New York, NY
June 17 - 18, 2019


Real estate is undergoing many disruptions. This is manifest nowhere more broadly and with more transformational potential than in real estate technology. 

An emerging class of well-funded proptech companies are creating applications that are beginning to transform building management and the occupant experience. And in the coming years, proptech will be essential for all stakeholders in residential and commercial real estate—including tenants, management and landlords. 

Moreover, investment in the space continues to boom: In 2017 venture capitalists invested $12.6 billion in real estate technology, otherwise known as “proptech,” which is triple the amount invested in 2015*.

Against this backdrop of sweeping change and disruptive opportunity, IMN is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural RealTECH Forum taking place June 17-18 in New York City. The event will give attendees critical insights into how proptech is shaping the future of real estate and how the industry is embracing it and harnessing its potential. After a day and a half of rich content and fantastic networking, you will leave New York having gained insight and access to the latest trends, new business opportunities, investment sources, new players and next-generation solutions at the intersection of real estate and tech.

IMN, with over 5000 registrations during the last year for our series of Single Family Rental, Middle Market Multifamily, Land & Homebuilding Private Equity, Residential Property Management and CFO & COO Forums, has the background and relationships to make this conference a success right out of the gate. Expect to hear from and network with senior-level technology, operational, finance and investment professionals.

Join us in June for a unique opportunity to hear commercial and residential real estate industry leaders share their visions of the market as they showcase the impressive technologies and innovative solutions that are shaking up the real estate industry.
*According to RE: Tech


Who Should Attend
  • Real Estate Firms
    • Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Developers, Private Equity
  • Professional Service Firms:
    • Law Firms, Accountants, Fund Administrators, Consultants, Banks
  • GPs:
    • Venture Capital Firms, Private Equity Firms, Hedge Funds
  • LPS:
    • Family Offices, Endowments, Foundations, Retirement Plans
  • FinTech:
    • Residential Tech, CCRE Tech, Outsourced Solutions, Platforms, Blockchain Firms, Token Providers, Start-Ups, Fundraising Platforms

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    Monday, June 17th, 2019

      Real Estate in 2025

        • What are your predictions for real estate over the next 5-10 years? How is technology poised to impact property management, development, finance and investment?
        • Which technologies will create the most disruption in the real estate industry?
        • How are real estate decision-makers using technology to access new markets, retain tenants and employees, and control costs?
        • What efficiencies are real estate tech startups bringing to institutional, middle-market and smaller real estate owners and operators, and how are they driving growth of tech-enabled solutions for construction, brokerage and property intelligence? 
        • How is technology being used to drive value from existing real estate assets?
        • What impact is PropTech having on construction? Which are the newest methods for building new product, and what kind of efficiencies are they creating?
        • By asset class, who are the winners and losers of the real estate industry’s digital transformation? Which new opportunities and risks are being created through innovation?
        • What can the real estate industry learn from smart cities around the world?

      Merge FinTech & PropTech to Close More Opportunity Zone Deals

      • Technology is allowing for more sophisticated data analysis of investment prospects in opportunity zones. This panel gathers real estate investors to demonstrate how they are combining FinTech and PropTech solutions to close more deals using the new tax-advantaged community development tool.
        • How are real estate investors using these tech-enabled data mining tools to navigate opportunity zone investments across property types?
        • What tech-driven solutions are helping real estate decision-makers close opportunity zones deals before their competitors do?
        • How is technology improving transparency between the public and private sectors?
        • What software tools are real estate investors using to make the most of QOZ (qualified opportunity zone) tax incentives?

      VCs & The Thirst for Real Estate Tech

      • The real estate tech landscape is now crowded with hundreds of software and technology firms backed by institutional-grade and venture capital, with established real estate owners and operators driving the accelerated pace of M&A. This panel takes a deeper look into what projects are getting funding and where the market may go next.
        • What's behind the trend of family offices are dedicating more of their portfolios towards private equity? How will this influence the way the GPs invest? What sort of deals will be sourced, and how will this impact today’s founders?
        • When will private equity shops start to deploy dry powder more aggressively? Will real estate tech be a beneficiary? 
        • What do headwinds in the public market mean for investment flows into real estate technology?

      Future-Proofing from the Ground Up

        • From modular building to offsite construction, which tech-enabled solutions are helping developers control costs of building and labor?
        • VC capital providers continue to target construction tech startups. What are the most recent groups to attract investor interest, and how are their solutions aiming to impact development, design and construction?
        • What are the latest implementations of construction technology in large-scale developments?
        • Which technologies are helping property owners update existing buildings to the expectations of today’s occupants?
        • What features are developers implementing to distinguish their properties and brands? Which tech-driven amenities packages are driving significant rent increases?
        • How are real estate companies using technology to address climate-related risks?
        • How are construction methods powered by robotics and 3-D printing are making properties more sustainable, easier to repair and more affordable?

      Safeguarding Portfolios from Cybercrimes

        • How severe are today’s cybersecurity threats for real estate organizations?
        • What are the implications of a data breach to building occupants and owners?
        • What are the costs of remediating a data breach?
        • What vulnerabilities do intelligent buildings face? How can building management systems be designed to address cybersecurity?
        • How do you measure your exposure to a data breach?
        • How does cybersecurity awareness impact your organization’s ability to manage its investment portfolios?
        • What actions should real estate business leaders take to protecting the wealth of sensitive data from cyber-attacks?
        • What challenges is cybersecurity legislation creating around reporting, IT, and data processing?

      Will Technology Disrupt Real Estate’s Relationship Model?

        • Which AI advances and tech-driven platforms are most likely to impact how prospects interact with brokers?
        • Will technology reduce friction costs in real estate or reallocate them (and who will be the winner in either scenario)?
        • Will robo-brokers leads to the elimination of fees? How long will it take for this to happen?
        • How can technology make commissions more lucrative? Will it make sales volume easier to attain?

      Tech-Driven Deal Flow & Originations

        • Which technologies are real estate investors using to source, evaluate and close more deals, faster?
        • How is machine learning impacting the loan origination process?
        • How are lenders changing the borrower experiencing using machine learning and AI?
        • As your company enters new markets and expands its portfolio, how do you ensure that your technology is sufficient?
        • What impact will real estate tokenization have on deal flow, partnership structures and originations? How much liquidity do these type of deals offer investors?

      Maintenance & Rehab Technology Best Practices

        • What's the process for deciding on a modest vs. extensive rehab?
        • What software is having the greatest impact on accounting? How can these solutions be improved? How do you prepare your software for CAM reconciliations?
        • What incentives are available for rehab projects? What do financing terms look like?
        • How do property managers handle the tenant experience during the maintenance and rehab process?
        • How are real estate companies using drones for property and facility management? 
        • Can drones offer deeper insights into value-add opportunities?

      How Tech Is Upending the Tenant & Resident Experience

        • What technologies are real estate companies using to revamp limited-service buildings?
        • How are smart home technologies and IoT devices changing the resident experience?
        • How do today's office users expect their spaces to be equipped? What built-in services are becoming more prevalent? How is tech being integrated into workplace design and strategy? To what extent is the space-as-a-service model becoming the norm?
        • With the rise of e-commerce, how are property owners using technology to revamp existing retail assets and develop new experiential retail properties? 
        • What techniques are cutting-edge investors using to better value properties? Which technologies are streamlining data analysis in the valuation process?
        • How does tech come into play after lease signing? What are critical touchpoints for residents and tenants after they move into a space?
        • To what extent can PropTech impact both tenant experience and asset value?

      From Startup to Multi-Billion Valuation: The Next Chapter in CRE Tech Consolidation

        • What are the latest capital raises in the real estate technology space? How are investors likely to approach the sector in the next few years?
        • What are real estate companies doing to compete within this increasingly complex market? Will new partnership models like to arise? What efficiencies are possible through cooperation among established real estate firms?
        • Is the appetite of VC capital providers likely to sustain beyond 2019? What strategies are these groups pursuing to remain innovative?
        • How can real estate companies collaborate to solve industry-wide issues before focusing on competitive advantages?
        • As more money pours into the space and valuations begin to climb into the sub-billion range, how much higher can the space climb?
        • What factors go into a valuation?
        • Where is capital coming from?
        • Are there more IPOs on the way?

      Late-Cycle Value Plays

        • How are real estate companies using technology to manage construction risk this late in the cycle? What kind information is guiding the decision to pursue cash flow vs. construction vs. value-added strategies?
        • What kind of terms and leverage are available for construction and bridge loans?
        • How are real estate investors using tax subsidies to make deals work? How are they projecting costs for leasing up new vs. existing buildings, 12-24 months from now?
        • How are developers making decisions about where to building new product?
        • Which amenities are driving meaningful rent premiums in residential and commercial properties? How are real estate companies using technology to select the right amenity package?

      Strengthen Your IoT Infrastructure

        • How are real estate business leaders managing IoT device integration across large portfolios? What are their pain points, and which solutions are proving effective?
        • How are accounting teams benefiting from IoT device integration?
        • Beyond streamlining utility management, how can IoT be used to better automate building systems and, in turn, improve the resident and tenant experience?
        • What are success stories of adding value through IoT integration?

      Smart Cities & Urban Placemaking

        • What can the real estate industry learn from smart cities around the world?
        • How are transit-oriented developments incorporating technology within smart cities?
        • Which are the most innovative implementations of PropTech within smart cities?
        • How are smart cities bringing in private investment to deliver shared spaces and social services?
        • Which technologies are being used to manage climate risk in smart cities?

      Leasing Management Software & Mortgage Tech

        • Who are major players in the leasing management software space? Are new disruptors likely to emerge?
        • How is mortgage technology evolving to make the origination process faster and more borrower-friendly?
        • What capabilities is blockchain bringing to leasing and financing?

      Startup Showdown

        • 5 startups, each with a disruptive idea and only 10 minutes to pitch to our panel of judges. Stay tuned to the end to see whose idea wins!

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

      Macro Trends in Housing

        • With rising interest rates and the growing purchasing power of Millennials, how can we expect the housing market to shape up?
        • With homebuilders facing headwinds, what opportunities does this create in the PropTech and FinTech realms?
        • Which housing tech platforms are poised to disrupt the market in the next few years?
        • Who are the winners and losers of potential dislocation in the housing market? 
        • Could modular housing solve the housing industry's worsening labor and affordability issues?

      Co-Living in the Sharing Economy

        • What trends are driving demand for shared housing?
        • Who are the beneficiaries of the rise in co-living?
        • What types of services are co-living spaces offering to attract residents?
        • How are co-living companies maintaining privacy within shared spaces? Exactly which spaces do residents want to share?
        • How are co-living companies using technology to reimagine the resident experience?

      Tech's Impact on Student Housing

        • What do today’s students expect from campus communities, and how are student housing companies respond to their expectations?
        • What kinds of amenities are having meaningful effects on the student housing experience?
        • How are student housing operators using technology in asset management?
        • How is technology impacting student housing acquisitions?
        • What applications does PropTech having in reporting?
        • In what ways can data be used to attract institutional capital?
        • How are student housing operators implementing predictive modeling?

      Single-Family Rentals & Technology: A Perfect Pairing

        • What is the long-term outlook for the single-family rental market? Are there headwinds around the corner, or is a bull run just beginning?
        • How are single-family rental operators using technology to manage operating costs, rehab and maintenance?
        • What do trends in the housing market mean for the growth of single-family rentals?
        • What tech investment strategies are single-family rental companies pursuing to drive value and stay competitive?

      Tomorrow's Apartments: What Kind Of Tech Innovations Should You Be Preparing For Today?

        • Are the technology expectations of Millennials and Baby Boomers really that different? How can these preferences be catered to within the same properties?
        • With more people working from home, how should residential rental properties be designed to address this trend?
        • What kind of connectivity considerations should property owners make? In the early stages of the design process, how can project teams ensure that units can incorporate all the connected devices now, and after 5 years of additional IoT innovation?
        • Is smart home technology a wise investment? Which utility apps are helping owners cut costs?
        • Which marketing and lease-renewals apps are most appealing to tenants? What apps are improving tenant communications? 
        • What are the value-generating amenities of the future? Will most residents expect robotic valets and infrared saunas?
        • How are real estate companies adopting a resident-focused approach to asset management throughout the relationship lifecycle?

      I-Buyers & Valuation

      • This discussion will focus on how the press, regulators, banks and institutional buyers are all looking into how automation is disintermediating market participants.
        • What are the newest I-Buyer platform launches?
        • How are market participants using these tools?
        • Where are investment flows coming from?
        • What strategies are I-Buyers pursuing to grow market share? What kind of fees are they charging? At what rate are they moving units? How are they managing acquisitions and dispositions? What about post-acquisition?
        • What will I-Buyers need to do to remain cost-competitive?
        • How often are I-Buyer offers rejected?
        • What impact are Millennials having on the growth of I-Buyers?
        • To what extent are agents working alongside I-Buyers? Can this type of collaboration work?

      Harnessing PropTech to Attract & Serve Aging Tenants

      • There is an unlimited opportunity to harness the power of new technologies in robotics, sensors and virtual reality to improve the lives of an aging population of tenants. This session will explore the latest proptech innovations and applications from industry leaders that support the health, safety and community engagement of seniors, and explain how management and landlords can maximize this technology to better engage and serve this growing demographic.

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

      Tech Trends in Hospitality

        • What asset management challenges do hotel owners and managers face, and what technologies are they using to address these issues?
        • Which tech solutions for residential rental properties are also applicable to the hospitality sector?
        • What strategies are hotel companies pursuing for improving the economics of underutilized spaces?
        • Which technologies are hotels implementing to elevate the guest experience?
        • What are the latest trends in wellness-focused amenities in hospitality environments?
        • How is the hospitality industry using technology to improve security?

      Retail 3.0

        • How is the sharing economy driving the need for tech innovation in the retail real estate space?
        • With the rise of e-commerce, how are property owners using technology to revamp existing retail assets and develop new experiential retail properties? 
        • When is the retail industry likely to see wider adoption of drones, robotics, blockchain and bitcoin?
        • What role will AR and VR play in retail spaces?
        • What does the retail sector share in common with industrial in terms of how both are using technology?

      The Office of the Future

        • How do today's office users expect their spaces to be equipped? What built-in services are becoming the norm?
        • Which tech-enabled office amenities are driving rent premiums and improving tenant retention?
        • What features do modern offices need to have in order to serve the needs of today’s multigenerational workforce?
        • Which wellness-based amenities are growing in demand?
        • How do you assemble the right project team to create an agile workspace? What skill sets do these team members need to have?
        • How do you educate office landlords and tenants about PropTech? How do you ensure all stakeholders are on the same page?
        • What are the latest innovations in virtual staging and 3-D visualization, and how are they being integrated into workplace design?
        • What technologies are office property managers relying on throughout the leasing process?

      The Next Phase in Co-Working

        • Will there be significantly more partnerships between co-working firms and retailers?
        • How are office users viewing co-working vs. telecommuting?
        • What are the benefits of locating co-working spaces within conventional offices?
        • To what extent is the space-as-a-service model becoming the norm? Is there likely to be another disruptor in the co-working space soon?
        • What amenities are co-working spaces offering to stay attract and retain tenants?

      GreenTech in Commercial Buildings

        • What are the newest innovations in GreenTech?
        • How are building owners and managers using GreenTech to address climate risks?
        • Which energy efficiency technologies are building owners using to improve portfolio performance?
        • What GreenTech innovations are having a meaningful impact on tenant retention?
        • What’s the interplay between GreenTech and wellness in commercial buildings?
        • Which tech applications are being used to deliver deeper intelligence into building energy performance, and helping owners meet sustainability objectives?
        • What efficiencies are commercial property owners realizing through investing in building systems technology?
        • What impact is GreenTech having in industrial, logistics and distribution facilities?

      Innovations in Listing, Search & Marketplace Services

        • How is technology empowering consumers and sellers?
        • Which listing tech innovations are streamlining the process of viewing and investing in properties?
        • How will augmented search and virtual viewing lead to quicker sales?
        • How are newer tech-driven marketplaces filling the void left by conventional classifieds?
        • What is left to disrupt and democratize in the realm of listing, search and marketplace services?

      Standardizing Tokenization & Putting Assets on the Blockchain

        • How far is the real estate industry from a uniform tokenization model?
        • What benefits does tokenization provide the issuing firm? What are the benefits for investors?
        • What are the opportunities does tokenization create for REITs and other funds? How will the public access digital assets?
        • What are the best ways to fundraise in the blockchain economy?
        • What are current applications of blockchain in real estate?

      Using Data Mining & Big Data for Market Analysis & Acquisitions

        • What technologies are making big data usable and mobile for the real estate industry?
        • How do you identify trusted data sources?
        • What are the best tools for mining public vs. private data?
        • What's the ROI of cold calling and mailing prospects? 
        • Even with all this technology, do you still need boots on the ground?

      Trends in Tech-Enabled Brokerages & IPOs

        • Will other firms follow in Redfin's footsteps and trade publically? Or is the brokerage leader likely to become the dominant force?
        • What is the likelihood of an Amazon-like behemoth emerging? What might that look like, and when can we expect that to happen?
        • Will other IPOs follow? Where will they list? How will they be classified?



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