CREtech Announces Co-Founders of JLL Spark as Keynote Speakers for October 16 and 17th NYC Conference

The World’s Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Tech Conference Is Coming To Brooklyn

New York, NY (July 9, 2019)CREtech (, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate technology industry has announced the addition of JLL Spark’s Co-CEOs as confirmed speakers for their flagship NYC conference. The 2019 CREtech NYC Conference will be held on October 16th and 17th at Dock72 in Brooklyn and will be the largest commercial real estate tech conference to be held in NYC in 2019.

At #CREtechNYC2019, over 2,000 commercial real estate professionals will attend the event and get to hear first hand from JLL Spark’s two Co-Founders Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner on their Fund’s overall strategy, current investments and future plans. This is the first time both Yishai and Mihir will appear on stage together at a public event.

Mihir Shah has a passion for building and leading teams to bring successful technology-based products to market in a high-growth environment. He has done this as the Co-Founder of CEO of, an early employee at several startups, as a product leader at Yahoo!, and as the GM of Mobile at Groupon, where he helped build the global mobile business to over 50% of gross merchandise value. He has also been an angel investor and advisor to a number of startups such as Uber and Boom Supersonic. 

Yishai Lerner is driven by finding creative, innovative and technical solutions to large problems has he builds and leads teams to bring successful technology-based products to market in a high growth. Accelerating technology adoption in commercial real estate is the latest challenge he is tackling after having sold, a startup he Co-founded with Mihir Shah to Groupon. Yishai helped scale Groupon’s engineering team from a dozen to over 500 developers worldwide. He was also the first employee at numerous mobile startups after an early career building artificial intelligence for video games at Activision Studios. Yishai has angel invested and advised many startups including Uber and Boom Supersonic.

JLL Spark, a division of JLL (NYSE: JLL), is one of the most active and admired VC’s in the CRETech sector. Led by experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with successful track records building and investing in tech companies, JLL Spark's strategic proptech investments offer JLL the ability to provide innovative products to real estate owners and operators. JLL Spark was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Their $100m Fund has made such high profile investments as Skyline, HqO, Dealpath, Honest Buildings, Jones, Hubble, VergeSense, Livly, CasaOne, and Orbital Witness. 


Over 2,000 real estate executives from around the world will attend the event to network, uncover new investment opportunities, and acquire leading-edge products and services to enable digital transformation for the largest industry in the world.

Sponsored by JLL Spark, CREtech will also spotlight Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) winners via on-stage demos to select a grand prize winner. The RETAS have become the gold standard in the awards program for the most innovative companies that have achieved excellence in the greater real estate tech ecosystem. 

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