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Speaker Spotlight: Kevin Shtofman, National Real Estate Blockchain Lead, Deloitte Consulting

Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Don't miss Kevin Shtofman, National Real Estate Blockchain Lead at Deloitte Consulting on the Innovation Stage at CREtech New York for the session, "Data...Data...Data..." Learn from the leading data gurus in the industry on how today's tech companies help their clients use data to achieve better ROI and outperform the market. Our team at CREtech recently caught up with Shtofman to learn more about his role and his vision for the commercial real estate tech sector. What were you doing prior to your current role and why did you decide to enter the commercial real estate tech industry? Kevin...

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  • A Rapidly Evolving M&A Landscape is Upon Us In Commercial Real Estate Tech

    9/12/19

    An influx of capital, increased competition, and distribution advantages have dawned an unprecedented era of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the real estate tech sector—commonly referred to as property tech or  “proptech.” Given the breadth of startups in the sector, consolidation is not only inevitable but also required for growth. Tech on tech mergers allow...Read more

  • Speaker Spotlight: Mollie Fadule, Founder & Partner, Cephas Partners

    9/11/19

    Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Don't miss Mollie Fadule, Founder and Partner at Cephas Partners moderate the session, "Data...Data...Data..." on the Innovation Stage at CREtech New York. Learn from the leading data gurus in the industry on how today's tech companies help their clients use data to achieve better ROI and outperform the...Read more

  • Speaker Spotlight: Travis Putnam, Managing Partner, Navitas Capital

    9/9/19

    Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Don't miss Travis Putnam, Managing Partner at Navitas Capital moderate the session, "How AI is Creating Property Value Today," on the Innovation Stage at CREtech New York. Travis, alongside 3 portfolio companies: Matterport, Gridium and MeetElise will share the experiences of utilizing AI to create value for customers. Our...Read more

  • Speaker Spotlight: Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate

    9/3/19

    Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate will moderate the Keynote Session, "An In-depth Look at the Tech Behind the Largest New Urban Development in the World," featuring the lead tech executives behind Hudson Yards in New York, Kenneth Finnegan and Scott Evans....Read more

  • Speaker Spotlight: Karen Hollinger, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities

    8/29/19

    Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Don't miss a groundbreaking session from Karen Hollinger, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities. She will present the CREtech Talk: "I’ll Tell you What I Want, What I Really, Really Want: Ideas for Multifamily VC Investment." With billions being invested in new technology focused on real estate, especially in multifamily,...Read more

  • Speaker Spotlight: Granit Gjonbalaj, Chief Real Estate Development Officer, WeWork

    8/26/19

    Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Don't miss a groundbreaking session from Granit Gjonbalaj, Chief Real Estate Development Officer of WeWork.  He will present the CREtech Talk: "WeWork: A Profile In Innovation" and discuss how no other start-up has transformed commercial real estate like WeWork. From the tenant experience to brokerage and development, hear...Read more

  • Goodbye Silicon Valley: The Geography of Proptech Startups

    8/13/19

    It’s no secret that funding for startups is through the roof right now. As the summer months heat up, so has venture capital activity. Since June 2019, total dollar volume invested in private real estate tech companies has reached an estimated $3.6 billion, a 126.1 percent month-to-month growth in funding. Startup funding increases are happening...Read more

  • AI vs A-Try: 3 Questions to Help Cut Through the Hype

    8/7/19

    By Guy Zipori, CEO and co-founder of Skyline AI From Deep Blueto DeepMind, the pace of AI progress has been dizzying. Exponential growth in AI has led to compounding interest from investors and consumers alike. Over a decade in the industry, I’ve seen AI’s breathless growth firsthand. Watching the miraculous become routine is enough to...Read more

  • Retail’s Future Prospects Hinge on Creative Solutions

    7/25/19

    There are clear signs retail is undertaking a transformation like we’ve never seen before. The Financial Times’ article “Death of the high street weighs on landlords round the world,” reports that compared with last year, “rents agreed in UK shopping centres in the first quarter of 2019 dropped by a third,” and that in the...Read more

  • The Coming Resi/CRE Convergence

    6/25/19

    Residential real estate has always been thought of as sales and, to a lesser degree, rentals. Commercial has operated with five pillars for decades: office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and hospitality. There was historically little to no interaction or cross-over between the two. Now, tech companies and even landlords are blurring the lines between these historically...Read more