Onyx Equities’ Jonathan Schultz to Discuss Real Estate Tech Revolution at 17th Annual RealComm Conference and Expo
Select Group of C-Level Executives to Hear Schultz’s ‘End-User’ Insights
While Learning About His ‘3 Ts’ Approach to Real Estate Management
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (June 3, 2015) – RealComm, the intersection of technology, innovation and real estate operations, today announced that Jonathan Schultz –managing principal of Onyx Equities (“Onyx”) – will address a select group of c-level real estate executives on June 8, in San Antonio, as part of the lead-up to the 17th Annual RealComm Conference and Expo, set for June 9 and 10.
“This year’s theme at RealComm is ‘Real Change. Right Now. Welcome to the Future,’” Schultz said. “This reflection is about re-engineering the real estate process and moving it forward. Realcomm is all about bringing the newest and best technologies into our sector. It is by far the largest conference for real estate technology on the planet.”
Onyx is a fully integrated real estate investment management firm that specializes in managing and investing in undervalued commercial real estate. Since 2004, it has purchased and repositioned more than 10 million square feet of commercial building space. The company’s value-add strategy is to acquire well located, under-performing properties in all major product types. To date, Onyx has completed over 65 transactions, with an aggregate transaction value of over $1.8 billion on behalf of three private equity funds and a direct investment platform.
As the appointed receiver and REO manager for over 150 properties in 11 states, Onyx provides services to banks, loan servicers and financial institutions in need of help managing defaulted real estate assets for all commercial property types, either real estate owned (REO) or in receivership. The company has developed an industry-wide reputation for client satisfaction, tenant retention and improved asset balance sheets through increased operational efficiency.
Schultz attributes Onyx’s growth to his “Three Ts” approach that emphasizes technology, teamwork and talent. This approach relies heavily on providing his teams with the right digital platforms, and Schultz has pioneered the use of enterprise management software that integrates data analytics, dashboards and mobile communications. In doing so, he has been able to build peak-performing teams and ultimately optimize the talent within the organization.
“One of my guiding principles is that ‘if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it,’” Schultz said. “Technology is a game-changer in commercial real estate and the revolution has just begun. We’re talking real time information management, next generation property management concepts, integrated CRMs, mobile platforms, totally smart buildings, immersion walls, 3D printing, drones, robots, and the list goes on and on. What started out as ideas, are now here and we are loving every bit of it.”
During his session, Schultz will present case studies that illustrate how specific technologies enable management teams to communicate more effectively with one another, vendors and tenants, while managing workflow, forecasting income from each asset, developing budgets, supervising capital projects and overseeing leasing activities.
“The ability to capture information and use it in real time to gain better insights into every aspect of your portfolio is the ultimate competitive advantage,” Schultz added. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my excitement and passion for real estate technology in partnership with Realcomm, and I’m very much looking forward to the Conference and Expo in San Antonio.”
Members of the media who would like Schultz to share his presentation in a one-on-one setting should contact Josh Berkman, at 201-465-8029 to schedule a phone interview.