Shadow Partners and CREtech Forge Powerful Alliance to Drive Groundbreaking Advancements in the A/E/C and Commercial Real Estate Sectors

In a trailblazing initiative aimed at advancing the $300 Trillion global built environment, Shadow Partners, a pioneer in driving innovation in the AEC industry, and CREtech, the leading global commercial real estate community and conference company dedicated to innovation and sustainability, have proudly unveiled a strategic partnership. 

This unprecedented collaboration will bridge the substantial gap between the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community and the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) community, heralding a transformative era in an industry historically marked by fragmentation. The focus lies on pivotal issues such as decarbonization, sustainable innovation leadership, technology integration, and advanced risk management.

"The built environment industry is notoriously disjointed with project stakeholders operating in silos with misaligned values. If we are serious about improving how we design, build, and maintain our physical world for generations to come, we must foster collaboration from all fronts," expressed Shadow Partners Founder and CEO, KP Reddy.

As a pivotal step in this partnership, Shadow Partners will play a key role at the upcoming CREtech New York conference on November 13-14, 2024, serving as a host partner of the inaugural "AEC Zone." This zone will facilitate the convergence of senior executive leaders from the largest and most innovative AEC firms with the most ambitious commercial real estate owners and developers, collectively envisioning the future of our industry.

“This partnership represents a significant milestone towards a more integrated, sustainable, and innovative future in the built environment,” CREtech, CEO Michael Beckerman said. “The AEC sector is one that has extraordinary potential for tech adoption and investment in the future given the macro-economic challenges the industry faces on multiple fronts from supply chain challenges to labor shortages to the decarbonization of construction materials. Shadow Partners’ industry leadership, proven track record and substantial network in the AEC community makes them the ideal partner for CREtech to drive innovation in this massive marketplace,” Beckerman concluded.

In a recent Fireside Chat, KP Reddy and Michael Beckerman spoke on the significance of the strategic partnership. To receive a link to that conversation, visit CREtech+ at this link here.

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About CREtech

CREtech is Reimagining the Built World. We are the largest international community of professionals devoted to driving innovation and sustainability in the real estate sector. Our mission is to drive tech adoption and innovation in the Built World by organizing two large-scale conferences annually in New York and London.  Learn more:


About Shadow Partners

Shadow Partners was founded by KP Reddy, a 30+ year technologist, innovator, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist in the built environment. The mission is to accelerate innovation in the built environment through education, community and thought leadership. Its ecosystem brings together Architecture, Engineering, Construction leaders and emerging technology entrepreneurs to foster collaboration and advance technology across the entire value chain of the built environment. For more information, visit or follow @shadow_partners on Twitter, @shadow-partners on LinkedIn, or @ShadowPartners on YouTube.


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