Gurtej Sodhi, CIO at Crye-Leike Real Estate, has died
A respected tech leader, Sodhi spent nearly 30 years at Crye-Leike and held numerous roles on national boards.
Gurtej Sodhi, an influential tech leader at one of the nation's largest independent real estate companies, died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 55.
Sodhi, who was chief information officer at Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, joined the company in 1994. He was seen as an innovative force and devoted friend.
"Gurtej was an exceptional person and a valued member of the Crye-Leike family," said Crye-Leike CEO Harold Crye. "We all feel the impact of this loss and extend our condolences to all who knew him."
Sodhi died on Saturday, Sept. 30, with his family by his side.
At Crye-Leike, Sodhi did award-winning work leading a large team of technology specialists and holding many roles on national boards in the tech industry.
He also worked with WAV Group leaders David Gumpper and Victor Lund for decades on projects, often as technical lead from The Realty Alliance, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, or both, they said. Sodhi was also credited with helping to deliver Broker Public Portal, a collaborative venture between MLSs and brokerages.
The WAV team hailed Sodhi as "a great listener and a great thinker focused on how to make the real estate industry stronger, while delivering innovative and effective programs for his company's agents. He often saw first what others saw eventually. But more than anything, he was a servant leader who was always kind and empathetic."