Stuart Appley is the Technology Solutions Leader for the West Division of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight, innovation and consulting to current and potential clients across the region. He was previously the Chief Information & Technology Officer at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative organization, championing and leading new digital engagement opportunities. Stuart is a frequent speaker on innovation and he serves on several advisory boards for emerging technology companies, industry organizations and VCs.
Mark Brown is the Head of Technology at Starwood Retail Partners. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment of a robust and reliable technology infrastructure to support the growth of the company. Additionally, he plays a key role in promoting corporate efficiency and effectiveness through the establishment and continuous improvement of business processes and procedures. Previously, Mark was CIO of GGP and executive roles at Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group and have substantial consulting experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Greg Carey joined Tishman Speyer in August 2017 to oversee the strategy and execution of the firm's Global Information Technology function. With 13 years of experience in technology, Greg has spent the last ten focused on technology for Real Estate and Investment Management companies.
Jesse Carrillo is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. Jesse joined Hines in 1994 as a consultant to assist in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software. He took over the responsibility for Hines IT as CTO in 2007 and later promoted to CIO in 2009.
Aidan is a technology thought leader and ‘implementer' who focuses on how process, information and technology-enabled change can contribute directly to sustainable business growth. With over 20 years in IT, the last five in Property and Real Estate, Aidan brings with him great experience in people leadership, strategic planning, program delivery, operations and innovation across a range of other industries including Retail, Media, FMCG, Management Consulting, Insurance, Banking and Telco.
As Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Chandra Dhandapani is CBRE’s most-senior global technology leader, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s technology and digital enablement, including those serving clients and CBRE professionals. Prior to joining CBRE, she was a senior technology executive at Capital One Financial for 17 years.
Maureen Ehrenberg currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Corporate Solutions for the Americas and Chair of its IFM Global Specialty Board. She is an internationally recognized expert in the facility management field,and provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of 8,000 who currently manage more than 760 million square feet of property in the Americas and provides leadership to the members of JLL’s Global IFM Board.
Robert Entin is currently EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. Mr. Entin had founded Integrated Business Systems, Inc. in 1979 combining technical engineering expertise with accounting and property management experience to provide turnkey technology solutions for the real estate industry. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches a master’s course in IT & The Real Estate Enterprise.
Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport Program, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program focused on investing in technology companies in and around the multi-trillion dollar industries of real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services. Constance has invested in more than 60 companies and helped bring them to market by partnering 700+ executives and corporations focused on using innovation to create a leading edge within their industry.
John Gartner is a director in the Energy practice's market intelligence group, leading Navigant Research’s transportation efficiencies and building efficiencies research. His key areas of expertise include electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure and integration into the grid, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, advanced batteries, ultracapacitors and stop-start vehicle technology. John has more than 26 years of experience in evaluating technology, market research and consulting.
Susan Gerock currently serves as VP, Information Technology and CIO for Washington REIT, a publicly traded REIT based in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years' experience in various technology roles spanning manufacturing, consulting, application service provider, and commercial real estate organizations. Her specialties include ERP selection and implementation, project and change management, and cybersecurity. She is also a proponent of the use of social media and the overlapping relationship between technology and marketing.
David Giddings currently directs Oxford's National Operating & Technical services initiatives aimed at enhancing site delivery of service excellence, best operating practices and enhancing returns for our its stakeholders. He leads a team of individuals that deliver programs leveraging Oxfords scale to address efficiency, expertise and governance. David is presently heading the company's effort to develop a National Standard for Smart Buildings, which includes a single converged network utilized by all base building systems.
Ilene Goldfine is VP, Business Technology Group and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hines Business Technology Group (“BTG”). The BTG was established to create a common framework on which to build a robust investment and property management platform. The group works with the Information Technology Group and is a conduit for the consideration of all new systems, analytical tools and business processes that support our investment and property management activities.
Mike Hess, PE, LEED Fellow, leads Panasonic’s Smart & Sustainable Buildings team, and also supports their CityNOW initiatives for smart and sustainable cities. He provides up front sustainability, energy and technology consulting for Panasonic’s smart city projects, including analysis of utilizing autonomous shuttles.
Sandy Jacolow joined Silverstein Properties in 2011 as Chief Information Officer, a role in which he oversees the technology initiatives that support the company's financial, operations and development, including the World Trade Center, and Silver Suites activities. Sandy has been active in the real estate industry for nearly 35 years with a focus on the institutional advisory, property management and brokerage markets.
Alina Lloyd is VP, Real Estate Strategy of QuadReal, an ndependent and privately held global real estate company with managed assets totaling more than $18 billion.
Daniel Magy is the CEO and Founder of Citadel, who has developed a proprietary technology to manage the security, safety and privacy risks that now exist as a result of the proliferation of consumer drones. Citadel is a cost effective solution designed by PhDs and former defense contractors that can be implemented in a variety of ways and won't effect WiFi, Bluetooth or cellular devices.
Dennis Main is VP, IT at Equity Commonwealth (EQC), which is an office REIT. His responsibilities include spearheading all of IT operations and strategy.
Hazel Mann is currently Manager, Strategic Business & Technology Intelligence at KBS Realty Advisors, one of the largest owners of Class A office space. Hazel is an investment management professional spearheading finance and technology solutions with experience in coordinating cross-functional teams (finance, IT, operations) to drive company-wide strategic initiatives.
Art Mcann's primary goal is the development of Highwood's overall information technology strategy and aligning the company's technology investments with the overall business. A 20-year business technology veteran, Art was a technology consulting manager at McGladrey & Pullen before joining Highwoods in 2000, and prior to that, he was a network manager for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Art earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Art is a board member on the Society for Information Management and President of the Oracle Real Estate User Group.
Kevin McCann is a senior business technology executive with over 15 years of successfully creating and implementing business-enhancing technology solutions optimizing efficiency and performance for industry-leading enterprises. He is currently VP & CIO of IRC Retail Centers, a retail real estate company with approximately $4 billion in total assets under management comprising more than 20 million square feet of leasable space.
Jono Millin is the co-founder and CPO of DroneDeploy, where he is responsible for the design and development of the DroneDeploy platform. It is a cloud-based drone mapping software that helps businesses solve critical problems, fast. The platform offers a powerful range of products that enable customers to easily collect and analyze aerial data using any type of drone.
Scott Morey is currently Executive Director at GPG Advisers and has close to 30 years of experience working in the real estate industry. He has worked globally with numerous real estate owners, operators, developers, advisors and users of real estate with the objective of maximizing the value of their holdings. Scott has developed a strong reputation for his knowledge, creativity, integrity and ability to execute.
"Proceed until apprehended" is John Nall's guiding principal to his creative and pragmatic approach to delivering new technology to the enterprise. John's career in executing enterprise workforce productivity solutions spans more than 15 years in Automotive, Real Estate, and Hi-Tech industries. At the Irvine Company, John leads the applied innovation team responsible for anticipating, prototyping and driving innovation for customer engagement, property development, property management, leasing, and operations leveraging Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Yin Nawaday is Founder & CEO of Icebox Consulting Group. She is a recognized thought leader in analytics & business process transformation, and has been profiled in leading industry publications for her work in predictive analytics. Yin previously held key leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including CNN, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Hearst Corp.
Chip Pierpont manages and provides expert guidance on the development and execution of requirements/solutions for building operations and technologies for General Services Administration (GSA), a Public Buildings Service (PBS) government agency tasked with managing government buildings and real estate, providing product and service procurement support, and developing policies and regulations. The landlord for the civilian federal government, PBS owns or leases 8,700 assets, maintains an inventory of more than 370 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 481 historic properties.
Jeremy Poteet is SVP, IT of Rouse Properties, one of the largest regional mall owners with a geographically diverse portfolio and includes 38 malls and retail centers encompassing 24.5 million square feet. Jeremy has over ten years in real estate and information technology management consulting focused in the REIT, development, construction management and home-building sectors.
Soheil Pourhashemi is currently VP, Business Technology responsible for establishing and executing the commercial real estate IT strategy, vision and roadmap for Brookfield Properties North America. Brookfield is a premier real estate operating company, providing integrated services across all property investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager with over $285 billion in AUM and manages over 130 million SF of commercial property globally with approximately 80M SQ FT of commercial real estate in North America.
As the Director of Information Technology at Woolbright Development, Luis Ramos is responsible for the corporate technology strategy, which includes the IT infrastructure and enterprise application platforms. Additionally, he is also responsible for implementing technology solutions toward the company’s existing business processes, and helping create new efficiencies throughout the company's business model. Since his arrival in 2004, his team has been responsible for the constant development of various industry-focused proprietary software applications and tools. These award-winning technologies have fundamentally changed the way commercial real estate has been done at Woolbright.
Joe Rich is SVP, CIO of Related Companies, a privately owned real estate firm with a portfolio of over $50 billion in real estate assets owned or under development that is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. Joe has over 13 years experience as a CIO focused on global cultural change within the organization.
Justin Segal is an operations executive and entrepreneur specializing in real estate investment and management, startups, and technology. He is the founder of Stemmons Enterprise, a universal operations platform that allows companies to operate with pervasive data and unparalleled agility. He often speaks on topics involving enterprise data, analytics, and user experience.
Bob Sulentic has been President & CEO of CBRE Group since 2012. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices) serving clients in more than 100 countries. Prior to becoming CEO, Bob served as President of CBRE, with responsibility for all business segments. In addition, he served as the company's CFO in 2009, during the depth of the global financial crisis. Earlier, Bob served as Group President for CBRE’s EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Development Services businesses.
Brandon Van Orden is SVP & CIO for Cousins Properties Incorporated based in Atlanta. He is responsible for Cousins technical vision and all aspects of the Information Technology organization including people, strategy, development and operations. Prior to joining Cousins in 2016, Brandon was VP of Global Applications for Novelis and prior to that he was with GE Energy for 12 years where he held a number of IT leadership roles increasing in responsibility after he graduated from the GE Information Technology Leadership Program in 2003.
Brendan Wallace is the co-Founder of Fifth Wall, a venture fund focused on real estate, hospitality, and travel technology backed by some of the largest commercial landlords, REITs, brokerages, and hotel companies in the world. Prior to founding Fifth Wall, he has been one of the most active and successful early stage technology investors and personally led $30M of investments in 65 companies since 2014.
With over 19 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Naseem Wenzel is a strategy driven technology leader that focuses on innovation, investment management and asset management with experience in finance and accounting. Her focus is to provide strategies and solutions that leverage technology but focus on the people and process. She is well-versed in system selections and implementations, business process optimization, design of data integration tools and solutions. Naseem is a Managing Director at NOI Strategies, a division of CohnReznick.
Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integrated real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners and developers of Class-A office properties in the United States. Over a 27 year IT career, Jim has supported real estate operations ranging from residential, construction, public housing, commercial office and retail.
Sam Wong is Head of Analytics and Data Science at QuadReal. He has over 15 years of experience in Analytics and has worked within numerous industries with a wide range in technologies. Sam is a featured speaker on Data Science and Analytics, most recently he spoke at the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit and at IBM THINK 2018.
Leon Wurfel is the CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO in partnership with Airmaster Australia with the aim of utilising current and emerging technologies to drive innovative sustainability and operations solutions.
Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. As CEO, Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.
Scott Zimmerman has been CenterPoint’s CIO for over 20 years and is responsible for directing the IT Department and aligning the IT strategy with the company's objectives. He is also responsible for CenterPoint’s corporate marketing activities as well as their business process initiatives.
Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian brings 25 years of large scale enterprise software experience to MRI, most recently as an IT Vice President at the Irvine Company. With over a decade of experience in real estate technology he has become a well-known subject matter expert, industry panelist, and trusted advisor, especially within the multifamily real estate market.