Conference Agenda:

8:00 AM – Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens

Join us for the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and network with fellow investors, owners, and developers.

9:00 AM – General Session

Opening Remarks


  • Riggs Kubiak, Chief Executive Officer, Honest Buildings

9:10 AM – Morning Keynote

The Future of Cities: What CitiBike Can Teach Us


  • Jonathan Schulhof, Founder & Managing Partner, REQX Ventures

9:45 AM – General Session

CRE Tech Hype Cycle: What Venture Capital and Top CRE Principals Think about Emerging Technologies

In this session, tech venture funds and top real estate principals discuss and debate the value vs. hype of new technologies, discussing where real estate principals will find the most value going forward.


  • Zachary Aarons, Co-Founder, MetaProp NYC


  • Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager – Development, Lendlease
  • Josh Guttman, Partner, SoftBank
  • Jim Whalen, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Boston Properties

10:30 AM – Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Networking Break

Enjoy a delicious mid-morning snack and refreshments, while mingling and comparing notes with active developers, real estate managers, owners, investors, and capital sources.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – HB Innovation Talks

11:00 AM – Technology Driving Asset Value Across Your Portfolio – The Story Behind Invitation Homes
Presented by:

  • Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder, Grey Wolf

11:15 AM – The New Dawn of Green Buildings: The Redefinition and New Path After LEED
Presented by:

  • Anthony Malkin, Chairman & CEO, Empire State Realty Trust

11:30 AM – Rethinking How Real Estate Deals are Marketed
Presented by:

  • Jeffrey Frieden, Executive Chairman,
11:45 AM – Redefining the Modern Workplace Experience: The Impact of IoT on the Workplace
Presented by:
  • Glenn Felson, President & General Manager, Kastle Systems Northeast Region
12:00 PM – Blockchain: What the Technology Behind Bitcoin Will Do to Real Estate
Presented by:
  • Duke Long, Owner, Duke Long Agency
12:15 PM – Crowdsourcing and the Googlization of Everything
Presented by:

  • Michael Mandel, Co-Founder & CEO, CompStak

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Implementation Track

11:00 AM – Buildout Demonstration

  • Mark Garcia, VP – Sales, Buildout
11:15 AM – RadiatorLabs Demonstration

  • Marshall Cox, Founder & CEO, RadiatorLabs
11:30 AM – Building Efficiency Marketplace: Using Energy Analytics to Drive Efficiency Opportunities in Buildings

  • Timothy Lezgus, Project Manager, ConEdison
11:45 AM – Ten-X Case Study featuring GreenGate Capital

  • Yan Khamish, Managing Director, Ten-X
  • Ian Grusd, Principal, GreenGate Capital

12:30 PM – Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Networking Lunch & Exhibits

Join us for lunch and network with fellow investors, owners, and developers.

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM – HB Innovation Talks

1:15 PM – Convergence of the World’s Largest Industry with the World’s Fastest Growing Industry
Presented by:

  • Geoffrey Lewis, VP – Product, Honest Buildings

1:30 PM – Future Office: Reinventing Office Leasing for Fast Growing Tenants
Presented by:

  • Gary Dillabough, Managing Partner, Westly Group

1:45 PM – Lessons From the Front Lines: Why People Drive Technology
Presented by:

  • Brandon Weber, Founder & CEO, Hightower

2:00 PM – What WeWork has Learned about How We Work
Presented by:

  • Granit Gjonbalaj, VP – Development, WeWork
2:15 PM – Millennial Living: The Sharing Economy and New Residential Communities
Presented by:
  • Brad Hargreaves, Founder & CEO, Common Living

2:30 PM – Afternoon Keynote

BIG: Urban Futures


  • Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

3:05 PM – Closing Remarks

3:15 PM – Cocktail Reception