Our industry is starting to take CRE technology and related innovations very seriously. It’s now time to strip away the hype of the past few years and discuss the real challenges and benefits that real estate owners and operators will deal with as they integrate new tools and strategies into their portfolios.

The 3rd Annual Honest Buildings Real Estate Innovations Summit brings together three communities that together are set to revolutionize the industry: innovative real estate principals, cutting edge technology providers and the venture capital community.

The conference will scrutinize tech platforms that are being steadily adopted by major real estate players alongside emerging innovations at the bleeding-edge, offering a comprehensive glimpse into the future of real estate.

Keynote Speakers:

Morning Keynote:

Jonathan Schulhof
Jonathan Schulhof, Founder & Managing Partner, REQX Ventures

Jonathan led the efforts to acquire Alta Bicycle Share in fall 2014 with the principals from the Related Companies and Equinox Fitness. Alta–now titled Motivate–is the firm behind CitiBike in New York City. Jonathan will present on the Future of Cities: What CitiBike Can Teach Us. This special session will open your eyes to the future of transportation, wellness and real estate in 21st century urban America.


Afternoon Keynote:

Jonathan Schulhof
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, will present a lecture on BIG: Urban Futures. Bergmann demonstrates big ideas on architecture and urbanism from projects around the world, such as Europe, Asia, and the United States. Through its architectural production, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) finds the freedom to combine environmental performance with increased life quality.


Honest Buildings
Real Estate Innovations Summit

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY

Featuring Jim Whalen of Boston Properties, Jonathan Schulhof of Citi Bike / REQX Ventures, and Anthony Malkin of the Empire State Realty Trust, among others, this conference seeks to address key topics of innovation including:

  • Cybersecurity, cloud-computing and evolutionary data practices
  • Urban mobility—the nexus of driverless cars and the sharing economy
  • Big Data, crowdfunding and the uberization of space
  • Building effective real estate technology stacks
  • Drones, horizontal elevators and smart locks
  • Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, and how it will change real estate
  • The deconstruction and rebuilding of the philosophy behind green buildings
  • The automation of nearly everything, from building operations to project management workflows

The agenda is organized into three tracks:

Visionary Track: This is the thought leadership track, where the future of real estate will be explored
Implementation Track: This is the demonstration / case study track, where practical solutions will be revealed
Decision-Makers Track: This is an invitation-only track, where high level principals will meet to exchange ideas

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Zachary Aarons, Co-Founder, MetaProp NYC, Project Manager, Millennium Partners
  • Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager – Development, Lendlease
  • Marshall Cox, Founder & CEO, RadiatorLabs
  • Gary Dillabough, Managing Partner, Westly Group
  • David Fano, Chief Development Officer, WeWork
  • Jeffrey Frieden, Executive Chairman, Ten-X
  • Mark Garcia, VP – Sales, Buildout
  • Brad Greiwe, Managing Partner, Grey Wolf
  • Ian Grusd, Principal, GreenGate Capital
  • Josh Guttman, Partner, Softbank
  • Brad Hargreaves, Founder & CEO, Common Living
  • Yan Khamish, Managing Director, Ten-X
  • Riggs Kubiak, Chief Executive Officer, Honest Buildings
  • Timothy Lezgus, Project Manager, Con Edison
  • Duke Long, Owner, Duke Long Agency
  • Anthony Malkin, Chairman & CEO, Empire State Realty Trust
  • Michael Mandel, Co-Founder & CEO, CompStak
  • Jonathan Schulhof, Founder & Managing Partner, REQX Ventures
  • Piyush Sodha, Co-Chairman & CEO, Kastle Security Systems
  • Brandon Weber, Founder & CEO, Hightower
  • Jim Whalen, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Boston Properties

Agenda Highlights:

  • Morning Keynote: Jonathan Schulhof, REQX Ventures
  • CRE Tech Hype Cycle: What Venture Capital and Top CRE Principals Think about Emerging Technologies
  • Afternoon Keynote: Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group
  • HB Innovation Talks
    • Technology Driving Asset Value Across Your Portfolio: The Story Behind Invitation Homes
    • The New Dawn of Green Buildings: The Redefinition and New Path After LEED
    • Rethinking How Real Estate Deals are Marketed
    • Redefining the Modern Workplace Experience: The Impact of IoT on the Workplace
    • Blockchain: What the Technology Behind Bitcoin Will Do to Real Estate
    • The Emergence of the Commercial Real Estate Technology Stack
    • Future Office: Reinventing Office Leasing for Fast Growing Tenants
    • Lessons From the Front Lines: Why People Drive Technology
    • What WeWork has Learned about How We Work
    • Millennial Living: The Sharing Economy and New Residential Communities
    • Crowdsourcing and the Googlization of Everything
  • Implementation Track: Demonstrations & Case Studies
    • Buildout Demonstration
    • RadiatorLabs Demonstration
    • Building Efficiency Marketplace: Using Energy Analytics to Drive Efficiency Opportunities in Buildings
    • Ten-X Case Study featuring GreenGate Capital