Tenant Tracker was honored to be invited to attend and speak at EY’s Annual Real Estate Market and Digital Trends Meeting in Chicago, IL, on September 6, 2018.  It was a packed room with attendees representing a number of large public and private Commercial Real Estate companies.

 

The keynote speaker for the event was Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center For Real Estate.  Steve’s presentation was titled, “Real Disruption: How Technology is Changing and Challenging Commercial Real Estate”. Steve hit on a number of areas, but focused on core theme’s disrupting the CRE industry, including: breakthroughs in technology, cloud computing, AI, VR, Digital Twin among others. 

 

Steve noted that CRE is going through a perfect storm as we are realizing breakthroughs in technology, ubiquitous connectivity, increasingly tech savvy workforce and cutting edge offerings. He touched on some leading CRE Tech players in various verticals, and mentioned Tenant Tracker in the process portion!

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Later in the program, Steve hosted a panel titled, “Tech Energized Real Estate – New Digital Tools”.  I was excited to represent Tenant Tracker as one of 3 speakers on the panel, alongside Donna Salvatore, the CEO of Megalytics and Adam Hengels, the CEO of Parafin. 

 

Each of us presented a short demo/overview of our software, followed by a number of thought provoking questions by Steve.  Later, the panel discussed latest trends in the industry, how access to better data is evolving some of the CRE decisions and what the future holds for CRE Tech. 

 

It was a great experience for me and the Tenant Tracker team as we were able to share our message to a whole new group of industry executives and insiders.  We look forward to continued relationships with EY and the MIT Center For Real Estate.