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Chandra Dhandapani 2018

Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Administrative Officer

Professional Experience

As Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Dhandapani is responsible for CBRE’s Digital & Technology, People, Marketing and Research organizations.

Ms. Dhandapani joined CBRE in 2016 to lead the company’s digital strategy and all aspects of technology globally. She and her team provide the technology capabilities and infrastructure to support CBRE’s clients and professionals across the globe. Since joining the company, Ms. Dhandapani has turbocharged CBRE’s approach to leveraging technology as an enabler, assembled a high performing team, and strengthened CBRE’s expertise in harnessing data as a differentiator.

In light of Ms. Dhandapani’s strong background in transforming organizations and creating high-performing teams, she assumed responsibility for CBRE’s People, Marketing and Research organizations in July 2020. Ms. Dhandapani and her team are responsible for CBRE’s effort to recruit, retain and develop the industry’s top market-facing, functional and leadership talent, amplify CBRE’s already strong brand position and thought leadership and its global Marketing and Research capabilities.

Ms. Dhandapani has a proven record of developing and executing enterprise-level digital strategies that support business objectives, improve client outcomes and drive growth. Prior to joining CBRE, she was a senior technology executive at Capital One Financial for 17 years. Most recently, she served as Digital Transformation Leader and Chief Information Officer of the bank’s Financial Services division, comprised of Capital One Auto Finance, Mortgage, Home Equity and Home Loans Servicing.

Ms. Dhandapani serves as a member of CBRE’s Executive Committee and is based in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, St. Mark’s School of Texas
  • Board Member, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas


  • B.S., Mathematics, Stella Maris College, India
  • MBA, Marketing and Finance, IRMA India
  • MBA, Information Systems, University of Texas at Arlington
Chandra Dhandapani Chief Administrative Officer
Chandra Dhandapani Chief Administrative Officer