CREtech New York 2019

Brooklyn - 10/16/19 - 10/17/19




Join us for CREtech’s biggest east coast two-day conference on October 16-17, 2019. Get an all-access conference pass to discuss all things real estate tech innovation with the most sought-after speakers, the leading startups, investors from around the world, motivated developers/owners and brokers. Our sold-out events are a must-attend for real estate professionals to network, discover and transform your business.


The commercial real estate technology revolution is here. Get ahead of the important trends and register today.


Attendees are invited to stay at one of the official CREtech hotels for the best rate in Brooklyn, the The Tillary. To book your stay, visit our exclusive reservation site or call 718.329.9537. Space is limited. Reserve your stay before September 27th.


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Day 1 Keynote Stage: October 16
9:00 am
Registration Opens
9:30 am
Conference Kickoff and Welcome
9:40 am
Welcome to Brooklyn and Dock72

An overview of this groundbreaking development and highlights of Rudin Ventures.

Michael Rudin

Senior Vice President, Rudin Management Company

10:10 am
WeWork: A Profile In Innovation

No other start-up has transformed commercial real estate like WeWork. From the tenant experience to brokerage and development, hear how WeWork revolutionized the entire industry.

Granit Gjonbalaj

Chief Real Estate Development Officer, WeWork

10:30 am
AM Networking Break

Sponsored by The Landis Group

Thanks to our networking sponsor

 The Landis Group

11:00 am
To Be Announced

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11:20 am
Convincing the skeptics – the great proptech debate

As proptech investments peak and adoption ramps, has the industry finally reached a tipping point? In this keynote discussion, JLL Spark Co-CEOs, Yishai Lerner and Mihir Shah will debate the current state of proptech in CRE. The discussion, moderated by WSJ reporter Peter Grant, will explore how the industry is moving forward, where it’s falling short, and whether the hype is warranted.

Moderator: Peter Grant

Peter Grant

Deputy Editor, Real Estate, The Wall Street Journal

Mihir Shah

Co-CEO, JLL Spark

Yishai Lerner

Co-CEO, JLL Spark

12:00 pm

Sponsored By Goodwin

1:00 pm
I’ll Tell you What I Want, What I Really, Really Want: Ideas for Multifamily VC Investment

With billions being invested in new technology focused on real estate, especially in multifamily, it is surprising no one has asked the customer to describe the pain points which need to be solved. Hear from an expert using a rapid-fire, humorous approach to the business problems that they wish venture capital investment would target.

Karen Hollinger

SVP, Corporate Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities

1:20 pm
An In-depth Look at the Tech Behind the Largest New Urban Development in the World

You do not want to miss this extraordinary discussion led by Steve Weikal of The MIT Center for Real Estate and the lead tech executives behind Hudson Yards in New York, Kenneth Finnegan and Scott Evans.

Moderator: Steve Weikal

Steve Weikal

Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate

Kenneth Finnegan

CTO & Managing Director of Technology, Related Hudson Yards

Scott Evans

Chief Digital Officer, Related Hudson Yards

2:00 pm
PM Networking Break

Sponsored by The Landis Group

Thanks to our networking sponsor

 The Landis Group

2:30 pm
Bringing Families to the Forefront of Urban Housing with Kin

Hear how an iconic global real estate company and leading start-up came together to prioritize community, design, and technology to revolutionize city living for families.

Jenny Wong

Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Britt Zaffir

CEO, Kin

3:15 pm
Prologis Ventures: Changing An Industry

Within San Francisco-based Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, sits Prologis Ventures. Staffed by a specialized team of innovators and technology and venture capitalist experts, Prologis Ventures is part of a group of PropTech investors/adopters determined to reinvent an entire industry.

Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,100 customers across 19 countries, principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment. The company’s forward-thinking approach to staying ahead of what’s next has put it on the front lines of the commercial real estate tech revolution.

In this in-depth session at CREtech New York, Prologis Ventures’ leading tech executive, Will O'Donnell, and one of the industry’s long-time thought leaders, Geoffrey Kasselman, will discuss how Prologis is leading the way in bringing tech to commercial real estate.

Moderator: Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

CEO, Op2mize Energy, LLC

Will O'Donnell

Managing Partner, Prologis Ventures

4:00 pm
Day 1: Closing Remarks
4:00 pm

Sponsored by Top Tenant Powered by Buxton

Thanks to our reception host

 Top Tenant Powered by Buxton

Day 1 Innovation Stage: October 16
10:00 am
How AI is Creating Property Value Today

Navitas Capital's Managing Partner, Travis Putnam, alongside 3 portfolio companies: Matterport, Gridium and MeetElise share the experiences of utilizing AI to create value for customers.

Moderator: Travis Putnam

Travis Putnam

Managing Partner, Navitas Capital

Minna Song

Co-Founder and CEO, MeetElise

Tom Arnold

CEO, Gridium

10:30 am

In order to succeed in today's real estate market, you need data. However, owners and brokers don’t need more data, they need better data to push their portfolio performance and capitalize on ROI insights. Learn how today's tech companies help their clients use data to achieve better ROI and outperform the market.

Moderator: Mollie Fadule

Mollie Fadule

Founder and Partner, Cephas Partners

Connell McGill

Co-Founder and CEO, Enertiv

Taylor Odegard

CEO, Founder, NavigatorCRE

Kevin Shtofman

National Real Estate Blockchain Lead, Deloitte Consulting

12:30 pm
Meet the Hottest New Tech Companies of 2019

Hear from the founders and leaders of NAR’s inaugural REACH Commercial Accelerator. These visionaries will provide an overview of their unique platforms and a sneak peek at future innovation in multifamily housing, vacation rental, lending, listing, smart office planning, and transaction management.

Moderator: Bob Gillespie

Bob Gillespie

Executive Director, REACH Commercial Accelerator

Sheila S Matuscak

Co-Founder & CEO, CoeoSpace

Colleen Werner

Founder & CEO, LulaFit

Jorge Aguilar

CEO, Trove

Patrick Frank

Head of Sales , Biproxi

Anja Bump

Founder & CEO, Twofold

2:00 pm
PropTech Without Purpose, Don't Buy It

In CRE as in life, technology is not a silver bullet; it does not solve all problems. Without a plan and purpose in mind, technology can create inefficiency and sub-optimal outcomes. So how do you harness PropTech and deliver powerful, real results?

Join HqO’s Co-Founder and CEO, Chase Garbarino, as he calls out the misalignments that can drive stress in the relationship between PropTech and CRE owners, and create disconnected experiences for building occupants. Instead of simply equating technology with efficiency, he asks us to map technology to specific results for businesses and for people. You’ll leave this talk knowing what it takes to create “purpose at your place”.

Chase Garbarino

Co-founder, CEO, HqO

2:30 pm
How to Run a Technology Pilot and Win (or Lose)

You’ve got a big landlord on board to test your product. Now what? As a startup, how do you ensure the pilot converts? As a CRE owner or operator, how do you support implementation and evaluate performance? In this session, Eric Wittman, Chief Growth Officer at JLL Spark, will lead a discussion with PropTech startup CEOs and CRE industry veterans on the lessons learned from running pilots -- good and bad

Moderator: Eric Wittman

Eric Wittman

Chief Growth Officer, JLL Spark

Elizabeth Ringbom, CRX, CSM

Senior Vice President, JLL

Omri Stern

CEO & Co-Founder, Jones

Dan Ryan

CEO & Founder, VergeSense

Day 2 Keynote Stage: October 17
9:00 am
Registration Opens
9:00 am
9:10 am
Building Value with CRE’s New Power Tools

EQ Office’s President and CEO Lisa Picard will deliver a keynote presentation, “Building Value with CRE’s New Power Tools.” The presentation will address CRE’s opportunities and challenges in implementing technologies and applying innovations to a legacy industry. She will highlight key trends influencing real estate value in the office sector providing new ways of thinking.

Following Lisa’s Keynote, she will be interviewed on stage by Riggs Kubiak, Founder and CEO of Honest Buildings.

Lisa Picard

President & CEO , EQ Office

Riggs Kubiak

Founder and CEO, Honest Buildings

9:50 am
Bridging the Gap between CRE and Tech

How do you integrate tech and commercial real estate to build a scalable CRE Tech platform? Join Ten-X President, Maureen Waters, for an informative and fun session on ways to bridge the gap (both internally and externally) between "CRE” and “tech" to build a successful CRE Tech company.

Maureen Waters

President, Ten-X Commercial

10:10 am
Networking Break AM

Sponsored by The Landis Group

Thanks to our networking sponsor

 The Landis Group

10:30 am
The Evolution of Fifth Wall: Venture Funds & Powering Corporate Venture Investment Programs

In this unprecedented presentation you will hear from the Co-Founders of the largest devoted real estate VC, with over $1 billion of assets under management, how they see the future of the CRETech sector taking shape, where the next unicorn is likely to come from and the ultimate impact that tech will have on the entire BuiltWorld.

Brad Greiwe

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

11:15 am
#RETAS Pitch Competition

Sponsored by JLL Spark

Andrea Jang

Head of Growth, Americas, JLL Spark

12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Big Data and Advanced Analytics in Real Estate: Beyond The Buzz
Sudeep Doshi

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

1:50 pm
Perspectives from Every Angle

Lessons learned and insights on the future of the CRE tech sector from a former angel investor (Matterport, Procore, Warby Parker, et al.), startup employee (Bonobos, TellApart), Founder (Floored), CRE Executive (CBRE) who is now managing a new $100m+ PropTech VC called Zigg Capital.

Dave Eisenberg

Partner, Zigg Capital

2:10 pm
New Perspectives on Venture Capital

Hear from a group of leading global investors as they grace the stage of CREtech for the first time and reveal their unique investment strategies.

Moderator: Minta Kay

Minta Kay

Partner & Chair of Global Real Estate Industry Group, Goodwin

Arnie Sriaskandarajah

Partner, Round Hill Ventures

Liz Hartley

Partner, Creator Fund, The We Company

Michael Yang

Managing Partner, OMERS Ventures

Seth Rosenberg

Investor, Greylock Partners

Nicole LeBlanc

Director, Investments & Partnerships, Sidewalk Labs

3:00 pm
Conference Closing
Day 2 Innovation Stage: October 17
10:00 am
How to Adapt to Today's People-Centered Real Estate Market

Today’s most in-demand buildings provide occupants with thermal comfortable spaces, clean air, and access to natural light and views representing an ‘all in’ approach that improves health, wellness, employee engagement and productivity of those who work inside.

In this session you will learn how developers, investors and brokers can adapt to today’s people-centered real estate market and stay competitive.

Piers MacNaughton

Director of Health Strategy, View

11:00 am
The Accelerating Adoption of PropTech: How Can Real Estate Companies Apply Advancements in Technology to Improve Their Bottom Line?

Technological innovation is changing the world at an unprecedented rate and the real estate industry is not exempt from this transition.

“PropTech” has now become a commonly-used term pertaining to the intersection of real estate and technology. While technology enables everyone to do more faster today, the implications of an accelerated pace of change will become far more obvious to the wider industry five years in the future.

What is the range of strategies that you could be considering in order to take advantage of technological innovations for your real estate assets, for your overall portfolio, for your firm, for your clients and for your best practices? What are some examples of PropTech startups that have entered the market and found early success?

Jake Edens

SVP, Technology and Innovation | USA, Colliers International

11:30 am
What Do Tenants Really Want? A Lot

Learn insights seen from the 15,000 actual tenants using the Truss platform. What trends and amenities will really attract your next tenants.

Vanessa Anderson

Vice President of Operations, Truss

1:00 pm
To Be Announced
1:30 pm
Innovation in CRE Tech is Now. Are You Living in the Past, Present, or Future?

A guide to corporate innovation and real estate technology through the lens of the largest corporate innovation platform in the world.

Kia Nejatian

Senior Associate, Plug and Play Ventures

MJ Cootsona

Co-Director, Real Estate & Construction Tech, Plug and Play


16 - 17 Oct NY

Event Message

Stay at one of the official CREtech hotels for the best prices in Brooklyn. Book your stay at The Tillary for an exclusive rate for both the nights of Oct 15th and Oct 16th. To book your stay, visit our exclusive reservation site or call 718.329.9537. Space is limited. Reserve your stay before September 27th.

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