Fifth Wall Co-Founders Brendan Wallace and Brad Greiwe To Headline Upcoming CREtech Conference in NYC
The Largest Commercial Real Estate Conference of 2019 Coming To Brooklyn For The First Time
New York, NY (July 24, 2019) — CREtech (cretech.com), the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate technology industry has announced that Fifth Wall’s Co-Founders Brendan Wallace and Brad Greiwe will deliver a Keynote presentation at the largest CREtech event of 2019 in New York. Their presentation will span the history of Fifth Wall, their current investment focus on future trends in the CRETech sector. Fifth Wall recently announced their most recent fund which put them over $1 billion of assets under management making them the largest real estate venture firm in the world.
The 2019 CREtech NYC Conference will be held on October 16th and 17th at Dock72 in Brooklyn and is expected to attract 2000 professionals from around the world. Commercial 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.
“We are thrilled that Brendan and Brad will deliver a Keynote presentation at our largest, most important event of the year” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech.com. “I am personally a huge fan of both Brendan and Brad and deeply appreciative of their tremendous leadership and support of our platform, as well as the entire CRETech ecosystem. As the largest platform in the world devoted to CRETech, our NYC show is a must-attend event for anyone who is interested in the future of the “BuiltWorld,'' Beckerman added.
Brad Greiwe is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision. Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brad co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), a multi-billion dollar owner and operator of single-family rental properties originally backed by The Blackstone Group. As CTO, he positioned Invitation Homes as the dominant technology-forward brand in the single-family rental category, developing a proprietary technology stack to support the valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation, leasing, and professional management of over 80,000 homes in 17 major markets, serving 120,000 residents across the U.S.
Brad started his career in investment banking at UBS in the real estate, lodging, and leisure group, where he tallied over $33 billion of M&A advisory work and $1 billion of debt and equity financing, including the sale of Hilton Hotels to The Blackstone Group for $26 billion—the largest hotel privatization in history. He then worked in real estate private equity at Tishman Speyer and Starwood Capital, where he executed over $30 billion of acquisitions, debt financing, and development projects.
Brad is originally from Cincinnati and graduated from Harvard University, where he received his BA in economics.
Brendan Wallace is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision. Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brendan co-founded Identified, a workforce optimization data and analytics company that raised $33 million of venture funding and was acquired by Workday (NYSE: WKDY) in 2014. He also co-founded Cabify, the largest ridesharing service in Latin America, and has been an active investor, leading more than 60 angel investments including Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, Lyft, SpaceX, Clutter, and Philz Coffee.
Brendan started his career at Goldman Sachs in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming group before joining The Blackstone Group’s real estate private equity practice.
Brendan is from New York City. He graduated from Princeton University, where he received his BA in political science and economics. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About Fifth Wall
Fifth Wall is the largest venture capital firm focused on technologies for the global real estate industry (property technology or "proptech"). With $1 billion capital under management across three funds, Fifth Wall connects the world's largest owners and operators of real estate with the technology entrepreneurs who are redefining the future of the physical environment. Fifth Wall is backed by a global mix of strategic limited partners (LPs), including British Land, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, D.R. Horton, Equity Residential, Gecina, GLP, Hines, Host Hotels & Resorts, Hudson Pacific Properties, Lennar, Lowe's Home Improvement, Macerich, Marriott International, MERLIN Properties, MetLife Investment Management, Mitsubishi Estate, News Corp, Prologis, PulteGroup, SEGRO, Starwood Capital, Related Companies, Toll Brothers, and others. These LPs represent the largest potential customers and partners for the global Built World ecosystem, resulting in game-changing investments and partnerships in the most promising portfolio companies in retail, residential and multi-family, commercial, industrial, hospitality, and more. For more information on Fifth Wall, its partners, and portfolio, visit www.fifthwall.vc.
CREtech will announce the winners of the Real Estate Tech Awards (RETAS) to spotlight the most innovative real estate tech companies. 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. Winners will demo their products and services on stage.
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Dock 72 is the first major ground-up commercial office building to be constructed in Brooklyn in decades. The building is being built through a unique partnership between Boston Properties, Rudin Development, WeWork and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and is slated to open late summer 2019. Originally a shipbuilding facility, the site has been reinvented as an innovative and collaborative workspace. The 675,000 square foot office building integrates state-of-the-art amenities and modern Class-A office infrastructure, making it the ideal place to plug in, to refuel and to be inspired.
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