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CREtech draws thousands to Dock 72

CREtech, an event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate technology industry, wrapped a two-day conference last week at Rudin Management Company’s recently-opened Dock 72 in Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Featuring presentations, panel discussions and demos from today’s leaders in real estate, technology, PropTech, venture capital and finance, the event attracted over 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and startups.

During the conference, attendees heard from experts in the real estate, tech and venture capital industries on how the digitalization of the real estate industry continues to drive innovation for and impact commercial and residential real estate owners, developers, brokers, property managers, tenants, landlords and startups.


The speakers, exhibitors and attendees interacted against a backdrop of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline, in a newly-unveiled, never-before-used events space on Dock 72’s 10th floor.

“Our CREtech New York show was a record-setting event not just for our company, but more importantly, for our young industry,” said Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech.

“And while the size of the audience has doubled since our last conference, it’s really much more about the quality and diversity of the people that come from around the world to CREtech that has me so excited about where we are as an industry today.”

The conference’s 65+ speakers hailed from global brokerage firms, major development companies, venture firms and leading startups that included Rudin Management Company, SVP, Michael Rudin, Fifth Wall Ventures Co-Founders Brad Greiwe and Brendan Wallace, JLL Spark Co-CEOs Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner, Tishman Speyer Managing Director Jenny Wong, AvalonBay Communities Corporate Initiatives SVP Karen Hollinger, Prologis Ventures Managing Partner Will O’Donnell and Related Hudson Yards CTO Kenneth Finnegan and Chief Digital Officer Scott Evans, among others. During the event, attendees used CREtech’s professional matchmaking app to set up 12,000 networking connections.

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