Some of the men and women at the forefront of the real estate technology revolution have been named finalists in a global search for the very best.
The winners will be announced at next week’s NYC Real Estate Tech Week by the Manhattan-based incubator, MetaProp NYC, which is issuing the awards to recognize the individuals, technologies and organizations that have gone above and beyond to positively impact next generation PropTech.
Due to an overwhelming number of responses — more than 100 total nominations — a group of up to five finalists have been selected in each of the Awards categories by a three-member Primaries Committee consisting of: Emily Wright, Estates Gazette; Patrice Derrington, Columbia University and; Clelia Warburg-Peters, Warburg Realty & MetaProp NYC.
“We are delighted to put forward this list of innovators, visionaries and hackers who are working every day to push the real estate industry forward. We congratulate all of the finalists for their inspiring work and look forward to seeing what they accomplish next,” said Peters.
The winners will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 11 at a ceremony during the MIPIM PropTech Summit.
The 2017 finalists for the inaugural NYC Real Estate Tech Week Global PropTech are:
Top Founder Award
Ragnar Lifthrasir, velox.RE; Mike Sroka, Dealpath; Andrew Flachner, RealScout; Ryan Williams, Cadre; Francesca Loftus, hOM
Top Technology Award
Bowery Valuation; Envelope City; Carmera; Appear Here; Lotik
Top Executive Award
Nick Romito, Founder and CEO, VTS; Steve Jacobs, Senior Managing Director, Ten-X Commercial; Maggie Burns, VP of Real Estate, Breather; Magnus Svantegard, Head of Product Management, Datscha; Elizabeth Dukes, Partner, iOFFICE.
Top Innovator Award
LEVERTON; VTS; Datscha; Thornton Tomasetti; Ten-X Commercial.
Top Association Award
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA); CoreNet Global – New York City Chapter; Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY); UK PropTech Association
Top Investor Award
Brendan Wallace, Fifth Wall; Zach Aarons, Millennium Partners & MetaProp NYC.
Each of the finalists will have their corresponding nomination forms assessed by a three-person judging panel taken from an Awards Committee, made up of industry leading CEOs, global press, founders and producers.They include: Julia Arlt, PwC; Linda Barr O’Flanagan, Real Estate Weekly; Travis Barrington, CRE.Tech; Ryan Baxter, REBNY; James Dearsley, PropTech Consult; Patrice Derrington, Columbia University; Dan Hughes, RICS; Drew Meyers, Geek Estate Labs; Clelia Warburg-Peters, Warburg Realty.
Founded in 2015 by MetaProp NYC, the NYCEDC and various corporate and industry partners, NYC Real Estate Tech Week has become the Davos of PropTech. The week is anchored by the annual MIPIM PropTech Summit. Through this marquee event and dozens of others each year, top government, business, and technology minds from around the world come to the center of the PropTech universe, New York City, to learn and network.
The week long celebration of PropTech provides a global meeting place and marketplaces real estate practitioners looking for education on getting the best of new technologies for their buildings and operating businesses and get a chance to see what their competitors are doing around innovation.
It gives industry leaders and change agents direct access to technology and founders products, services and industry innovations and opens the door for investors looking for hot, new investment opportunities in the space.
For details about next week’s MIPM PropTech NYC Summit click here