CREtech Returns to San Francisco for its 5th year and continues strong growth

New York, NY (June 22, 2017) — Nearly 500 commercial real estate professionals were on hand at the CREtech ( July 21st event held at Bespoke, in the epicenter of downtown San Francisco. As CREtech’s second largest annual event, this remains the premier West Coast event for the commercial real estate tech sector with professionals attending from across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Commercial real estate owners, developers, brokers, property managers, tenants, professionals in the construction, engineering, banking, startups, VC’s and more attended. The after party was held at WeWork Embarcadero Center.

“Our events keep scaling and the feedback keeps getting better and that is largely due to the quality of our speakers and the leading-edge startups that are on hand,” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech. “And CREtech San Francisco raised the bar big time! It was without a doubt one of the best events I have ever attended. The caliber of the speakers, the energy, the networking and the innovation on display were truly inspiring. Thanks to all those who attended and all those that are supporting this CREtech movement!” Beckerman concluded.

An incredible lineup of speakers, arguably the finest ever at a CRE tech event included such industry heavyweights as:

The leading brokerage firms were represented by their top executives including Sohin Chinoy, VP, Strategy and Business Transformation at CBRE, Andrew R. McDonald, President, West Region at Cushman & Wakefield, Andy Poppink, President, West Region at JLL and Jake Edens, SVP, Technology & Innovations at Colliers. The panel was moderated by Pierce Neinken, Global Portfolio Manager of Airbnb.

Providing their perspective on the the city’s thriving tech sector and how landlords are investing in tech within their company and buildings, the landlord panel was moderated by Jak Churton, Managing Director, JLL, and panelists included Breton Birkhofer, Innovation Lead at Prologis, Josh Raffaelli, Managing Director at Brookfield Ventures, Matt Griffin, Senior Vice President at Kilroy Realty Corporation and Ryan Salvas, VP of Real Estate Technology and Innovation at Equity Office.

In this rare and exclusive conversation, Fifth Wall Co-Founder Brad Greiwe and Josh Stein, CEO of Harbor discussed Stein's pioneering new startup that is destined to be one of the leading platforms for blockchain technology in the real estate industry. Fifth Wall is an investor in Harbor, a blockchain technology company that aims to revolutionize the world’s largest capital market with innovation in crypto-securities compliance.

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