Boston

About Boston

Team

Matt Chapdelaine

Founder & CEO
Commercial Connected

Matt is a former public accountant who was much more interested in brokering transactions than accounting for them. Having been a commercial real estate broker in the Midwest for over 12 years, he knew technology could help CRE professionals complete more deals in less time with greater accuracy. In 2014 he launched Commercial Connected to automatically connect buyers, sellers, tenants & landlords. Matt is active in the Chicago Real Estate Technology community. He has mentored other real estate startups at ElmSpring Chicago, a real estate technology accelerator, since its inception.

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Matt Chapdelaine

Matt Chapdelaine

Founder & CEO

Commercial Connected

@CREChap

Tanner McGraw

Founder & CEO
Apto
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Tanner McGraw

Tanner McGraw

Founder & CEO

Apto

@Tanner_McGraw

@tannermcgraw

Mark E. Rose

CEO
Avison Young
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Mark E. Rose

Mark E. Rose

CEO

Avison Young

@markerose

Jorge Newbery

Founder & CEO
American Homeowner Preservation, LLC
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Jorge Newbery

Jorge Newbery

Founder & CEO

American Homeowner Preservation, LLC

@JorgePNewbery

@jorgenewbery

Jonathan Schultz

CEO
ONYX Equities
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Jonathan Schultz

Jonathan Schultz

CEO

ONYX Equities

@jonschultz_onyx

@jonschultz1

Mark Gilbreath

Founder & CEO
LiquidSpace

Mobility and Choice are the new change masters transforming the commercial real estate landscape. Mark is the Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the mobile marketplace that’s redefining the boundaries and behaviors of the workplace. LiquidSpace lets professionals, teams and companies simply find and book the best space to work or meet in real-time with confidence.

Mark is a chronic entrepreneur and one of the new voices in real estate technology. He has spent 25+ years in and around Silicon Valley working on silicon, software and space.

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Mark Gilbreath

Mark Gilbreath

Founder & CEO

LiquidSpace

@liquidspace

@markgilbreath

Renae Bradshaw

Corporate Managing Director
Savills Studley
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Renae Bradshaw

Renae Bradshaw

Corporate Managing Director

Savills Studley

@renaebradshaw

Amanda Carroll

Principal
Gensler

As the leader of the tech practice at the global design firm Gensler, Amanda identifies and creates the key drivers impacting the business strategy, design philosophy and future innovations of some of the most sought after brands in the world. Her work spans a diverse range of industries and clients including TED, British Airways, Warner Music Group and Etsy.

As the tech sector has become an increasingly critical player in New York’s economy, Amanda’s passion and perspective has undoubtedly shaped Gensler’s prioritization of technology clients (including the likes of Facebook and Airbnb) who are not just influencing trends, but singlehandedly establishing them.

Most recently, Amanda worked hand-in-hand with Brooklyn-grown Etsy to establish a vision for their global headquarters that included reshaping the plans for the DUMBO Heights redevelopment, the former Watchtower Building, to fit Etsy's program while leveraging the site's industrial architecture. With a 225,000 RSF footprint, this lease marks one of the largest deals in Brooklyn in the last 10 years, anchoring the tech triangle in Brooklyn.

Other collaborations with developers like Heritage Equity and Blackstone have shaped some of the most influential tech leases in the last 5 years.

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Amanda Carroll

Amanda Carroll

Principal

Gensler

@amandacarrollny

Zurich Esposito

Executive Vice President
AIA Chicago
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Zurich Esposito

Zurich Esposito

Executive Vice President

AIA Chicago

Alex Newmann

VP of Sales
PivotDesk

Alex Newmann is the VP of Sales at PivotDesk, an office-sharing marketplace, and is responsible for leading day-to-day operations, increasing awareness, and customer satisfaction. Recently he played a fundamental role expanding PivotDesk from three to 29 markets and launching Cultivate by PivotDesk, a relationship and pipeline builder for Commercial Real Estate brokers to find and manage office space for clients of all sizes while never giving up an opportunity, contact, or relationship.

Prior to joining PivotDesk in 2012, Alex spent three years as director of business development at TEC Integration, a provider of comprehensive communication solutions. In May 2013, he completed his MBA at the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing on finance, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

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Alex Newmann

Alex Newmann

VP of Sales

PivotDesk

@anewmann

@alexnewmann

David Behin

CEO & Co-Founder
CityFunders

David Behin is the CEO and Co-Founder of CityFunders. He has been involved in more than $3B of real estate transactions within the tri-state area and Philadelphia.

Dave co-founded The Developers Group in 2002, which brought to market thousands of condo and rental apartments in NYC. The Developer’s Group later became MNS Real Estate, one of NYC’s top-10 full service brokerages.

In 2011 he launched the Investment Sales and Advisory Division of MNS as well as B.I.G., the Behin Investment Group, specializing in acquiring and repositioning Brooklyn commercial real estate.

Also a pioneer in the internet service industry, he started at Prodigy Internet Services in 1996 before co-founding Yadayada.com in 1999, which became the nation’s 3rd largest wireless Internet service provider.

A NYC native, he received his JD from Fordham University School of Law, and his Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University. He is a guest lecturer at New York University's Graduate Real Estate Program and he is frequently quoted in major publications including The New York Times, Crain’s and The Wall Street Journal.

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David Behin

David Behin

CEO & Co-Founder

CityFunders

@DaveBehin

@davidbehin

Jeffrey M. Finn

President & CEO
RealNex

Jeff is a founding partner in The Pavonis Group. As a Pavonis Group Partner, he is also President and CEO of the Group’s affiliate RealNex, a commercial real estate technology company designed to aggregate and integrate a portfolio of “point-solutions” into a seamlessly integrated enterprise platform serving the industry. RealNex has recently acquired REA, the industry’s most wodely adopted CRM system, REI Wise, the widely adopted Investment/Comparative Lease Analysis and Property Marketing Engine, Property Line, a leading property listing platform and Ten Eight, a pioneering new deal automation system for tenant reps, corporate occupiers, landlords and their leasing agents.

Prior to joining forces with other market leaders to create Pavonis, Mr. Finn was President and Chief Executive Officer of NAI Global, the world’s leading network of commercial real estate brokerage firms. Mr. Finn was one of the founders of NAI, and lead the organization to its position of industry prominence. During his tenure he lead the company’s branding, technology and globalization strategies which led to expansion into 55 countries, earning REALComm’s “Digital Impact Award” for real estate technology twice and being recognized by Lipsey as the 4th most recognized brand in the industry.

Mr. Finn has represented major clients including Bank of New York/Mellon, Prudential, BP Amoco, Air Products & Chemicals, The United States Postal Service, Hertz and WorldCom - MCI. In addition, to leading the company's Corporate Services and Capital Markets Groups, Mr. Finn has established the company's many technological initiatives, which have earned the company a leadership position in the use of online technology to efficiently deliver services. NAI Global's proprietary technology provides real time online information about markets and projects to streamline and systemitize the transaction and portfolio management process.

In 2012, Jeff led the process of selling NAI Global to C-III Capital Partners and remained with the company through 2013 to manage the ownership transition.

Jeff is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Management. He was a founding member and past advisory board member of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Real Estate Center and is a trustee of Peddie School and the Norma Finn Memorial Foundation.

During his career Jeff was recognized by:
New Jersey Business - 40 under 40
National Real Estate Investor - 40 Stars of Tomorrow
Commercial Property News - Top Executives to Watch
Real Estate Forum – The Forum 100 - Real Estate's Top Companies

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Jeffrey M. Finn

Jeffrey M. Finn

President & CEO

RealNex

@Jeff_Finn

Carlos Martínez, AIA, FIIDA, LEED® AP

Design Director, Principal
Gensler

Carlos serves as a Global Design Leader for Gensler as well as Creative Director and Design Principal for our firm’s North Central Region. For more than 25 years, he has provided thought leadership and innovative design solutions in architecture, design and business strategy. As a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors, Carlos focuses on shaping the strategic role of design in his clients’ enterprises along with fostering the next generation of design talent. Widely acknowledged as one of the industry’s most innovative and influential designers, Carlos has received numerous honors and accolades, including induction into the International Interior Design Association’s College of Fellows and Gensler’s prestigious Don Brinkmann Award for design excellence; and his work has appeared in many leading media outlets and design publications. He is an Adjunct Professor of Design at The Art Institute of Chicago and sits on the boards of several renowned organizations. Carlos graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Architecture and earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Carlos Martínez, AIA, FIIDA, LEED® AP

Carlos Martínez, AIA, FIIDA, LEED® AP

Design Director, Principal

Gensler

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Gabriel Safar

Co-Founder & CEO
LeasePilot

Gabriel Safar is the co-founder and CEO of LeasePilot, a technology company that helps the commercial real estate industry close leases faster and empowers data-driven decisions.  Prior to co-founding LeasePilot, Gabriel worked as a commercial real estate lawyer at large law firms including Bingham McCutchen and Goulston & Storrs

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Gabriel Safar

Gabriel Safar

Co-Founder & CEO

LeasePilot

@gabrielsafar1

@gabrielsafar

William Skelley

Founder & CEO
iFunding

William Skelley is CEO and founder of iFunding, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform (www.ifunding.co).  He also is responsible for all business development.  iFunding is dramatically expanding opportunities for individuals to invest in institutional-quality real estate deals, through crowdfunding. At the same time, crowdfunding makes it faster and easier for real estate developers and operators to raise funds, build investor relations, and take care of legal and financial administration for projects. Mr. Skelley earlier led a boutique investment bank that raised capital for and underwrote $2B in real estate transactions.  He specializes in fundraising from accredited investors and family offices and is a frequent speaker at industry events discussing real estate finance. Prior to iFunding, Mr. Skelley was a principal at Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund founded by Harvard Business School professor Dr. Clayton Christensen. He attended Hobart College and Harvard Business School.

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William Skelley

William Skelley

Founder & CEO

iFunding

@SkelleyWilliam

Kevin Maggiacomo

President & CEO
SVN International

Kevin Maggiacomo serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (SVNIC), the commercial real estate franchisor of the globally recognized SVN® brand, with proven leadership, cutting-edge tools and a culture that is built on collaboration. He is responsible for the company’s mission, vision and promoting expansion across the United States and internationally.

<strong>“Advisors come for the tools, but stay for the culture.” – Kevin Maggiacomo</strong>

Under Maggiacomo’s leadership SVN has strived to be different, in fact it’s at the heart of everything the company does. By bucking against the often self-serving practices of the CRE industry and fostering an environment based on teamwork, SVN has successfully built a platform where everyone wins. When you join SVN you are instantly connected to a national and international collaborative network of over 200 offices which facilitates increased deal-making, competition for assets and closing more deals in less time. It’s called the SVN Difference.

<strong>Exponential Growth</strong>

Maggiacomo has facilitated SVN’s growth from seven offices in 2001, to more than 190 today. The company continues to grow with a strong focus on expanding into international markets, in particular Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. Maggiacomo explains, “International expansion has always been a part of the SVN platform. In an increasingly complicated world collaboration is one of these principles that is drawing the world closer.”

During his 14-year tenure, SVN has won numerous awards, including awards for innovation, twice named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, acknowledged by the Lipsey Co. as one of the most recognized brands in commercial real estate, and awarded Top Brokerage Firm status by CPExecutive.

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Kevin Maggiacomo

Kevin Maggiacomo

President & CEO

SVN International

@Maggiacomo

@kmaggiacomo

Deena Zimmerman

Vice President
SVN Chicago Commercial

Deena is an award-winning broker who has worked in the real estate industry since 2004. Deena has a focused interest in tenant representation and specializes in finding high quality sites throughout Chicagoland and surrounding areas for national operators, franchisees, and first-time entrepreneurs.

Deena began her career as a top-producing agent focusing on property leasing and sales at The Lord Companies, after which she joined Helios Commercial Realty until they joined forces with Jameson Commercial in 2010. Prior to her transition into commercial brokerage, she worked for a real estate trade publication, forming close relationships with downtown developers, banks, and brokerages.

Deena’s brings a consistent, positive, and update attitude with an honest and straightforward approach to each and every assignment. Her skills in negotiating and her attention to detail have proven to be invaluable to all parties in a transaction. She understands what it takes to get the transaction done with extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants.

Deena’s commitment to her clients is unmatched, and she believes relationship building is key to her success, and that of her clients.

In addition to her work with Jameson Commercial Real Estate, Deena has built an extensive network of contacts with her involvement in several organizations on both the local and national levels. Deena most recently served as Chair of Illinois Young Professionals Network (YPN), which lead to the National Network of the Year award. She is also the current chair of the Illinois Association of Realtors Commercial, Industrial, Investment committee and was honored by IAR in 2013 with the Outstand Service Award.

Deena is a member of the 2014 class of the National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy, she is also an advisory member of Realtors to the Rescue and a member of the National Association of Realtors Finance Committee. She was 2010-2011 President of the Chicago Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors and was named their member of the year in 2012. Deena is also a mentor for the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative through Roosevelt University.
She was also honored by Chicago Agent Magazine in July 2012 as one of 50 Chicago Powerhouses in their annual “Who’s Who” issue and was chosen as the only female commercial agent. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the recipient of the 2012 National Association of Realtors National Commercial Award.

She is also honored and proud to have received the 2012 Realtor Achievement award by the Chicago Association of Realtors, of which she is also a member of their Board of Directors.

Deena earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Minnesota in 1997.

 

 

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Deena Zimmerman

Deena Zimmerman

Vice President

SVN Chicago Commercial

@svnchicago

Gene Barash

VP of Business Development
Realty Mogul

Gene has expertise in venture formation, portfolio asset management and the combined legal and business aspects of real estate operations and deal making. He is experienced in overseeing relationships with tenants, municipalities, lenders and investors. He is adept in risk management, complex asset resolution and managing business plan objectives to achieve investor and ownership return.

He has been involved in the development and redevelopment of projects in retail and commercial projects, including acquisitions, due diligence, zoning, entitlements and the capital structure of new and existing projects.

Gene is an attorney licensed in California, a Level II CFA candidate, has his CA Real Estate Brokers License and is also an insurance broker with an expertise in property casualty and commercial insurance.

He graduated in the Top 10% of his class from Pepperdine School of Law, where he was awarded a certificate for his studies in Business and Finance from the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was a Regents Scholar and President of his Fraternity.

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- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Member &amp;amp;amp; Government Relations Chair Liaison
- Lymphoma Research Foundation, LA Chapter Special Committee Member
- American Cinematheque, Special Projects Committee
- Leadership LA, Class of 2013

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- Investments
- Venture Formation
- Complex Asset Resolution
- Value Creation

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Gene Barash

Gene Barash

VP of Business Development

Realty Mogul

@realty_mogul

Solomon Poretsky

Executive Vice President of Organizational Development
SVN Intl.

Solomon Poretsky is the Executive Vice President of Organizational Development for SVN. Prior to joining SVN, he was a partner at Custom Skills Development, a commercial real estate consulting firm that provided coaching, development, and training services to agents and commercial real estate brokerages across North America. His commercial real estate career started at Marcus & Millichap, where he was involved in over $1.2 billion of listings sales and closings as both an agent and a regional manager. He also achieved that firm’s prestigious National Faculty Member designation.

Solomon also worked on the instructional design of one of the world’s first online master’s degree programs. He graduated cum laude from Columbia University in the City of New York with a bachelor’s degree and earned and a second BA, with honors, from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He currently resides in suburban Minneapolis with his wife, Mary; his twin boys; Thomas and William; and his dog, Bongo.

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Solomon Poretsky

Solomon Poretsky

Executive Vice President of Organizational Development

SVN Intl.

@solpo

@sporetsky

Nick Romito

Founder & CEO
VTS

Nick started his career as a Tenant rep and Landlord broker at NYC’s Murray Hill Properties in 2005, where he expanded the U.S. presence of international companies such as Kartell, Natuzzi and Alessi, while also assisting in growing the firm’s 8-million square-foot office portfolio. In 2007, he took over leasing and asset management for AM Properties in New York City, where he oversaw the leasing, infrastructure and technology implementation of a 3-million square-foot office portfolio. Realizing there were no technology platforms to help centralize leasing activity, analytics, and marketing, he began laying the groundwork for VTS.

Nick has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine and has spoken at Harvard Business School’s renowned Technology Cyberposium. He resides in New York City but is on an airplane about 50% of the time.

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Nick Romito

Nick Romito

Founder & CEO

VTS

@nickromito

David Eisenberg

Co-Founder & CEO
Floored
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David Eisenberg

Co-Founder & CEO

Floored

@eisenberg

@daveeisenberg

Daniel Miller

Co-Founder & President
Fundrise

Daniel Miller is Co-Founder and President of Fundrise, the first and leading real estate crowdfunding platform. The first company to successfully crowdfund real estate, Fundrise brings world-class real estate investments to institutional, high net worth and retail investors throughout the United States.

Founded in 2010 by Dan and his brother Ben Miller, Fundrise has brought real estate crowdfunding to the mainstream, allowing anyone—accredited and unaccredited—to invest in property for as little as $100 per share, and as much as $10 million, and earn favorable returns (historically 12 to 14 percent).

At Fundrise, Dan is responsible for exploring and opening up new markets and vetting real estate projects. Dan also speaks across the country as one of the leading authorities on real estate crowdfunding.
Dan is quickly becoming a key player to watch in the real estate industry. Dan was named a “2013 Curbed Young Gun”, a prestigious title given to a select group of up-and-coming talents in urban development, interior design, and architecture.

Dan is also Co-Founder of Popularise, a real estate crowdsourcing website, and Managing Partner of WestMill Capital Partners, a Washington D.C. based real estate development company. Daniel remains involved with Western Development Corporation, his family’s real estate company, which has developed more than 20 million square feet in its 46-year history.

Daniel graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a submatriculant with a dual B.S. and M.B.A.

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Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller

Co-Founder & President

Fundrise

@dan__miller

Christian A. Domin

Managing Director
GlenStar Properties

Since 1993, Christian Domin has been exclusively working in Downtown Chicago as a product specialist. In his role as Managing Director at GlenStar Properties, Mr. Domin leads the leasing efforts 55 East Monroe and the Chicago Board of Trade Building. He is responsible for all day-to-day leasing functions including broker contact, building tours, proposal preparation, financial analysis, and lease negotiation.

During his 21 years of experience, Mr. Domin has executed over 532 lease transactions, valuing over $1 billion, with a total square footage exceeding 3.8 million sq. ft. of space in Class A, B and C properties. Additionally, Mr. Domin has facilitated the leasing underwriting for six major downtown office sale transactions totaling over two million square feet and valued at approximately $403 million.

Mr. Domin’s prior leasing assignments have included 311 South Wacker Drive, Quaker Tower, One North State Street, The Old Chicago Post Office, 123 North Wacker Drive, 225 West Washington, 980 North Michigan Avenue, One South State Street, 332 South Michigan Avenue, 205 West Wacker Drive, 211 West Wacker Drive, and 120 West Madison. His notable clients include TIAA-CREF, Walton Street Capital, USAA Real Estate Company, SSR Realty Advisors, Hamilton Partners, Sheffield Properties, Orix Real Estate Investments, Shuwa Investments, Mutual of New York, Bradley Real Estate Investment Trust, CB Richard Ellis Investors, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Joseph Freed and Associates, Saracreek Properties, Koll Bren Advisors and Reliastar Insurance Company.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Christian Domin is an active member of COLBA, and is perennially a part of the Steering Committee for the Annual Crain’s Chicago Business Real Estate Awards Dinner benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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Christian A. Domin

Christian A. Domin

Managing Director

GlenStar Properties

Melissa Rubenstein

Senior Vice President - Leasing
JLL

Melissa Rubenstein is a Senior Vice President on JLL's downtown Agency Leasing team. Her primary responsibilities include the leasing and marketing of office properties in the downtown CBD. Currently, Melissa proudly represents AmTrust Realty Corp at 135 S LaSalle and 33 W Monroe, Beacon Capital Partners at 300 S Wacker, Metropolis Investment Holdings at NBC Tower, and State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio at 77 W Wacker Drive.

With over 15 years of experience, Melissa has been responsible for over 15 million square feet of commercial assignments. Melissa joined JLL in 2009 and during this period has leased over 1.5 million s.f. in transactions.

Prior to joining JLL, Melissa worked for CBRE, where she had a strong track record of repositioning buildings, increasing overall occupancy, improving the quality of tenants and creating value for ownership. Examples include: 300 S. Wacker (Harbor Group), 111 W. Washington, 209 S. LaSalle and 640 N LaSalle, where, within a 12 month period, Melissa successfully leased these assets to more than 95% occupancy, far exceeding proforma and achieving excellent returns for her clients.

Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Retailing and Consumer Studies from the University of Arizona. She is a member of NAIOP and was nominated for Broker Transaction of the Year (Downtown Office) in 2013. She serves on the JLL Leadership Council Advisory Board and was recognized as a JLL Top Producer in 2012-13. Melissa is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker and a member of COLBA.

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Melissa Rubenstein

Melissa Rubenstein

Senior Vice President - Leasing

JLL

@jllnews

Heather Schwarz

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder
EarlyShares
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Heather Schwarz

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

EarlyShares

@madelyn_young

@madelynyoung

Jordan Nof

Head of Investments
Tusk Ventures
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Jordan Nof

Head of Investments

Tusk Ventures

@jordannof

@jordannof

Tom Palange

Director of Marketing
Cannistraro
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Tom Palange

Tom Palange

Director of Marketing

Cannistraro

@tompalange

@tpalange

Poonam Sharma Mathis

Founder
StealthForce

Poonam Sharma Mathis is the Founder of StealthForce, the project-based on-demand talent platform for the real estate investment industry; as seen in INC Magazine and The Harvard Business Review, StealthForce is the global rolodex of a real estate investor's dreams, matching employers with top talent for diverse projects, enabling them to scale talent according to dealflow, and disrupting the human capital portion of the real estate investment equation in the process. A Harvard undergraduate and Wharton MBA, she recognized the need for such a network during over ten years in principal real estate investment, private equity and development, most recently as Global Deputy to the Head of Real Estate Asset Management at Partners Group (a $40 bn PE fund), for various property types, across the capital stack, and around the globe. Early in her career she was employee 13 at The Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), the first expert network for the financial services space, which is now valued at over one billion dollars. StealthForce is on a mission to free employers from the burden of bloated payrolls and the risk of imprecise expertise, while enabling professionals to do the work they love.

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Poonam Sharma Mathis

Founder

StealthForce

@stealthforceco

@poonammathis

Bradley Joyce

Founder & CEO
SkyriseApp

Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Skyrise, the leading tenant engagement platform for commercial real estate. Having a deep passion for technology and community, Bradley is also the founder of Velocis, a startup studio that has built internet products across diverse industries from social networks to education to aviation, and Launch DFW, a community-driven media company covering the Dallas - Forth Worth area technology scene.

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Bradley Joyce

Bradley Joyce

Founder & CEO

SkyriseApp

@bradleyjoyce

@bradleyjoyce

Douglas S. Ellenoff

Partner
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Douglas S. Ellenoff, a member of Ellenoff Grossman &amp;amp; Schole LLP since its founding in 1992, is a corporate and securities attorney with a specialty in business transactions and corporate financings. The Firm, which consists of 60 lawyers, has established itself as a leader in various capital market initiatives, such as, Crowdfunding (CrowdESQ.com), SPACs, PIPEs and Registered Direct offerings.

During his career, he has represented numerous entreprenuers, broker-dealers, venture capital investor groups and many corporations involved in the capital formation process. In the last few years alone, he has been involved at various stages in numerous registered public offerings, including 100 financings and, with other members of his firm, over 500 private placements into public companies (see PIPEs and Venture Capital), representing either the issuers of those securities or the registered broker-dealers acting as placement agent.

Along with other members of his Firm, Mr. Ellenoff has been involved at various stages with 70 registered blind pool offerings (commonly referred to as "SPACs") and 25 sizable SPACquisitions (the M&amp;amp;A component). With respect to Crowdfunding, he is actively engaged with clients (funding portals, broker-dealers, technology solution providers, software developers, investors and entrepreneurs)-- he has been to both the SEC and FINRA numerous times to discuss the proposed rules. He also provides counsel with regard to their respective ongoing (SEC, AMEX and NASD) regulatory compliance.

Mr. Ellenoff has represented public companies in connection with their initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, regulatory compliance as well as general corporate governance matters.

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Douglas S. Ellenoff

Douglas S. Ellenoff

Partner

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

@douglasellenoff

Brendan Collins

Director of Business Development
Genea
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Brendan Collins

Brendan Collins

Director of Business Development

Genea

@getgenea

Andrew Bermudez

Co-Founder & CEO
Digsy

Andrew has over 12 years hands-on experience in the commercial real estate brokerage field. He's developed online applications that help automate complex and repetitive processes, while maintaing accuracy and making them very easy to work with. He recently co-founded an internet technology platform that helps convert commercial real estate vacancies, renters and buyers into real estate dollars 17x faster. His new venture was rated an outstanding and top-scoring graduate of OCTANe's LaunchPad program.

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Andrew Bermudez

Andrew Bermudez

Co-Founder & CEO

Digsy

@AndrewBermudez

@andrewbermudez

Aaron Block

Co-Founder & Managing Director
MetaPropNYC
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Aaron Block

Aaron Block

Co-Founder & Managing Director

MetaPropNYC

@aarronnblock

@aaronnblock

James Kilpatrick

President
NAI Northern California

James Kilpatrick is President of NAI Northern California, and has built investment sales, leasing, mortgage banking, property management, and receivership teams, in all major product types in the San Francisco bay area. He continues to oversee the strategic expansion and technology platforms of NAI Northern California, as well as assisting with large client accounts. Mr. Kilpatrick has received numerous brokerage industry achievement awards including the San Francisco business times list of 40 under 40 entrepreneurs to watch.

Mr. Kilpatrick is a San Francisco Bay Area native and has held various Director and President level positions in real estate industry groups. He has extensive experience consulting as an expert in litigation, in mediations, for technology startups and for local and regional news. He also owns and runs a diverse portfolio of real estate assets.

Mr. Kilpatrick graduated from UC Berkeley in Economics, and received his MBA from Wharton where he chaired the Entrepreneurship club and hosted Tom Perkins, Glenn Kelman and other visionaries. He boxed and wrestled at UC Berkeley, received a 3rd place bronze medal at the Jiujitsu US Open, and enjoys tennis, volunteering, rock climbing, and the other perks of living in sunny San Francisco.

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James Kilpatrick

James Kilpatrick

President

NAI Northern California

@jameskilpatrick

@jameskilpatrick

Kevin Guy

CEO
Real Liquidity

Kevin Guy is the founder and CEO of Real Liquidity, a real estate-centric secondary market, providing liquidity for shares of syndicated assets. Kevin has also founded several other real estate related technology companies including Diamond Data Company, a disruptive SaaS, data aggregation platform.

Guy has spent the past 10+ years pioneering new technology for both the residential and commercial real estate sectors and has been a technology advisor and board member to numerous start-up and industry leading companies.

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Kevin Guy

Kevin Guy

CEO

Real Liquidity

@realiquidity

@kevinhguy

Ronen Olshansky

Co-Founder & CEO
Cross Campus

Ronen Olshansky is a co-founder and CEO of Cross Campus, a Los Angeles based on-demand workspace and business event venue that provides peak office experiences to a community of creative professionals. Ronen’s career started on Wall Street twenty years ago, pivoted towards technology, and finally transitioned to entrepreneurship.

He has lived in the US, UK, Russia, Brazil and Turkey and has worked for companies like Lehman Brothers, Arthur Andersen and JPMorgan. As an entrepreneur, Ronen has been a founder or early stage executive in the software, energy, and real estate sectors. Ronen is passionate about building space and community to catalyzes and supports the entrepreneurial process.

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Ronen Olshansky

Ronen Olshansky

Co-Founder & CEO

Cross Campus

@CrossCampusLA

@ronenolshansky

Deborah A. Boyer

Executive Vice President, Director of Asset Management
The Swig Company

Deborah Boyer is Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management, responsible for the company’s portfolio assets nationally. Deborah joined The Swig Company in 2005 with over 20 years’ experience with major real estate owners and investors, providing her with a broad background in mixed-use commercial real estate. Her strategic management and positioning of Swig portfolio assets have been instrumental in placing the company at the forefront of emerging trends in the industry.

Reflective of her dedication to building a vibrant Oakland, Deborah serves as board president of the Lake Merritt/Uptown Community Benefit District and is a board member of SPUR Oakland. Deborah participates in numerous professional and community-based organizations and is currently a member of the board of directors for BOMA San Francisco.

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Deborah A. Boyer

Deborah A. Boyer

Executive Vice President, Director of Asset Management

The Swig Company

Samantha Martz

Senior Associate, Workplace Strategy
T3 Advisors

I’m a Senior Associate for T3 Advisors located in our West Coast office. I have a passion for driving value through real estate strategy from new start ups to companies with a growing global portfolio. Whether it’s implementing the right real estate data systems and processes, partnering with clients to create workplaces that empower employees or finding the right office space, I am committed to solving problems. I help make life easier for my clients, helping them grow their companies.

Prior to joining T3, I was a Global Planning Strategist at Salesforce.com, helping to ensure real estate was staying ahead of the business on a global scale. Prior to Salesforce.com, I spearheaded workplace research and worked with clients in the development of high performance workplaces for both CBRE and Gensler.

My background, having worked for a rapidly growing technology company and as a workplace consultant, helps bring a unique perspective to T3’s clients!

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Samantha Martz

Samantha Martz

Senior Associate, Workplace Strategy

T3 Advisors

@SamanthaMartz

@samanthamartz

Duke Long

Owner & Broker
The Duke Long Agency

Duke Long is a twenty year veteran of commercial real estate. He is the broker and owner of the Duke Long Agency. He is also known for writing his strong opinions about all things commercial real estate at www.dukelong.com. He has been asked to present and give those opinions by many well known companies and associations such as: CBRE, JLL, Colliers Intl., National Association of REALTORS (NAR), ICSC, CoreNet and many more. Indiana University allowed him to study real estate, and the United States Air Force discharged him honorably.

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Duke Long

Duke Long

Owner & Broker

The Duke Long Agency

@dukelong

@dukelong

Julio Davila

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
OUE Limited, The Americas

Mr. Davila serves as EVP and Chief Investment Officer overseeing finance, acquisition and disposition and asset management for OUE Americas. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of asset management, development, dispositions/acquisitions, financing, and capital markets. He brings to OUE Americas over 15 years of experience in real estate finance, M&A, dispositions, development and capital markets transactions totaling approximately $15 billion in value, across several asset classes and markets throughout the United States and West Coast in particular.

Prior to joining OUE Americas, Mr. Davila served as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer at EVOQ Properties, Inc., leading the acquisition and recapitalization of the 4 million square foot Meruelo Maddux Properties portfolio out of bankruptcy in 2011. At EVOQ, Mr. Davila directly oversaw the repositioning of the 32 acre, 1.5 million square feet project known as Alameda Square, into Southern California’s main fashion and creative hub catering to fashion, creative, arts and technology companies. He played a critical role in stabilizing and repositioning the portfolio that lead to the sale of EVOQ Properties to Atlas Capital Group for $357.4million or $12.96 a share.

Before his tenure at EVOQ Properties, Mr. Davila served as Vice President of Investments at MPG Office Trust where he oversaw debt workouts, financings, development, asset underwriting, leasing and all other transactional matters. During his time at MPG, Mr. Davila was involved in the development of nearly 2 million square feet of new construction and was responsible for acquisition, financing and disposition transactions totaling approximately $10 billion in value, as well as debt workouts valued in excess of $2 billion.

As an active member of the real estate community, Mr. Davila has been a speaker at various industry and educational events, as well as being an active member of various organizations including, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Association (LACRA) and International
Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Mr. Davila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Berkeley and received his Master in International Politics and Economics from Stanford University.

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Julio Davila

Julio Davila

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

OUE Limited, The Americas

Richard Sarkis

Co-Founder & CEO
Reonomy

Rich has extensive experience as an entrepreneur having launched and run a number of businesses including an international arbitrage textbook company, a college marketing network, and an offshore technology outfit. Most recently, Rich was an Associate Partner at McKinsey &amp;amp; Company specializing in Financial Services in their New York office. Rich is a graduate of Williams College where he was elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Economics and Psychology. Rich also holds an MBA with honors from The Wharton School.

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Richard Sarkis

Richard Sarkis

Co-Founder & CEO

Reonomy

@richsarkis

@rsarkis

Steven E. Marcussen

Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield of CA

Steve Marcussen has been involved in the commercial real estate business for more than 30 years. His team, based in Downtown Los Angeles, represents tenants and landlords in the sale and leasing of office, retail and industrial real estate.

Through Cushman &amp;amp;amp; Wakefield his team provides real estate services globally for corporations and institutions. Corporate Services clients include The Boeing Company, Citibank, Bank of America, Fluor Corporation, Fox Entertainment Group and the Hearst Corporation

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Steven E. Marcussen

Steven E. Marcussen

Executive Director

Cushman & Wakefield of CA

@stevenmarcussen/en

Mitchell Moinian

Senior Vice President
The Moinian Group
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Mitchell Moinian

Mitchell Moinian

Senior Vice President

The Moinian Group

@TheMoinianGroup

Matt Weirich

Co-founder, CEO
ReaLync

Matt is a former Management Consultant from Accenture turned entrepreneur with a passion for the crossroads of business, technology, and real estate. After honing his skills and traveling the world consulting at Accenture, Matt is now co-founder and CEO of ReaLync Corp. ReaLync is a Chicago-based real estate technology company that provides real time virtual tour and open house technology. Matt and his team are changing the way consumers tour properties in both residential and commercial real estate markets around the world and have already gained the vote of confidence from brands such as Century 21 Affiliated, Jameson Sotheby's, and Coldwell Banker. Matt is also invested in mentoring others in the startup community through his work with the Future Founders organization and Chicago's premier real estate tech accelerator, elmspring.

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Matt Weirich

Matt Weirich

Co-founder, CEO

ReaLync

@mattweirich

@mattweirich

Moderator

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Moderator

Moderator

Jason Fritton

Co-Founder and CEO
Patch of Land

Jason Fritton is Co-Founder and CEO of the National Alternative Real Estate Lender and Crowdfunding platform, Patch of Land. Jason originally conceptualized Patch of Land in early 2011 as a means to help rescue parts of Chicago devastated by the real estate crash. He has been involved with crowdfunding legislation since the beginning and worked with Congressmen to lobby for the crowdfunding exemptions that were written into the 2012 JOBS Act.  Jason guides Patch of Land's operations, strategy and execution. Previously Jason founded a multi-million dollar business, working in technology project design and procurement in the public sector, managing a major build out for the US Army. Jason studied philosophy &amp; history at Cornell College.

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Jason Fritton

Jason Fritton

Co-Founder and CEO

Patch of Land

@PatchOfLand

Meghana Moya

Global Innovation Team
CBRE Labs
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Meghana Moya

Meghana Moya

Global Innovation Team

CBRE Labs

@meghanamoya

@meghanamoya

Travis Barrington

Founder & CEO
CRE.TECH

&lt;span style="color: #222222"&gt;Travis Barrington is the publisher and editor in chief of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style="color: #222222"&gt;High Rise Facilities&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="color: #222222"&gt;, a multi-media publisher serving building owners and facility executives who control the largest high-rise properties in America’s greatest urban centers. Travis has held senior positions within several B2B media organizations and has written hundreds of articles related to facilities management and building ownership.&lt;/span&gt;

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Travis Barrington

Travis Barrington

Founder & CEO

CRE.TECH

@cretech

Joyce Reitman

CEO
MotionLoft
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Joyce Reitman

Joyce Reitman

CEO

MotionLoft

@motionloft

@joycereitman

Stuart Appley

Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions
CBRE

Award winning business leader recognized for innovation and leveraging technology for business growth. Expertise in digital, cloud, CRM, mobile, social and emerging technologies. Passionate about bringing innovation into the the business and improving the employee and customer experience.

  • Voted a 2016 and 2015 Top 100 Social CIO by Huffington Post
  • 2015 Digital Innovation Award Winner*

Cloud visionary, leading a "cloud first"​ strategy to ensure IT focuses on enhancing business value.

Championing new mobile, social and digital business strategies and pushing "change" to drive business and technology transformation.

Extensive experience successfully leading and deploying large customer centric, financial, and CRM applications, mobile technologies, global information security programs, and large scale data analysis programs and tools.

Experienced speaker on IT best practices, cloud computing, industry trends, and the use of sales and marketing applications in the enterprise.

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Stuart Appley

Stuart Appley

Managing Director, GWS Technology Solutions

CBRE

@sappley

@stuartappley

Panelist

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Panelist

Panelist

Elliot Vermes

CEO
ResiModel
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Elliot Vermes

Elliot Vermes

CEO

ResiModel

@ResiModel

@evermes

Justin Hughes

Co-founder & CTO
RealtyMogul

<div style="color: #222222">Justin is the CTO and Co-Founder of Realty Mogul.  In addition to overseeing all technical development at Realty Mogul, Justin is a member of the executive team that sets the high-level goals and strategic direction of the firm.</div>
<div style="color: #222222"></div>
<div style="color: #222222">Justin is an avid technologist with a passion for real estate investing. Previously Justin built and ran an independent consultancy in Los Angeles specializing in web application development and digital marketing. Justin is a licensed real estate professional in California, holds Series 24, Series 7, and Series 63 licenses, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.</div>

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Justin Hughes

Justin Hughes

Co-founder & CTO

RealtyMogul

@justinthughes

@justinthughes

Kevin D. Loos

Co-Founder, VP Sales & Operations
CrowdComfort
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Kevin D. Loos

Kevin D. Loos

Co-Founder, VP Sales & Operations

CrowdComfort

@KevinDLoos

Doug Marinaro

Co-founder, President & COO
LiquidSpace
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Doug Marinaro

Doug Marinaro

Co-founder, President & COO

LiquidSpace

@liquiddoug

@dougmarinaro

Nicole Hom

Senior Vice President & Group Manager
JLL

Nicole Hom is Senior Vice President and Group Manager for JLL’s property management operations in Northern California. In this role, she is responsible for direct management of Post Montgomery Center in San Francisco and oversees a portfolio of office properties in excess of 2.5 million square feet. Nicole has twelve years of commercial real estate experience working with such clients as Prudential, INVESCO and Goldman Sachs. Nicole also works closely with senior leadership on both strategic planning and pursuing new business.

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Nicole Hom

Nicole Hom

Senior Vice President & Group Manager

JLL

@JLL_NorCal

Dennis J. Sherry

Regional Director of Management Services
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

As Regional Director of Management Services, Dennis J. Sherry is responsible for the oversight and growth of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's management portfolio in New York and Connecticut and the implementation of best practices, policies and procedures that will maximize the value of his clients' real estate assets. With more than 20 years of commercial real estate management experience, he provides expert knowledge in management and operations, including expense reduction, innovative resources, procurement and forward-thinking property operations and staffing. Mr. Sherry is also responsible for business development to maximize growth and profitability for the region.

Mr. Sherry was most recently with CBRE as director of asset services, where he was responsible for the oversight of a six-million-square-foot portfolio for Chanel, Invesco, Carlyle Group and American Realty Capital. He was previously a portfolio manager responsible for managing the Lehman Brothers account, including their world headquarters' location and five additional facilities totaling 3.5 million square feet. He directed a staff of 25 professionals and administrative personnel with annual operating budget of $54 million.

Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Sherry was the senior real estate manager for 195 Broadway, a 1.1 million-square-foot office building in Manhattan. He previously held the position of portfolio manager in New York City, and provided oversight for accounts such as SONY Music &amp; Entertainment, Hiro Real Estate and L&amp;L Acquisitions. He also served with Insignia/ESG from 1994 to1996 as an assistant property manager overseeing SONY's three Manhattan facilities and the Bankers Trust account consisting of three properties totaling over 1.5 million square feet.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Sherry was general manager for Pitney Bowes Management Services, where he directed and managed 60 on-site employees in three AVON facilities totaling 500,000 square feet. Earlier, he served as property manager for Hines Interest Limited Partners, where he managed its assets on behalf of Argus Realty Services, Inc., Goldman Sachs and Company and Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Sherry graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Business degree, majoring in business administration and accounting. He is currently a Masters degree candidate at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate.

<strong>Professional Affiliations:</strong>

-Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
-Licensed Sales Associate, New York
-Member, Buildings Owners and Managers Association (BOMA/New York)
-Board Member, Fanwood Borough Planning and Zoning Board
-Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
-Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey (currently inactive)
-Refrigerant Machine Operators License
-Universal Refrigerant Recovery License
-Receiver, State of New York Unified Court System
-Former Secretary (7 years), the Clinton Housing Development Corporation

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Dennis J. Sherry

Dennis J. Sherry

Regional Director of Management Services

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

@NGKF

Ryan Granito

Vice President of Real Estate
Fundrise

Ryan is Vice President of Real Estate for Fundrise and is based in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA. Ryan is focused on developing relationships with local developers to expand the company’s presence on the west coast.

Ryan has broad industry experience ranging from acquisitions and dispositions to development and construction management, having worked in both private and public sectors throughout his career.

Prior to joining Fundrise, Ryan led entitlements, design, and financing efforts for Beverly Hills based Bolour Associates. At Bolour, Ryan managed the development of mixed-use projects ranging from $20MM - $150MM in total costs, focusing on urban infill sites in Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to Bolour, Ryan held development positions with the San Diego Housing Commission, Sares-Regis Group, and Lennar.

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Ryan Granito

Ryan Granito

Vice President of Real Estate

Fundrise

@RyanCGranito

Neel Naicker

Co-Founder & CEO
AMP Technologies
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Neel Naicker

Neel Naicker

Co-Founder & CEO

AMP Technologies

@neelnaicker1

@neelnaicker

John Backes

Founder
MOTIVE
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John Backes

John Backes

Founder

MOTIVE

@thejohnbackes

@thejohnbackes

Aniruddha Deodhar

IoT Stategy & Smart Buildings
ARM Technologies

Aniruddha is driving industry innovation, strategy and development of end-to-end energy efficiency and internet of things solutions for commercial and industrial buildings, with the aim of simplifying and democratizing the traditional processes for measuring, modeling and managing facility performance. Towards this end, he spearheads market research, business planning, visioning, new markets exploration, product strategy, cross-industry solutions definition, prototyping & field testing, strategic alliances and customer pilots.

He has spent more than 15 years in high technology (semiconductors, design automation, cleantech, energy efficiency) in Asia, Europe and North America in startups, mid-size firms, large conglomerates and venture capital firms. His career has spanned roles from product development to sales to business consulting to program management and received M.B.A with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and B.A.Sc. Computer Engineering with Honors, from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Aniruddha Deodhar

Aniruddha Deodhar

IoT Stategy & Smart Buildings

ARM Technologies

@adeodhar

@anideodhar

Dan Lyne

SVP, Global Technology & Media
CBRE

Dan Lyne is a Senior Vice President within the Global Technology & Media Practice at CBRE, Inc.

A recognized leader in the Chicago business community, Dan represents tech, biotech and media companies, both large and small, on complex real estate transactions. His roster of clients includes: Spotify USA, Horizon Pharma, General Assembly, Modest LLC, Belly, Managed by Q, and Cards Against Humanity to name a few. Dan also represents some of Chicago’s premier owner/developers in bringing unique buildings and creative campuses to the market. As it is his passion, Dan has focused much of his career on addressing talent attraction via the need for transformational and world-class creative space.

Dan was a co-founder on the team that launched "1871" - a 75,000 square foot co-working center for digital startups located in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart. Two years later, Dan helped guide the initial formation of MATTER, a 25,000 square foot co-working venture dedicated to entrepreneurs focused on healthcare innovation.

For nearly a decade with Chicago’s business development arm, World Business Chicago (WBC), Dan led the targeting and management of corporate relocation and expansion projects for domestic and globally based technology firms. During his tenure, WBC was repeatedly recognized and awarded as one of the top international organizations in its field.

Dan was recently appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to his Innovate Illinois Advisory Council, a key group of executives focused on advancing the economic growth strategy for the State of Illinois. Dan was also the founding Executive Director of ChicagoNEXT. Formed by WBC Chairman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Founding Co-Chairman, J.B. Pritzker, ChicagoNEXT’s primary mission is to further Chicago’s commitment to its innovation, entrepreneurship and tech industries.

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Dan Lyne

Dan Lyne

SVP, Global Technology & Media

CBRE

@danlyne

@danlyne

Vitaliy Goncharuk

Co-Founder
Augmented Pixels

Vitaliy started to work in a sphere of mobile technologies in 2001 as a software developer and project manager. Before starting Augmented Pixels he worked on many projects, one of which was for the game platform Nokia N-Gage etc.

Augmented Pixels is one of the leading developers of Augmented Reality solutions for retail, real estate and event marketing(clients are National Geographic, KOHLS etc). In 2014 Augmented Pixels was nominated by the Financial Times for Boldness in Business Awards, winner @ Plug and Play Retail EXPO(USA).

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Vitaliy Goncharuk

Vitaliy Goncharuk

Co-Founder

Augmented Pixels

@AugmentedPixels

@vactivity

Todd A. Dundon

Principal
Gensler
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Todd A. Dundon

Todd A. Dundon

Principal

Gensler

@GenslerOnWork

Jordan M. Fishfeld

Co-Founder & CEO
PeerRealty

Jordan Fishfeld is the Chief Executive Officer of PeerRealty.com, the online marketplace for Peer-funded and Peer-reviewed real estate transactions.

Prior to founding PeerRealty, Jordan worked as a finance attorney for Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.  In this role, Jordan assisted on the documentation and completion of more than one billion dollars’ worth of syndicated loan transactions.  Prior to attending law school, Jordan worked as a law clerk for a New York-based real estate firm, representing lenders for properties valued at over $40 million.

Jordan received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida.  Thereafter, he received his Masters of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was invited to the Order of the Coif.

Jordan has worked in, invested in, and studied the real estate space for over 10 years.  With the new regulatory landscape, he sees a tremendous opportunity for first-time investors to take advantage of the asset class he has always loved.

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Jordan M. Fishfeld

Jordan M. Fishfeld

Co-Founder & CEO

PeerRealty

@peerrealty

Jeff Avallon

Co-Founder
IdeaPaint
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Jeff Avallon

Jeff Avallon

Co-Founder

IdeaPaint

@ideapaintjeff

@jeffavallon

Kristine O'Hollearn

CEO
SpaceTrak

Kristine is committed to the quality of the product. As an architectural programming and strategic facilities planning expert for over 25 years, her leadership has provided 'real-world' guidance in the development of SpaceTrak.

Her visions for continued design of complimentary modules will ensure SpaceTrak grows with the user's needs.

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Kristine O'Hollearn

Kristine O'Hollearn

CEO

SpaceTrak

@kohollearn

@kristineohollearn

Margaret R. Duskin, LEED GA

Executive Director Brokerage Services
Cushman & Wakefield of California

Margaret is an Executive Director with C&W in San Francisco, one of the world’s top office markets. She returned to C&W in 1998, and is recognized as a market leader in office leasing. Margaret has sold or leased over 10 million square feet of office and retail property. Her real estate career includes commercial property consulting/advisory services as Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLP. Margaret works with her clients on a higher level of business challenges and creative solutions using both an insightful and consultative approach. She specializes in complex lease structures, major project marketing, advanced and complex negotiation, and corporate strategic planning. Her insightful and expert client communication, marketing, financial analysis, and negotiation skills result in positive solutions for her clients.

Margaret’s current tenant clients include San Francisco Health Authority, Qatalyst Partners LP, Union Square Advisors LLC, Buchalter Nemer et al, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Morris Pollich & Purdy LLP, Foster Wheeler/ AMEC Consultants, Snyder’s Lance, plus many tech firms and non-profits such as Extole, Inc. and Breakthrough Collaborative.

Margaret is listing broker for 345 California Center, and for the past 10 years she headed leasing for the iconic The Transamerica Pyramid and its companion building, 505 Sansome Street. She has previously represented many of San Francisco’s CBD office buildings, including 201 Third Street, 795 Folsom Street, 255 California Street, 100 Pine Street, 114 Sansome Street, 685 Market Street, 180 Montgomery Street, 188 The Embarcadero, 685 Market Street, One Montgomery Tower, and also was honoured to represent the Presidio Trust complex. Margaret’s investment expertise extends from the sale of the Metro Center (Sacramento) to 291 Geary Street (sold in a live auction process). She handles many retail transactions (such as Illy Caffe) as part of project leasing for her landlord clients.

Margaret has been published or quoted in The San Francisco Business Times, The New York Times, NPR Radio, the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, California Real Estate Journal, KQED's Focus Magazine and many others. She has been a featured speaker to BOMA San Francisco, California Society of CPA’s, California State Bar Association, SPUR, and NAREIM. Capitalizing on her overall sense of the San Francisco office market, Margaret has served twice as a judge for the San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year.

Margaret is a graduate the University of San Francisco and is an alumna of the Stanford University Advanced Management College. She is a continuing guest lecturer for USF’s Graduate School of Business. She holds a California Real Estate Broker's License. She is an associate member of Urban Land Institute, BOMA, CoreNet and SPUR. As a vital member of her community, Margaret supports San Francisco cultural and civic organizations from the Asian

Art Museum and San Francisco Ballet to the Raphael House for Homeless Families. Margaret is an avid fan and season ticket holder for the San Francisco Giants. She is a member of Silverado Country Club and The City Club of San Francisco, where she was a founding director and served 10 years on their board. Other board positions: SF Board Of Realtors and USF Alumni Board of Governors. She received the Twenty-First Century Award from The International Alliance for Women, as a pioneer in the field of commercial brokerage.

2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005: Named one of the Influential Business Women in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times.
2004: Recipient of the C&W’s Deal of the Year (Major Office Lease) Award for Northern California.
2006: Recipient of the C&W’s Northern California Leasing Assignment of the Year (Transamerica Pyramid Center).
2008: Recipient of the C&W’s Award for Client Service Excellence, nominated by her many clients.
2011 – 2014: Received C&W’s Chairman’s Circle of Excellence Awards.
2016: Recognized as a Woman of Power in Bay Area Commercial Real Estate by Biznow

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Margaret R. Duskin, LEED GA

Margaret R. Duskin, LEED GA

Executive Director Brokerage Services

Cushman & Wakefield of California

@cushwake

Lindsay Baker

President
Comfy

Lindsay Baker is a technologist and catalyst of the cutting edge in smart building, having led some of the most successful building initiatives in the country. Lindsay is the President of Comfy, by Building Robotics, a software company backed by Google Ventures, The Westly Group, Claremont Creek and others. At Building Robotics, she has led the growth of the first product, Comfy, a Nest-like thermostat for commercial buildings, of the business to over 3 million square feet in one year. She serves on the board of the US Green Building Council in Northern California, and was a lead convener and author of the LEED green building rating systems, as well as having worked in Google's real estate sustainability team. She did her PhD work in Building Science at UC Berkeley on human interactions with the built environment, and has published broadly on these issues and others throughout the building industry.

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Lindsay Baker

Lindsay Baker

President

Comfy

@comfyapp

@lindsayabaker1

Melissa Marsh

Founder & CEO
PLASTARC

Melissa Marsh is Founder and CEO of PLASTARC, a social research, workplace innovation, and real estate strategy firm dedicated to shifting the metrics associated with workplace from 'square feet and inches', to 'occupant satisfaction and performance.' PLASTARC employs people analytics, building information systems, and a variety of creative methods to enable environments that enhance knowledge, accelerate business and enrich employees.

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Melissa Marsh

Melissa Marsh

Founder & CEO

PLASTARC

@plastarc

@melissaemarsh

Jason Goodrich

Founder & CEO
Leasabl

Jason created Leasabl, the first Space-as-a-Service platform, to help businesses open their doors with zero hassle. He is a coworking pioneer (OfficePort CHI) and an award-winning journalist (Chicago Tribune). Jason is also the founder of Shortlist, a venture-backed social platform for professional events.

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Jason Goodrich

Jason Goodrich

Founder & CEO

Leasabl

@leasabl

Michael Mandel

Co-Founder & CEO
CompStak

Michael is Co-Founder + CEO of CompStak. CompStak creates transparency in commercial real estate by gathering information that is hard to find, difficult to compile or otherwise unavailable. The world’s largest brokerage firms and most preeminent real estate investors use CompStak’s commercial real estate data to compare properties and make investment decisions.

Since launching CompStak in early 2012, Michael has helped navigate the company through tremendous growth, with over $10 million raised, 14 major markets launched, and a 45 person team.

Before starting CompStak, Michael led the NY metro data center practice for Grubb &amp; Ellis, where he was named National Rookie of the Year and inducted into Real Estate New York’s 30 Under 30. He graduated Babson College in 2005, where he led the Babson Entrepreneurial Exchange and was a member of the world's first live-in business incubator, the e-tower.

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Michael Mandel

Michael Mandel

Co-Founder & CEO

CompStak

@CompStakCEO

@mmandel

Arie Barendrecht

CEO & Co-Founder
WiredScore

Arie is passionate about helping companies to push boundaries and drive innovation, which is something he is excited to do every day as the Co-founder and CEO of WiredScore. Launched in 2013, WiredScore evaluates internet connectivity in office buildings and helps tenants to find tech-friendly office space.

In less than two years since launch, WiredScore has "certified" the available connectivity of 275+ office buildings in 30 different cities across the US. We are helping building owners to improve leasing by giving prospective tenants a detailed snapshot of available connectivity; even better, we're ensuring that tenants of all shapes &amp; sizes can find the best buildings to meet their tech needs.

Arie is dedicated to bringing transparency to the murky world of telecom + real estate, and love chatting with Landlords, Brokers, Tenants, and ISPs to see how I can be helpful. Please reach me any time at arie@wiredscore.com

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Arie Barendrecht

Arie Barendrecht

CEO & Co-Founder

WiredScore

@BarendrechtArie

@abarendrecht

Joshua McClure

CEO & Founder
RealMassive

As CEO and Founder of RealMassive – the first source for real-time commercial real estate information – Joshua oversees execution on the company’s vision, product and market initiatives. Joshua and fellow Air Force Academy classmate Craig Hancock founded RealMassive to respond to the commercial real estate marketplace demand for transparent and easy access to availability data. Joshua is a serial entrepreneur with a background in military intelligence and data driven analysis. His experience and expertise spans ecommerce, strategic and tactical business management, software development and commercial real estate marketing. Joshua graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, then went on to receive his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He is a native Texan and resides in Austin, Texas with his family.

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Joshua McClure

Joshua McClure

CEO & Founder

RealMassive

@joshuamcclure

@joshuamcclure

Laura M. Jamer

Director of Global Partnerships
DIRTT

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.

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Laura M. Jamer

Laura M. Jamer

Director of Global Partnerships

DIRTT

@lmjamer

@laurajamer

Cassidy Murphy

Editorial Director
The Warren Group
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Cassidy Murphy

Cassidy Murphy

Editorial Director

The Warren Group

@BankerTradesman

@cassienorton

Pushpa Gowda

EVP - Global Technology Presence Director
JLL
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Pushpa Gowda

Pushpa Gowda

EVP - Global Technology Presence Director

JLL

@PushMIA

@pushpagowda/en

Rui Barros

General Manager for Tri-State
WeWork

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 &amp; 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.

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Rui Barros

Rui Barros

General Manager for Tri-State

WeWork

@WeWork

@barrosrui

Jonathan Keefe

Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield
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Jonathan Keefe

Jonathan Keefe

Managing Director

Cushman & Wakefield

@CushWakeBOSTON

@jonathanckeefe

Deb Noller

CEO & Co-Founder
Switch Automation

Deb Noller is the CEO and Co-founder of Switch Automation. Deb has a background in software engineering with more than 20 years of experience in software, M2M and connected buildings. She is an Australian native and is passionate about bringing efficiency and sustainability to the operations of buildings.

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Deb Noller

Deb Noller

CEO & Co-Founder

Switch Automation

@DebNoller

@debnoller

John J. Gilbert III

COO, EVP, CTO
Rudin Management Company

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.

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John J. Gilbert III

John J. Gilbert III

COO, EVP, CTO

Rudin Management Company

Jerome J. Fried

Associate Broker
CBRE

Jerome Fried is focused on providing his clients with a strategic approach to navigating the full lifecycle of a real estate lease, acquisition and/or disposition requirement.  Utilizing CBRE’s fully integrated service lines, Jerome has shown to be a valued advisor, providing sound real estate direction that not only supports, but enhances a company’s business plan.

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Jerome J. Fried

Jerome J. Fried

Associate Broker

CBRE

@jeromefried

@jeromefried

Lewis C. Horne

President, Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region
CBRE

Lewis C. Horne is the President of the Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region for CBRE, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate services globally.

Mr. Horne is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the firm’s eight regional offices, and he oversees a 15-person management team to ensure excellence in client service across all CBRE business segments. Under his leadership, the region has grown to include nearly 1,200 employees with diverse expertise spanning the firm’s primary service lines and all specialty practices.

Mr. Horne and his leadership team support all regional professionals as they manage 80+ million sq. ft. of commercial properties and annually complete more than 12,000 sale and lease transactions, 4,500 moves, 500 financial consulting assignments, hundreds of appraisals and more than $315 million in capital expenditure assignments.

Mr. Horne is passionate about collaboration in service delivery and actively promotes the integration of multiple disciplines to ensure well-conceived, strategic solutions for complex client assignments. He is partnering with CBRE’s Workplace Strategy group to better align the regional offices with this goal, beginning with the transformation of the firm’s global headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles. Together, they are creating innovative work environments with cutting-edge technology to attract and retain top talent and better meet client needs.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Horne held a variety of leadership positions in the company, beginning as an industrial brokerage professional in 1984 and quickly growing to become one of the top 3% of brokerage professionals company-wide. He then moved into a management position and has successfully grown his career in CBRE leadership for nearly 25 years.​

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Lewis C. Horne

Lewis C. Horne

President, Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region

CBRE

@lchorne

Chad Cook

Founder & Managing Member
Quadrant Capital Partners
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Chad Cook

Chad Cook

Founder & Managing Member

Quadrant Capital Partners

Linda McMahon

President & CEO
The Real Estate Council
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Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon

President & CEO

The Real Estate Council

@TRECPres

Desiree Vargas Wrigley

CEO & Co-founder
GiveForward

Desiree Vargas Wrigley is CEO and co-founder of GiveForward, a platform that is changing the way people care about their loved ones. Since 2008, GiveForward has helped people raise over $140MM and has grown the team to 30 employees. In less than 7 years, they've moved 5 times and expanded twice in their current space.

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Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Desiree Vargas Wrigley

CEO & Co-founder

GiveForward

@DesireeGF

Greg Angevine

Founder
Cube Cities
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Greg Angevine

Greg Angevine

Founder

Cube Cities

@cubecities

@gregangevine

Catherine Carlock

Real Estate Editor
Boston Business Journal
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Catherine Carlock

Catherine Carlock

Real Estate Editor

Boston Business Journal

@BosBizCatherine

@catherinecarlock

Elie Finegold

SVP, Global Innovation and Business Intelligence
CBRE

Elie Finegold is Senior​ Vice President, Global Innovation and Business Intelligence for CBRE. Reporting to the Global Chief Administrative Officer, Elie leads the identification, development and introduction of innovations that support the continued growth of existing CBRE businesses, and seeds the future by identifying and exploring options for the company to develop new long-term initiatives and/or businesses. For more than 15 years, Elie has been an entrepreneur and senior officer in a wide variety of startup and growth-oriented technology, re​al estate and services companies. Prior to joining CBRE, Elie was the founding President of Island Global Yachting (IGY), the world's leading developer, owner and operator of luxury yacht marinas and waterfront mixed-use lifestyle developments. During his tenure, IGY grew from inception to nearly 1,000 worldwide employees with nearly $1.5 billion in net assets under management, with diversified operations, properties and developments around the world. Previously, Elie was Chief Innovation Officer of Insignia Financial Group, the NYSE traded parent company of Insignia/ESG, prior to its acquisiti​on by CBRE in 2003. He also helped lead Octane, a technology consortium of leading real estate companies, and was involved in oversight of Octane’s collaborative investments in companies such as SiteStuff and WorkplaceIQ. Prior to joining Insignia, Elie founded and managed two technology-oriented companies in the Seattle area: Cubitz.com, Inc., a web-based porta​l for companies seeking to find, source and occupy commercial real estate, and Syncretic Media, Inc., a web services and development company.​​​​​

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Elie Finegold

Elie Finegold

SVP, Global Innovation and Business Intelligence

CBRE

@efinegold21

Alex Markson

CEO & Founder
Property Capsule

Alex is an entrepreneur and technologist with 20+ years of experience in software development, products &amp;amp; start-ups; including over 15 years of mobile and web apps. He has worked with the likes of Google, Palm, Samsung, Advertising.com, Videology and many others.

Most recently, Alex is the CEO and Founder of CRE tech start-up, Property Capsule - a platform that allows you to move all your leasing materials and property portfolio information into the cloud while providing full automation for print, web, and mobile including a killer iPad app.

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Alex Markson

Alex Markson

CEO & Founder

Property Capsule

@PropertyCapsule

@alexmarkson/en

Richard McKinnon

Director of Business Development
Real Liquidity
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Richard McKinnon

Richard McKinnon

Director of Business Development

Real Liquidity

@richardbmckinnon

John J. Cona

Founder & CEO
F9Analytics

John J. Cona is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of F9Analytics, LLC and Managing Director of Codeworks, LLC its’ parent company, a financial focused technology company founded in Los Angeles, CA and headquartered in Tucson, AZ.

Prior to founding F9Analytics, Mr. Cona served as Executive Asset Manager for a boutique technology centric CRE asset management firm specializing in the development of advanced property valuation systems, programmatic modeling/reporting, and BI analytics. As Executive Asset Manager Mr. Cona was involved in multi-continent asset management initiatives for the likes of GE Capital Global Asset Management and DEXUS Property Group of Australia (ASX:DXS), both requiring the development of specialized portfolio valuation and analytics systems, providing valuation and reporting on 7,000 equity owned assets to underwriters in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Prior to serving as Executive Asset Manager, Mr. Cona served as Investment Officer with Cole Real Estate Investments (COLE:US) responsible for leading the company’s early valuation and investment programs from an obscure $250M in total assets to $2 Billion in real estate collateralized debt and equity invested annually.

Prior to serving as Investment Officer with Cole, Mr. Cona had the unique opportunity to serve as Senior Financial Analyst, to billionaire Donald Bren’s Irvine Company - Investment Properties Group, during one of the largest private property investment programs in the US, acquiring $3.2 billion in class-A office over 2-years. Over the last 15 years he has served some of the most prominent investment firms in the US, as technical asset manager, analyst, and investment officer, underwriting some $30 billion in aggregate assets; and acquiring some of the most recognizable buildings on the US skyline. Mr. Cona contributes these career opportunities to a highly specialized analytic skill-set he cultivated from his beginnings as an analyst serving both research and later finance capacities; all of which leveraged technology.

In balancing mental-work with physical-health he maintains a regimented routine; including running 8 to 12 miles per week, maintaining a strict diet, and reading academic literature in his free time. He is an INTJ and graduate of the University of Arizona.

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John J. Cona

John J. Cona

Founder & CEO

F9Analytics

@F9Analytics

Elizabeth Smith Kulik

Co-Founder & CEO
ProHatch
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Elizabeth Smith Kulik

Elizabeth Smith Kulik

Co-Founder & CEO

ProHatch

@ProHatch

Carol Britton

Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer
BNY Mellon

Carol Britton leads all BNY Mellon’s procurement, real estate and finance operations activities globally. She is responsible for improving costs to maximize shareholder value. She accomplishes this goal by developing and guiding strategies to strengthen processes and drive efficiencies for expenditures across all addressable expense categories, a global real estate portfolio of 230 locations and the company’s finance operations.

Carol joined BNY Mellon in 2011 as the Chief Procurement Officer. Her role was subsequently expanded in 2013 to include all real estate activities and, in 2015, finance operations. Prior to her appointment at BNY Mellon, she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer for Regions Financial.

Carol has a Master of Arts from Central Michigan University and earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Carol serves on the Corporate Operating Committee, the Executive Committee of BNY Mellon’s Women’s Initiatives Network and the University of Pittsburgh Advisory Board for The Center for Supply Chain Management and the Sourcing Executive Council for HFS Research. Carol has written and presented works at various venues, such as Sourcing Interest Group Global Summits, the Procurement Leaders Next Decade Series and select roundtables of various industries.

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Carol Britton

Carol Britton

Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer

BNY Mellon

Josh R. Klimkiewicz

COO & Co-Founder
Acquire Real Estate
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Josh R. Klimkiewicz

Josh R. Klimkiewicz

COO & Co-Founder

Acquire Real Estate

@acquirerellc

William Holt

Director of Life Sciences
Tsoi / Kobus Associates
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William Holt

William Holt

Director of Life Sciences

Tsoi / Kobus Associates

@TsoiKobus

@williamholtarchitect

James Malone

Vice President of Leasing
Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Office Properties owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its portfolio is comprised of interests in 114 properties totaling 85 million leasable square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making it the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets. Landmark properties include Brookfield Places in New York City, Toronto and Perth, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles, Bankers Hall in Calgary, and Darling Park in Sydney. The company’s common shares trade on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BPO.

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James Malone

James Malone

Vice President of Leasing

Brookfield Properties

@jm_brookfieldla

@jamesmalone3

Clint Robinson

CEO
Lane
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Clint Robinson

Clint Robinson

CEO

Lane

@clintjrobinson

Adam L. Stanley

Global CIO, Global Technology Solutions
Cushman & Wakefield
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Adam L. Stanley

Adam L. Stanley

Global CIO, Global Technology Solutions

Cushman & Wakefield

@alswharton

@adamstanley

Dr. Craig A. Cuyar

Global CIO
Cushman & Wakefield

Craig A. Cuyar is the Global Chief Information Officer of Cushman &amp; Wakefield, a commercial real estate services provider with operations in 63 countries. He is based in New York, New York, and has global responsibility for Cushman &amp; Wakefield’s Information Technology strategy and operations.

He has twenty years of experience as a CIO in a variety of professional services industries including healthcare, advertising, and residential and commercial real estate.

Dr. Cuyar is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University where he teaches graduate level courses in Supply Chain Management and Strategic IT Operations Management. In addition to his teaching commitments he also mentors graduate-level students at Columbia University and IT professionals for the CIO Executive Council and the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

He speaks regularly at professional conferences and serves on Executive Advisory Boards for AT&amp;T, Avaya, and Savvis. Dr. Cuyar is also a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Information Management, having twice served as President of the organization.

Dr. Cuyar holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Finance from the Rutgers Business School.

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Dr. Craig A. Cuyar

Dr. Craig A. Cuyar

Global CIO

Cushman & Wakefield

@CushWake

Marcus Goodwin

Boston City Manager
TransitScreen
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Marcus Goodwin

Marcus Goodwin

Boston City Manager

TransitScreen

@marcusgoodwins

@marcuscgoodwin

Erik Levy

VP, Strategy and M&A
DMG::Information

Erik joined dmg::information/events in October 2010 and is responsible for strategy and acquisitions across the dmgi/ dmge portfolio of companies. In his role, Erik works with the leadership of our portfolio companies to help identify and evaluate new growth opportunities and assist in the evaluation and execution of acquisitions. dmg::information has a number of wholly owned companies and strategic investments in leading property information companies, including: Xceligent, RCA, Trepp, dmgi::land & property europe, EDR, BuildFax and SiteCompli.

Prior to dmgi, he held a number of business development and strategy roles including; Senior Director, Strategy and M&A at LexisNexis, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at PRIMEDIA and Manager at Marakon Associates, a strategy management consulting firm.

Erik is a graduate of Vassar College, with an honors degree in Economics and the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated the Wharton School with an MBA.

In his spare time Erik enjoys traveling, reading business and industry periodicals, exercising and trying new restaurants. Erik resides in Manhattan with his wife Alison, son Noah and daughter Skylar.

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Erik Levy

Erik Levy

VP, Strategy and M&A

DMG::Information

@erikjlevy

Andrew Zusman

Co-Founder, VP Product
SkyriseApp
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Andrew Zusman

Andrew Zusman

Co-Founder, VP Product

SkyriseApp

@uxandrew

Constance Freedman

Founder & Managing Partner
Moderne Ventures

Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures.

Prior to launching Moderne, Constance was the head of Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) where she launched and managed its investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), and founded its accelerator program, REach, in 2009 and 2013 respectively. During her tenure with NAR, Constance invested in over 30 technology companies and helped bring them to market in the real estate industry and beyond. She was active on several company boards including DocuSign, Updater , Ifbyphone and Xceligent.

Constance came to Second Century Ventures with a background in Venture Capital, Technology and Real Estate. Prior to launching SCV, Constance was an investor with Cue Ball, an early and growth stage investment fund focused on the information services and consumer sectors. Constance began her career spending 7 years on an operating capacity at technology start-ups Molecular (backed by CMGI, acquired by Isobar) and Account4.com (acquired by Lawson). Constance was a practicing real estate agent for three years prior to starting her career in technology.

In 2014, Constance was recognized by Crain’s Business in its prestigious 40 under 40 award and was named on Crain’s Chicago Top Tech 50. Constance was also recognized in both 2014 and 2015 as one of the top 200 most powerful individuals in residential real estate by Swanopoel’s “Power 200.”

Constance served on the Advisory Board for the National Venture Capital Association’s Corporate Venturing Group from 2010-2013 and is on the board of overseers for the non-profit, From the Top.

Constance earned a BS from Boston University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman

Founder & Managing Partner

Moderne Ventures

@COFreedman

@cfreedman

Jason Gracilieri

Founder & CEO
TurningArt
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Jason Gracilieri

Jason Gracilieri

Founder & CEO

TurningArt

@jgracilieri

@jasongracilieri

Wesley D. Snow

Owner, Co-Founder
AscendixRE
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Wesley D. Snow

Wesley D. Snow

Owner, Co-Founder

AscendixRE

@Wes_Snow

Diane Danielson

COO
Sperry Van Ness

Diane K. Danielson has worked in various capacities in the commercial real estate industry including law, sales, marketing, technology and operations. In addition to her real estate experience, Diane has founded a national women’s business network, launched the first social network for businesswomen, and served as president of a digital marketing consultancy. Over the years, Diane has earned the reputation of being innovative with her use of technology to grow businesses and streamline operations.

For the past three years, Diane has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, one of the largest commercial real estate franchisors in the world. Before joining SVNIC, Diane ran a consulting firm, DKD New Media Strategies, Inc. where she advised companies in the real estate, homebuilding, fashion and book publishing industries to incorporate e-commerce, content management, search and social media outreach into their marketing and business growth strategies.

Diane is the founder of the Downtown Women’s Club, a national networking organization for businesswomen that involved over 50,000 women through its 11 years of operation, 30+ chapters and online social network. As an adjunct to the Downtown Women’s Club, Diane launched Faces in a Box, Inc., a software company that remarketed the software developed for the Downtown Women’s Club social network to non-profits and associations.

Diane is the author of several books including Table Talk: The Savvy Girl’s Alternative to Networking (2003), The Savvy Gal’s Guide to Online Networking (or What Would Jane Austen Do?) (2007) and an illustrated children’s book titled, There is a Mouse Haunting Our House (2012).

She has also been the recipient of the following honors and awards:

  • 2015 Selected by Real Estate Forum as a Woman of Influence
  • 2014 Selected by Bisnow as one of 50 Power Women in Boston Commercial Real Estate
  • 2013 40 Over 40 Women to Watch as reported by Forbes.com
  • 2009 Selected 100 Best Twitter Feeds for Savvy Business Students by associatedegree.org
  • 2009 Top Shelf Picks selected Top 50 Best Blogs for Business Education by The Biz-learner
  • 2007 Top 50 Best Blogs of the Year by Living Abundantly (Top Shelf Picks book review blog for Entrepreneur magazine)
  • 2007 Stevie Awards Finalist for Best Womens'​ Business Association
  • 2007 Stevie Awards Finalist for Best Blog for Women (www.womensDISH.com)
  • 2006 Stevie Awards Finalist for DWC Faces Social Network - Best New Product for Women
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Diane Danielson

Diane Danielson

COO

Sperry Van Ness

@dianedanielson

@dianedanielson

Howard A. Tullman

CEO
1871

Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 in Chicago – where digital startups get their start – and the General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC and for G2T3V, LLC – both Chicago-based venture capital funds, and the executive chairman of Music Dealers. He most recently was the Chairman/CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy which he co-founded in 2007. He is the former President of Kendall College in Chicago and the former Chairman/CEO of Experiencia, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue, a member of Mayor Emanuel's ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils, a member of Governor Quinn's Illinois Innovation and Arts Councils, a member of President Preckwinkle’s New Media Council, an Advisory Board member of HighTower Associates, Built in Chicago, The Starter School, Imerman Angels, and uBID.COM and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School as well as a regular guest lecturer at the Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Tullman also serves as a Director of Vehcon, SnapSheet, Music Dealers, BCV Evolve, MarkITx and PackBack Books and served as a long-time Director and Board Chairman of The Cobalt Group, a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and of the New York Academy of Art and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and as the lead Director (and briefly Chairman) of The Princeton Review. Over the last 45 years, he has successfully founded more than a dozen high-tech companies.

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Howard A. Tullman

Howard A. Tullman

CEO

1871

@tullman

Chris Ganan

Co-founder & President of Capital Markets
AssetAvenue
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Chris Ganan

Chris Ganan

Co-founder & President of Capital Markets

AssetAvenue

@AssetAvenue

@chrisganan

Levon Hooks

Global CIO Corporate Solutions
JLL
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Levon Hooks

Levon Hooks

Global CIO Corporate Solutions

JLL

@JLL

Dennis Smolek

Co-Founder & CEO
ROAM Directories
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Dennis Smolek

Dennis Smolek

Co-Founder & CEO

ROAM Directories

@roam

Jeffrey I. Sussman

Founder
Property Group Partners

Jeffrey I. Sussman established Property Group Partners (formerly Louis Dreyfus Property Group) in 1971 to assemble a portfolio of first-class office buildings for the Louis Dreyfus Group in North America and Europe. Working with internationally recognized architects including Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, he has been substantially responsible for the growth of the company and for the development, acquisition and management of over 12 million square feet since its founding.

Mr. Sussman oversees all aspects of property development from project conception and acquisition to building design and management systems. Property Group Partners is currently a key investor and developer of several important projects:

&gt; Capitol Crossing, a 2.2 million-square-foot, multi-phase development in Washington, DC, that is primarily office space. The project will be built over an active highway using a platform to support the buildings.

&gt; 860 Washington Street, a joint venture with Romanoff Equities, in New York City. The mixed-use office and retail development of 120,000 square feet is in the heart of the Meatpacking District adjacent to the elevated High Line Park.

&gt; The Scalpel, a 38-story tower to be built in London’s insurance district as the new home of US insurance firm WR Berkley. It will provide 400,000 square feet of commercial space as well as 18,000 square feet of retail and public space.

Other significant projects include:

&gt; 87 avenue de la Grande Armée developed and built in 1976 as the world headquarters of the Louis Dreyfus Group. In 2008, Property Group Partners oversaw the complete interior and exterior renovation of the blue glass building near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

&gt; Times Square, a 376,000-square-foot development within the City of London close to St. Paul’s Cathedral and adjacent to Blackfriars Station.

&gt; Station Place in Washington, DC, a 1.6 million-square-foot complex that is the headquarters of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The three buildings, adjacent to historic Union Station, are on a 5.5-acre site.

&gt; LDW Resort &amp; Hotel Development was established to develop luxury resort and hotel properties in partnership with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. These included the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, which was the first Four Seasons Hotel in the United States; the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley.

Mr. Sussman has supported the development of green building strategies that promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. He is a vice chairman of the board of trustees and head of the finance committee of the Bank Street College of Education and is a member of the board of trustees of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Prior to joining Property Group Partners, Mr. Sussman worked as a commercial real estate broker in New York City. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in industrial and labor relations.

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Jeffrey I. Sussman

Jeffrey I. Sussman

Founder

Property Group Partners

Bradley A. Serot

Executive Vice President
CBRE

Based in CBRE Chicago’s downtown office, Bradley A. Serot is currently a Executive Vice President, joining the firm in 2000. Mr. Serot is one of CBRE’s most prominent tenant representation brokers, having been involved in over 6,000,000 square feet of transactions valued at more than $5 billion. Through his perseverance and leadership, he is largely responsible for establishing the firm’s tenant representation market share in downtown Chicago.

Throughout his career, Mr. Serot has been retained by the top digital media and technology companies in Chicago. Based on his extensive experience, he has a full understanding of the unique needs of fast growing companies. With his exclusive focus on tenant representation, Mr. Serot’s clients benefit from his extensive background structuring and negotiating commercial leases, developing comprehensive and strategic real estate plans and delivering results based on each clients’ unique business needs.

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Bradley A. Serot

Bradley A. Serot

Executive Vice President

CBRE

@bserot

Mark Stefurak

Director of Architecture & Design
Steelcase
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Mark Stefurak

Mark Stefurak

Director of Architecture & Design

Steelcase

@Steelcase

Blake W. Grosch

VP Sales & Marketing
RDM
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Blake W. Grosch

Blake W. Grosch

VP Sales & Marketing

RDM

@bwgrosch

@blakegrosch

Jesse F. Devitte

General Partner, Built Environment Innovation Fund
Borealis Ventures

Jesse is a co-founder of Borealis Ventures and the firm’s Built Environment Investment Lead.

He leverages his hands-on operating experience and industry contacts to source and nurture innovative companies applying technology to design, build and improve our world. Currently he also manages the firm’s involvement with Builtr Labs, Courbanize, Flux and Newforma.

Previously he led Borealis’ investments in Envista Software (acquired by Accela), Handmark (acquired by Sprint), IrisMaps (acquired by OmniEarth), Scribe Software (acquired by The Mustang Group), SketchUp (acquired by Google), SpaceClaim (acquired by ANSYS), TinkerCad (acquired by Autodesk) and VICO Software (acquired by Trimble).

Prior to co-founding Borealis Ventures, Jesse served as an executive in two public application software companies - Softdesk EVP/President and as the first Autodesk VP of AEC.

He graduated with Distinction from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and completed his military service as a member of the White House Communications Agency.

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Jesse F. Devitte

Jesse F. Devitte

General Partner, Built Environment Innovation Fund

Borealis Ventures

@jfdevitte

Urvi Bhandari

Partner
Crush Industries
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Urvi Bhandari

Urvi Bhandari

Partner

Crush Industries

@urvib

@urvib

Michael Gross

Vice Chairman
WeWork

Michael Gross is the Vice Chairman of WeWork, the most valuable startup to ever come out of New York City.

WeWork is a platform for creators, providing space, community, and services needed to make a life, not just a living.

Michael joined the company in 2013. Previously, at the young age of 36, Michael took on the lead role at Morgans Hotel Group as Chief Executive Officer. Morgans oversees properties in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Miami and London. Michael originally joined Morgans’ Board of Directors in 2009 as a nominee of Yucaipa American Alliance Fund.

From 1998 to 2007, Michael focused on consumer and real estate companies with various investment and research roles at Prentice Capital Management, S.A.C. Capital Advisors, Lehman Brothers Inc., Salomon Smith Barney and Granite Partners.

Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He resides in Lower Manhattan and is the proud father of three children, and loving husband to his wife, Amy.

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Michael Gross

Michael Gross

Vice Chairman

WeWork

Jennifer Brayer, AIA, LEED® AP

Partner
HLW
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Jennifer Brayer, AIA, LEED® AP

Jennifer Brayer, AIA, LEED® AP

Partner

HLW

@HLWIntl

Alexander Kapur

CEO & Co-Founder
OpportunitySpace

Alex cares about transparency, good governance, and information access. He has built data and information technology solutions to provide decision-makers with knowledge to take action and manage risk. For businesses, he delivered analytical tools to enable leaders to maintain regulatory and legal compliance in global trade. For NGO's and multi-lateral agencies, he helped design systems to monitor the use of funds for humanitarian projects. With OpportunitySpace, He's now using those skills to help cities and towns attract investment and smart development to neighborhoods across the U.S. Alex holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University.

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Alexander Kapur

Alexander Kapur

CEO & Co-Founder

OpportunitySpace

@Ospce

Brandon Weber

Founder & CEO
Hightower

Brandon Weber's background and interests lie at the intersection of technology and commercial real estate. He began his professional career in software product development, first as a Program Manager at Microsoft developing Excel, and later at Zillow as a Senior Program Manager. He has received 2 degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon and holds 5 patents in software design. Prior to founding Hightower, Brandon was a First Vice President at CBRE where he represented institutional owners on the leasing of over 4M s/f of office and biotech space.

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Brandon Weber

Brandon Weber

Founder & CEO

Hightower

@BrandonGWeber

@brandonweber

Grant Pruitt, SIOR

President & Managing Director
Whitebox Real Estate
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Grant Pruitt, SIOR

Grant Pruitt, SIOR

President & Managing Director

Whitebox Real Estate

@GrantHPruitt

@grantpruitt

Hussain "Hoss" Ali-Khan

Director of Real Estate Strategy
CBRE

Hussain is a commercial real estate executive with over 30 years of leadership experience. While head of real estate for the New York Times, he led the team that developed the award winning New York Times Building which includes many green technologies and systems that not only saved money but also improved workplace effectiveness. Over the past 13 years Hussain has directed or worked on over $1 billion in real estate development projects and transactions and has garnered several awards for creating innovative projects with world class teams. Hussain deploys a wide array of skills and experience to help his clients improve performance in project management, facility operations and energy efficiency.

Hussain has a BA from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at UWO Western University. He is active in CoreNet Global and co-chairs the Sustainability Community of the New York Chapter.

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Hussain

Hussain "Hoss" Ali-Khan

Director of Real Estate Strategy

CBRE

@HossAK

@hussainalikhan

Kathy McMahon

VP Marketing & Communications
National Development

As Vice President of Marketing and Communications for National Development, Kathy is responsible for all marketing and public relations for multiple brands (National Development, Cranshaw Construction, Charles River Realty Investors, Arborpoint, ND Asset Management) and numerous individual properties. She is responsible for digital and printed marketing materials, social media, proposals, public relations, project branding, and special events.

Prior to National Development, Kathy was an Associate Principal at CBT Architects in charge of marketing and business development. Kathy has been working in the real estate industry in this capacity for over 20 years and has a deep appreciation for the built environment and the effect of technology on real estate marketing.

Kathy is a member of the NAIOP MA Executive Committee and Chair of Strategic Initiatives, has been a member of the Board and Committee Chair of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Boston Chapter and is a past Steering Committee Member and current program committee member of CREW Boston (formerly New England Women in Real Estate) which in 2006 honored her with its NEWiRE Achievement Award for Networking.

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Kathy McMahon

Kathy McMahon

VP Marketing & Communications

National Development

@katmcm

@mcmahonkathy

Liz Burow

Director of Strategy & Discovery
HLW International

As Director of Strategy &amp;amp; Discovery, Liz leads a team of design strategists and workplace planners that service clients globally. Liz and team work directly with clients to uncover needs and collectively build key programming, visioning and planning strategies. She has assisted many organizations with all aspects of transformational design, including workplace strategy, master planning, standards &amp;amp; guideline development and change management. Liz is trained as an architect and has led projects in pre-design, workplace strategy, and experience design and for the last 15 years. She has also developed and taught numerous courses at the intersection of design and business within the Design Management Program at Parsons, The New School in NYC. Liz graduated from Washington University with a B.A. in Architecture and earned her Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Liz Burow

Liz Burow

Director of Strategy & Discovery

HLW International

@hlwstratdisco

Lewis C. Horne

President of the Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region
CBRE

Mr. Horne is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the firm’s eight regional offices, and he oversees a 15-person management team to ensure excellence in client service across all CBRE business segments. Under his leadership, the region has grown to include nearly 1,200 employees with diverse expertise spanning the firm’s primary service lines and all specialty practices.

Mr. Horne and his leadership team support all regional professionals as they manage 80+ million sq. ft. of commercial properties and annually complete more than 12,000 sale and lease transactions, 4,500 moves, 500 financial consulting assignments, hundreds of appraisals and more than $315 million in capital expenditure assignments.

Mr. Horne is passionate about collaboration in service delivery and actively promotes the integration of multiple disciplines to ensure well-conceived, strategic solutions for complex client assignments. He is partnering with CBRE’s Workplace Strategy group to better align the regional offices with this goal, beginning with the transformation of the firm’s global headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles. Together, they are creating innovative work environments with cutting-edge technology to attract and retain top talent and better meet client needs.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Horne held a variety of leadership positions in the company, beginning as an industrial brokerage professional in 1984 and quickly growing to become one of the top 3% of brokerage professionals company-wide. He then moved into a management position and has successfully grown his career in CBRE leadership for nearly 25 years.​

<strong>AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS</strong>

-Led CBRE Los Angeles Strategic Office Transformation Initiative (2012-2014)
-Created and led CBRE’s U.S. Client Care &amp; Development Initiative (2012)
-Manager Innovation Award (2010)
-Manager of the Year Award, Nationwide (2003)
-Women's Network, Endurance of Spirit Award (2003)
-Benjamin Arthur Banker Educational Excellence Award (2001, 2002)
-James J. Didion Leadership Award (1999, 2000) ​

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Lewis C. Horne

Lewis C. Horne

President of the Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region

CBRE

@lchorne

Heimata Rutgers

Executive
Floored
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Heimata Rutgers

Heimata Rutgers

Executive

Floored

@Floored3D

Alec Manfre

CEO & Co-Founder
Bractlet
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Alec Manfre

Alec Manfre

CEO & Co-Founder

Bractlet

@Bractlet

@alecmanfre

Danny Shachar

Head of CompStak Exchange
CompStak
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Danny Shachar

Danny Shachar

Head of CompStak Exchange

CompStak

@dannyshachar

John F. Marino

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director
Marino PR
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John F. Marino

John F. Marino

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director

Marino PR

@marinopr

Kevin Loftis

CIO Americas
Cushman Wakefield
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Kevin Loftis

Kevin Loftis

CIO Americas

Cushman Wakefield

@CushWake

@kevinloftis

Audrey Bellis

Founder
StartUpDTLA

Audrey Bellis is the founder of StartUpDTLA and a founding member of Grid110. She's been named by TechOutLA as one of the key players in the DTLA tech scene, and is pioneering team space at Rhubarb Studios. She's held founding team member positions at multiple tech startups including Meddle.it and helped build Indie Desk (DTLA's first coworking space). Audrey has been published by The Huffington Post, Morocco Word News, The Times of Israel, and GOOD. She is an avid urban explorer and metro enthusiast.

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Audrey Bellis

Audrey Bellis

Founder

StartUpDTLA

@audreybellis

@audreybellis

Jon Moeller

CEO
MACH Energy

Jon is CEO of MACH Energy, where he also heads corporate development. Prior to joining MACH, Jon spent a decade in financial services business development and transactional roles at Banc of America Securities, Cowen and Storage Technology Corporation, completing ~$20B in transactions. Jon earned an MBA in Finance and Information Systems from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Jon also earned a BSc from the University of Northern Colorado and has passed the CPA exam. Jon is currently President of a mixed-use project based in San Francisco, and an active member of both the ULI National and San Francisco Sustainable Development Councils.

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Jon Moeller

Jon Moeller

CEO

MACH Energy

@machenergyinc

@jonmoeller

David Mandell

Co-founder & CEO
PivotDesk

David Mandell is Co-founder and CEO of PivotDesk, a TechStars Boulder 2012 company that helps find space for growing businesses. Having served as a TechStars mentor since the start, he has entrepreneurial experience that runs the spectrum from small, start-up organizations to large multinational corporations. David is also the managing partner at VentureVoodoo partners, a consulting firm specializing in brand management for startup organizations.

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David Mandell

David Mandell

Co-founder & CEO

PivotDesk

@dgmandell

@dgmandell

Robert L. Johnson P.E.

Director, National Facilities
The Howard Hughes Corp.
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Robert L. Johnson P.E.

Robert L. Johnson P.E.

Director, National Facilities

The Howard Hughes Corp.

@HowardHughesCo

@robertjohnsonpe

Chad Lindsey

Vice President of Global IT
JLL
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Chad Lindsey

Chad Lindsey

Vice President of Global IT

JLL

@JLLDallas

Keith Perske

Executive Managing Director of Workplace Innovation
Colliers International

Jeff is an industry-recognized expert in defining and delivering workplaces that enhance productivity, connection and wellness. He has deep international hands-on and leadership experience in driving strategies at small and large organizations.

The best workplaces provide immersive experiences that give employees ample choices to be innovative, productive and satisfied. Jeff is a choreographer of the experience of work and in that capacity, a shepherd of resources related not only to design but also HR polices and permissions, technology, brand and wellness. Work has fundamentally changed in the last 10 years through shifting demographics and enabling technologies and this holistic approach ensures the creation of workplaces that function now but are positioned to affordably serve the future as it arrives.

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Keith Perske

Keith Perske

Executive Managing Director of Workplace Innovation

Colliers International

@KPerske

Coy Davidson

SVP Office & Healthcare Services
Colliers International
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Coy Davidson

Coy Davidson

SVP Office & Healthcare Services

Colliers International

@CoyDavidsonCRE

@houstonofficespace

John Adams, AIA, LEED® AP

Managing Director, Principal
Gensler

John brings 20 years of experience as an architect, real estate strategist and planner to his role as Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s Los Angeles office. Invested in the continued renewal of downtown Los Angeles, John is an advocate for high-performance building repositioning, creative office space and sustainable urban development. He serves on the board of the L.A. Headquarters Association and is actively involved with NAIOP, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and the Urban Land Institute. As a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors, John is a recognized thought leader in office building design and development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a Master of Architectural Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

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John Adams, AIA, LEED® AP

John Adams, AIA, LEED® AP

Managing Director, Principal

Gensler

Marci Griffith Loeber

Managing Principal, Chief Investment Officer
Griffith Properties

Responsible for the firms Acquisitions and Investor Relations

24 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry including principal investing and commercial real estate brokerage

From 1993 to 2009 Marci was an investment sales broker most recently with Cushman & Wakefield and formerly with Fallon Hines & O’Connor/Trammell Crow Company. In the course of her 18-year career, Marci has closed over 500 investment sales transactions in excess of $25.0 billion. Marci was named by Real Estate Forum as one of the country’s “Superstar” investment sales brokers for three consecutive years. While a Principal at TCC, Marci was ranked among the Top 3 Producers nationwide from 1998 through 2000. member of the team recognized by the GBREB’s Commercial Leasing and Investment Committee for closing “The Investment Sales Deal of the Year” in: 1994 (for the $64.6 million Latham Farms power center sale in Albany, NY); 1995 (for the $163 million sale of Bay Colony Corporate Center in Waltham, MA); 1996 (for the $91 million Druker 1031 Exchange in Boston); 1999 (for the $403 million MGI New England Portfolios) and 2006 (for the $600 million Technology Square transaction).

Community Service and Professional Affiliations include Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI); Member and Current President of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA); Champions for Children’s, Children’s Hospital Boston; Trustee’s Committee for Facilities & Buildings, Nobles and Greenough School

In 2000, Marci—along with her father and sister—received the Robert Swain Award for her contribution and achievements in the real estate industry.

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Marci Griffith Loeber

Marci Griffith Loeber

Managing Principal, Chief Investment Officer

Griffith Properties

Ron Martere

Regional Vice President
Steelcase

Ron is the Regional Vice President for Steelcase responsible for New York and New Jersey. Ron joined Steelcase in 1999 and has held a variety of sales and leadership roles in the company’s San Francisco, Houston, and New York offices. Prior to Steelcase Ron lived and worked internationally with Ortho-Kinetics GmbH and also served 5 years as a United States Army Officer. Ron holds an International Business degree from Auburn University and International Business certification from the Goethe Institute in Chicago.

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Ron Martere

Ron Martere

Regional Vice President

Steelcase

@Steelcase

Monte Koch

Vice Chairman and Co-Founder
Auction.com

Monte joined Auction.com after more than 25 years in investment banking. He was most recently at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., where he served as the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking. At Deutsche Bank, Monte built the real estate banking team into one of Wall Street’s most successful practices. He also served as Deutsche Bank’s Chairman of M&amp;A for the Americas, leading strategic dialog and tactical deal execution for some of the firm’s most prominent clients.

Monte has been a key part of Auction.com since its inception and has acted as a guiding force in the company’s phenomenal growth. When the company expanded into new areas of real estate sales and services, Monte joined the executive ranks to lend his expertise and experience to the company. Monte is also a member of Auction.com’s board of directors.

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Monte Koch

Monte Koch

Vice Chairman and Co-Founder

Auction.com

@auction

James Connors

VP of Asset Management
Fosun International
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James Connors

James Connors

VP of Asset Management

Fosun International

Ian Wolfe Ross

Co-Founder & CEO
OppSites

Since 1999, Ross has provided urban design and economic development services to cities and communities in support of long term economic health. Ross was inspired to build OppSites after recognizing that successful economic development could be achieved with enhanced communication between the government and real estate sectors.

Ross received a BA in economics from the University of Rochester and an MLA with emphasis on urban design and town planning from Cornell University. This background in combination with over 15 years of professional experience informs both his passion and insights into the complex nature of economic development at the intersection of city planning and real estate investment.

He has contributed to the American Planning Association Conference (APA), the American Development Community (ADC) Base Redevelopment Forum, the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) to the Californial League of Cities, and the Downtown Colorado Incorporated Vibrant Downtowns Conference on the Topic of “Connecting cities with investors; Technology tools for Implementing Community Goals; You’ll find him on the tennis courts, in the OppSites office, or in the redwoods - all of which can be found in beautiful Oakland, California.

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Ian Wolfe Ross

Ian Wolfe Ross

Co-Founder & CEO

OppSites

@IanWolfeRoss

W. Ross Cromartie

Co-Founder & Director of Operations
SKYLVL
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W. Ross Cromartie

W. Ross Cromartie

Co-Founder & Director of Operations

SKYLVL

@SkyLVLMedia

Jay Denton

Vice President
Axiometrics

Jay Denton heads up Axiometrics’ analytics efforts, having joined the company as a research analyst fresh from earning dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Texas Tech University. As one of Axiometrics’ pioneers, Denton helped grow the company into a nationally recognized research firm known for its granular apartment market and student housing data and outstanding customer service.

Today, Denton’s role primarily consists of managing Axiometrics’ Strategic Insight product which gives clients unbiased analysis, insight and recommendations on the apartment market. This role includes consulting related to specific market and submarket trends, portfolio strategy, and examination of targeted sites for apartment acquisitions and developments. Denton is also active in public speaking with recent presentations for conferences hosted by NMHC, National Multifamily Executive, Bisnow, France Media, and many local apartment associations. Denton is also regularly quoted in publications such as “Multifamily Executive,” “Bloomberg,” “Bisnow” and local business journals throughout the United States. He is also interviewed frequently on business-related radio programs.

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Jay Denton

Jay Denton

Vice President

Axiometrics

@AXIOMETRICS

Daniel Black

Founder & CEO
Glass-Media
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Daniel Black

Daniel Black

Founder & CEO

Glass-Media

@GlassMediaTX

@danielcblack1

Roger Vincent

Commercial Real Estate Journalist
LA Times

Roger Vincent covers commercial real estate for the Business section of the Los Angeles Times. He is a longtime observer of the industry who served as the first real estate columnist at the Los Angeles Business Journal in the mid-1980s. He was also founding editor of the California Real Estate Journal. He has been with The Times since 1996.

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Roger Vincent

Roger Vincent

Commercial Real Estate Journalist

LA Times

@rogervincent

David Bergeron

Partner & Managing Director
T3 Advisors

#SpaceMatters! As a Partner and Managing Director at T3 Advisors I help tech companies (big and small) discover, harness and quantify the power of real estate and its undeniable influence on culture, collaboration, productivity and retention.

We work with the best and the brightest enabling them with the tools and data to create truly unique environments for their people.

I am proud to help lead THE ONLY real estate firm in the country completely dedicated to one client, the entrepreneur. Experiences lead to belief which leads to value. At T3 we help our clients create extraordinary value. As the Partner managing our Bay Area efforts, I am focused on finding the best and brightest to join our T3 team and helping build our incredible client base.

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David Bergeron

David Bergeron

Partner & Managing Director

T3 Advisors

@d_bergeron

@davidbergeron

Jack Buck

President
(RE)meter

Jack Buck founded Free Market Ventures (FMV), a private equity real estate development and investment firm, headquartered in Chicago. As President, Jack oversees all acquisitions, development, finance and investments in Real Estate and Real Estate related companies. Jack also serves as CEO of (RE)meter, one of FMV’s first investments. (RE)meter is revolutionizing underwriting in Commercial Real Estate with customizable reports that are fast, unbiased and accurate utilizing data from the IRS, Census and Department of Labor.

Prior to founding FMV, Jack served as a Principal of the John Buck Company, a privately owned, vertically integrated, full-service Real Estate company. Jack was responsible for a vast range of office, retail, hotel and residential projects. Jack is a board member of the Big Shoulders Fund and Vice Chairman of Ed Choice Illinois; a charity dedicated to advancing public policy that advocates for a 21st century educational system designed to serve today’s children. Jack earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Jack Buck

Jack Buck

President

(RE)meter

@remeterCRE

James J. Whalen

SVP & Chief Information Officer
Boston Properties

James Whalen serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boston Properties, Inc. Prior to joining the Company in March 1998, he served as Vice President, Information Systems of Beacon Properties. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a recipient of the New York City Urban Fellowship. Mr. Whalen is a current trustee and past President of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm Advisory Council and Boston Private Industry Council.

Boston Properties is a fully integrated, self-administered and self- managed real estate investment trust that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns a diverse portfolio of Class A office, industrial and hotel properties. The Company is one of the largest owners and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in four core markets -- Boston, Midtown Manhattan, Washington, DC and San Francisco.

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James J. Whalen

James J. Whalen

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Boston Properties

@disruptiveit

Matt Giffune

Director of Sales
VTS

Matt leads the sales efforts in New England for the rapidly growing Commercial Real Estate Technology company VTS. His goal is to work with CRE Investors and Brokers to improve the leasing process through smart, mobile and industry-specific software.

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Matt Giffune

Matt Giffune

Director of Sales

VTS

@mattgiffune

@mattgiffune

Rebecca McLauchlan

Co-Founder & CCO
rhubarb studios

Rebecca established rhubarb studios and its founding consultancy ...rhubarb, to enable startups and causes to create strategic communications that are fully integrated with their digital innovations. Rebecca works with enterprise companies, entrepreneurs and causes to create strong brands, reach key audiences with targeted messaging, and establish high user engagement.

Rebecca brings nearly 20 years of communications expertise to the studio. Previously, Rebecca was on the executive team that established one of the UK's fastest-growing non-government startup organisations. Working directly with Westminster and major stakeholder groups, Rebecca led the communications and campaigning that created on-the-ground consensus, widespread public sector culture and public policy change, and lively media zeitgeist.

Rebecca started her career in Japan, as an international liaison between regional government offices and non-national residents.

&lt;strong&gt;Specialities:&lt;/strong&gt;
• Digital and corporate communications
• Strategic leadership, reporting to executive boards
• Management: $1m+ budgets, staff teams
• Consultancy on project development to maximise results
• Raising brand awareness and profile
• Public camp

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Rebecca McLauchlan

Rebecca McLauchlan

Co-Founder & CCO

rhubarb studios

@_rhuubarb

Marc Rehberger

Director, Commercial Real Estate
Matterport

Marc Rehberger recently joined Matterport after five years with Costar Group. With CoStar, Marc was responsible for all front end sales and service in the Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to CoStar, Marc was the SVP, Region Manager for GE Capital Real Estate in the same geography, focused on the financing aspect of CRE.

At Matterport Marc has been tasked with bring their revolutionary 3 Dimensional camera to the Commercial Real Estate space, which is why he is here today. Marc has been in the commercial real estate space for over twenty years now.

Marc graduated from Pepperdine University, and holds a CCIM designation. He resides with his family in Danville and is the father of two teenage kids, so as you can imagine. . .

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Marc Rehberger

Marc Rehberger

Director, Commercial Real Estate

Matterport

@marcrehberger

@rehberger

Vishu Ramanathan

CEO
Buildout

Vishu Ramanathan is Chief Executive Officer of Buildout, a marketing web application for commercial real estate. He founded the company in 2010 with fellow software developer Jason Tillery and CRE broker Nick Mearsheimer. His background is in software development where he specializes in bridging complex business problems with people and technology to form a solution.

He was drawn to the commercial real estate industry because he saw a need for better software. His relentless focus on customers drove the core of how Buildout was created and how it is run today. By working with brokers and going deep into the domain of CRE he was able to create software that was useful and applicable in the lives of Buildout’s customers. After almost 6 years in the commercial real estate industry he feels truly at home, his love for the entrepreneurial spirit and no nonsense attitude of the people is what drew him to it and what keeps him motivated.

Before founding Buildout, Vishu spent 10 years with Business Logic, now Next Capital, and working as an independent software developer in industries with sophisticated problems like finance, logistics and trade regulation. He led teams that developed and implemented software that included automatically advising and allocating 401(k) accounts, and jet fuel sales software. He worked with top financial institutions including Fidelity, US Bank, Merrill Lynch, and T.Rowe Price.

Vishu lives in Chicago with his partner and two sons. He is a live music enthusiast, playing guitar in his spare time. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.

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Vishu Ramanathan

Vishu Ramanathan

CEO

Buildout

@vishuramanathan

John Freyder

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
RealNex

Mr. Freyder is currently Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for RealNex, a technology firm focused on becoming the portal and marketplace for the commercial real estate industry to increase efficiency and enhance liquidity. In 2006 Mr. Freyder founded REI Wise and quickly built the industry-leading software firm for online financial analysis and marketing of commercial real estate. REI Wise offers a complete product line for commercial professionals with its award-winning Propose To Close™ platform. Under Mr. Freyder’s leadership, REI Wise has secured strategic partnerships with national and international organizations including CCIM, SRC, National Association of Realtors, CBC Worldwide and NAI Global. In April 2014, Mr. Freyder successfully facilitated the sale of the company to Pavonis Group. At the time of sale, REI Wise had serviced over ten thousand paying subscribers and analyzed over $120 billion in investment real estate.

From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Freyder co-founded and served as CTO of energyOn.com, an international web site focused on the deregulated energy market. At energyOn.com his primary responsibilities were setting corporate direction and developing the e-commerce portion of the business. Mr. Freyder helped structure the sale of energyOn.com to American Power Conversion Corporation (APC) in 2000.

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John Freyder

John Freyder

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

RealNex

@PavonisRealnex

Peter Boritz

CEO
RDM

Peter Boritz is the CEO of RDM a CRE online leasing and building analytics platform. Peter is the visionary behind RDMs product and platform strategy. With extensive real estate and entrepreneurial experience, he leads the company in its mission to transform the way people manage real estate using technology. He is currently focused on expanding the RDM platform globally.

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Peter Boritz

Peter Boritz

CEO

RDM

@Boritz

@peterboritz

Rachel Mitz

Director of Corporate Finance
Equity Office Properties

Rachel Mitz is Director of Corporate Finance at Equity Office Properties, with overall responsibility for financial planning and analysis, including the budget and forecast process. Rachel also works closely with the EOP executive team and Blackstone to complete strategic analysis to monitor the portfolio performance. Rachel has worked on various project teams to evaluate software needs throughout the portfolio and oversees the implementation of new platforms.  Prior to joining EOP in 2009, Rachel was a Financial Analyst at General Growth Properties. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Finance, with a minor in Political Science.

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Rachel Mitz

Rachel Mitz

Director of Corporate Finance

Equity Office Properties

@RachelDMitz

@rachelmitz

Tom Zampini

Founder & CEO
Beco

Tom Zampini is the Founder and CEO of Beco, a new class of location analytics powered by light. Beco is creating new and meaningful ways for people to seamlessly interact with and within physical spaces, enabling enterprise organizations with location intelligence to power real-time retail and smart buildings.

Before Beco, Tom helped pioneer LED as a general light source with the founding of i2Systems, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of intelligent LED lighting technology.

Tom is the author of over a dozen technology patents in the area of IoT, solid-state lighting, and beyond.

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Tom Zampini

Tom Zampini

Founder & CEO

Beco

@TomZampini

@tomzampini

Chris Bentley

Midwest Editor
The Architect's Newspaper

Chris Bentley is a freelance journalist based in Chicago. He has served as Midwest Editor of The Architect's Newspaper since 2012, covering architecture, design and development in Chicago and throughout the region. As a reporter he has explored the built environment for publications including Dwell, WBEZ, Architect and CityLab.

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Chris Bentley

Chris Bentley

Midwest Editor

The Architect's Newspaper

@cementley

Sara S. Shank

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management
Beacon Capital Partners

Ms. Shank is based in Boston and oversees portfolio management, including technology initiatives. Before heading up portfolio management she was a Managing director in acquisitions/dispositions and involved in all aspects of transactions. Prior to joining Beacon Capital Partners, Ms. Shank was a Senior Associate for Cornerstone Properties in San Francisco. At Cornerstone, she worked with the asset management team to enhance revenues and reduce costs throughout their nationwide real estate portfolio. Ms. Shank held positions at William Wilson & Associates, prior to its purchase by Cornerstone, as an Investment Analyst and as a Property Accountant. Ms. Shank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Sara S. Shank

Sara S. Shank

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

Beacon Capital Partners

Adam Wacenske

General Manager, Southern U.S.
WeWork

Adam Wacenske serves as WeWork's General Manager of the South. As General Manager of this region, he oversees all operations and sales in one of WeWork's most exciting and fastest growing regions. Last year, Adam led WeWork's massive LA expansion efforts as the company grew from one building to six. In the years leading up to his role as General Manager, Adam helped to lead efforts on the ground to launch new WeWork communities across the United States, the UK and Israel.

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Adam Wacenske

Adam Wacenske

General Manager, Southern U.S.

WeWork

@adamwacenske

Tony Iannessa, LEED AP

Tony is a recognized leader in the construction management of high-tech office space and has managed more than 2 million square feet of interior office construction in Chicago, including significant projects for GrubHub, Twitter, ContextMedia, Vivid Seats, Motorola Mobility, Credit Suisse, Stats, Amazon, VelocityEHS, Edelman, Canon, Thermos and countless others. From preconstruction and estimating through high-quality execution and building commissioning, Tony is one of the most highly sought after construction experts in Chicago’s booming tech scene. He also provides construction advisory services to co-working tenants at Elmspring and Catapult.  Tony earned a degree in management from Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Tony Iannessa, LEED AP

Tony Iannessa, LEED AP

Jesse Carrillo

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Hines

Jesse Carrillo is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. Jesse joined Hines in 1994 as a consultant to assist in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software. After being made a full-time employee in 1995, he was promoted to Director of Application Development in 2001, where he held the lead role in the implementation of Hines¹ ERP system. He took over the responsibility for Hines IT as CTO in 2007 and later promoted to CIO in 2009. Mr. Carrillo completed undergraduate studies at Trinity University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mr. Carrillo is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), CIO Executive Council, Greater Houston Partnership’s Cybersecurity Task Force, Houston Society of Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm International Advisory Council after having served as co-chair in 2010. He was a featured writer for the book, Building a Green IT Team, part of the Inside the Minds series from Aspatore Publishers. He is also a strong supporter of promoting Youth In IT through his involvement with the Genesys Works (http://www.genesysworks.org) and Citizen Schools (http://www.citizenschools.org) programs.

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Jesse Carrillo

Jesse Carrillo

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Hines

@Hines

Nikki Kern

Executive Vice President, Agency Leasing
JLL
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Nikki Kern

Nikki Kern

Executive Vice President, Agency Leasing

JLL

@nikkikernil

Eric Beichler

Managing Principal
Mohr Partners
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Eric Beichler

Eric Beichler

Managing Principal

Mohr Partners

@mohrpartners

Keith Kleinmaier

CEO
Tenant Tracker
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Keith Kleinmaier

Keith Kleinmaier

CEO

Tenant Tracker

@tenanttracker

@keithkleinmaier

Edward Wagoner

Global CIO
JLL
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Edward Wagoner

Edward Wagoner

Global CIO

JLL

@jll

Jeffrey D. Eiting

Technology & Media Practice – Dallas
CBRE
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Jeffrey D. Eiting

Jeffrey D. Eiting

Technology & Media Practice – Dallas

CBRE

@jeffeiting

@jeffeiting

Ardian Zagari

Co-Founder & CEO
Brevitas

Ardian is a Co-Founder & CEO of Brevitas. Ardian’s responsibilities involve shaping the strategic vision of the company both in the short and long term, as well as constantly looking to help grow the business. Ardian started his career in entrepreneurship in college by helping develop an innovative product in the golf industry that was eventually sold to the largest company in industry. After college, he co-founded Dynamic Deeds a successful marketing agency in the Bay Area with over 120 clients from a variety of industries.

Ardian graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2010 with honors and a BS in Business Law. He still remains active in the USF community giving lectures on mentorship and entrepreneurship.

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Ardian Zagari

Ardian Zagari

Co-Founder & CEO

Brevitas

@ardianzagari

@ardianzagari

John Stephans

President
IdeaPaint

John is an accomplished senior business leader with extensive global management experience.  Since becoming President, John has refocused IdeaPaint on the B2B market, a strategic move that has accelerated top-line and bottom line growth.  Stephans believes a truly transparent, collaborative and action-oriented environment is key to unlocking growth and increasing associate engagement. Prior to joining IdeaPaint John held senior management and marketing positions with Monster.com, Ocean Spray and Gillette/P&amp;amp;G.

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John Stephans

John Stephans

President

IdeaPaint

@johnstephans

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