CBRE Success Story: Data Warehouse Modernization


In this post we are going to tell you why data is the key to digital transformation, through a case of success in the real estate sector at the hands of CBRE.

CBRE Group Inc, listed on the NYSE and included in the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, is the leading international real estate services and consulting company (based on fiscal 2020 revenue). It has more than 100,000 professionals in more than 100 countries. It has been present in Spain since 1973, where it offers real estate services through 9 offices in the main cities of the country.


As we said, data is the key to the digital transformation of the real estate world. That is why the CBRE Spain team has been betting on cutting-edge technologies in data lifecycle management for several years.

One of the key initiatives for this commitment was to have a single, centralized repository where the data inherent to the real estate market could be ingested, processed, modeled and served.

Scalability is fundamental in the new digital world, which is why CBRE Spain proposed an end-to-end Data Warehouse project to PUE, allowing the exploitation of data from any area of ​​the company.

The main challenge that CBRE Spain and PUE faced during the conception, execution and exploitation of the Data Warehouse was that the context of data explosion forced them to have a functional Minimum Viable Product in less than 5 months. And all this in a context of a global pandemic, in which the teams had to work 100% remotely.

CBRE, as a global company, requires very high quality, security and scalability standards that have been maintained and govern all project specifications, from architecture to continuous integration.


The modernization of the Data Warehouse consisted of evolving from an on-premise architecture to a 100% Cloud architecture. The project not only considered technical aspects, but also operational and organizational aspects of the teams, both technology and data.

CBRE Spain and PUE opted for Open Source technologies that speed up development times without increasing costs, offering the guarantee of being able to cover present and future business needs with the most innovative technology. All this without the need for additional licensing.

To carry out the project, Scrum and DevOps methodologies were used, with continuous integration and deployment to improve time-to-production and increase collaboration and cooperation between all the teams that work on this platform.

successful results

CBRE’s main objectives in this process were:

  • Assessment, architecture design and definition of the Open Source tools to be implemented.
  • Installation of the tools and configuration of the platform.
  • Integration with the Data Warehouse.
  • Development projects for the integration of the DevOps layer, transformation and treatment of ETL’s with Spark.
  • Enablement Training for the CBRE Administration and Development teams, with the aim of training in the use and administration of the system and tools integrated into the platform.

if you consider initiate a process of modernization and transformationwe encourage you to contact us to analyze your case and advise you on the most suitable solutions and technologies for your project.

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