Brown University Real Estate Group Real Estate Technology Event

Last night, the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) met for a thought provoking discussion on emerging real estate technology and its undeniable impact on the industry. While other industries have been quick to embrace technology, the $12.6 trillion dollar real estate industry overall has been slow to adapt and, at times, resistant. Today, as the direct result of increased interest and investment, there has been a proliferation in the number of real estate tech startups. Technology is now the game changer affecting every aspect of real estate. The bottom line is that an investment in real estate tech can pay off with a high return.
The event featured an all Brown alumni panel of innovators, entrepreneurs, architects, investors, developers, and others.
Two unique panels were assembled. The first featured entrepreneurs and innovators on the cutting edge of real estate technology. The second showcased builders and developers using emerging technology to run their businesses more efficiently.
Moderated by Zach Aarons '05- Co-Founder of MetaProp NYC and Project Manager Millennium Partners
Bryan Bennett '05- CEO, Cortex
Julie Brener '02- Manager,Business Development,ESI Design
Lee Hoffman '03- CTO, Heatwatch;Co-Founder & CEO Veri/ Memoir
Ravi Jeyaratnam '03- President, Aspara Networks
Moderated by Hal Coopersmith '05- Partner, Coopersmith & Coopersmith
Adam Lubinsky '94- Managing Principal, WXY Studio
Melissa Epstein Cohen '06- Senior Project Manager, Development, Boston Properties
Eric Anton '90- Senior Managing Director, HFF
Zach Aarons '05- Co-Founder of MetaProp NYC and Project Manager Millennium Partners
Hal Coopersmith '05- Partner, Coopersmith & Coopersmith

Photos by Kwame Campbell, Curt Harris and David Perlmutter