CREtech Los Angeles 2019

Los Angeles - 03/27/19 - 03/28/19


Over two days, thousands of startups, entrepreneurs, investors and commercial real estate professionals from around the world will attend the CREtech Los Angeles Conference at the historic Shrine Expo Hall. All of the major tech trends in office, industrial, retail and multifamily including CoWorking, Data, A.I., ConTech and more will be discussed by those leading the tech revolution in CRE. Attendees will have the opportunity to set up one-to-one meetings during our speed dating breaks, hear from the most sought-after thought leaders and meet the leading startups, investors, developers/owners and brokers, not to mention have a great time during our evening receptions.

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Day One: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9:00 AM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Conference Kickoff and Welcome
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote Session: Inside WeWork

No other startup has impacted the commercial real estate sector like WeWork. With a valuation over $40 billion, WeWork has completely transformed not only the tenant experience but the brokerage and development sectors as well. In this first of its kind panel, CREtech CEO, Michael Beckerman, will sit down with four of the company’s top executives to learn how the company operates internally as well as its short and long term strategies.

Moderator: Michael Beckerman

Sarah Pontius

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate Partnerships, WeWork

Granit Gjonbalaj

Chief Real Estate Development Officer, WeWork

Rohit Dave

Sr Director, M&A, WeWork

Craig Robinson

Global Head of Powered by We Services, WeWork

Michael Beckerman

CEO, CREtech

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CREtech Talk: How to Scale, Leveraging a Strategic VC

Scaling your business can be a tricky process. What VC to pitch to, what to bring to the table, what they're looking for - all of these questions and more come up when it's time to grow. Finding the right investors requires due diligence. Join Americas Growth Lead at JLL Spark, Andrea Jang, as she walks you through how to strategically scale your business and find the right VC partner for you.

Andrea Jang

Head of Growth, Americas, JLL Spark

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Networking Break

Sponsored by The Landis Group

Thanks to our networking sponsor

 The Landis Group

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel: A.I. and the Coming Revolution in Commercial Real Estate

Learn from the leading experts in Artificial Intelligence on how it has the potential to completely transform every aspect of CRE from data to transactions and everything in between.

Moderator: Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath

CIO, Head of Client Technology, Savills

Guy Zipori

Co-Founder & CEO, Skyline AI

Abhinav Somani

CEO, LEVERTON Corporation

L.D. Salmanson

CEO, Cherre

Richard Sarkis

Co-founder & CEO, Reonomy

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Networking Lunch
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
CREtech Talk: What's the Future of Smart Buildings?

What is the future of Smart Buildings? Hear from one of the leading venture capitalists in CREtech, Travis Putnam, Managing Partner at Navitas Capital as he presents his vision for the building of the future, including everything from occupant-centric control solutions, to AI driven operations, to the convergence of digital and physical environments.

Travis Putnam

Managing Partner, Navitas Capital

2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
Panel: The Convergence of Development & Tech

Learn from the leading office, retail and multifamily developers about they are integrating tech solutions into their developments. Also hear from the Co-Founder of Industrious about how Co-Working is now becoming an essential part of the mixed-use experience.

Moderator: Momei Qu

Momei Qu

Vice President, PSP Growth

Kevin McKenzie

EVP, Chief Digital Officer, Macerich

Karen Hollinger

SVP, Corporate Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities

Justin Stewart

Co-founder and President, Industrious

Amalia Paliobeis

Director of Real Estate, Common

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Networking Break

Sponsored by The Landis Group

Thanks to our networking sponsor

 The Landis Group

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel: The Revolution Will Now Be Mobilized

Creating value at the interface between buildings and transportation in the age of electric vehicles, micro-mobility, transportation as a service, and autonomy.

Moderator: Elie Finegold

Elie Finegold

Venture Advisor, MetaProp

Alan Dowdell

VP, Business Development, ChargePoint

Ryan Foutty

Sr. Director, Business Development, Lime

Greg Lindsay

Director of Strategy, LA CoMotion

Wen Sang

CEO, Smarking Inc.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Keynote Session: Inside Prologis

Everyone knows Prologis as the world's largest logistics company with $92 billion in assets under management, but what many don’t know is that the company is one of the most forward-thinking and active investors/adopters in tech as well. In this in-depth interview with two of the company's leading tech and operations executives, you will get a first hand view of how Prologis is on the front lines of the commercial real estate tech revolution.

Moderator: Michael Beckerman

Jeremy Giles

Managing Director, Global Customer Solutions, Prologis

Will O'Donnell

Managing Partner, Prologis Ventures

Michael Beckerman

CEO, CREtech

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thanks to our reception host

 Eastdil Secured

Day Two: Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 AM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote Session: Penny Pritzker Interview with Nick Romito, CEO of VTS

Interviewed by Nick Romito, Co-founder and CEO of VTS, Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Commerce Secretary under President Obama, and Founder/Chairman of PSP Partners will deliver the Keynote Address and will speak about the “Future Of Work” and how technology is impacting the real estate sector.

Penny Pritzker

Founder and Chairman, 38th Secretary of Commerce, PSP Partners

Nick Romito

Founder and CEO, VTS

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Panel: Construction Tech - Building Towards Disruption

Pioneers of the construction tech space discuss their efforts to build better, faster, and more cost-effectively.

Moderator: Dave Bragg

Dave Bragg

Managing Director, Green Street Advisors

Steve Weilbach

VP, GTM, Katerra

Steve Burrows CBE

President, Baumatix

Magued Eldaief

CEO, Prescient

Robert Otani

Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Networking Break

Sponsored by The Landis Group

Thanks to our networking sponsor

 The Landis Group

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel: Los Angeles - A Profile Of A Smart City

Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a bold vision for Los Angeles to become a well-run and prosperous city for all Angelenos through a bold innovation agenda. In this first-of-its-kind keynote session, Fifth Wall Ventures Partner and a member of the Mayor’s Tech Innovation Council, Natalie Bruss, will sit down with three of the city’s top deputies across Technology (Aria Safar, Mayor’s liaison to the tech industry), Transportation (Marcel Porras, Chief Sustainability Officer, Department of Transportation) and Design (Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer) to discuss how the second largest city in the nation is partnering with startups and incumbents across our sector to enact meaningful change.

Moderator: Natalie Bruss

Natalie Bruss

Partner, Fifth Wall

Marcel Porras

Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Christopher Hawthorne

Chief Design Officer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Aria Cyrus Safar

Economic Policy Manager, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
CREtech Talk: 50 Year Overnight Success of Proptech
Riggs Kubiak

Founder and CEO, Honest Buildings

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
CREtech Talk: Beyond the Hype - Practical Data Science for the CRE Analyst

We've all heard buzzwords like "AI", "machine learning" and "data science", but what do they really mean? In this talk, we cut through the hype and focus on the practical benefits of data science for the CRE analyst.

David Gerster

Vice President, JLL Spark

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Keynote Session: Top VCs in Commercial Real Estate Tech

Join the leading VCs to discuss key trends in commercial real estate tech. We have assembled an extraordinary panel of VCs from early to late stage, in all categories of commercial real estate, to offer an in-depth look at where the smart money is flowing in tech.

Moderator: Linda Isaacson

Linda Isaacson

Senior Vice President, First American Title Insurance

Patricia Nakache

General Partner, Trinity Ventures

Merritt Hummer

Principal, Bain Capital Ventures

Julie Lein

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Urban Innovation Fund

Natalie Bruss

Partner, Fifth Wall

3:00 PM
Closing Remarks