Technology is quickly changing the landscape of how the CRE industry operates. DisruptCRE exists to connect commercial real estate professionals with emerging technologies and trends. Through DisruptCRE, we are diving head first into the CREtech movement bringing you the latest and greatest in CREtech, educational panels, and a pitch session titled “Meet the Disruptors”.
Top real estate decision makers around the world convene at DisruptCRE to find out what’s here now, and what’s next in CRE tech.
John is COO/EVP/CTO of Rudin Management Company (RMC). RMC manages over 15 million square feet of commercial and residential space that is owned by the Rudin Family and is the largest privately owned real estate company in NYC. John has been involved in every major project the company has developed over the last 24 years including the redevelopment and creation of the world’s first smart building at 55 Broad Street (1995-1996), the development of the Reuters Building at 3 Times Square (1998-2001), the redevelopment of the former ATT Long Lines Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas (1999-2002), the redevelopment of 130 West 12th Street (2010-2011),
as well as the development of The Greenwich Lane (2006-2016). He is also intimately involved with the Rudin’s latest project, Dock 72, a ground up 675,000 foot office building located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where ground was broken in April of this year. This project is a joint venture with We Work and Boston Properties and will be completed in 2018. He is acknowledged nationally as an industry thought leader in the integration of technology into the built environment and a co-inventor of Nantum OS. He is the acting CEO of Prescriptive Data.
Robert Entin is Executive Vice President - Chief Information Officer of Vornado Realty Trust, overseeing all information technology initiatives of the Company. Mr. Entin joined the firm in 2005 as a Senior Vice President and became Executive Vice President in 2013.
Prior to Vornado, Mr. Entin founded Integrated Business Systems, Inc. in Clifton, NJ in 1979. He combined technical engineering expertise with accounting and property management experience to provide turnkey technology solutions for the real estate industry. IBS became one of the acknowledged leaders in the real estate industry, dominant in the New York region. In 2013, a portion of the IBS organization joined Vornado.
His roles throughout the years have placed him in the unique position of being both designer and user. He has authored many articles and frequently serves as an expert source on real estate technology and emerging trends. Mr. Entin is a member of the Realcomm Advisory Council and served as the Co-Chair at the Realcomm National Conference in 2015.
Mr. Entin currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches a master’s course in IT & The Real Estate Enterprise, a course he previously taught at Baruch College in New York City.
Mr. Entin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from The Moore School of Electrical Engineering at The University of Pennsylvania.
Danny has more than 24 years of extensive international experience in fund management, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, real estate, and asset management. Danny co-founded GAIA at the end of 2008. He is the founder of Tamir Fishman, a financial powerhouse with $6 billion assets under management, including 180 employees and over 60,000 clients as well as Tamir Fishman Real Estate Fund. He has held board positions with numerous government housing, development, and real estate companies and is the former co-head of the Israeli government’s privatization unit.
Mr. Fishman earned a B.Sc. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Sukanya Paciorek is the Executive Vice President and Head of Asset Management at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. In this role, Sukanya oversees leasing and facilities’ operations at the Navy Yard, including the yard’s maintenance, energy infrastructure and utilities management efforts. Prior to BNY, Sukanya was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Vornado Realty Trust, where she led Vornado’s energy and sustainability efforts and managed the utilities group for Vornado’s New York Division. Sukanya previously worked in the energy industry and for the U.S. Department of State.
Sukanya serves on several boards and advisory groups, including the Urban Green Council, Greenlight New York, NYU ACRE and the Pratt Area Community Council. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where she studied international energy management and policy, and an undergraduate degree in international studies and political science from the Ohio State University.
Originally a hedge fund trader, Bryan got involved in technology development several years ago. As one of the early innovators of modern VR/AR, he has many notable achievements thus far. He and his team have 18 patents pending, as well as 14 unique algorithms in the VR/AR space. In addition, he created interactive Virtual Reality video, real-time AR in a VR video, streaming VR with mobility in cinema grade quality, a method to watch VR videos in multiple languages, and Field of Vision Stop and Go (FVSG).
Laura Jamer is based out of New York City and covers North America, the Middle East and Europe in her role as Director of Global Partnerships with DIRTT Environmental Solutions. DIRTT, which stands for Doing It Right This Time, is a clean tech construction company that uses video game technology to build flexible interior construction rapidly, cost effectively and sustainably— Think construction for the 21st century. Laura and her team are responsible for more than 700 stakeholders, across 9 countries and 106 companies; generating nearly $240M in annual revenue.
Rui Barros joined WeWork in April 2016 as SVP of Global Operations, utilizing his nearly three decades of hospitality experience to serve as a center of excellence and introduce best practices for WeWork's space, community and services globally. In his current role as General Manager for Tri-State, Barros oversees all aspects of the company's fast growing business for WeWork's largest market - including management, sales, operations, marketing, and more for WeWork's 37 buildings and tens of thousands of members across New York City.
A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, Barros held a number of high-level operations positions with Wyndham Hotel Group prior to joining WeWork, including serving as president and managing director for North American franchise operations, and as president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean. He also served as brand senior vice president for the company’s Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® hotel brands. As the head of each brand, Barros was tasked with managing strategic direction and overseeing day to day operations for a portfolio of approximately 1,200 hotels. He began his career as a front desk associate for a Wyndham® Resort and Conference Center, in Palm Springs, California.
Barros is a graduate of the Southeastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in Kissimmee, Florida. He is fluent in Portuguese and conversational Spanish.
Darlene Pope serves as Senior Vice President for JLL Americas and is the product lead for JLL's Smart Building program. She has 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology and smart building solutions, along with a passion for making a positive impact on building operations and management.
JLL's smart building program provides a comprehensive strategy and plan for implementing integrated building technologies and end user applications that support high performance operations and workplace efficiency.
Adam is an industry thought-leader and experienced professional with more than 80 engagements addressing the complex issues involving people, organizational performance and the built environment. Expertise includes: facility planning and programming; campus planning; occupancy and workplace strategy; organizational performance measurement; design advisory; and change management program development and delivery. He has a documented history of delivering effective real estate and design solutions for clients through careful research, innovative problem-solving, and end-user engagement.
During his time at HOK, Adam consulted with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Jaquar Land Rover North America, Johnson & Johnson, MITRE, and the GSA.
Jim Wenk is a Managing Director for Brokerage in New York, NY. He has over 15 years of experience as an expert New York City office leasing, and has over $2BB in lease transactions completed for corporations in New York.
Jim is frequently quoted in: The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Commercial Observer, and Crains New York Business. Recent clients include: JP Morgan, Snapchat, Emblemhealth, Regus, Societe Generale, Haworth, Mizuho Securities, Neuberger Berman, Knewton, Videology, and Genpact.
Brad Cohen is a Senior Director in the Retail Leasing Division at Eastern Consolidated, specializing in landlord advisory services throughout New York City.
A veteran retail leasing expert with over 10 years of experience, Mr. Cohen has been instrumental in expanding Eastern Consolidated’s Retail Leasing Division. In recognition of his success, he was named a CoStar Power Broker for three consecutive years.
Mr. Cohen has completed hundreds of transactions while representing some of the nation’s most prestigious landlords including Avalon Bay Communities, Extell Development Company, Equity Residential, Forest City, Gotham Organization, Related Companies, and RREEF. He has leased on behalf of landlords brands such as 7-Eleven, Apple Bank for Savings, AT&T, NY Kids Club, CityMD, Applebee’s, Capital One Bank, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Crunch Gym, Dollar Tree, Gamestop, Marshall’s, McDonald’s, Modell’s, Red Lobster, and Verizon Wireless. Currently he is the exclusive tenant rep for iPic Entertainment in its efforts to expand in the New York Region.
As an expert on retail trends and the industry’s use of technology, Mr. Cohen has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Commercial Observer, and other publications, and is frequently invited to speak on panels at industry events. He also advises technology companies on best practices for adapting products to serve the commercial real estate industry.
Dynamic executive and visionary entrepreneur with success creating and launching corporations and products. Developing business plans to diversify product lines and go-to market strategies to capture additional market share and extend brand reach. Experienced in identifying and researching current market strategies and the ability to design, direct and create branding, marketing and sales tools to increase awareness and support profit objectives. Specializing in marketing commercial real estate corporations, brokerage, asset repositioning and consulting services.