CRE // Tech Intersect San Francisco 2017

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CRE // Tech Intersect San Francisco 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm


Our mission is to promote awareness of emerging and innovative technologies through community-driven events and publications.

This global symposium brings industry leaders together to discuss and learn about innovative technologies.  

Join us for our West Coast CRE // Tech Intersect symposium. Connect on what's new in commercial real estate (CRE) technologies. This event will bring together today's forward-looking CRE professionals alongside the technology innovators working to drive efficiencies in the industry.

Hear from FaceBook's Head of Products, Platform, and Insights, Jessica Jensen.

For more information: CRE // Tech Intersect San Francisco 2017


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Thursday, June 8, 2017

2:30 PM

Registration Opens

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Opening Session: Welcome and Outlook for Real Estate Tech

  • Michael Beckerman, CEO, The News Funnel
  • Pierce Neinken, Founder, CRE // Tech
  • Tom Byrne, Managing Partner, REAL Dynamics

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Uncovering Trends: Measuring CRE and Utilizing BIG Data

  • Maureen Waters, CMO, Ten-X

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion: Technology to Tenants

Hear from the tenants leading innovation in San Francisco and their view on the CRE market.

Moderator: Jak Churton, Managing Director, JLL


  • Airbnb - Pierce Neinken, Global Portfolio Manager
  • WeWork - Jon Slavet, GM of the Western U.S.
  • Salesforce - Steve Brashear, Senior Director, Global Real Estate Strategy
  • Rockbot - Brandon Ancier, Head of Growth

4:45 – 5:00 pm

Networking Break

5:00 – 5:45 pm

Keynote Address by Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, GGP

E-commerce and Retail: Perception vs. Reality

Wondering about the current state of the retail market? Join us as Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of retail real estate company GGP Inc., discusses the significant role of brick-and-mortar on the future of shopping. He will also provide insights on his remarkable, personal journey in real estate, and of course, how GGP has evolved to embrace a digital-oriented world.  P.S. Don't miss his perception on why online retailers need to embrace brick-and-mortar in order to thrive.

5:45 - 7:15 pm

Exhibits and Reception

7:15 – 8:00 pm

General Session by Jessica Jensen, Head of Products, Platforms and Insights, Facebook

20 Shifts for 2020: Consumer and Technology Evolutions and How to “Get Ready”

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Optional Networking

9:00 - 11:00 PM
After Party Hosted by WeWork


Sandeep Mathrani CEO GGP
As a leader in the real estate industry with more than 20 years of experience, Sandeep Mathrani is the chief executive officer and director of GGP, the second largest retail real estate owner in the United States. Prior to joining GGP in 2010, Mathrani was president of retail for Vornado Realty Trust, where he oversaw U.S. retail real estate. For eight years, Mathrani held the position of executive vice president at Forest City Ratner, where he was responsible for their retail development and leasing in the New York City metropolitan area. He serves on the board of trustees for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), on the executive board and as a second vice-chair of NAREIT, and as a member to the board of directors of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. He holds a master of engineering, master of management science and bachelor of engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. View Profile
Michael Beckerman CEO The News Funnel
Michael is a public relations industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. In 1989, he founded Beckerman Public Relations and subsequently built into one of the top 50 largest public relations firms in the country. The firm acquired Antenna Group in San Francisco in 2010, a leading clean energy public relations firm. He launched The News Funnel in 2011 and serves full time as the CEO of the website.
Pierce Neinken Founder CRE // Tech
Pierce Neinken is the Global Portfolio Manager at Airbnbn. He is also the Founder of CRE//Tech. View Profile
Tom Byrne Managing Partner REAL Dynamics
Thomas Byrne is real estate technology evangelist and active business advisor, thought leading, startup mentor and investor within the real estate technology sector. Byrne was previously an Entrepreneur In Residence at Trinity Ventures. For 10 years, Byrne built and managed LoopNet, Inc. until its successful sale in 2012 for $900 million. As President and Chief Operating Officer of LoopNet, Byrne was responsible for LoopNet's P&L and lead day-to-day strategy, acquisition review and integration, business operations, marketing, sales, client & account management, engineering product development and business development. Byrne helped steward the company thru numerous key milestones including profitability, achieving EBITDA margins of 50%, successful IPO, acquiring and successfully integrating 8 acquisitions, raising $50 million PIPE investment, and the eventual sale to Costar.
Jak Churton Managing Director JLL
Jak Churton is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office and specializes in Tenant Representation and Agency Leasing. He has worked with numerous companies in a variety of industries in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has negotiated leases on behalf of several major companies including Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Cooley Godward and RPX Corp. In addition, he has represented a variety of Institutional ownership groups such as Prudential, Ohio State Teachers and LaSalle Investment Management. His ability to reposition assets and leverage current market conditions to meet and exceed Landlord's expectations is proven. View Profile
Jessica Jensen Head of Products, Platforms and Insights Facebook
At Facebook, Jensen oversees global positioning, marketing strategy and communications of Faceboos family of advertising offerings
Jon Slavet GM of the Western U.S. WeWork
Brandon Ancier Head of Growth Rockbot
Steve Brashear Senior Director, Global Real Estate Strategy Salesforce
Maureen Waters CMO Ten-X

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