Beginning January 2017, cre.tech is launching a groundbreaking series of educational events for commercial real estate professionals. The first event, Facilities Management in an On-Demand World, features keynote speaker Brian Schwagerl, an expert in sustainable design and construction who has reached millions of people sharing his strategies of how real estate assets can improve employee performance. Notable among Mr. Schwagerl’s accomplishments are the spearheading of the office transformation projects at NBC Universal and the development of Hearst Tower.
The monthly event series, dubbed CRE.tech LIVE, was created in partnership with real estate technology nexus MetaProp NYC, after carefully listening to the needs of the commercial real estate community. They told us that as much as they liked mingling with their peers over a martini or an IPA, what they really wanted to soak up was knowledge. So we set out to build an event series that was brief (over by 11:00 am), on-point (tailored to a specific type of real estate professional) and impactful (expert educational sessions).
Though we are still planning out the full 2017 schedule of events, the first four are built around technology themes related to facilities management, property management, commercial brokerage, and retail real estate. Confirmed sponsors include industry leading companies such as Apto, BuildingEngines, MarketRex, VTS, RDM, Matterport and others. Sponsorship opportunities are extremely limited and offer unparalleled opportunities for forward-thinking companies to demonstrate their commitment to transforming the commercial real estate industry.
At CRE.tech LIVE attendees can network, hear from industry heavyweights and learn about real world application of specific technologies that apply to your profession and buildings. The format is a three-hour morning event that consists of breakfast, influential speakers, a panel discussion loaded with thought leaders, and meaningful education sessions with real learning objectives. Every event is themed for a particular type of real estate professional and is the culmination of a series of interactive programming leading up to the day of the event including digital articles and webinars.
January 31st: Facilities Management in an On-Demand World
February 23rd: Next Generation Property Management
March 30th: Commercial Real Estate Brokers as Change Agents
More themed events will be announced in the coming weeks. Each event has limited seating and we expect them to fill-up quickly. Early bird ticket pricing is available right now as well as a few sponsorship opportunities for innovative real estate technology companies or other firms that could benefit from aligning themselves with our progressive programming.
No matter how experienced you are at your business, real estate technology is providing new tools and opportunities to boost your productivity and efficiency. But it’s often difficult to understand what’s working and which solutions are best for your unique situation. At CRE.tech LIVE you won’t be bombarded by pushy salespeople. Our speakers and presenters are committed to helping you discover innovative products, services and best practices that will help you stay competitive in today’s fast-paced real estate world.
Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MetaProp NYC, said: “Rooted in New York City, PropTech has become a global movement and MetaProp NYC is thrilled to lend our expertise to CRE.tech LIVE for this worthwhile endeavor.” Mr. Block and the MetaProp NYC team will work with CRE.tech LIVE’s speakers and sponsors to help deliver top quality educational content. “As the nexus of the real estate technology community, MetaProp NYC looks forward to helping innovative tech companies build relationships with CRE professionals via the education and networking opportunities this unique event series will provide,” added Mr. Block.
As one of the commercial real estate industry’s thought leaders in technology, we take our face-to-face engagement as seriously as our online presence. Personal meetings are more important than ever and we’ve designed our events to be considerate of your time, address your technology needs and deliver real ROI. We want you to return to work invigorated and motivated. The insight and knowledge you gain at CRE.tech LIVE will be invaluable to your business and professional success.
Our inaugural event, “Facilities Management in an On-Demand World,” will be held in New York City on January 31st and features an impressive line-up of speakers and educational sessions, including Mr. Schwagerl who was voted Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives. He has appeared before national television audiences on ABC, NBC, CBS and in documentaries on the National Geographic, A&E and Discovery Networks. He has been interviewed as an expert on innovative workplaces by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Business Week.
Mr. Schwagerl’s insights, along with our other industry experts will inform and motivate CRE’s unsung workhorses — the facilities professionals who are increasingly expected to understand and harness the latest real estate technology. CRE.tech LIVE’s attendees will expand their network while discovering cutting-edge solutions and strategies that they can apply to improve their own buildings and workplaces.
We look forward to seeing you at CRE.tech LIVE, a new kind of commercial real estate event.