Laura Acklandiene is the Head of Business Development - Global Expansion at Equiem. She travels between London and New York on a mission to introduce their tenant experience portals and customer engagement services to the landlords and developers in the UK and in the US. Prior to that, she worked with Australia's largest property funds and REITs, as well as retail partners boosting services available to commercial occupiers.
Ryan Allbaugh has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently, he leads highly knowledgeable and collaborative teams to design and implement technical solutions for Wells Fargo’s corporate properties group. As the former CIO of the largest private commercial real estate developer in the southeast, Ryan applied his extensive knowledge to implement technology solutions impacting the real estate industry, such as his role in the development of one of the most technologically sophisticated buildings in the world, the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, NC.
Guy AlLee is a computer industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in computer architecture, hardware, software, energy, security andIoT. Having spent the last 22 years at Intel, he is currently the Product Manager for Internet of Things Security in the Software & Services Group, Platform Security Division. He is currently working to enable the industry on Enhanced Privacy ID (EPID) as the defacto Identity for IoT.
Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight and consulting to clients. Stuart also has a technology innovation & thought leadership role, helping to develop, drive, and lead pilots on innovative digital projects across CBRE. He was previously the CIO at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the company’s technology environment into an innovative and best in class organization.
Aamer Azeemi is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Smarten Spaces. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd., India. Earlier he was a Managing Director for Cisco Systems in India and led Cisco Consulting Services for 8 years. Aamer has played an integral part in setting the IT Master Plan strategy for various Smart Cities in Asia.
Currently, Keith Bereskin is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Building Operations at HCP, a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the United States healthcare industry. Keith previously gained IT experience with companies in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Semi-Conductor sectors.
Howard Berger has over 30 years ofexperience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's SVP Programs, he manages its US and international conferences and CIO programs. Previously, he was with The Jamesan Group, which specialized in strategic technology consulting for the commercial real estate industry and prior to that, he was with TRW Real Estate Information Systems where he developed real estate information systems for the mortgage, appraisal and title insurance industries.
Donald Bowman is a leading luxury hotelier with an international career in hospitality and hotels spanning over 30 years. Currently, he is General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Donald brings a wealth of knowledge in hotel management and international luxury operations to his role. He leads the triple Forbes-Five Star hotel with his strategic planning and commitment to delivering luxury experiences.
Mark Brown is the Strategy and Transformation Practice leader for CohnReznick. Mark is part of the Firm’s STaT (Strategy Technology and Transformation) group and leads a global team on business acquisitions, IT strategy, change management, risk management, technology, and business transformation.
Chris Bursch serves as VP, IT and is responsible for all areas of technology at CBL. He has more than 30 years of experience in IT leadership within the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.
Adam Burstow joined Grosvenor in 2013 as Group IT Director responsible for creating value through technology. Grosvenor Europe invests, develops, operates and manages real estate assets and funds, specializing in mixed-use property, with strong expertise in retail and leisure and managing £2.9 billion of assets.
A recognized thought-leader and practitioner, Ian shapes the role of information in the industry's most innovative companies. A Founder and past Chairman, Ian is now leading OSCRE into new territory and supports implementations of OSCRE standards. He has over 30 years' experience with global corporations and investment organizations, their service providers and software firms. Ian has held executive positions in leading consulting and software firms and is a regular speaker, author and faculty in executive development.
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 SVP and CIO for Hines. He is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. At Hines since 1994, he previously assisted in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software, held the lead IT role in the Enterprise Resource Planning implementation, and led the application development team until taking over as the head of Information Technology in 2007.
Jim Carver is a Solutions Architect at ARM ISG. He works with ARM’s partners and customers to design and deploy cutting edge IOT systems. Jim has extensive experience with the challenges of securing microcontroller based systems. Prior to this Jim spent over 20 years designing wireless systems for the public safety and flight test markets.
Joe Chiappetta has been VP & CTO at Simon Property Group since joining the company in 2001. Joe has responsibility for the company's core business applications, Project Management Office and Project Execution, business intelligence solutions, and new value creation consistent with the company's business strategy. In his role, he has delivered on several large scale projects, driven new business processes, and implemented leading technologies such as Salesforce.com, Hyperion Financial Management, and Cognos tools. His group leads application architecture as well as the evaluation of new technologies for the business. Prior to joining Simon, Joe was a Certified Project Manager with IBM Corporation.
Sohin Chinoy enjoys working at the intersection of corporate strategy, technology and M&A. He currently leads global digital strategy for CBRE, collaborating with all service lines towards world class digital capabilities. An electrical engineer by training, Sohin spent the foundational years of his career in the fast-paced semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley.
Dave Clute has been an AEC/FM/IT Design Professional for over 35 years. He spent 10 years at Cisco Systems and 5 years at Zurich Insurance before he joined ESD in 2017. Dave is currently leading the Intelligent Building Practice for ESD Global. He is responsible for providing thought leadership, leading key initiatives and assisting clients and project teams deliver "truly intelligent buildings."
Marc Cohen has over 20 years of aviation experience with more than 7,000 accident/incident-free hours. He is an FAA licensed airplane, helicopter and drone commercial pilot and flight instructor. A former Army combat veteran and Blackhawk pilot, Marc is also an expert in air, land and underwater search and recovery.
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.
Travis Connors is a Co-Founder and General Partner of Building Ventures, the firm’s Built Environment Innovation Fund and a Board Member at Smartvid.io. Travis has worked closely with emerging startups in the Boston area for the past seventeen years.
Robert Courteau is Chief Executive Officer of Altus Group (TSX: AIF), a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. An accomplished senior executive, Robert has extensive experience in leading new business initiatives and achieving growth objectives with some of the world’s foremost companies.
Lauren Croop leads the strategic enterprise marketing initiatives at Modo Labs, a unified mobile experience platform for the workplace. She has a passion for telling compelling workplace transformation stories that inspire others to rethink their employee experience through a mobile lens. With a background in technology, marketing, real estate, and workforce development, she has gained a unique perspective into the transformative impact of technology on engagement and communication in the workplace.
Brian Daugherty is a Lead Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Brian is an accomplished accounting and financial systems expert with over 15 years of systems implementation expertise specifically within the real estate industry. Brian is also well versed in designing and implementing effective operational, organizational, and technical strategies to help real estate companies run better.
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.
Jeff Edison co-founded Phillips Edison & Company and has served as a principal since 1995. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO. Phillips Edison & Company is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of market-leading, grocery-anchored shopping centers that jointly manages more than $1.7 billion of gross real estate investments
Henry Elder (@Henry_Elder ) is the Director of Origination & Investment for Slice, a real estate tokenization platform. He has participated in over $1 billion of debt and equity investments across real estate and tech. He also speaks internationally on topics such as asset tokenization, cryptoasset valuation, and tokenomic design.
As Chief Administrative Officer, Kurt oversees the IT, Procurement and Compliance departments. In addition, he oversees key corporate projects such as ERP, CRM, Business Continuity Management and the integration of newly acquired organizations.
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.
Ian Feagin is currently the Director of Information Technology at Jamestown, a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with approximately $11.2 billion of assets under management. Previously, Ian was Director of Technical Support at Leapfrog for 14 years where he was responsible for providing technical services to over 10,000 users worldwide with a staff of 65 technicians.
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.
Maya Gal is a thought leader, bestselling author and global expert in AI. She is passionate about helping managers interact with data and co-founded Okapi as a cloud-based platform that uses AI to provide real time personalized notifications, leading to operational excellence. The platform is highly suited for Property Management groups, supporting operations teams.
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.
Thomas is the Head of Real Estate at Slice. Formally, Thomas was a founding member of Proferian Capital, LLC (a real estate private equity fund) and Brentwood Finance Company, LLC (a family office). As Senior Director and Partner, Thomas is responsible for acquisitions, due diligence and contract negotiations. Thomas also practices law focused on structured finance, real estate and tax.
With 25+ years of property management experience, David Giddings currently directs Oxford Properties' National Operating & Technical services initiatives aimed at enhancing site delivery of service excellence and best operating practices enhancing returns for its stakeholders. He leads the team of individuals that deliver programs leveraging Oxfords scale to address efficiency, expertise and governance. David's current focus is largely on Oxford’s Smart Building’s initiative ensuring the assets are future proofed to address occupants, visitors and shoppers demands for a connected experience.
John Gilbert is the EVP, COO and CTO of Rudin Management Company, which owns and operates 15 million feet of commercial and residential space within the City of New York. John is Chairman of the New York Building Congress Energy Committee and has served on several of Mayor Bloomberg's Advisory Committees, including the Mayor's Energy Policy and Sustainability Task Force, and the Advisory Committee for Broadband Deployment. John also is a member of the New York City Green Codes Task Force: Industry Advisory Committee, Green Light New York, New York City Investment Fund's Cleantech Sector Group and the Mayor's Clean Heat Advisory Task Force. He is a Board Member of both the Grand Central Partnership and Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science.
Boris Goldenberg is currently CIO of GLP, one of the largest U.S. providers of industrial real estate with over 170 million square feet under management. He is responsible for the management and direction of the company's IT operations, strategy and governance.
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.
Don Goldstein is the CEO at 5Q Cyber, where he helps companies become more secure by providing the full spectrum of managed cyber security services. His past roles in the real estate industry have included Chief Information Officer and most recently, Chief Information Security Officer. He has twenty years’ experience in advising the CRE industry in technology and security strategy.
Cheryl Gray joined QuadReal in January 2017 as Executive Vice President leading the Enterprise Innovation Team, providing expertise to the Canadian real estate portfolio in sustainability, environmental health and safety, national contracts and property management best practices. She recently launched QuadReal’s Digital Innovation initiative that will encourage, support and implement innovative technology in their real estate assets to create and sustain long term value.
Mark Gribbons is an award-winning designer whose work is a reflection of every client's mission and culture. Having over 30 years of experience with many global technology leaders, he understands what matters and pushes conversation past the mainstream to explore each project’s unique opportunities. Most recently, Mark has been working on the creation of Houston’s Innovation District, a redevelopment of its midtown neighborhood as a hub for technology companies: including a new incubator concept under the direction of Hines.
Dr. Hari Gunasingham is founder of Eutech Cybernetic. His expertise is in the field of Analytical Science, Cybernetics and Control Systems. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the Singapore National Young Scientist and Engineer Award in 1988; EDN Asia, Innovator Award in 1996 and an Award of Recognition by the Canadian Prime Minister also in 1996 for his contributions to science and technology. More recently, Dr Gunasingham has been involved in the implementation of smart building and workplace solutions and has received recognition for this work from Realcomm.
Arv Gupta is an accomplished operations executive with over 25 years of experience in leading business renewal, and building sustainable customer value propositions with a number of major retail organizations. Arv is currently responsible for driving national operational efficiency and effectiveness, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer experience across all Cadillac Fairview properties.
Gerry Hamilton directs the Facilities Energy Management department at Stanford University, which includes the operation of the campus Energy Management & Control System and oversight of the University's energy efficiency programs. Gerry ensures that buildings and associated processes are operated efficiently and that new facilities incorporate best practices for energy use.
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.
Chong P. Huan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Inland Real Estate Group. Chong has over 22 years experience and a Proven track record in aligning business with vision and IT strategies to achieve efficient and cost-effective IT organizations. Diverse expertise in financial products and services, order and portfolio management, risk management, securities trading, processing, research and operations with IT acumen to achieve growth and enhance shareholder value.
Tama Huang is Chief Innovation Officer. A member of CohnReznick’s senior leadership team, she leads a culture of innovation – cultivating teaming across the Firm to generate new ideas, implement emerging technologies, and improve procedures to drive growth for CohnReznicks and its people. She also works closely with other Firm leaders throughout the world to innovate through global strategic alliances and partnerships.
Todd Huebsch, vice president of commercial sales for Yardi, has worked in the software industry for over 25 years. His career path includes JD Edwards, SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle where he focused on showing commercial real estate organizations how technology can help reduce costs and streamline operations.
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.
Chris Kelly is the co-founder and president of Convene. The firm's integrated workplace hospitality platform gives building tenants and enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, private workspaces, amenities and curated experiences, all connected by Convene’s technology platform.
As IoT Program Director, Srini Khandavilli currently owns the worldwide strategy, roadmap and implementation of IoT SMART buildings at Intel. Srini has been at Intel for the last 18 years. His background includes managing large global software teams, software architecture, applications and middleware. He collaborates closely with the Intel IoTG group to ensure that the hardware and software assets deliver services meeting the needs of the SMART Building use cases at Intel.
Phil Klokis is currently the CIO for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration. He is responsible for delivering Information Technology (IT) solutions and services supporting PBS' diverse real estate operations and portfolio management consisting of 1,500 owned assets, 9,000 active leased assets and nearly 350 million square feet of office space.
Arik Kogan, a technology specialist, has dedicated his career to liberating real estate companies constrained by antiquated systems and perspectives. After more than a decade working in product delivery and consulting services for real estate software vendors globally, Arik now serves as Sr. Director of Product Management – Investment Solutions at MRI Software. Responsible for a product suite accessed by over 20,000 users to manage $1 trillion equity and debt, Arik is empowering real estate businesses and driving success through technology.
Bob Kroner is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. As a leader in the owner/operator/REIT sector, Bob has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, creating enterprise value by providing industry insight to clients, forecasting market disrupters and aligning technology initiatives with corporate strategy.
Reichen Kuhl is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a nine-year Air Force veteran. He is also a graduate of Loyola Law School and a member of the State Bar of California. After being denied housing in New York City because he did not earn the requisite 80x the monthly rent, he founded the first nationwide rent payment insurance program to help people at all levels qualify for housing they could truly afford.
Charlie Kuntz serves as the firm's Innovation Officer and is responsible for tracking and examining the viability of the most innovative building design, building technology, and real estate technology overall in the industry and implementing the newest ideas and thinking on every Hines engagement. Since joining Hines in 2007, Charlie has contributed to the development, acquisition, asset management, financing, marketing and disposition of more than 8 million square feet of commercial real estate.
Damien Laigre is IOT/Smart Building Principal at Capgemini. Damien brings a 15 years+ of engineering and IT professional services expertise around workspace and digital transformation. Damien is a subject matter expert in bridging the gap between the IT world and Real Estates solutions, focusing on innovation and technologies addressing new enterprise workforce needs and workplace capabilities.
Minh Le is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and commercial real estate developer. He is the Managing Partner at 22 Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in real estate, clean energy and technology (including smart cities, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics). His most recent endeavor is the creation of CityLink.ai, a smart city developer and technology platform. Its inaugural project, Gramercy District, is a ground-up $700M+ development located outside Washington D.C. Minh is well-positioned to accelerate and evolve technology-based real estate development through his existing network of partners and clients.
Steve Lefkowitz is a results-driven and profit-minded executive in the national corporate real estate world with the proven ability to effectively manage large-scale real estate portfolios. He is a 35-year veteran of Time Warner where he has held multiple titles including SVP of CRE for HBO. As the current head of Global Facilities Management for Time Warner he oversees FM operations and directs a center of excellence organization supporting delivery of hard and soft services across their diversified global portfolio of properties.
Alexandra Levin Kramer is a partner at the global law firm of CKR Law LLP, and the Founding Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice group of over 40 attorneys world-wide, who provide U.S. and foreign clients including startups, cryptofunds, investors, advisors and more with sophisticated and knowledgeable legal advice in underlying legal specialties such as real estate, securities, intellectual property, banking, finance, corporate, investment funds, employment and litigation. She co-founded and managed an alternative real estate investment fund and was President of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. Currently she serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, is the founder of the Women on the Block diversity conference and Womin.io, a blockchain-powered marketplace for employers and female freelancers to engage directly on a peer-to-peer basis.
Alina Lloyd is VP, Real Estate Strategy of QuadReal, an independent and privately held global real estate company with managed assets totaling more than $18 billion.
As a leader in the Corporate Sustainability Group, Rigo has been leading a multidisciplinary team (IT/Finance/IoT/Corporate Services) at Intel to make our buildings smarter. Their three-year journey started with over 70 pilots in new and existing buildings and is culminating to find the right solutions to support our vision of the Workplace of the Future.
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.
Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions, a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. He assumed the role of President at SmartONE after a 26 year career as the Chief Information Officer of a leading Toronto based multi-family real estate developer. He was recognized as the Private Sector Canadian CIO of the Year in 2016 for his achievements in connected buildings.
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.
Phillip McCorkle is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations and has over 23 years of experience delivering value through a combination of organizational, process, and technology improvements. Phillip has spent his entire career serving the real estate and construction industries and has an extensive project portfolio of system implementation, process improvement, business transformation and strategic advisory services.
Deron McElroy is Chief of Operations for the DHS Cybersecurity Advisor Program and is focused on building partnerships to enhance our Nation's cyber resilience. Deron is available to help organizations navigate and access the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C³) Voluntary Program and NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
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.
Vicinity Centres is one of Australia’s leading retail property owners and operators with a portfolio of more than 80 shopping centres and $26 billion in assets under management. Justin Mills, in his role as EGM Shopping Centres, manages shopping centre operations and alternative income streams across the portfolio and leads a national team driving innovation. Vicinity’s recent trials in new technology include robotics and automated cleaning, waste disposal systems, and a large-scale battery as part of the recently announced record investment in shopping centre solar.
Julie Miner is a partner with CohnReznick who brings more than 18 years of professional experience and substantial knowledge of project management, discovery, analysis and design to create solutions that meet the real-world requirements of commercial real estate organizations. Julie is a recognized expert in system selection, optimization/design, and implementation, as well as in the relevant internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance within the real estate industry.
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.
Josh Nash is a Principal Product Planner on the Azure Sphere team in Microsoft Research’s New Experiences and Technologies (NExT) group. In his role, he is responsible for representing the product team in customer engagements as well as communicating priorities of new customer requirements to engineering. In previous roles at Microsoft, Nash was Director of Escalations & Resolutions for the Cloud + Enterprise business, Chief of Staff and Strategy to the Chairman of Emerging Markets and a Product Manager in the Windows Emerging Business Unit.
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.
Rob Nissen’s entire career has been focused on telecommunications / broadband, first as an engineer/manager with several telecommunications companies, and then for the past 20+ years as an intellectual property attorney. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rob was an engineer and a manager / director with Nortel and other telecom companies. He received one of the earlier patents for cellular technology when he invented an early method for load balancing in times of heavy cell phone usage.
Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company (www.nicenets.com) to directing the IT strategy of a real estate investment management firm to manufacturing and technology-enabled education. Chuck has also been the chair of the Realcomm Investment Management (IM) Advisory Council for the last ten years, managing content selection for the conference educational sessions, IM forums, workshops and webinars.
Aric drives strategy for product and technology at Envoy, ensuring that the company continues to scale and innovate its mobility-driven services around the world. As both a motor enthusiast and real estate investment expert, Aric has a unique understanding of how mobility as a service can be effectively implemented as an amenity.
Clint Osteen is Sr. Director of IT and is responsible for directing Granite’s information services and telecommunications across the portfolio. Prior to joining Granite, Clint spent 10 years in consulting, providing commercial real estate companies technology and business improvement services.
Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP of Application Development & Program Management at Inland Computer Services. Prior to Inland, Sunder worked at JP Morgan Chase, Avanade and Deloitte Consulting, holding leadership positions in the areas of strategy consulting, project management and application delivery. Sunder obtained his Master's Degree from The University of Texas and has certifications in Business Process Management & Project Management.
Hal is responsible for managing all of IDI's IT operations and helping to set strategies for business process improvement and the related application of technology. Hal's real estate IT experience, prior to joining IDI in 2002, includes service with Realm, Jones Lang LaSalle/Compass Management and Leasing and Equitable Real Estate Investment Management. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and an M.B.A. in Business Systems from the University of Georgia.
Amy Peck is the founder of EndeavorVR, a global VR/AR strategy & consulting firm and co-founder of BoundlessXR, a simulation & training platform. She also is the Co-chair of the VRARA Enterprise Committee. Her own personal mission is to see VR/AR fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives with the goal of making this technology accessible and transformative for everyone.
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.
Annette Prater, Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation for Brookfield Properties' group has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for the strategy and execution of all technology capabilities across the company and its shopping centers.
Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Building Robotics, and SNTech.
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.
David Rappaport leads the strategy, planning, and analytics team for Walmart International Real Estate. David is passionate about using technology, math,and data to create competitive advantages in this fast paced, data-driven environment. He brings over two decades of finance and accounting experience.
Rick has worked on wireless data systems for over 20 years, starting as a part of Metricom, producer of the first wireless modem. Rick is the Senior Manager at Aruba for Vertical Marketing, starting before the acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previous to Aruba, Rick spent five years at AeroScout/Stanley Healthcare working on real time location systems in clinical and industrial applications.
Paul Ricci is a principal with CohnReznick Advisory and the leader of CohnReznick’s Enterprise Technology Solutions group. Over the last eighteen years, Paul has been a leader in the areas of IT strategy, business process optimization, major business transformation projects, data architecture, and system implementations, integrations and conversions for some of the largest companies in the US and abroad.
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.
Ronald Ro is the CEO and co-founder of Awair. He is passionate about building products that inspire. After starting his career as an engineer at Boeing Company, Ron worked for Samsung's consumer electronics division and its corporate strategy office for 4 years, leading the company’s new business and technology commercialization efforts. Ron then joined the Frankel Commercialization Fund, where was an Investment Fellow, helping to build and invest in Michigan-based early-stage startups.
Alex Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Juniper Square, the leading investment management solution for the real estate industry. Alex previously served as a founding executive of New Energy Risk (acquired by XL Capital), and started his career at Microsoft, where he held a variety of product leadership roles.
All eyes are on View The Space's (VTS) company Founder and CEO, Nick Romito. With the speed at which his venture has reached market share in 14 major US cities, one can safely conclude that the online-leasing evolution has begun. Using the latest CRE technology and a video platform, brokers and potential tenants alike can now tour thousands of vacant spaces from their desktop, tablet or smartphone and share them with their colleagues, clients, etc. The outcomes of these “shares/view” are also trackable, supplying streamlined, accountable results to all involved in the leasing process. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Titan Global Advisors where he spearheaded the tenant-rep and agency side of the brokerage division, bolstering its business development platform.
Avi Sacajiu is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced in building, running and selling Information Technology companies. Before founding SPREO, Avi was CEO and founder of the tech start-up, Info-X, and guided the company to YOY growth of over 1000%. He was featured in the Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies before completing the exit strategy with an acquisition by 3M.
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.
Shahryar Shaghaghi, a Principal with CohnReznick Advisory and national leader of itsCybersecurity and Privacy Practice, is focused on helping clients with their cybersecurity strategy and transformation programs. By leveraging his extensive technology and risk management leadership experience garnered from his tenure with major consulting and financial services companies and his solid track record with complex and global implementations, Shahryar has successfully helped chief technology, risk, compliance, legal, finance, operations, and security officers achieve their goals and optimize their critical and strategic programs.
Mihir Shah is co-CEO of JLL Spark, JLL’s global division dedicated to transforming the real estate industry through technology-based innovation. JLL Spark provides the nimbleness of a startup backed by JLL’s expertise and resources. Its strategic proptech investments offer JLL the ability to provide innovative products to real estate owners and operators
Kevin Shtofman is a Manager in the Real Estate practice of Deloitte Consulting. He has over 14 years combined experience in providing strategic, financial, accounting, business improvement, and technology services to clients in the Real Estate industry. Kevin’s focus includes providing operational and systems integration services to owners, operators, developers, and construction servicers of real estate. He is a recognized leader in providing strategic planning, business process improvement, systems integration, solution implementation, merger integration, asset management, and program/project management services.
Carol Shumway is VP of Reporting & Compliance for KBS. With over 25 years in the commercial real estate industry her background is a unique blend of finance, property operations and technology. Prior to joining KBS, Carol worked for CBRE, JLL, PM Realty Advisors and The Irvine Company. Her current responsibilities include the research, selection & implementation of enterprise technology solutions.
Darrell Smith has more than 20 years of experience in facility management, with a wide range of industry experience in technology, retail, data centers and manufacturing. He is currently the director of Central Services for Google's Bay Area Portfolio where he oversees a team who is responsible for the facility management, critical environments, planning and other facilities services at one of the most innovative companies in the world. Having spent his career at the intersection of real estate, big data and technology, Darrell believes in using technology as an enabler for progress and optimization.
Kevin Smith is the CTO of Tridium, providing technology strategy and direction. The author of seven technology books on the subjects of cybersecurity, semantic interoperability, and software engineering, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on various topics, including a focus on cybersecurity and building control systems. For more than 25 years, Kevin has led technology organizations and endeavored to develop highly secure, data-focused software solutions for a wide variety of customers, including both US government and commercial industry.
Shaun Smith joined Phillips Edison in 2014 as its CIO where he oversees the company's information technology environment to support the company's business strategy. Previously, he served as CIO for The Related Companies where he led a large team of technology staff in developing and implementing technology initiatives to support the company's overall goals and profitability.
Dan Sterk is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Dan has significant experience addressing clients’ business needs and delivering solutions through a combination of organization, process, and technology changes. Dan has spent his career focused on serving the real estate and construction industries completing over twenty successful consulting engagements and five complete lifecycle system implementations.
Lauren Stokes is a Director with RealFoundations and leads the Technology Services practice which provides application, end user and infrastructure support services to real estate companies. She has over 15 years’ experience providing management consulting and technology advisory services to the real estate industry.
Christine Stone is VP, PMO at Brookfield. Christine leads the PMO (budget, strategy, execution) and talent development for IT. She mentors through the Chicago Innovation network and ARA, and holds an MS in Organizational Development. She is known for sustained change, and revitalizing teams and results.
Dustin is responsible for the corporate direction, strategy and operational management of Automation Services, including overseeing its business development and client experience. Prior to joining Open Box, Dustin was involved as a deal transactor at a niche corporate finance and private equity firm, after which he developed a taste for technology whilst structuring, shaping and pricing large, complex corporate transactions at Accenture. He has filled various roles since joining Open Box, including heading up key accounts as well as Custom Software, before moving into his current role.
Rajavel Subramanian is the co-founder of Facilio Inc. Facilio builds a unified suite of facilities and sustainability management software that harnesses IoT and AI to help CREs manage buildings efficiently and sustainably. Raj's career spans over 17 years of product, sales, and revenue operations focussing on enterprise-scale service desk, telecom, and IoT solutions. He believes that technology can be leveraged to drive environmentally responsible facilities that create a positive impact in the world.
Christine Sugimoto leads real estate industry marketing at DocuSign. She is focused on transforming how real estate businesses come to an agreement with clients, partners, and investors through a secure, convenient digital transaction. Christine career spans several industries including eCommerce, financial services and medical research, striving to launch products and solutions that improves a consumer’s quality of life.
Min Suh is the CEO and Founder of Assess+RE, a cloud-based financial computation and underwriting analysis SaaS platform. A former CRE investment professional with Louis Dreyfus, Suh spent 7 years as a finance professor at Columbia University’s Masters in Real Estate Finance Program. Suh’s previous experience in CRE includes having worked for a $2B private family office in Manhattan underwriting, valuation and investment oversight.
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.
Thomas Taddeo is SVP, CIO at Kimco. He is responsible for the overall technology strategy, systems and infrastructure which support Kimco's global business operations. He also directs the implementation of enterprise initiatives that leverage technology to improve organizational efficiency and productivity. Prior to joining Kimco, Tom was a Senior Manager at Deloitte in their Real Estate Consulting Practice. He has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Kent Tarrach is the VP of Global Corporate Development for Brookfield Properties. Kent is responsible for developing, managing, and strengthening Brookfield’s relationships with its largest customers and creating strategic partnerships which are complementary to Brookfield’s operations. He reviews new technologies and other innovative business practices emerging within the real estate industry and determining how they can best be leveraged by Brookfield’s portfolio. Kent additionally advances strategies to improve the collection and analysis of data being created by Brookfield’s real estate to generate additional revenue, increase operational efficiencies and otherwise enhance portfolio value.
Scott Tavolacci current serves as the Industry Principal for Investment Management Solutions at Yardi Systems. He assists Private Equity Real Estate clients create efficiencies with software technology in their front-to-back office operations. Scott has almost 30 years’ experience working in the real estate software technology field and has been engaged by hundreds of real estate companies in selecting and deploying software technology.
Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and implementations of Yardi's Commercial Property Management and Investment Management suites. Rob joined Yardi Systems in 2003, and he has nearly 20 years of property and financial systems implementation experience.
Ian Turnbull is CIO at First Capital Realty, a Canadian public real estate company that develops, owns and operates over 23.8 millions gross leasable area of urban retail properties.
David Unger is the founding CEO of Sentient Buildings LLC, a New York clean-tech startup that enables property owners and managers to conserve energy and reduce operating costs for multi-family, commercial and institutional buildings through a comprehensive Building Management System (BMS), while Maximizing the Value of Comfort™. With more than 20 years experience growing technology-focused companies, David has been a pioneer in the use of internet and web-based technologies.
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.
Edward Wagoner is Global CIO, Corporate Solutions at JLL. He is globally responsible for all aspects of JLL’s technology for corporate occupiers, including the business strategy, marketing, development, deployment and support.
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/CTO 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.
Youri Wildeman is driving global business development at Lone Rooftop, a leader in the Intelligent Building space. His focus is on achieving the ultimate scalability and global growth of their Platform PIE - Position Intelligence Engine - and the smart building apps that are powered by PIE. An important part of this role is the development of a robust partner ecosystem to deliver most value to their customers, which include many large enterprises and Fortune 500s.
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.
Grant Wood is the Head of Business Development and Industry Principal at Juniper Square, a San Francisco-based technology company transforming the way real estate GPs and LPs exchange information. He has over 20 years of enterprise software experience, including more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate and investment management software.
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.
Emily York, Vice President of Marketing and Branding, oversees marketing efforts for Carr’s corporate brand, existing portfolio and new development. Emily’s strategic expertise encompasses demographic targeting, market research, strategy development, branding, product development and policy advocacy.
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.
A well-known subject matter expert, industry panelist, and trusted advisor in the real estate tech market, Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian has more than 25 years of large-scale enterprise software experience, most recently as Chief Product Officer at MRI and previously as an IT VP at The Irvine Company. Prior to Irvine, Brian was VP of Research at Gartner, where he provided executive advisory services within the enterprise software arena.