Global Innovation Consulting Practice

Helping The Real Estate Industry Adopt Technology and Embrace Innovation 

 Global real estate innovation solutions start here.

Since our formation, CREtech’s core mission has been to help the real estate industry embrace innovation. Over the past several years, we have built the largest network of real estate technology professionals globally, representing every facet of ecosystem. Our new Global Innovation Consulting Practice is a natural evolution of this mission and will enable the industry to accelerate its adoption of technology.

CREtech’s Global Innovation Consulting Practice enables clients to more effectively adopt technology by providing owners, managers, brokers, construction companies, occupiers and startups with a suite of product recommendation services, overall innovation strategies, complex tech development solutions and customized training and workshops. We are well-positioned to form this first-of-its-kind solution based on our market leadership in the real estate technology ecosystem and unparalleled access to technology partners, thought-leaders and our massive distribution platform.

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No other organization knows real estate technology like CREtech.

Learn how CREtech's Global Innovation Consulting Practice can help your company adopt and implement new technologies, scale or sell your technology business and educate your team and more.

Startup Growth and Expansion Strategy

Consulting Solutions for Owners/Brokers/Construction Companies/Occupiers

A Wide Array of Expert Services

For real estate technology startups, our Consulting practice offers a broad array of expert solutions to help grow their business. Our team of expert consultants advise startups to help them understand their competitive set and industry nuances so they are well-positioned to launch, scale and sell their company.

  • Market Positioning
  • Content Distribution
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Development
  • M&A Advisory

With thousands of real estate tech solutions on the market and often with little in the way of resources to vet and onboard them, real estate companies can turn to CREtech to make the best product recommendations for their particular business. Or, if a real estate company needs a holistic strategic analysis of their tech SWOT, our Consulting practice has the deep expertise to ensure they are future-proofed given the challenges of today’s business environment. 

Our expert solutions for real estate companies and occupiers include:

  • C Suite as a Service (CaaS)
  • Product Recommendations 
  • Onboarding Solutions
  • Change Management
  • Digital Roadmap Planning
  • Product Development


For companies looking to culturally embrace innovation and get an extraordinary view of trends in the real estate technology space, we also offer custom workshops and high-level educational services. Whether a half or full day forum, these workshops will feature the most accomplished and respected thought-leaders on a wide variety of subjects, delivered in person or virtually.

Our Consultants

CREtech is proud to have assembled some of the most accomplished, knowledgeable and sought-after innovation professionals and advisors as part of our consulting practice. Each with deep expertise in all aspects of the real estate technology space, our consultants represent a broad array of product and market expertise.

Want to join our consultant network? CREtech is looking to continually add to our team of expert consultants. To apply to be considered, kindly submit your background and qualifications here.

Josh Panknin

Specialty: Education and Workshops

Benjamin Burns

Specialty: SEO/Digital Marketing

Devin Vermeulen

Specialty: Workplace Design, Flex Space

Specialty: Investor and Underwriting Solutions, Data and Analytics Transformation, Enterprise IT,
Products and Partnerships

Lee Odess

Specialty: Building Access

Ryan Salvas

Specialty: Design and Architecture, Workplace Technology

Chris Mayer

Specialty: Construction

Michael Beckerman

Specialty: Real Estate Technology Trends 

& Insights

Dan Hughes

Specialty: Digital Transformation, Innovation and Data Strategies

Elie Finegold

Specialty: Corporate Innovation Strategy, Future of Technology and Real Estate, Startup Advisory

Lindsay Baker

Specialty: Sustainability

Don Goldstein

Specialty: Cybersecurity

Min Kyriannis

Specialty: Risk Management 

Marcio DaCosta

Specialty: Innovations & Emerging Technologies

Jarrett LiBuono

Specialty: Construction & Development

Tyler Buck

Specialty: Digital Product Development

Kristen Magni

Specialty: Change Management

Greg Lindsay

Specialty: The Future of Work

Mark Kalkwarf

Specialty: Real Estate Marketing

Yan Khamish

Specialty: Real Estate Technology Sales Strategies

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Advisory Board

To help guide and provide expert insights to our community as well as to our consultants, we are proud to have assembled some of the most respected real estate and tech professionals for our Advisory Board

Andy Cohen

Co-CEO, Gensler

Karen Hollinger

Senior Vice President, 

Strategic Initiatives

AvalonBay Communities

Patrick Klein

SVP & Chief Technology Officer
Essex Property Trust

Patrick McGrath

CIO, Head of Client Technology

Khushbu Sikaria



Ginny Miller

VP of Technology and Innovation

Darren Wesemann

EVP and Chief Innovation Officer


Eyal Reggev

Real Estate Developer, Angel Investor, 

Former President
Stonehenge NYC

Jenny Wong

Managing Director

Tishman Speyer

Minta Kay


Goodwin Procter LLP

Sara Shank

Managing Director, Global Head of Innovation


Steve Weikal

Head of Industry Relations, MiT Center for Real Estate / CRE Tech Lead, MiT REILab

Charlie Kuntz

Managing Director – Innovation Officer, 


William O'Donnell

Managing Partner, 

Prologis Ventures

David Levine

CEO, Presidio Mortgage Holdings and Levine Family Ventures

Pierce Neinken

Portfolio Manager, Airbnb

Ashkan Zandieh

CREtech Advisor

Linda J. Isaacson

Managing Director, Global Head of Innovation and Technology, Ferguson Partners, Ltd.

John Huber

National Sales Lead, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, Technology Banking Group

Rahul Baig

Managing Director, Head of Venture Capital Coverage, Wells Fargo

Craig Robinson

Real Estate Tech Executive, Advisor and Investor

Jeffrey Kok

Chief Innovation Officer &
Chief Information Officer
Mill Creek Residential

Deborah Boyer

EVP, Director of Innovation & 

Community Impact
The Swig Company

David Knowles

Co-Founder of the Stanford Real Estate Council; Chair of the Innovation Committee for Stanford Professionals in Real Estate

Jiho Lee

Managing Director, 

Tishman Capital Partners

Alexander J. Narcise

Partner - Real Estate Services, 

Wiss & Company, LLP