CREtech CIO Ashkán Zandieh to Host Discussion on “Venture Capital in Retail Real Estate Tech” at ICSC’s RECon

The Global Retail Real Estate Convention to be held on May 19 - May 22 in Las Vegas  

New York, NY (May 20, 2019) — CREtech (, the largest event, data and content platform covering the commercial real estate tech industry, has announced its Chief Intelligence Officer, Ashkán Zandieh will host several discussions on technology's impact on retail and real estate at ICSC’s Innovation Exchange at RECon on Monday May 20 & Tuesday May 21, 2019at

An expert on venture capital investments in real estate tech, Zandieh will lead several discussions including, VC investments in retail real estate tech, the future of smart cities, and more. Attendees will learn how professionals in commercial real estate should be preparing themselves for the profound impact that tech is having as a result of this massive tech investment and innovation.


Agenda & Speakers


Venture Capital Investing in Retail Real Estate Tech

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 9:30 am | Innovation Exchange - Grand Lobby

  • Dan Wenhold, Co-Head of Retail Investments, Fifth Wall Ventures
  • Andrea Jang, Head of Growth, Americas, JLL
  • Jesse Franklin, Vice President Investments & Innovation, Macerich
  • Zachary Aarons, Co-Founder, MetaProp


CRE: Disrupted! Innovative leaders disrupting the CRE industry

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 2:30 pm | Innovation Exchange - Grand Lobby

  • Bryan Colin, Co-Founder and CEO, VirtualAPT
  • Mohamed Haouache, CEO,Storefront
  • David Gull, CEO, Outer Realm


The Future of Smart Cities!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 10:00 am |  Innovation Exchange - Grand Lobby

  • Christopher Bledsoe, Co-Founder & CEO, Ollie
  • Aric Ohana, Co-Founder, Envoy
  • Bryan Copley, Co-Founder & CEO, CityBldr


Understanding the Data Driving Retail Real Estate

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 2:30 pm |  Innovation Exchange - Grand Lobby

  • Chris Aronson, Chief Commercial Officer, CompStak
  • Joseph Lee, Co-Founder & CEO,
  • Drew Breunig, Senior Vice President, PlaceIQ



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