Event description

Today’s real estate broker is essentially a business consultant with real estate experience but how sustainable is that? While the traditional value of a broker is market intelligence and comps, those things are now easily available to the masses. In addition to ubiquitous information, the relationship between physical and virtual spaces is changing the business and even the demand for real estate.

So how do you make money when everyone has easy access to all the information? The only way is to reinvent your role before the marketplace does it for you. Fortunately for innovative brokers, there are groundbreaking new technologies and best practices that can help you transform your real estate business and increase your value and productivity. If you want to be a change agent, don’t miss this event.

Who should attend?

• Commercial real estate brokers

• Agency brokers

• Tenant brokers

• Landlord brokers

• Corporate real estate advisors

• Chief technology officers

• Chief information officers


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Nick Romito

Nick Romito

  • VTS
  • Nick is the co-founder and CEO of VTS, the commercial real estate industry’s leading leasing and asset management platform for landlords, brokers and tenant reps.
Sacha Zarba

Sacha Zarba

  • CBRE
  • Sacha is an Executive Vice President in the Midtown office of CBRE. He has unmatched experience in working with Manhattan’s leading innovation companies.
Jonathan Wasserstrum

Jonathan Wasserstrum

  • TheSquareFoot
  • Jonathan Co-Founded TheSquareFoot, a fast-growing technology enabled brokerage, in 2011 and serves as its CEO.

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas

  • Eric, Principal of Cresa New York, has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. An expert on the Manhattan marketplace, he has focused exclusively on tenant representation.
Jim Wenk

Jim Wenk

  • JLL
  • Jim is a Managing Director for Brokerage in JLL's New York office with a focus on servicing the real estate needs of financial services and technology companies.
Duke Long

Duke Long

  • dukelong.com
  • Duke is a commercial real estate blogger known for his sometimes provocative point of view. He also serves as an advisor to several real estate tech startups.
Joe Barbaccia

Joe Barbaccia

  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Joe is Senior Vice President for REBNY’s Residential and Commercial Brokerage Divisions, where he leads REBNY's brokerage services and education efforts.
Yan Khamish

Yan Khamish

  • Ten-X
  • Yan is managing director for Ten-X CRE, a platform that allows buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals to search, list and transact properties completely online.
Adrian Hessen

Adrian Hessen

  • MarketRex
  • Adrian is CEO and Co-founder of MarketRex, a platform that allows CRE professionals to form digital connections with those they trust in order to exchange lease comps and other data.
Ramanathan Vishu

Vishu Ramanathan

  • Buildout
  • Vishu is the founder and CEO of Buildout, the leading end-to-end marketing software for commercial real estate.


Michael Mandel

  • CompStak
  • Michael is Co-Founder & CEO of CompStak, a platform for crowdsourcing commercial real estate information.


Speakers To Be Announced

  • Speakers for this event will be announced in the coming weeks. Our speakers include practitioners and consultants that have the expertise to help improve the management and operations of your buildings.
Tom Bow

Thomas Bow

  • The Durst Organization
  • As Senior Vice President of Leasing for The Durst Organization, Tom Bow oversees the leasing of the company’s 13-million square foot commercial portfolio.