Jeffrey Adler is Vice President, Yardi® Matrix, which offers the industry’s most comprehensive market intelligence service for multifamily, office, self storage and vacant land properties. Adler also is the publisher of industry market intelligence and content providers Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive.
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.
Aaron Altscher is the Director of CRE Technology Initiatives at Carr Properties. Along with identifying and implementing technical innovation within Carr, Aaron is the lead architect and developer of The Carr Experience mobile platform, which delivers Carr Properties’ rich amenity centered workspace experience to tenants. Aside from The Carr Experience, Aaron oversees the technology development for building operations, digital signage, and marketing efforts. Prior to Carr, Aaron served as Founding Principal of Altscher Consulting where he independently led IT projects for such companies as 7-Eleven, Mercedes-Benz, Wolfgang Puck, and Kettler Management.
Graham Anenberg works with prospective Openpath end users to find solutions to better secure their spaces. In his role as Inside Sales Manager at Openpath Security, he sees prospective users through the process of software and design implementations from concept to launch. In addition, he works to grow the Openpath brand to schools, enterprises, co-working spaces, and multi-family buildings.
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.
Steve Barrios is Senior Vice President, Director of Global Financial Planning & Analysis, for Prologis. He oversees the company's global financial planning and analysis team, which focuses on planning, valuation, strategic initiatives and other corporate-related activities. Steve joined AMB (Prologis) in 2006 in the Europe & Asia group, in charge of FP&A for Europe and Asia. He created a global forecasting process by working with various teams around the globe, projecting capital deployment sources and uses, and producing strategic plans for AMB's investments in Europe & Asia.
Porter Bellew is VP, CIO for Federal Realty Investment Trust. He is responsible for the Trust’s information technology strategy, services, operations and team. Porter has over 25 years of experience in real estate information management.
As Webinars and Program Manager at Realcomm, Sarah Bemporad is responsible for conducting real estate tech webinars and managing the educational content for online seminars and conferences. Previously, Sarah managed investor and corporate relations at Paramount Group, a fully-integrated REIT headquartered in New York.
Howard Berger has over 30 years ofexperience in technology and commercial/investment real estate. As Realcomm's Program Director, 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.
Suzanne is the CEO & founder of BadVR, the world's first immersive data analytics platform. She led product design and UX at 2D analytics companies including Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. Suzanne is a recipient of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator’s Program grant and previous winner of Zillow’s Zip Code public data hackathon. She is passionate about the intersection of design, immersive technology and data.
James Brogan, AIA RIBA NCARB, is currently a Principal / CIO with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), responsible for the overall strategy and integration of digital technologies in KPF’s nine global locations, including Digital Practice, information, data and knowledge management, advanced modeling and immersive technologies, the KPF intranet.
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.
Rohan Bulchandani is the Founder of Retransform, a provider of Technology and Business Process Management solutions to the real estate industry. In addition to serving private and public real estate companies, Rohan is a trustee at the Real Estate Management Institute and serves on the Indian Merchants Chamber committee for Urban Development, Smart Cities, Real Estate & Infrastructure.
Abigail is a Senior Account Director with SpaceIQ, based in NYC and focused on helping enterprise level customers adopt innovative technology for their workplace. Prior to SpaceIQ, she served in management and sales roles at a financial software company. Abigail holds a BS in Mathematics from Loyola University in Maryland.
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.
Jim Carr is Executive Director of One11 Advisors. He has over 17 years of experience within the private and public clients in the real estate industry. He has worked with organizations to address questions in four core areas: operations, construction and real estate, technology and finance/accounting as clients look to develop and implement their business strategy, optimize organizational structure, create efficient operations, improve top and bottom line financial measures and streamline their technology platform.
Oliver Carr serves as Carr Properties’ Chief Executive Officer and is a member of our Board of Directors. Prior to founding Carr Properties, Oliver served as Chairman and CEO of Columbia Equity Trust (NYSE:CEO), where he and his team successfully took the company public in 2005. During his career, Oliver has completed over $4.0 billion of property acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and financings.
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.
John Caruso is Managing Director, Head of Finance for Nuveen Real Estate, one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world with $125 billion in AUM as of December, 2018. John is a member of the Investment Committee, OpCom and Executive Leadership Team He currently serves on the NCREIF/PREA Reporting Standards Council and is currently chairman of the Global Standards Steering Committee leading a global initiative between NCREIF, PREA, INREV and ANREV.
David Charney is the Global COO of Stealth Monitoring and UCIT online security, a proactive live video surveillance company based in Dallas, TX. He has helped grow the company into a North American market leader servicing large real estate companies. Stealth Monitoring prevents crimes or theft in real time by employing 500+ people and analytic technology to watch over 18,000 cameras every night leading to 500+ police apprehensions per year.
Shen Chiu is the National Development Director for Investa, one of Australia’s largest developers, owners and managers of commercial real-estate. He leads a national team delivering over $2bn worth of commercial offices and is a key thought leader on current and future use of technology, having pioneered numerous digital strategies. He is also co-founder of the International Intelligent Buildings Organisation, a non-profit developing an Intelligent Buildings Index to support decisions on intelligent capabilities for buildings.
Guillermo Christensen is a partner in Ice Miller’s Washington DC and New York offices and practices in the Data Security and Privacy and White Collar groups. Before becoming a lawyer, he served as an intelligence officer with the CIA and a diplomat with the Department of State. He had multiple international and domestic assignments including with the FBI post-9/11 and the predecessor to the National Counterterrorism Center.
During his many years in the industry, Randy Christiansen has worked in various positions and is currently BIM Manager at Layton Construction. His broad range of experience gives him an in-depth comprehension of the overall construction process, which has prepared him to be a valuable team player and help tackle constructability issues. He has a passion for solving problems and seeking innovative practices to bring projects to the next level of quality and efficiency.
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.
MJ Cootsona is the Co-Director of Plug and Play's Real Estate & Construction Tech program. He oversees corporate partnerships and is responsible for introducing Plug and Play's Real Estate corporate partners to relevant technology solutions. He guides the direction of the program, building out the corporate network and managing corporate relationships.
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.
Kevin Danehy is currently the Global Head of Corporate Development at Brookfield. The group works to accelerate growth across its portfolio of assets under management in markets globally through various means including direct transactions, M&A, JVs and strategic alliances. Previously, when he joined Brookfield in 2013 he was the Executive Chairman of Brookfield Global Relocation Services and had overall responsibility for growth of the company and served as the primary lead with the company’s board and leveraging the firm’s extensive relationships.
Jace Davis is Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at REMLogics and has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience delivering enterprise software solutions for customers in the real estate, utilities, CTI, and medical industries.
Andrew is the Sales Director at essensys, the global leader in mission-critical software for the flexible workspace industry. Over the last ten years, he has helped essensys progress from being a London based start-up to what is now a leading global tech company that operates in over twenty countries. He’s a flexible workspace expert having seen this sector from all angles while previously working for a broker, an operator as well as being a coworking member himself.
Vincent Dermody is a pragmatic and outcome-focused Executive Strategy Advisor with a record of establishing a common vision and vocabulary for business stakeholders. Currently, he runs the global smart building practice for CohnReznick and has been involved in setting strategies and delivering outcomes for significant projects and high-profile companies. Vincent delivers digital outcomes for the built environment that delivers real benefit to investors and occupiers. Vincent has over 25 years of providing IT leadership across Real Estate, Finance, Entertainment, Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Utilities sectors, with market leading skills in Strategy, Architecture and Innovation.
Thomas Dollente is the Vice President of Product Management for RealWear, a manufacturer of wearable computers for commercial and industrial workers. He has spent the majority of his career providing technology solutions to operations teams across multiple industries including construction, utilities, transportation, manufacturing, and energy.
Mark Dougherty is the Senior Director of Business Development at Peak Power, based in Toronto, Ontario. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector, including expertise in Energy Supply, Energy Efficiency, Renewables/Distributed Energy/MicroGrids, Technology-Enabled Demand Management, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Advanced Software Solutions.
John Dulin is a 30-year global telecom and enterprise executive and has held senior positions in product management, marketing and sales in the areas of fiber optics, wireless and new technology development. Currently with Corning, John is focused on introducing its fiber optic and wireless innovations to the commercial real estate market.
Maureen Ehrenberg is the Global Head of Digital Facility and Asset Management Services for WeWork’s Powered by We segment, a full-service Strategy, Services and Technology solution for CRE. She is leading WeWork’s growth in the global digital facility and property services market, responsible for developing and implementing products and services that enable Corporate Real Estate, Facilities leaders and real estate investors to unlock the value of their portfolios. She is responsible for designing service delivery systems with processes and digital solutions that increase productivity, comfort and support the future of work.
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.
John Ensign is President and Chief Legal Officer of MRI Software. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice President & General Counsel. In his current role, John oversees all international operations at MRI Software as well as MRI’s shared services, including global client support, finance, legal, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, litigation, partnerships, talent management, employee relations, and benefits.
Talia Fine is currently Sr. Director, for Brookfield Properties where she is responsible for the strategy and oversight of technology for the Leasing, FP&A and Business Intelligence and Strategy groups. She has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry and has worked in both the office and retail sectors.
Aviva Fink has over a decade of experience leading high performing teams in strategy, marketing and customer experience. Her clients have spanned multiple sectors, including commercial real estate firms, hedge funds and PE shops.
As CTO and Managing Director of Technology of Hudson Yards, Kenneth Finnegan manages the development of technology processes and teams to support the largest private real estate development in US history and in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space.
john Fitzpatrick is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure group. He oversees various projects and initiatives across the entire Innovations and Infrastructure group.
Eddie Fleurent works at a multifamily real estate company that owns the core aspects of its business, including construction, design, and property management. At Cortland, he develops automation solutions to complex business challenges by utilizing technologies such as Robot Process Automation, Power BI, Python Scripts, Excel VBA Macros, and SQL queries. Eddie previously worked as a property accountant at Cortland.
Kelli Fly is the Senior Managing Director and CBRE’s Leader of the Americas Business Services Organization. Kelli is responsible for providing property to fund level accounting and reporting to real estate owners and facility accounting services to CBRE’s global occupier clients. She leads a combined team of 1,100 financial professionals and 260 outsourced resources in multiple shared service centers. Kelli has achieved exceptional outcomes through process reengineering, automation and optimization initiatives.
An ethnographer by training, Lyden researched communities for companies like P&G, Intel, and J&J. His ethnographic analysis covered a wide array of social subjects, from male teen scent perception in Russia, to skater culture in Philadelphia. He taught ethnographic research as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Oxford and earned a degree in data mining from Xavier University.
Denise Froemming is IREM’s CEO & EVP. She leads a staff of 66 association professionals dedicated to serving more than 20,000 individual members and 540 member firms spread across a network of 94 U.S. and international chapters and supported by an annual budget in excess of $12 million. Froemming is a senior level executive who offers more than 20 years of experience building, leading and advising organizations through complex restructurings, market expansions and organizational transformations.
Giselle is an accomplished commercial real estate executive with 25+ years' experience. Her thought leadership across a wide range of disciplines supports her creation of strategies designed to drive organizational effectiveness. She is a creative yet disciplined thinker that delivers measurable results through transformation and technology solutioning.
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.
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.
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.
Seth Glickman leads the Salesforce practice at One11 Advisors. He has over 14 years of real estate experience and is responsible for helping clients achieve value-maximizing CRM and sales process transformations. Prior to joining One11, he was Vice President of a hotel investment sales and advisory services firm and Managing Member of a private hotel ownership company.
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.
Fred Gordy is an industry expert within building intelligence data analysis for building control and power monitoring systems with emphasis on cybersecurity. With over 18 years in the BAS space, over 6 years of BAS cybersecurity and 20 years in the IT space, Gordy is nationally recognized as a cybersecurity thought leader and speaker. He is currently working with a national top 5 healthcare provider, acting as Facility Operation SME for the customer’s national facility group cybersecurity programs and is also actively involved cyber assessments for REITs, retail, US and Canadian government facilities. Additionally, Gordy has developed Intelligent Building’s Smart Building technology assessment processes and tools.
Micah Green is the Founder, President and CEO of Maidbot – a robotics company building Rosie – the world’s very first housekeeping robot for hotels. Green manages the company and product vision, sales strategy, cash flows, investor relations, and team development. Over the past decade, he has been a serial entrepreneur starting multiple businesses including two successful smartphone applications.
As EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, Mark coordinates the efforts of 15,000 professionals around the world who serve more than 6,000 clients. Mark has three decades of real estate industry experience and previously led Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction in the US Central region and EY Global Real Estate Private Equity.
Ben Grippi is an Associate Director in MetLife Investment Management’s Equity Strategies Group serving the Head of Asset Management in variety of functions. He recently became the Chairperson of MetLife’s newly formed Technology Advisory Committee (RETAC). The committee and its working groups are responsible for reviewing emerging real estate technologies and engaging with the senior leadership team to develop platform-wide strategies. Grippi has experience across all major asset types having worked with derivatives, fixed income, equity and real estate in his 15-year career in Investments.
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.
Trisha Gwin is a VPof Technology at Irvine Company. In her role, Trisha is responsible for Project Portfolio Management and Service Delivery for the company’s Technology function. She also serves as the Apartments Division Technology Executive. She is focused on high performance across the teams’ capabilities and delivery excellence of the innovation initiatives that enable business strategies to achieve targeted results. Trisha has an extensive background in strategic consulting and working internationally with Fortune 500 companies to architect transformational change and help them further adopt technology to drive business performance.
Erik Hart is the Chief Information Security Officer of Cushman & Wakefield. Previously, he worked at Zebra Technologies, where he was also Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to Zebra, he led information security for Leo Burnett, PEAK6 Investments and Cole Taylor Bank (now part of Fifth Third Bank).
Adam Hastings is Managing Director at Hines and currently focuses on designing and building a centralized enterprise data warehouse for the firm which captures data across all points of the asset life cycle, combining the information from all our lines of business. Previously, his focus was on the collection and analysis of performance information for the company's global fiduciary portfolio.
Dale Hersowitz manages all operational aspects of Yardi’s Coworking division. After the acquisition of WUN Systems, Dale joined Yardi in late 2017. He began his early career as a software developer at Western Digital and has also founded other successful companies, such as Hershsoft and HappyDesk, in addition to WUN Systems.
Shawn Hill is a Partner at Moderne Ventures, a venture fund that invests in early-stage companies that have applicability in and around the real estate, finance, insurance and home services industries. He focuses on identifying industry challenges, defining industry solutions, and driving efforts to bring like companies together to meet market demands. Prior to joining Moderne, Shawn was the Sr. Director of Business Development at DocuSign for its Real Estate vertical.
Jamie Hodari is the CEO and Co-Founder of Industrious, largest premium flexible workspace provider in the U.S. Prior to Industrious, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of Kepler, a rapidly growing experimental university that Scientific American called a "daring global experiment” to bring “top-tier instruction to the neediest parts of the planet."
Scott Homa is Director of U.S. Office Research at JLL. In his role, he leads research of the U.S. office market, including data aggregation, oversight and analysis of the 50-plus local markets JLL serves nationwide. He also leads JLL’s flexible space research & advisory platform.
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.
Bryan Huber serves as the COO of CleanSpark a San Diego based technology company whose services enable large power users to meet their objectives for utility cost savings, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy security while also unlocking revenue potential that boosts Net Operating Income and Net Asset Value for property owners. Bryan’s background includes executive positions spanning feasibility, design, finance, implementation, and operational stages of complex power projects.
As CIO at Meridian Capital, Sandy Jacolow oversees the firm’s nationwide innovation and technology initiatives that support the company’s brokerage, investment sales and retail leasing businesses and growth activities.
Scott Kennedy is senior adviser of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A leading authority on China’s economic policy and its global economic relations, Kennedy manages CSIS’s China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS). Kennedy is the author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005), The Fat Tech Dragon: Benchmarking China’s Innovation Drive (CSIS, 2017), and China’s Risky Drive into New-Energy Vehicles (CSIS, 2018). He’s the editor of four books, including Global Governance and China: The Dragon’s Learning Curve (Routledge, 2018). He is currently writing a book, tentatively titled, The Power of Innovation: The Strategic Importance of China’s High-Tech Drive.
Sineesh Keshav is the Chief Technology Officer at Prologis. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the technology strategy and is responsible for leading the company’s global data and digital transformation. Since joining Prologis in 2018, Sineesh and his team have been focused on a capability driven, customer-centric approach to innovation and digitalization.
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.
Ryan Knudson, is the AVP for Operations and Energy Management at Macerich. He is responsible for the development, execution and operations for all Capital Expense Energy and Smart Building projects as well as national program vendor management. He oversees the daily operations of Macerich’s portfolio with a focus on same center NOI growth.
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.
Michael Kruklinski is the Head of Real Estate for Siemens Gas & Power and Siemens USA. In this role, he oversees the company’s entire U.S. real estate portfolio (16’3M SF) and the global oil & gas, power and industrial markets (35’5M SF). With over 30 years of experience at Siemens, Kruklinski has held several senior positions within the company. Kruklinski led the creation of the Siemens Industry Sector as well as the Company’s Smart Grid business unit. Kruklinski was also involved in the rollout of Siemens’ flexible office design plan.
Riggs Kubiak is the CEO & Co-Founder of Honest Buildings, the only project management platform built for real estate owners, backed by real estate owners. His passion for enabling urban progress project by project, building by building, city by city, has driven him to create a platform that is transforming the way that data is utilized and that capital is deployed by real estate owners and managers.
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.
Donnie Law is the Co-Founder and President of REMLogics. As Chief Software Architect and CRETech industry thought leader, Donnie has over 29 years of experience in enterprise software development and best-practice implementations in several leadership positions.
Hanns Lee is a managing director at Hines and is leading the firm’s Workplace-as-a-Service initiative. After focusing on office acquisitions, development and asset management in his first twelve years at Hines, he joined its Office of Innovation which evaluates and integrates gig-economy businesses, products and services into Hines’ global portfolio to benefit its investors and customers.
Blake Liggio is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of acquirors, targets, boards of directors, transaction committees and investment banks. He advises clients on corporate matters, including fiduciary duties, corporate governance, federal securities law disclosure and compliance, and defensive measures. Blake is involved in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative focused on the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas.
Alina Lloyd plans, directs and manages the deployment of innovative solutions within Real Estate organizations. She is a 20-plus year veteran of the industry. Most recently Alina was VP of Programs and Research, Digital Innovation with QuadReal, where she developed and implemented initiatives involving AI, machine learning, micro services and IoT. Currently, she is an advisor, consultant and managing director at Focus Transformation, helping organizations expand their innovation capabilities and ensuring innovation delivers tangible results.
Leo Lo is a surveyor-turned-serial entrepreneur. He is a founder of a real estate blockchain company (PropBLK) which is working on the blockchain applications in the real estate sector. He is a trailblazer in the PropTech industry and actively forges partnerships with PropTech companies in the US and Europe and building up the Asia PropTech ecosystem: Asia PropTech.
Stephen is a senior product leader at Altus Group and is currently working on ARGUS Taliance and other cloud initiatives. Stephen joined ARGUS Software in 1994 and has helped evolve the ARGUS product from a simple property valuation tool to an industry standard, global asset & investment management platform.
Anthony Magee is the Solutions Manager for Abel Solutions, a customer-centric consulting firm that delivers business excellence solutions leveraging people, processes, and technology. Anthony crafts the vision and strategy for the REALTY|share solution designed to cater to the needs of real estate companies seeking to improve their efficiency and streamline their business operations. Delivering numerous engagements for real estate companies, Anthony has successfully helped them increase profits, productivity and competitive leadership within the industry.
Josh Malinoff is a Principal at REdirect consulting with real estate technology experience spanning over 25 years. Josh has extensive experience working with property, asset, and investment managers, REITs, investment advisors, and fund administrators, assisting firms with enhancing their business processes through technology. Josh has led a broad variety of business transformation projects where real estate investment management software solutions are optimized to drive efficiencies across the organization. He has continued to play a hands on role in many of the firm’s strategic projects and enjoys keeping current with the latest innovative technology impacting the CRE space.
Michael Mandel is the Co-Founder & CEO of CompStak, the world's first crowdsourced marketplace for commercial real estate information. A former NYC commercial real estate broker, Michael is passionate about making commercial real estate information available and transparent and is a building a team to change the way it works.
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.
Zorba Manolopoulos is the Global Program Manager over Smart Campuses at Facebook. His group is responsible for developing and executing the Smart Building/Campus strategy. They are charged with incubating ideas and leading development of solutions for Facebook’s world-wide portfolio and pushing forward the Smart Campus vision to bridge the gap of current product offerings. Their goal is to deliver comprehensive Real Estate solutions supporting the Occupant Experience while benefiting teams in Facility Management, Workplace Design, and Construction.
Shawn Mayo is currently Director of Financial Systems at Cortland, a real estate investment firm where he initiates and develops solutions to complex business challenges using cutting-edge technology and leads all innovation, technology, and analytics platforms across the company.
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.
Brennan McReynolds is passionate about how technology can enhance and inform workplace experience. He is the Global Product & Technology lead for Host, a proprietary service offering for corporate occupiers and institutional property investors designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for enhanced employee experience in the workplace. Led by people and enabled by technology, Host allows both occupiers and investors to manage workplace needs through intelligent, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven experiences.
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.
Michael Molloy is the creator and original developer of Dashflow for CRE, which revolutionizes investment appraisal. The idea emerged from his 15 years experience in over $3 billion of high-end CRE deals covering US, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. With 25 years of interest in programming, he is ideally placed to bring radical technologies and AI methods to bear on an age-old activity now ultra-complex: buying and selling valuable commercial real estate.
As Head of Property Management, Louise Monger is accountable for the overall property performance of the AMP Capital Office & Industrial portfolio, leading, inspiring and motivating a team of property professionals across the disciplines of property management, operations, projects and customer experience. She has over 10 years’ experience in technical and management positions to the role, including working as an electrician in the mining industry. It is this diverse experience that underpins her passion for the role technology and innovation play in redefining real estate experiences.
Nick Moore is a founding partner of Lionpoint Group, a global consultancy focused on delivering complex business and operations transformation initiatives to solve process and data inefficiencies within the alternative investments market.
Griffin Morris is a founder and product leader at Spatial.ai who works with real estate companies to develop smarter location strategies using data. Griffin believes that using the most accurate and up-to-date information is the foundation for creating success in real estate. Griffin frequently presents at real estate conferences on the topic of digital data and the changing technology landscape. These presentations are informed by his hands on work with Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest publicly traded commercial real estate companies in the U.S.
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.
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.
Emily Olman is CEO and Co-Founder of SpatialFirst, an AR Cloud platform for commercial real estate headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Olan founded Hopscotch Interactive, a real estate marketing company bringing new tech applications to the industry. She also serves as Co-President of the Bay Area AR/VR Association in California where she advocates and evangelizes for VR/AR market acceleration on a global scale.
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.
Aaron Pais is CIO at Morguard, a fully integrated real estate company with an owned and managed portfolio of assets valued at over $21.0 billion. His diverse leadership experience includes leveraging technology to drive organizational growth, performance and profitability at some of North America's largest fully integrated residential and commercial real estate investment, development, construction and asset/portfolio management companies.
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.
Darlene Pope is VP and Global Lead for Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace Experience at WeWork. Ms. Pope is a smart building industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building consulting.
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.
Kevin Powell is AVP, IT Director responsible for overall IT strategy, corporate technology and cyber security for United Properties. In this role, Kevin is responsible for understanding the details of the company’s business operations and partnering with executive leadership to enhance the company’s competitive advantage through operational efficiencies.
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.
Julien Ragbeer is a Data Scientist/Engineer in the IT group of Oxford Properties. He is responsible for some of the machine learning based applications in production, analysis of data workflows and pipelines and proposing the use of scalable and innovative solutions that align with business needs. Julien is a proponent of open source software and initiatives.
Prabhu Ramachandran is the founder and CEO of Facilio Inc. Facilio is a unified facilities optimization platform that uses IoT and AI to help CREs drive operational and sustainability efficiency across portfolio. Prabhu’s career spans over 18 years of product, business, and customer experience focused on enterprise-scale software for IoT-based connected services, sustainable building solutions, and telecom network management.
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.
Landy is the founder and chief architect of RAAMP. He, as a software developer, has lead teams in multiple industries leveraging his strengths in the Microsoft Azure platform to bring many legacy clients to the cloud. As the CEO of RAAMP, he has been guided by his customers and internal users to build enjoyable user experiences that are easily adopted. He is supported by a team of property managers, technologist, and CFO's that guide RAAMP; building an elegant solution that implements industry standards and best practices.
Rudy Reagin is the Global Programme Lead for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Services. With more than thirty years of experience in IT, Rudy is currently responsible for the application architecture that supports lease administration, facilities management, space management, security operations, and a wide range of business services. In recent years, Rudy has driven a data warehousing and BI project that successfully integrates information from a range of sources to facilitate performance monitoring and decision support.
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.
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.
As the Director of IoT, HQ for Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle, Francisco Ruiz is responsible for partnering with global teams to help design, secure and guide the implementation of enterprise IoT Energy Solutions. Prior to Oracle, he consulted various Real Estate teams utilizing IoT for continuous improvement and sustainable business operations including Adobe, GSA, eBay, PayPal and NASA. He is active on various industry boards and organizations which supports his continuous pursuit of the most energy efficient and sustainable technologies.
L.D. Salmanson has extensive experience founding, advising, and investing in leading private technology companies. Prior to founding Cherre, he served as Executive Director of Oppenheimer’s Private Shares Group, after Oppenheimer acquired GreenCrest Capital, a firm he co-founded to enable pre-IPO transactions in some of the largest private technology companies in the world, including Facebook, Twitter and Uber.
Richard Sarkis is CEO and co-founder of Reonomy, a commercial real estate data and analytics platform. Since the company’s founding in 2013, Sarkis has been instrumental in raising $68 million in venture capital and led Reonomy through a successful web-platform launch in New York City, as well as the launch of a second nationwide platform in 2017. An avid entrepreneur, Sarkis has launched numerous companies, including an international arbitrage textbook company, a college marketing network and an offshore tech company.
Larry Schachter is a leader of technology operations and initiatives with distinguished performance during 20+ years of diversified experience in commercial and residential real estate investment, management and ownership. He is currently CIO of Benderson Development, one of America’s largest privately held real estate companies that owns and manages over 700 properties encompassing over 40 million square feet in 38 states.
Sam Schaefer is currently Managing Director at Tishman Sepeyer where he oversees global leadership of its leasing, property management and corporate outreach groups. In this role, he coordinates the company's property management and leasing across all markets, leads business development efforts, and manages the firm's relationships with corporate clients and real estate executives. Schaefer is constantly working to deliver consistency and drive brand awareness and innovation at both a national and global level for the firm and its tenants.
Erik Schluntz is the co-founder & CTO of Cobalt Robotics, building autonomous indoor robots for physical security services. A member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Enterprise Technology in 2018, Erik leads the charge in the engineering and development for Cobalt’s growing fleet of robots, remaining at the forefront of the smart robotics industry and helping push it further along in the road towards people and robots working together.
Lori is an experiential marketing executive creating activation at events @CES, @NAB, @NATPE and @IBC to name a few. She plans and produces events with top creative and strategic executives at companies like AT&T, Showtime, HP, Clorox and Verizon to ensure their understanding of emerging business models while designing unique experiences to create engagement. She is a frequent CNN technology contributor and moderates & host conferences for Fortune 500 companies on new business models and technology.
James Scott is Lead Researcher at the Real Estate Innovation Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has a passion for innovative technologies that utilize data to produce new products and processes which will provide the future spaces that people will want to live and work in. His research uncovers why automation is suddenly becoming so important, how and why automation is now impacting the commercial real estate industry, and where we can start seeing the biggest changes.
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.
Sara Shank is Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management for Beacon Capital Partners, a leading office investor and manager. As part of this role, she chairs Beacon’s Lease Committee, is a member of the Debt Committee, Management Committee, Capital Committee, and is a voting member of Investment Committee. In addition to her portfolio management and other corporate responsibilities, she spearheads technology adoption across functionalities, and has forged relationships with leading industry providers,
Craig Shein is a senior asset manager at Strategic Group with over 80 assets in his portfolio. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Strategic Group is a fully integrated real estate owner and developer with a diverse portfolio of over 7.5M SF. During his time with Strategic Group, Craig has been a trusted advisor on over $1 billion in real estate transactions across multiple asset classes. He has also been responsible for implementing two full-scale real estate technology platforms that integrated back-end databases with front-end valuation platforms.
Thru Shivakumar is the CEO and Co-Founder at COHESION, a real estate software company that creates intelligent buildings and enhances human experiences by connecting people and systems in a single, comprehensive platform. She is responsible for leading COHESION’s alignment and execution of its strategic vision, as well as, delivering shareholder value. Thru has 15+ years of experience in private, public, and civic sectors of the economy holding positions across finance, business strategy, M&A, entrepreneurship and business development.
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.
Judah Siegal started with Brookfield in 2012, working for its Property Group’s Investments team on M&A and strategic initiatives. In 2018, he transitioned to Brookfield Ventures which seeks to invest in technology-enabled businesses synergistic with Brookfield’s real asset footprint across Property, Infrastructure, Renewables and Private Equity. Previously, Siegal worked at Citigroup advising real estate companies on M&A and capital activity.
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.
David Sulston is the National Director of Security for Oxford Properties, one of Canada's largest property management companies, and is responsible for overseeing the protection of retail, residential, industrial and commercial property assets. Also, his current role includes the development of security standards as they relate to SMART and Connected Buildings. David has been the involved in the Security industry for over 25 years.
Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brings a unique ability to understand and articulate complex technologies in a relatable way while rapidly fielding innovative capabilities. Currently Jared is the Digital Foundation Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.
Brian Sutherland is currently Industry Principal for Yardi Elevate, a new asset management suite within the Yardi collection of real estate management solutions. Brian was previously Industry Principal for commercial and multifamily products. Before joining Yardi, he spent 15 years as a founder and president for several start-up companies.
Earnest Sweat serves as a Director at Prologis Ventures. Earnest has a decade of experience in the real estate and technology industries. He currently focuses on the sourcing, technical due diligence, and structuring of venture capital investments and partnerships. Prior to joining Prologis, Earnest gained portfolio management and business development expertise in stints as a seed stage investor and startup advisor.
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.
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.
Dr. Tinianov 25 year career has been dedicated to product innovation and commercialization in the field of energy efficiency and building technology. Throughout his career he has been actively involved aspects of research and testing, authoring national and international standards, and national policies relating to building materials and systems. He currently serves as the View’s VP of Industry Strategy where he leads their value-based product strategy and industry engagement.
Matthew Vogel started at Microsoft in 2012, launching the initial versions of Office Mobile on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. After Office Mobile, Matthew worked on natural language and IoT within Office, then joined Skype IoT to envision and launch Skype integration with the Harmon Kardon Invoke, Alexa devices, and other incubations. Matthew has been a part of Azure IoT since October 2017, working on Azure Digital Twins and Solution Accelerators focusing on Smart Buildings scenarios.
Diane is the Founder & CEO of Waypoint. Waypoint is a performance management platform designed specifically for real estate owners and investors. Waypoint drives significant value and productivity gains across real estate portfolios and teams by providing a centralized platform for maximizing asset, operational and team performance. Leading real estate investors and owners across the US have adopted Waypoint, which has over two billion square feet and more than thirteen thousand properties on its platform. Diane started her career in real estate at Jones Lang LaSalle where she launched and managed Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Energy and Sustainability business. Prior to receiving her MBA at Stanford, she worked at Accenture where she developed and deployed enterprise technology platforms for multinational clients. Diane is passionate about driving improvement in the day to day work of real estate professionals and building a company alongside her Waypoint colleagues that brings value and joy to its clients. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three year old daughter.
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.
Andrew is a founding partner of Remit Consulting, a specialist management consultancy in the Real Estate sector. Remit is a pan-European firm and its clients include many of the largest fund management and property firms across Europe. Well known for his experience in defining technology strategy with property teams, Andrew’s main focus is creating efficiencies in the wider areas of asset and property management through effective use of outsourcing and technology.
Theresa is SVP, Retail at KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment business co-investing with institutional and ultra high net worth clients through a series of growth, mortgage, urban and income funds. Theresa is responsible for the operations, execution and value creation strategies across KingSett's Real Estate portfolio, primarily focusing on the retail assets. In addition, her responsibilities include the execution of KingSett’s sustainability and building technology strategies across the portfolio.
Andrew Weakland is the Director of Systems Development for W. P. Carey, a net-lease REIT focused on providing long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit solutions for companies in the U.S. and Northern and Western Europe. Andrew specializes in bringing emerging technologies into the real estate space to drive competitive advantage while maintaining the cohesiveness of the overall enterprise technology footprint.
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.
Park Wong is VP, IT of Oxford Properties. He is responsible for providing IT vision, strategy and leadership while partnering with the business leaders in leading and driving both traditional IT services as well as proactively proposing innovative solutions to solve increasingly scalable business needs.
As Managing Partner, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Lisa Woods is responsible for developing Realcomm's strategic relationships with those technology companies that participate in the company's conferences, seminars and CIO events. Prior to joining Realcomm, Lisa spent 10 years working with building owners and managers, providing technology solutions in telecommunications, access control and security.
Damien Wu is CIO of Link Asset Management Limited, currently Asia’s largest REIT. He is responsible for the formulation and management of its information technology strategy and functions. Damien has over 20 years of IT management, IT consulting and IT Startup experiences.
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.
Kevin Yardi is a VP at Yardi Systems, whose motto is "Take care of our clients, employees, and communities, stay focused and grow." His focus at Yardi aligns to these goals primarily for it clients that have commercial real estate in their portfolios. With close to 7,000 employees, Kevin also works to ensure that the organization have an environment that empowers, encourages and nurtures its employees so that they can best serve its customers. He previously spent 10 years in the technology consulting sector at Deloitte and IBM focused on functional consulting for large, transformational ERP implementations for Fortune 500 companies.
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.
Ilan Zachar is currently Chief Technology Officer at Carr Properties, a privately held REIT known for its portfolio of trophy-quality properties in the Washington D.C. In this role, Ilan leverages vision and foresight to cross-pollinate best practices, processes, systems and resources across corporate operations/affiliates. Under his leadership, this has resulted in improvements in bottom-line costs, top-line business growth/scalability, operational sustainability and high performance and overall, strengthening his company’s role as a market leader. For over 20 years, Ilan has been executive business leader and innovative technology strategist for multinational real-estate and property development companies worldwide.
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.