HBSASC Event - Emerging Technologies Transforming Real Estate
This event is part of the Harvard Business School Association of Southern CA / Business of Tech Series. Harvard Club members receive a $15 discount using a promo code.
Real estate is the largest asset class in the world valued at over $225 trillion dollars, 36 times the value of all mined gold and 40% more valuable than all stocks, shares, and bonds put together. This long-established industry has traditionally been dominated by a small select class and characterized by a multitude of intermediaries, high transaction fees, slow-fragmented processes, and rigid illiquidity. However, the 24/7, online marketplaces enabled by the proliferation of the internet and a wide range of other emerging technologies are promising to change the face of real estate. Data analytics, AI, blockchain, and the crypto tokenization of real estate assets are bringing intelligence and automation to real estate, streamlining processes, removing intermediaries, reducing fees, lowering entry barriers, and increasing liquidity. Come hear from cutting-edge entrepreneurs and business leaders who are transforming the industry today and how they see key innovations unfolding in real estate in the next 20 years.
Date: April 16, 2019
Location: ExpertDOJO, 395 Santa Monica Place, #308, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Price: $25, HBSASC Members and Member Guests; $25, Partner Club Members (with discount code); $40, Non-members
Primary Contact: Eman Hashem Safadi | E. ESafadi@mba1997.hbs.edu | LI. www.linkedin.com/in/emansafadi
Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Propy
Natalia Karayaneva is the CEO of Propy, a Silicon Valley proptech company revolutionizing home purchasing via blockchain. She is an award-winning real estate developer, software engineer, and a serial entrepreneur with extensive knowledge in international real estate and crypto-economics. Natalia is a frequent panelist and speaker at blockchain and proptech events globally. She is an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital and a contributor to Forbes. Natalia has a degree in Computer Engineering from Russia and a degree in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford.
Andrew Flachner, Co-Founder & President, RealScout
Andrew is Co-Founder and President of RealScout, a startup tackling residential real estate’s core problem: matching homebuyers and homes. LinkedIn revolutionized hiring by bringing job-seekers (demand), employers (supply) and recruiters (brokers) to one place - and providing transparency. RealScout strives to unlock the same revolutionary dynamic to a market that’s twice the size of recruiting.
Andrew drives RealScout’s vision, the recruiting of its world-class team and strong relationships with the industry. He is consistently featured as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News and was recently honored as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40. Recently, Andrew launched a popular video interview series in collaboration with Inman News, which enables brokerage executives to relay their questions to industry play-makers including the CEOs of RE/MAX, Redfin, Opendoor, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Alexandra Tieu, Head Broker for Movoto Real Estate, LA
Alexandra Tieu is the Head Broker for Movoto Real Estate in Los Angeles. Movoto Real Estate is the second largest online real estate brokerage in the US and the only one licensed in all 50 states. Alex oversees the strategic direction of this tech enabled brokerage in Los Angeles. Movoto is expanding our national online real estate brokerage click-to-mortar locations in to provide agents and brokers with unmatched technology, lead generation and marketing support. Alex’s experience is extensive as the previous Operating Partner of the Keller Williams downtown Los Angeles and Team Lead/Top producer for the KW Glendale, she has managed over 500 real estate agents and over 1 billion dollars in real estate transactions. She seats on the Forbes Real Estate Council and is a frequent contributor to Inman News, CAR WomanUp, AREAA, and Gary Vaynerchuk’s Agent 2021.
Prior to her career in real estate, Alex’s political career include working at the White House for President Clinton, Vice President Gore and with members of Congress. During her time in politics she held a leadership position with the California Democratic Party. Alex studied Communications at Santa Clara University. She is the proud mother of 3 beautiful daughters.
Chris Pollinger, Partner at Berman and Pollinger
Senior sales and operational executive skilled in strategic leadership, culture building, business planning, sales, marketing, acquisitions, operations, recruiting, and team building. An entrepreneur at heart, his pragmatic and street fighter style drives low cost/high yield creative solutions to drive the bottom line. With 25+ years real estate management and executive experience, he delivers a proven track record of improving ROI, sales revenue, operational efficiency and achieving company growth through strategic analysis, planning, and execution.