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 how WeWork plans to keep pushing innovation.

Our team at CREtech recently caught up with Gjonbalaj 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?

Granit Gjonbalaj: While I was running my own development company, I saw what WeWork was doing and wanted to be a part of the disruption it was causing.

Describe your role at your company and what your day-to-day looks like?

GG: I oversee our global real estate team. No day is the same here.

What are you most excited about that your company is currently doing in the commercial real estate tech sector?

GG: We’re leveraging technology in ways that haven’t been done before, whether it’s in construction or on the data side, to push forward with our continued growth.

What is the most important trend you are paying attention to today in commercial real estate tech?

GG: The role that technology can play in real estate financing.

What startups are you particularly excited about?

GG: Honest Buildings.


The 2019 CREtech NYC Conference will be held on October 16th and 17th at Dock72 in Brooklyn and is expected to attract 2,000 professionals from around the world. Global commercial real estate executives will attend the event to network, uncover new investment opportunities, and acquire leading-edge products and services to enable digital transformation for the largest industry in the world.

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