Press Release brought to you by DisruptCRE

Conference Brings Together Technology, Venture Capital & Commercial Real Estate Industries “DisruptCRE: Where Technology and Real Estate Collide”


“DisruptCRE: Where Technology and Real Estate Collide”

BOSTON, MA: Organizers of the unique ‘DisruptCRE: New York’ conference scheduled for March 26th, 2015, running from 12:00p.m.-7:00 p.m, anticipate to pack the venue, Convene, located at One Financial Square (32 Old Slip), for this groundbreaking conference. Attendees will include technology innovators and professionals at the forefront of New York’s commercial real estate industry.

The conference day includes networking with world class technology innovators, educational and topical discussions, exhibitor showcase, and a unique pitch segment, where the world of tech is infused with  the commercial real estate industry. Programming consists of 6 disruptive panels/topics. Moderators and Panelists are curated by the DisruptCRE team and content is driven by new innovation, industry trends, and disruptive technologies.

The conference closes with a casual “cocktails and nosh” networking event where attendees can re-visit the showcase for networking and demos in a casual atmosphere to engage personally with the tech companies, sponsors, VC’s, and other real estate industry leaders.

Attendees will include thought leaders from commercial, developers, architects, property managers, brokers, engineers, venture capitalists, PR, construction companies, tech enthusiasts and many others.

DisruptCRE NYC;s title sponsor is IdeaPaint, ”technology that transforms any smooth surface into a high performance, dry erase canvas. IdeaPaint’s co-founder Jeff Avallon will be on the “Inside the Box: ReThinking Space” panel with:

Moderator: Mark Stefurak, Director, Architecture Design – Steelcase

Panelist: Carlos Martínez, AIA, FIIDA, LEED® AP, Design Director, Principal – Gensler

Panelist: Liz Burow, Director of Strategy & Discovery - HLW International

Panelist: David Mandell, Co-founder & CEO - PivotDesk

Other panels include:

Meet the Disruptors: Innovators Driving Change

CRE in 3D: The New Frontier of Visualization

Pardon the Disruption: Technologies Connecting Us to the Buildings of the Future

Crowdfunding: A Tectonic Shift in Real Estate Investing

A New Global Marketplace: How Tech & Innovation are Redefining CRE

Other Notable Panelists include:

Dennis J. Sherry, Regional Director of Management Services - Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Jeffrey I. Sussman, Founder - Property Group Partners

Dr. Craig A. Cuyar, Global CIO - Cushman & Wakefield

Adam L. Stanley, Global CIO, Global Technology Solutions - DTZ

Erik Levy, VP, Strategy and M&A - DMG::Information

David Eisenberg, Co-Founder & CEO – Floored

Brandon Weber, Founder & CEO – Hightower

Nick Romito, Founder & CEO – VTS (NYC tech company)

Richard Sarkis, Co-founder & CEO – Reonomy

Arie Barendrecht, CEO & Co-Founder – WiredScore

Kevin Guy, CEO - Real Liquidity

Doug Marinaro, Co-founder, President & COO – LiquidSpace

Daniel Miller, Co-Founder & President – Fundrise

William Skelley, Founder & CEO – iFunding

Hussain "Hoss" Ali-Khan, Director of Strategy - CBRE

Greg Angevine, Founder - Cube Cities

Vitaliy Goncharuk, Co-Founder - Augmented Pixels

John J. Cona, Founder & CEO - F9Analytics

Douglas S. Ellenoff, Partner - Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Keith Perske, Executive Managing Director of Workplace Innovation - Colliers International

Travis Barrington, Publisher - High Rise Facilities

Duke Long, Owner & Broker - The Duke Long Agency

Participating NYC CRE Tech Companies

Floored, Hightower, VTS, Reonomy, CompStak, WiredScore, Real Liquidity, iFunding

Additional sponsors and disrupters to be announced via the website. Real Liquidity was the first sponsor committed to the DisruptCRE conference series. RealLiquidity Co-founder, Kevin Guy, a 15-year CRE industry veteran says, “We are excited to be part of DisruptCRE. We loved the idea so much that we committed to being a staple conference sponsor before they finished the pitch. This event connects ideas, capital and people in ways that haven’t been done before.”

Organizer Stephen Hopkins predicts continued participation by a ‘Who’s Who’ from the high-tech world whose products and services promise to ‘disrupt’ the real estate industry in coming years.  Hopkins says, “The way the CRE industry currently operates is antiquated. Our presenters will explore how technology is facilitating the changes in the future of developing, managing, buying, selling, financing of all commercial properties.”

“You won’t want to miss this event. Whether you want to educate yourself on the future of the industry or network with future CRE technology titans, there will be something for everyone,” Hopkins says. He promises a fun day of education and entertainment on the cutting edge.

For more event information including tickets, sponsorships and more, visit

Stephen Hopkins is the show organizer and co-founder of CREsource. He has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry for over 15 years. He actively participates on the communications and marketing board at CoreNet New England, NAIOP MA, and USGBC MA and he co-chairs IFMA Boston’s marketing committee and recently won the group’s 2014 ‘You Make It Happen Award.’

03/15/2015 - 23:45



Want more news about DisruptCRE? Click here