FUTURE PropTech and CREtech To Jointly Host the World's Largest Global Virtual Real Estate Tech Event on July 27-30

New York, NY (July 8, 2020)CREtech (cretech.com) and FUTURE PropTech, the largest intelligence platforms devoted to Reimagining Real Estate, announced today that Ben Lerner, Managing Director at Lerner Associates and Blake Liggio, Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, will take the stage for the Reimagining Real Estate Virtual Global Summit, the largest global real estate tech virtual conference ever assembled. 

Ben Lerner has 18 years of experience working in the real estate software space both operationally as a seasoned executive and on the 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, construction 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 finance 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.

Blake Liggio is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. Mr. Liggio focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of acquirors, targets, boards of directors, transaction committees and investment banks. He also advises clients on a range of corporate matters, including fiduciary duties, corporate governance, federal securities law disclosure and compliance, and defensive measures.

Mr. Liggio is also involved in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative focused on the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas and advises on relevant market trends impacting the PropTech sector. 

This first-of-its-kind global real estate technology virtual conference will focus on landlords, brokers and tenants that are embracing innovation throughout their company and properties. Featuring an extraordinary lineup of office, industrial, multifamily, retail, residential and construction real estate thought-leaders from around the world, the event will showcase C-Suite speakers who will share their perspectives on the role technology and innovation are playing in today's challenging marketplace.

To register for the virtual event, click here.

To get involved as a sponsor, speaker or exhibitor email anne@cretech.com


About CREtech and FUTURE PropTech

CREtech and FUTURE PropTech are Reimagining Real Estate. We are the largest international community of professionals devoted to technological innovation in the real estate sector. Our mission is to help the industry embrace, adopt and future proof their businesses. Our intelligence and event platform inspires the next generation of ideas, processes and people to champion the world's largest asset class.

CREtech is owned by The News Funnel, a news platform devoted to the commercial real estate and tech sector. The company also owns the leading digital marketing firm devoted to the real estate sector ATYPICAL.


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, construction 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 Goodwin Procter LLP

At Goodwin, we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,000-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. 

To learn more, visit us at www.goodwinlaw.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.