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Rudin champions tech ventures on edge of real estateʼs new frontier

Bill Rudin, CEO of Rudin Management Company chamipioned the coming of age for real estate technolgies during the annual New York City Real Estate Tech week.

Speaking at the event at The Altman Building Rudin said, “Today’s MIPIM PropTech conference is a great example of the many opportunities for creative and smart individuals who provide services and software to help enhance the value of new real estate.

“Smart owners and developers are looking to adopt new technology and new ways to become more efficient to make properties better.”

Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC hosted MIPIM PropTech Summit of 300 leaders from 10 countries discussing the latest on technology investments, the government’s role in PropTech, real estate’s frontier technology and international perspective, as well as sentiments from the world’s top real estate technology investors.

Moderators included Adam Stanley, CIO of Cushman & Wakefield, Bradley Tusk, Founder & CEO of Tusk Strategies & Tusk Ventures and Julie Samuels, Executive Director of tech: nyc.

Keynote speakers included Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development for NYC, Brad Hargreaves, Co-Founder, General Assembly – Founder & CEO, Common, David Eisenberg, Founder & CEO, Floored and Raja Seetharaman, Co-Founder PropStack.

“By combining the expertise of MIPIM and MetaProp NYC, we have provided our delegates with a unique event to discover the increasingly important role of tech within the real estate industry, while also bringing together tech innovators and real estate leaders,” said Filippo Rean, Head of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division.

MIPIM PropTech Summit also featured the first North American stop in the International Global Real Estate Startup Competition Series.

Reed MIDEM and MetaProp announced the winners of the New York City leg of the competition, who will go on to compete against startups from stops in London and Hong Kong at the final competition during Reed MIDEM’s MIPIM event, in Cannes, France, in March 2017.

The finalists are StackSource, an online platform for commercial real estate loans
Envelope: Software helping RE professionals visualize development opportunity under zoning constraints and;

Ravti: Software to track, manage and procure HVAC for CRE

This was the first conference in North America to be part of the MIPIM series of events, which includes MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia Summit, MIPIM Japan and the MIPIM flagship event in Cannes, France, a four day exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 23,000 international attendees.

It was also the first of the MIPIM series to focus exclusively on the future of the real estate market and the impact of technology.

“The fantastic reaction to the MIPIM PropTech Summit’s initial foray into North America confirms MetaProp NYC’s belief that New York City is the real estate tech capital of the world and a fast-growing economic engine of the industry,” said Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director, MetaProp NYC.

“We thank Reed MIDEM and all our partners for their efforts in making this summit a can’t miss event that will grow exponentially in the future.”

The Partners for this year’s MIPIM PropTech Summit were abny, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Crain’s New York Business, CRE.Tech, Columbia GSAPP Real Estate Development, Holland PropTech, Impulse Labs, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association, NYC & Company, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Real Estate Board of New York, RICS, tech:nyc and Urban Land Institute New York.

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