CREtech Comes To Austin, Texas on April 22 and 23rd for Its First Event of 2020


New York, NY (January 31st, 2020)CREtech (, the leading global conference and research company devoted to innovation in the Built World, will be showcasing a panel of the most active companies in the real estate tech M&A space at its first event in 2020. To be held in Austin, Texas on April 22nd and 23rd, the panel will be moderated by Ben Lerner, Managing Director, “Real Estate” Tech M&A, Lerner Associates., one of the leaders in the sector.


Ben has 18 years of experience working in the real estate software space both operationally as a seasoned executive and on the corporate finance, M&A and investment side. 


Since joining his family business, Qube Global Software, back in 2002, Ben has been involved in business development, operations, corporate strategy and M&A within the sector. After selling the business to private equity backed MRI Software in 2017 Ben spent time integrating the businesses and looking after UK operations alongside MRI’s US based management team. 


Both prior to selling the Qube business and throughout his time with MRI and beyond, Ben has been actively involved in M&A on deal sourcing, structuring, due diligence and general advisory. He is now the Managing Director of Lerner Associates, a London based boutique M&A Advisory practice facilitating global and cross-border real estate tech transactions, across the spectrum of investment management, corporate, commercial, residential, multifamily, agency, workplace, facilities management and real estate data solutions. 


Ben maintains excellent long term relationships both with real estate tech business owners and management executives, as well as with private equity and investment banking firms, leveraging these relationships to provide an exceptional service. With a keen interest in the startup community Ben also mentors for a number of startup accelerator programs within the PropTech industry and works alongside Concrete VC, a niche PropTech and ConTech venture capital firm, in a Venture Advisor capacity. 

Outside of work Ben, is a family man residing in London with his wife Deborah and their four children. He is an active community member, a lapsed fixed wing pilot and a terrible regular squash player.


Ben will lead a discussion on mergers and acquisitions spanning the investor, commercial, residential/multifamily, maintenance/buildings, workplace and data perspectives.  Ben will be joined by panelists Tim Curran, CEO at Building Engines, Mike Britti, SVP at RealPage, William Zola, President at LightBox RE and John Ensign, President at MRI and Keith Tice, VP of Corporate Development at Accruent.

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About Lerner Associates

Lerner Associates is a London based boutique M&A and Growth Equity Finance Advisory practice, with a primary focus on the real estate software industry - PropTech or CRETech. 


We cover all areas of the real estate tech sector including investor, corporate, agency, commercial, residential, multifamily, workplace, facilities management and real estate data solutions.


We utilise our years of experience in the field, in investment, strategy and operations, to provide tailored advisory services to buyers and sellers, investors and company owners, in the UK, US, Europe and Israel, in local and cross-border transactions.

About CREtech

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