Bisnow: Building Cities of the Future: Seattle 2018

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Bisnow: Building Cities of the Future: Seattle 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:30am to 11:00am


Join Bisnow as we investigate what the worls tech and CRE thought leaders are doing to drive innovation and get you the answers to the industrie most challenging questions. Our all-star panelists will provide a glimpse of whas to come for the rest of the nation, share insight as to when the industry is going to leapfrog forwards, the advances which will have the highest ROI in CRE, generate returns and have the greatest impact on the way in which we interact with the built environment in the city where innovation is not encouraged, is required! In order to accomplish this, Bisnow's 2018 Seattle UrbanTech Summit will feature a top tier line-up of CRE tech industry titans, high-ranking government of officials, innovators and entrepreneurs to demonstrate the impact of UrbanTech on all that surrounds us, to deliver actionable insights, and to offer an unparalleled networking experience.

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A-P Hurd
A-P Hurd's 20-year career spans real estate, finance and technology. Her experience running a real estate company and developing nearly $2B of new buildings in Seattle has made her a strong investment and risk manager-in addition to having a deep understanding of how her supply chain comes together to create value. A-P is known for her ability to innovate in a highly regulated industry and think strategically about how public policy and technology are shaping her sector. A-P was hired at Touchstone in 2007 to assemble a new leadership team and execute a merger/transition from a founder-led company. In 2014 Touchstone was successfully acquired by Urban Renaissance Group, and A-P became President until the completion of the portfolio of projects in August 2017. Under her leadership, the company earned several awards, including National Developer of the Year. She was responsible for the company's overall financial performance including operating P&L and investment returns. A-P worked closely with investors and lenders including insurance companies, pension fund advisors, regional and national banks. She was deeply involved in the long-term capitalization strategy for her parent company (URG) and was also the executive head of their IT portfolio. A-P recently started another company-Skipstone-which is providing consulting services to public sector and private sector clients. Prior to Touchstone, A-P's career was focused in operations and software development. She worked for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider, and her work there (as well as much of her graduate research) concentrated on complex systems architecture. For a few years she also traded interest rate derivatives for Royal Bank of Canada, the largest Canadian bank. In that role, she worked closely with corporate treasuries and developed her risk management skills. Board work In 2017, A-P joined the board of CityBldr, a technology company focused on unlocking value though assemblages of land in transitioning neighborhoods. From 2013-2016, A-P served on the board of OneBuild-- a privately-held modular construction and development company. She is currently a board member at the Metro Seattle Chamber where she also sits on the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, and co-chairs the Policy Leadership Group. She is a member of the Community Development Roundtable (CDRT). A-P has served on many other non-profit and industry boards including as the board chair and Chapter President for NAIOP Washington-the industry association for the commercial real estate industry, and the board treasurer at Forterra. Academics Queen's University B.A. English Literature 1995 BSc. Mechanical Engineering 1998 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MSc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2004 MIT Sloan School of Management MBA 2004, Leaders for Global Operations Fellow A-P is a faculty member and Runstad Fellow in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, where she teaches a graduate course on urban design, land use economics and public policy. She frequently speaks and publishes on economic and regulatory issues and in 2012, she published The Carbon- Efficient City with the University of Washington Press.
Brandon Tinianov VP of Industry Strategy View Dynamic Glass
Dr. Tinianov 25 year career has been dedicated to product innovation and commercialization in the field of energy efficiency and building technology. He currently serves as View's VP of Industry Strategy where he leads their workplace research and industry engagement. Prior to joining View, Brandon was the Chief Technology Officer at Serious Energy for and the Building Sciences Platform leader at Johns Manville. Brandon is the Chair national Advisory Council of the US Green Building Council. He has a PhD in Engineering Systems, is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional. He has 28 issued patents.
Bryan Copley CEO and Co-founder CityBldr
Bryan Copley is CEO and Co-founder at CityBldr. A Seattle native, Bryan's first job at 15 was at a small software company - as its janitor. After continually breaking the company's application during breaks, he was offered a role as a software tester, where he worked for three years. During this time, he became fascinated with automation. After dropping out of college for the third time, Bryan was offered a position as a pro bono apprentice for a real estate investor, who taught him his first critical lesson in real estate: everything was for sale. Spending his free time after 8 hour work days poring over myriad spreadsheets and non-standardized data sets, Bryan fell in love with the work but lamented the manual, industry-standard nature of data collection and analyzation. In the fall of 2004 he determined to someday automate that process. After a decade in real estate finance, data arbitrage, technology sales, Wall Street, and after founding 4 other companies including real estate technologies Rebls and Everyhome, he co-founded CityBldr with Devyn Cairns when they built the first real estate arbitrage index. The company was named Innovator of the Month by the Puget Sound Business Journal in September 2017. When he's not working, Bryan enjoys being in the mountains with friends and family.
Craig Kinzer Founder Kinzer Partners
Craig Kinzer is the Founder of Kinzer Partners. View Profile
Jamie Fleming Co-founder and CEO Studio 216
Jamie Fleming is an entrepreneur and immersive technology leader with a deep understanding of the (un)-built environment. As Co-founder and CEO of Studio216, Jamie is leading the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality solutions to real world problems. Jamie is a solution-oriented leader who thrives on challenges. With over a decade of experience as CEO for a multinational company with offices in the US and China, Jamie is a leader in developing content and software solutions for global real estate marketing. When Jamie isn't spending time in the virtual world, he enjoys working on his farm raising pigs, sheep, and children with his wife on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Jen Hensley President, Link Intersection
Jen Hensley is President, Link, overseeing all aspects of the LinkNYC program including deployment, operations, and service delivery for the world's most comprehensive free public Wi-Fi network. Prior to joining Intersection, Jen led the expansion and evolution of the City's preeminent civic advocacy organization as Executive Director of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). Previously, she was Senior Adviser to the Chairman at Empire State Development Corporation, leading economic development projects across New York State. Jen has also held positions in finance at Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, and served as Assistant Vice President at the Alliance for Downtown New York. Jen brings more than 15 years of experience working with government, civic, and business communities to Intersection, and she's an integral part of the company's Smart Cities mission. A graduate of Barnard College, she holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, and an MPA from NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Jon Scholes President & CEO Downtown Seattle Association
In November 2014 Jon Scholes became President and CEO of DSA following six years as the organization's Vice President of Advocacy and Economic Development. He believes downtown Seattle is an essential voice of leadership in a rapidly growing and evolving city. Jon's passion for taking on big issues is reflected in his 15 years of work in nonprofit advocacy, local government, and senior positions on statewide political campaigns. At DSA he leads a diverse team focused on creating a healthy, vibrant and inviting downtown. Jon is a member of the Visit Seattle Board of Directors and the Downtown Transportation Alliance and has served on a number of city and county task forces on transportation, homelessness and housing. He is a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner and a graduate of Leadership tomorrow. He attended the University of Texas in Austin before graduating from the University of Washington. Jon lives in downtown Seattle with his wife and seven-year-old twins, Parker and Avery. In his spare time Jon sails, skis and rides motorcycles. He loves how much mental focus and presence each activity requires.
Sce Pike CEO & Founder IOTAS
Sce started her career in the 90s in Silicon Valley, designing and developing the 1st ecommerce sites for GM, HP, Blue Cross and others. Later she helped to pioneer smart phones at Palm. In 2007, Sce started her own company, Citizen, the 7th fastest growing company in Oregon which focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) products such as connected cars and connected health. While developing IoT products for these industries, she realized that there was a lack of enterprise-level Smart Apartment solution designed specifically for the Multi-Family-Home Industry. In 2014, she founded IOTAS, a smart apartment hardware and software technology company to help the MFH industry increase revenue, save costs, gather insights & monetize data from their portfolios. IOTAS has been recognized by Fortune, Wired, Gigaom, ABC, NBC, Chicago Tribune and more as the new way of automating apartments to attract tenants. Sce? has spoken at Health 2.0, TechFest NW, WebVisions, NAA, and BISNOW on the impact of Internet of Things. View Profile
Skylar Olsen Director of Economic Research and Outreach Zillow
Skylar joined Zillow in the summer of 2012. Her research is used by consumers, policy makers, and other researchers to understand the real estate markets and make better decisions. While authoring numerous research projects such as A House Divided - How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership, she also creates many of Zillow's real estate metrics, including the Buyer-Seller Index and the Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington and specializes in the spatial patterns of housing and demographic change. View Profile
William Mainguy Vice President of Strategy Burrard Group
The Burrard Group (and its affiliate companies) have been active in the real estate industry since 1977, building a diverse portfolio of successful master-planned communities, multi- family and single family residential developments, commercial projects, lodging properties and golf courses. Every project begins with an aspirational vision and a core understanding of the location and community. Sound planning practices and premier site selection are fundamental tenets of our development and asset management processes, and we focus on creating value for our both our company's stakeholders as well as the general public. With meticulous attention to detail from start to finish, our projects showcase forward-thinking design and construction is always of the highest quality. The results are landmark properties that offer enhanced environments, elevated lifestyles and enriched communities. Adding value to communities, the environment and peoples' daily lives doesn't stop at the property line. We believe that as a developer (and as citizens), there is a social responsibility to strengthen the fabric of our society. Through our charitable foundations, we have donated to, developed and operated significant charitable and non-profit initiatives that have given back to the communities in which we live and work. From healthcare to arts and culture, developing all aspects of the community is at the core of our very being.
William Pollard Founding Principal Talon Private Capital
Bill is the co-founder and Managing Principal of Talon Private Capital (Talon), LLC. Talon is a Seattle based, 25-person, private equity company focused on commercial real estate investments on the West Coast. Talon has current total investments exceeding $500,000,000. Prior to co-founding Talon in late 2009, Bill was a Principal and co-founder of Pacific Real Estate Partners, Inc., (PREP) a regional commercial real estate brokerage. Over his 17 years at PREP, he was instrumental in growing the company to market dominance in the Pacific Northwest and exclusively represented national and regional tenants. Bill is the 2017-2018 Chairman of Urban Land Institute Northwest Chapter and currently serves on the board of the University of Washington Runstad Center of Real Estate Studies. He has held numerous leadership positions in civic, charitable and industry groups, including past Chair of SIOR, NAIOP, Bellevue Schools Foundation, and many more. Bill has been married for 30 years to his college sweetheart and has two adult children.


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