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Record Attendance Set by The News Funnel Team At Their First CRE // Tech Event


Record Attendance Set by The News Funnel Team At Their First CRE // Tech Event

The Largest Commercial Real Estate Tech Event Ever Held June 8th in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA (June 14, 2017) -- With their first event post-acquisition of the CRE // Tech platform, The News Funnel team shattered records for their recent event, which was held at One Jones Street on June 8th in San Francisco. With over 400 in attendance, a 75% increase from last year, the sold-out event featured an extremely diverse group of startups, real estate brokers and owners, VC’s and Angel Investors, as well as numerous service providers in the real estate industry.

What was so unique about the CRE // Tech event was the mix of attendees was 2/3 real estate professionals and 1/3 tech and investment professionals.

In attendance were real estate professionals, tech and investment professionals, national and local development companies, and virtually every major brokerage firm.  Historically dominated by the tech community, this year’s CRE // Tech event was filled with professionals who are realizing that the real estate sector is being transformed with new technologies. A few of the brokerage firms represented included JLL, CBRE, Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield, Newmark Knight Frank Grubb, NAI Global and CRESA.

The event featured a distinguished array of speakers from both the tech and real estate sectors. Leading companies, such as Facebook, Airbnb, Salesforce, Ten-X, WeWork and GGP (General Growth Properties), sent their top executives to represent their brand and educate the CRE // Tech audience.

The event also featured a DJ and after party hosted by WeWork.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Increased ticket sales by 170%
  • Increased attendance by 75%
  • Increased sponsorship by 50%

“We blew past all of our projections, largely thanks to our amazing team,” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO. “We worked really, really hard on the program and marketing of this event to drive exposure within the commercial real estate sector and these efforts clearly paid off. The positive feedback we received from our attendees, sponsors and speakers was overwhelming. Our goal at both The News Funnel and CRE // Tech is to connect the real estate and tech sectors creating the ONE central ecosystem for the entire industry. There is great momentum in the space as evidenced by the success of our event and we are looking forward to our upcoming events in Los Angeles and New York. Thanks to everyone who supported our San Francisco event!” Beckerman concluded.

For an overview of the CRE // Tech - San Francisco event, watch this video. To attend an upcoming CRE // Tech event, please click here for more information.

The News Funnel and CRE // Tech team that led this event included:

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 start ups 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.

To learn more, visit  

About The News Funnel

The News Funnel is the largest real estate news and Content Marketing platform in the industry. The free site features over 5,000 sources of content from trade publications, national and regional media, companies and bloggers. The personalized news platform provides subscribers with targeted content based on their industry segment, location and specialized interests.

Additionally, The News Funnel's team of expert real estate writers and social media experts  create and distribute content for hundreds of real estate companies via it’s Content Marketing Platform.

To learn more, visit

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