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Boston Properties CEO Owen D. Thomas Announced as Final Keynote Speaker at CREtech New York Conference on October 16 and 17th


Mr. Thomas, CEO at one of the largest owners, managers and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, BXP, will deliver a presentation on the company’s tech initiatives to largest audience of commercial real estate tech professionals in the U.S.

New York, NY (October 9, 2019) — CREtech (, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate technology industry has announced that Boston Properties’ Chief Executive Officer Owen D. Thomas will deliver a Keynote presentation at their flagship NYC conference. The keynote presentation will highlight Boston Properties’ tech initiatives and overall innovation strategy.

The 2019 CREtech NYC Conference will be held on October 16th and 17th at Dock 72 in Brooklyn. The conference is expected to attract over 2,000 professionals from around the world. Global commercial real estate executives will attend the event to network with owners, managers, and leading tech companies while learning about new and leading companies that are  enabling the digital movement in real estate.

“Having Owen Thomas speak at our CREtech New York conference is truly a milestone moment in the history of our industry,” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech. “Owen is one of the most respected and accomplished commercial real estate executives in the world and Boston Properties has been a real leader in this space. Owen speaking at our event is a wonderful affirmation of the progress we are making in PropTech and how active the landlord and development sectors are becoming in tech overall. I am very much looking forward to Owen’s remarks at our event next week in Brooklyn and deeply appreciative of all of their company’s leadership and support of our young industry,” Beckerman added.

Owen D. Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Boston Properties. He is a Director of Lehman Brothers Holdings and served as its first Chairman from 2012 until 2013 when he joined Boston Properties. Prior to Lehman, Mr. Thomas was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years serving in a number of different roles, business units and locations, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia and Chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, while living in Hong Kong from 2008 until 2011. He also held the roles of President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and served on Morgan Stanley's Management Committee from 2005 until 2011.

Mr. Thomas is the Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, a Director of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, an Officer and member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and a Director of the Real Estate Roundtable. He is a Director of Episcopal Charities of New York and formerly Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association and Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. He attended and is a former Trustee of Woodberry Forest School, received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. 

To learn more about Mr. Owen Thomas, other leading speakers, exhibitors, or how to attend this year's CREtech New York City 2019 Conference, please click here.

About Boston Properties

Boston Properties is the largest publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in five markets - Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), that develops, manages, operates, acquires and owns a diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space. The Company’s portfolio totals 50.9 million square feet and 193 properties, including twelve properties under construction.

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