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EQ Office President and CEO Lisa Picard to Present Keynote on Building Value with CRE’s New Power Tools at Upcoming CREtech Conference in NY


Riggs Kubiak, Founder of Honest Buildings, a Procore company, to Introduce and Interview Picard at Premier Commercial Real Estate Tech Conference

New York, NY (August 9, 2019)CREtech (, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate technology industry has announced that EQ Office’s President and CEO Lisa Picard will deliver a Keynote presentation at their flagship NYC conference. The Presentation, “Building Value with CRE’s New Power Tools,” will address CRE’s opportunities and challenges in implementing technologies and applying innovations to a legacy industry. She will highlight key trends influencing real estate value in the office sector providing new ways of thinking. Following Lisa’s Keynote, she will be interviewed on stage by Riggs Kubiak, Founder of Honest Buildings, which was recently acquired by Procore.

The 2019 CREtech NYC Conference will be held on October 16th and 17th at Dock72 in Brooklyn and is expected to attract 2,000 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 always strive to both educate and inspire our audiences at our CREtech events and I can think of no one who has both inspired and educated me as much as Lisa Picard,” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech. “She is a true trailblazer in our sector and I am thrilled she will be delivering a Keynote at our upcoming conference in NYC, the largest of its kind in 2019. I am also thrilled that my good friend Riggs Kubiak, someone that also has benefited immensely from Lisa’s counsel will be interviewing her following her presentation,” Beckerman concluded.

Lisa Picard is President and Chief Executive Officer of EQ Office, where she leads vision and strategy for the company that is wholly owned by Blackstone. As CEO, Lisa drives the strategic direction for the organization, inspires her teams, partners and clients to move past legacy assumptions seeking new pathways for value creation. For success, she drives a community experience to maximize the human potential within the real estate, particularly in this age of rapid automation and technological change.

Riggs Kubiak is the Founder of Honest Buildings, a leading provider of capital planning and  project management software for owners and developers, which was recently acquired by Procore, a leading provider of construction management software. Together, the companies will use their platforms to create unified financials and cost tracking from the first dollar in from the investor or lender to its final spend at the subcontractor or material provider level. Honest Building’s notable list of clients include Brookfield, Oxford, Hines, Parkway, Inc., Convene, Lightstone, IRC Retail Centers, Y7 Studio, Avison Young, Clear Height, Beacon Capital, FCP, Rudin Management, Milstein Properties, and George Comfort & Sons. 

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About EQ Office

We are EQ Office. While other real estate owners talk about square footage and floor plans, we focus on the experience; how space feels, activates and performs. At EQ, we partner with business leaders to find, design and manage balanced workspaces with the intention of helping to inspire talent. We're proud to work hand-in-hand with customers of all sizes from Fortune 100 companies to emerging startups to bring humanity back to the workplace. Our diverse team of over 200 professionals is responsible for creating inspired office environments in cities across the country including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston. What began as Equity Office Properties 42 years ago, now reflects a new intelligence needed to address shifting workplace needs, as EQ Office. As a U.S. office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone's real estate funds, we have the resources to lead the changes happening in work space. Explore your space for greatness at


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