NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The MIT Center for Real Estate, one of the world’s leading educational and research institutions and CREtech (cretech.com), the leading CRE Tech platform have announced a collaboration agreement whereby the two organizations will jointly produce events in 2018 to address the growing commercial real estate technology sector. As part of this agreement, The MIT Center for Real Estate will additionally merge its spring Real Disruption event into a new, expanded CREtech Boston event on April 19, 2018. The Center will continue to host the hugely successful MIT World Real Estate Forum this coming May. As part of this agreement, Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations at MIT Center for Real Estate and Co-Founder of Real Disruption will be the featured Keynote Speaker at several CREtech conferences in the coming year. Steve is recognized as one of the pre-eminent thought leaders in the commercial real estate tech sector. He is a noted speaker globally, on how tech is impacting the real estate industry, and also serves as an advisor to startups in the sector.
Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech commented, “This agreement with MIT Center for Real Estate is a milestone event in the history of CREtech. I have long been an admirer of the Center for their leadership, leading-edge research and analysis as well their commitment to educating the next generation of real estate leaders.”
Steve Weikal, Real Disruption Co-Founder, commented, “CREtech is the most well recognized and respected platform for understanding real estate technology in the US. Real Disruption was created four years ago and since then has presented the big ideas disrupting real estate at eight events, with more than 25 startups featured and over 1,000 attendees in total. Together, CREtech and the Real Disruption will explore with industry leaders from throughout the globe, the impact of real estate technology, what it means for the industry and how to prepare for this exciting future.”
Launched in 2013 as the first event platform devoted to the commercial real estate tech sector, CREtech was acquired by The News Funnel in January of 2017. The platform has become the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. To learn more about CREtech, click here.
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