Two Of The Most Respected Thought-Leaders In The World Of Real Estate and Technology To Collaborate With CREtech On Content For This First-of-Its-Kind Event


New York, NY (March 10, 2021)CREtech (, the largest media company devoted to covering the real estate technology sector, announced today that Mark Grinis, Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader at EY and Minta Kay, Chair of Goodwin’s Global Real Estate Industry Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s PropTech practice will Co-Chair CREtechU Virtual Summit on April 20-22. CREtechU will provide attendees with an overview of the best strategies for effective and impactful tech strategies for their company. The virtual event will demystify some of the most important innovations like implementing an impactful ESG initiative, 5G and cybersecurity, plus focus on conversations about how to create a tech-infused company culture that rewards innovation, and more.   

With tech adoption remaining a challenge for the commercial real estate industry, many organizations feel overwhelmed by options and are unconfident with where to begin.  

The summit will feature insights from best-in-class thought leaders about how to select the right tech solutions for your business, how to onboard them in the most efficient manner, and how to evaluate the investment. Topics to be explored span all aspects of the real estate sector including office, multifamily, logistics, mixed-use, retail, construction and more.

As EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, Mark coordinates the efforts of 15,000 professionals around the world who serve more than 6,000 clients. Mark has three decades of real estate industry experience and previously led Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction in the US Central region and EY Global Real Estate Private Equity. His prior roles include lead audit partner for real estate funds, Americas Transaction Real Estate Practice Leader, and Asia Real Estate Practice Managing Partner. Mark is a licensed CPA in NY and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has co-authored The Guide to Distress Debt and Turnaround Investing and our annual report, Global market outlook: trends in real estate private equity. He frequently speaks at key industry events. Mark received his BA in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.

Minta Kay is Chair of Goodwin’s Global Real Estate Industry Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s PropTech practice. She leads an elite group of lawyers that focus on public companies, transactions and real estate fund formation across the globe. Her practice involves the representation of institutional investors, tax-exempts, real estate funds and owner/operators in connection with all aspects of their real estate investment transactions, and she has extensive experience in representing investors in complex joint venture and limited partnership transactions to acquire or develop properties. Minta has expertise in the areas of commercial real estate loan and equity investment restructuring, actively representing financial institutions, borrowers and partners in the modification of limited partnership and joint venture investments and loans.

As Co-Chair of Goodwin’s PropTech practice, one of the first of its kind within the U.S. legal field, Minta is focused on driving strategy across Goodwin’s real estate and technology groups to effectively support clients involved in the booming subsector. Her keen understanding in the importance of connecting real estate and technology, paired with her collaborative nature, has allowed her to coordinate fruitful introductions between investors, start-ups, companies and thought leaders within the space. Minta is also a member of the CREtech Leadership Board and the Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council.

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About CREtech

CREtech is 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, streaming,  event and consulting platforms inspire the next generation of ideas, processes and people to champion the world's largest asset class.

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