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Industry leaders to speak at major proptech gathering

Reed MIDEM, organizer of global real estate conferences, together with MetaProp NYC, the early stage PropTech accelerator, announced the first confirmed speakers for the second annual MIPIM PropTech NY.

The conference, which is the flagship event of NYC Real Estate Tech Week, will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W 18th Street.

The confirmed speakers for this year’s event include Karen Hollinger, Vice President, Corporate Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities; Dror Poleg, Owner, Rethinking.RE; Constance Freedman, Managing Partner, Moderne Ventures; Brandon Weber, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, VTS; Duke Long, Principle, Duke Long Agency; Matthew Abeles, Co-Founder, BuiltWorlds; Maria Seredina, Sr. Manager, Corporate Development, Zillow Group; Aaron Block, Co-Founder and MD, MetaProp NYC. Other newly confirmed speakers include Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Fifth Wall; Willis Kim, Vice President – Head of US West Coast and Canada, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH; and Ross Guttler, VP Strategic Partnerships, Delos.

Block, Freedman, Greiwe, Kim, Poleg and Seredina will be part of the jury during the Startup Competition.
Other sessions include “Saving Lives, Time and Money Through Technology,” in which Matthew Abeles will participate; “Pushing the Boundaries of PropTech in NYC and Beyond,” which will feature Duke Long; “Raising and Scaling” with Brandon Weber; and “Driving Innovation through Partnerships” with Karen Hollinger. Ross Guttler will provide insights during the, “Wellness and Implications for Medical, Senior and Healthcare” panel.

MIPIM PropTech NYC has become a magnet for C-level real estate leaders and technologists from around the world who are interested in sharing the latest trends and how they will impact the future of their business. Last year, the conference hosted over 800 attendees from more than 500 real estate, tech and investment firms representing 33 countries, to discuss the current state and potential of the real estate technology industry.

“At last year’s event user experience and data analytics were major topics of interest, and we used the feedback we received from the event to inform our panels and speaker choices for this year,” said Filippo Rean, Head of Real Estate Markets, Reed MIDEM.

“Our attendees appreciate having a wide range of commercial real estate topics covered and by gathering industry executives, delegates from the tech community, and public officials, we aim to curate the dynamic environment that sparks important conversations on tech innovation.”

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