mit center for real estate and cretech announce collaboration agreement

The MIT Center for Real Estate, one of the world's leading educational and research institutions and CREtech (, the leading commercial real estate technology platform have announced a collaboration agreement whereby the two organizations will collaborate on work together on content for events in 2018. The MIT Center for Real Estate will additionally fold its Spring Real Disruption event into a new, expanded CREtech Boston event on April 19, 2018. The Center will continue to host it’s hugely successful World Real Estate Forum this coming May.

As part of this agreement, Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations at MIT Center for Real Estate and Co-Founder of Real Disruption will be the featured Keynote Speaker at several CREtech conferences in the coming year. Steve is recognized as one of the pre-eminent thought leaders in the commercial real estate tech sector. He is a noted speaker globally, on how tech is impacting the real estate industry, and also serves as an advisor to many startups in the sector.

Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech commented, “This agreement with MIT Center for Real Estate is a milestone event in the history of CREtech. I have long been an admirer of the Center for their leadership, leading-edge research and analysis as well their commitment to educating the next generation of real estate leaders. Working closely with Steve and the Center will enable our CREtech platform to provide our audience with the most useful and informative insights into the commercial real estate tech landscape. We are thrilled and honored to announce this extraordinary collaboration."

Steve Weikal, Real Disruption Co-Founder, commented, “CREtech is the most well recognized and respected platform for understanding real estate technology in the US. Real Disruption was created four years ago and since then has presented the big ideas disrupting real estate at eight events, with more than 25 startups featured and over 1,000 attendees in total. Together, CREtech and the Real Disruption will explore with industry leaders from throughout the globe, the impact of real estate technology -- what it means for the industry and how to prepare for this exciting future.”

The MIT Center for Real Estate (MIT/CRE) was founded in 1983 with the vision to improve the quality of the built environment and promote a more informed professional practice in the global real estate industry. MIT/CRE is home to the first one-year Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree, as well as an intensive two- week Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development. The Center’s pioneering research investigates the real estate transaction from initial concept to market reality, providing breakthrough knowledge to help organizations capitalize on today’s dynamic markets and technologies. Additionally, the Center has a vast network of global outreach that links the real estate industry with Center faculty, researchers and alumni and with MIT’s leading-edge research.

Launched in 2013 as the first event platform devoted to the commercial real estate tech sector, CREtech was acquired by The News Funnel in January of 2017. The platform has become the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. CREtech is where the commercial real estate industry comes to discover all things tech. No other site in the world offers everything in commercial real estate tech in one location including in depth research and analysis, the most comprehensive directory of startups, news from the leading media sources, original expert content,  and of course, the largest events in the most cities anywhere all in real time as the news and information breaks.

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