Nearly 700 Professionals Attend CRE // Tech New York on December 7th
Fifth Annual CRE // Tech New York Event Shatters All Attendance Records For A Real Estate Tech Event
New York, NY (December 11, 2017) — Nearly 700 commercial real estate professionals were on hand at the CRE // Tech (cretech.com) December 7th event held at SL Green’s Tower 46 in Midtown Manhattan. This was the largest event ever in the commercial real estate tech sector with professionals attending from as far away as Germany, England and India and from all over the United States and Canada. Commercial real estate owners, developers, brokers, property managers, tenants, professionals in the construction, engineering, banking, startups, VC’s and more attended. A new addition to the event included announcement of the winners of the 4th annual Real Estate Tech Awards (RETAS). The after party was held at WeWork Times Square.
“CRE // Tech blew away all of our expectations,” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CRE // Tech. “As I said in my opening remarks, this wasn’t so much an event, as it was a movement! There is no doubt that the commercial real estate tech sector is gaining serious moment in the industry. It’s not simply the amazing turnout of the event, it’s WHO was there as well. I have never seen so many high level executives from so many leading industry brokerage and development companies interested in tech. For all of those reasons, this was truly a milestone day in the history of commercial real estate tech sector,” Beckerman concluded.
An incredible line up of speakers, arguably the finest ever at a CRE tech event included such industry heavyweights as:
-A venture capital panel with premier thought leaders and investors including moderator J. Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Investments, Cleveland Avenue and panelists Jeffrey Berman, General Partner and Director, Camber Creek, Rich Boyle, General Partner, Canaan Partners, Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fifth Wall Ventures, Mark Goldberg, Principal, Index Ventures, Kurt Ramirez, Vice President, Moderne Ventures and Travis Putnam, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Navitas Capital.
-The leading brokerage firms were represented by their Chief Technology and Operations executives including Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, CBRE, Dan Spiegel, Executive Vice President, US Operations, Colliers, Adam Stanley, Global CIO, Cushman & Wakefield, Raj Bhatti, Chief Technology Officer, Newmark Knight Frank, and Edward Wagoner, Global CIO, Corporate Solutions, JLL. The panel was moderated by Thomas Byrne, CEO, Property Capsule.
-Providing their perspective on the the city’s thriving tech sector and how landlords are investing in tech within their company and buildings, the landlord panel was moderated by Paul Amrich, Vice Chairman, CBRE, and panelists included Andrew Mathias, President, SL Green Realty Corp., Tommy Craig, Senior Managing Director, Hines and William C. Rudin, CEO and Vice-Chairman, Rudin Management Company.
Following the panel presentations, to honor those innovative and forward-thinking companies and individuals who have played an integral role in advancing tech in the real estate industry throughout the year the Real Estate Tech Awards (RETAS) were presented for Best Overall Real Estate Tech Site, Best Real Estate Mobile App, Top Real Estate Tech VC or Angel Investor, Most Innovative Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur/CEO and Most Influential Real Estate Tech Thought Leader. For a full list of the winners and honorable mentions, more information can be found here.
Launched in 2013 as the first event platform devoted to the commercial real estate tech sector, CRE // Tech was acquired by The News Funnel earlier this year. The platform has become the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. CRE // Tech consistently produces sold-out events including the hugely popular events in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. The organization’s events bring together thousands of real estate and tech professionals and companies each year in a dynamic, entertaining and informative experience.
At the event, CRE // Tech announced plans to expand to eight events in 2018.
About CRE // Tech
CRE // Tech is the “Center for Innovation” within the commercial real estate industry. The platform’s mission is to connect brokers, owners/developers, investors and service providers with the leading startups devoted to commercial real estate. CRE // Tech is owned and operated by The News Funnel, the leading content, connectivity and event platform devoted to the commercial real estate industry.
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