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Alicia Glen and Bill Rudin to speak at first-ever tech summit

Reed MIDEM, the leading global real estate conference organizer, and MetaProp NYC, the premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator, today announced the Keynote Speakers for the first ­ever MIPIM PropTech Summit.

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen; Brad Hargreaves, Co-­Founder &

CEO, Common; Paul Massey, President, New York Investment Sales, Cushman & Wakefield, and William Rudin, Vice Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Co., Inc., will give the MIPIM PropTech Summit keynote addresses. Each will speak from their unique perspective of government, RETech and traditional real estate about the profound impact technology is making on real estate in New York and globally.

“Never before have such prominent executives from the public and private sectors come together in one place to discuss the state of PropTech,” said Filippo Rean, head of the Real Estate Division for Reed Midem. “Our keynoters will be speaking before an elite audience of more than 300 New York City real estate and RETech leaders in what will be the most exciting such forum of the year.”

MetaProp NYC Co­founder and Managing Director Aaron Block said: “We set out to do the number one global RETech event ­­ no compromises, no fluff and no meaningless pay-­to-­play, less­-than­the-­best vendors. The result is an unprecedented outpouring of talent from government, real estate and technology, with founders of leading RETech companies like BuiltWorlds, Compstak, Floored, Honest Buildings, Nestio, VTS, Zillow and others speaking, all thought ­leaders in their field. They have come together to produce the most relevant and cutting-­edge content, clearly making the MIPIM ProTech Summit the best such event in the world.

“The tremendous response from the Summit’s ticket­ buyers indicates not only a successful event for this year, but a growing and powerful New York City RETech Week for 2017 and beyond, further establishing New York as the global capital of real estate technology.”

The flagship event of this year’s NYC RETech Week, the MIPIM PropTech Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, Manhattan.

The MIPIM PropTech Summit will bring corporate real estate, government and technology professionals together under the same roof for a full day of panels and networking opportunities.

Among the other scheduled speakers are Zachary Aarons and Clelia Peters, Co­Founders of MetaProp NYC; David Eisenberg, Founder and CEO of Floored; Duke Long, PropTech blogger and commercial real estate broker, Nick Romito, Founder and CEO of VTS; Sara Shank, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Beacon; Adam Stanley, Global Chief Information Officer at Cushman & Wakefield; Karina Totah, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Housing Authority, and Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO of Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures.

During the course of the MIPIM PropTech Summit, speakers will discuss key topics including:

● An overview of PropTech: Leading international real estate and property technology investors discuss what’s what in property technology.

● Government’s role in PropTech: Hear more about this burgeoning specialty from some of the leaders in government real estate, government affairs, and real estate technology.

● The real estate industry’s next frontier: Learn about the most cutting-­edge technologies in real estate that will shape the next generations of PropTech.

● PropTech on a global level: How are regional new technologies going international as PropTech interest continues to grow?

The MIPIM PropTech Summit will feature the first­ever North America stop in the Global Start­Up Competition Series, which provides start­ups with an opportunity to meet relevant investors, developers, financial companies, media, analysts and other key influencers as the real estate tech industry continues to gain momentum. The winner of the competition will compete against start­ups from stops in London and Hong Kong and will qualify for the final competition at Reed MIDEM’s MIPIM event, in Cannes, France.

In its second year, NYC RETech Week is expected to be the largest gathering of real estate technology leaders to date. The two­week long series of events has the support of NYC RETech Week’s community partners: Association for a Better New York (ABNY); New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC); NYC & Company; Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY); Tech:NYC,and multiple other hosting organizations.

NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2016 will be held from September 26 through October 7, showcasing a combination of public and invitation­only events that will feature industry investors and executives from the residential and commercial real estate communities, as well as many local technology start­ups whose representatives will serve as speakers and panelists. A full list of NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2016 events and speakers is available at

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