Is technology Driving a more agile & fluid Real Estate Market?
And, is the RE Marketplace capable of realising its technological potential?
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Chief Executive EMEA
• Guy Grainger is EMEA Chief Executive at NYSE-listed global real estate services company JLL. Overseeing over 12,000 employees across 80 offices, he sits on the Global Executive Board and is also the global Executive sponsor for Marketing. Previously JLL’s UK CEO and with a background advising retail companies on their real estate strategy, he has worked closely with Britain’s biggest businesses and the world’s largest retailers. Guy is also Chair of the Circular Economy Taskforce at responsible business organisation Business in the Community; is Junior Vice President at the British Property Federation; and is an established media commentator on the built and natural environment. He is an alumnus of the London Business School Senior Executive Programme, and amateur triathlete in spare time.
Head of Corporate Strategy,
Legal & General Real Assets
Emma Long is Head of Corporate Strategy, supporting the businesses growth ambitions through strategy development and execution and identifying trends with strategic implications for Real Assets. Emma has previously been responsible for capital raising across a range of investment solutions, including our flagship open ended core and long lease funds and the recently launched UK Build to Rent Fund.
Emma joined Legal & General in 2010 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the UK Mission to the UN and the British Consulate-General in New York. Emma graduated from the University of Reading and holds a BA in Politics and International Relations. She also holds an AMBA accredited MSc in Management from the University of Warwick and CFA Level 1.
Principal and Co-Lead
Roelof Opperman is a Principal and Co-Lead of the PropTech Investment Group at Fifth Wall, a Los Angeles-based venture capital fund focused on the Built World. Roelof focuses on technology and innovations within the multi-family, office, and hospitality real estate asset classes. He led Fifth Wall’s investments in Lyric, Eden, Appear Here, Hippo, Industrious, Loggi, Recharge, Lime, and Aurora Solar. Previously, Roelof worked at Norwest Venture Partners, Evercore Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Bridgewater Associates. Roelof is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Emory University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Andrew is CTO at Appear Here, the leading marketplace for renting retail space. The company's mission is to create a world where anyone with an idea can find space to make it happen. With offices in London, Paris and New York, Appear Here's community has grown to over 200,000 brands. Andrew oversees product development, engineering and data science at Appear Here. Prior to Appear Here Andrew built the Caffè Nero app as VP Engineering at Yoyo Wallet, he advises startups and VCs and has founded his own startup in the data science space.
Dr Rick Robinson
Digital Property and Cities Leader
Dr. Rick Robinson is the Leader of Arup’s Digital Property and Cities business. He advises cities, infrastructure operators, property developers and investors on the use of technology to improve buildings, infrastructure, places, communities and business and organisational performance. Previously, he was Director of Technology for Amey, where he was responsible for driving advances in digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by about 1 in 4 people in the UK every day, and before that he was Executive Architect for Smarter Cities for IBM. Rick collaborates with a network of technology entrepreneurs, Universities and social institutions to explore innovations in digital technology, and has advised the UK Government and United Nations on their impact on the built environment, economy, communities and society. Rick is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the RSA, a member of the Academy of Urbanism, a member of the Boards of Innovation Birmingham and Innovation West Midlands. He founded and chairs the Birmingham Smart City Alliance. Rick writes about his work at http://theurbantechnologist.com/ and you can connect with him on Twitter as @dr_rick.
Our next London breakfast on November 8th is a really exciting one! Technology is driving major changes at all levels across the Property Marketplace. However, these changes are arguably slower than anticipated and there are still some Property businesses that have not adapted to innovation at all. Will those “Change Leaders” dominate the future Real Estate Market; to the peril of those not embracing the new technologies?
Where the major PropCos can scale solutions fast; start-ups have the advantage of speed and agility. What will the future mix of Property businesses look like? Should technology sit at the front end or back office? And, in fact, will the new Property entrepreneurs come from a Real Estate or a technology back-ground? This is perhaps the most interesting question of all!!
Technology and Smart Data has enabled and driven an “instantaneous” generation of millennials; doing everything from their Smart devices – creating a “generation rent”; driving increased online shopping and a flexi-working society
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