JLL CEO and Head of JLL Spark to Deliver Opening Keynote for CREtech London on 8 May

Reimagine the Built World at Europe’s Leading Real Estate Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo


New York, NY (January 4, 2024)CREtech, the leading global technology and sustainability conference company devoted to Reimagining the Built World, proudly announces that JLL's CEO, Christian Ulbrich, and JLL Spark's Managing Partner, Raj Singh, will headline as the opening keynote at CREtech London on 8-9 May , 2024, hosted at Magazine London.

In this exclusive fireside conversation led by CREtech’s Head of Content, Emily Wright, Christian and Raj will explore how AI technologies are reshaping the landscape of the industry to drive efficiency, enhance predictive analytics, and unlock new possibilities.

As the Chief Executive Officer of JLL, Christian Ulbrich has overall responsibility for guiding JLL’s strategic direction and growth and for chairing the firm’s Global Executive Board, the most senior internal management committee.  He became CEO in October 2016 and has been a member of the firm’s Board of Directors since May 2016 when he was elected President of JLL. From January 2009 to May 2016, Christian was the Chief Executive Officer for JLL’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. From April 2005 through December 2008, he was the Managing Director of JLL’s German business and member of the EMEA regional board. Christian is also a member of the board of directors of Vonovia SE, Europe’s largest residential real estate company.

Raj Singh is the managing partner of JLL Spark, the corporate venture capital group of JLL, focused on strategic PropTech investments. Previously, he was interim co-head/managing director of investments at JetBlue Technology Ventures, the corporate VC of JetBlue Airways.

Prior to that, Raj served as CEO and co-founder of London-based Sooqini, an on-demand economy task delegator for small businesses. Before that, Raj co-founded and led a Geneva-based consulting firm and worked with various governments to foster entrepreneurship. As a general partner and co-founder of Pervasive Technology Ventures—and also as a principal for the New York-based VC arm of Investcorp—he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and closing new investments in tech startups. At Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&), Raj led strategy and technology projects in ecommerce; technology, media, and telecommunications; and financial services. He also held multiple positions at IBM at the start of his career.

Confirmed speakers already set to present on the Keynote Stage include C-Suite executives from British Land, Stanhope, WilkinsonEyre, Olympia, Derwent London, and more. Their discussions will traverse critical topics about Reimagining the Built World in 2024 such as AI, real estate-led climate innovation, lessons in resilience and adaptation, repositioning in a tough market, occupier demand, smart design, and urban master planning. Attendees can expect tangible, actionable insights empowering them and their companies within an intricate and ever-evolving market landscape.

Further session details and additional speakers for CREtech London 2024 will be unveiled soon, promising an event brimming with unparalleled insights and networking opportunities.

At CREtech London, 1700+ attendees will experience world-class content that will educate and inspire attendees through a mixture of exclusive keynote presentations, panel sessions, fireside chats, interactive sessions and demos from the industry’s leading edge solutions providers. Only at CREtech London will attendees find the best-in-class C-Suite speakers delivering groundbreaking presentations to foster innovation, drive productivity, and enhance sustainability initiatives. In 2024, CREtech London will feature fewer speakers and panels and more fireside chats, TED talks and next-level presentations that will leave attendees feeling inspired.

Along with extraordinary content, attendees of CREtech London 2024 will get access to our AI-powered peer-to-peer matchmaking app that pairs attendees for 1:1 meetings, an expo hall packed with the latest built world solutions, a new immersive experience featuring leaders in smart building technology, a new curated breakout “CREtech Conversations”, our official cocktail reception and more. 

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