William Zola, President at LightBox to Speak on Mergers & Acquisitions Panel at Upcoming CREtech Austin Conference
CREtech Comes To Austin, Texas on April 22 and 23rd for Its First Event of 2020
New York, NY (March 3, 2020) —CREtech (cretech.com), 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 feature William Zola, President at LightBox, one of the leaders in the sector.
Bill Zola, the President of LightBox, has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the B2B information services industry and has been integrally involved in establishing, shaping and growing companies by developing and executing comprehensive business/corporate strategy and merger & acquisition transactions.
Bill’s leadership success spans the B2B data and analytics, information services and software industries in the commercial real estate, financial services and other industry verticals. He has held executive positions at DMG Information Inc., a $650 million division of U.K.-based Daily Mail and General Trust; BlackRock, a $1T+ institutional asset management firm; and Thomson Financial, a $2 billion division of a global business information company.
Bill will share the stage with fellow real estate tech leaders Tim Curran, CEO at Building Engines; Mike Britti, SVP at RealPage; Keith Tice, VP of Corporate Development at Accruent and John Ensign, President at MRI. The panel will be moderated by Ben Lerner, Managing Director, “Real Estate” Tech M&A, Lerner Associates.
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LightBox is a leading provider of CRE data and workflow solutions for marketing, prospecting, due diligence, risk management, and location intelligence that enable decision making for 50,000 CRE brokers, 70,000 qualified and active investors, 1,100 banks and lenders, 2,000 appraisal firms, and 5,000 environmental consulting and engineering firms. By combining proven brands with innovative technology and data capabilities, the company is creating new solutions to facilitate transparency, efficiency and insight for real estate. LightBox was established in 2018 and is backed by Silver Lake and Battery Ventures. In addition to organic corporate growth and expansion, LightBox has made a number of strategic acquisitions including Environmental Data Resources (EDR), Digital Map Products (DMP), and Real Capital Markets (RCM) to establish the firm as a source of end-to-end solutions in commercial real estate and in related industries.
CREtech is the premier global events, research and thought leadership organization devoted to innovation in the Built World. Our mission at CREtech is to connect the real estate and tech sectors by producing the largest must-attend industry conferences in the U.S. and London and publishing exclusive research that spotlights emerging trends.