercial real estate industry."

Craig Hancock, Founder and CFO, added, "Jason's passion for serving the customer fits perfectly in our company culture and contributes to establishing a strong relationship between our tech and sales teams."

Dr. Vertrees said, "I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with two leaders who are passionate about bringing the latest technological advances to an industry that sorely needs it. RealMassive is changing the game for commercial real estate and I feel privileged to be on the forefront of that."

Ramy Farid, Ph.D., President of Schrödinger, said, "Although we are sorry to lose Dr. Vertrees, we look forward to watching his future accomplishments at RealMassive. Dr. Vertrees has had a tremendous impact on our industry, and I'm sure he will do the same at RealMassive."

RealMassive encourages science minded python engineers interested in joining the team to contact [email protected].

About RealMassive™ - Commercial Real Estate in Real-Time
RealMassive™ is the first source for real-time commercial real estate information. The company provides a powerful yet easy way to help commercial real estate professionals collaborate and streamline their marketing efforts while gaining critical insight into the performance of their space and buildings. Tenant reps gain access to accurate availability data through the intuitive tools they need to analyze spaces collaboratively with their customers. RealMassive's cloud-based and flexible design greatly reduces costs and accelerates space identification and deal flow. Sign up today: www.realmassive.com @realmassive

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