• November 9-10, 2020
  • Javits Center, NY

Leaders' Perspectives

A four-webinar program about what is at stake in terms of innovation in the U.S.A. and around the world

We are proud to launch a Spring-Summer monthly webinar program of U.S.-moderated and hosted session featuring industry leaders addressing how an innovative mindset can help overcome current challenges, the future of PropTech, changes in the development landscape, how retail can leverage technology to succeed and more.

Space-as-a-Service: Setting the Right Priorities

Minta Kay

Partner and Chair - Real Estate Industry group, Goodwin

Minta Kay is a Partner in and Chair of Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and a member of its Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Finance and Hospitality & Leisure practices.

For more than 28 years, Ms. Kay has represented institutional investors, tax-exempts, real estate funds and owner/operators in connection with all aspects of their real estate investment transactions. She regularly advises clients on joint venture formation and restructuring, senior and junior debt origination, acquisition and restructuring, portfolio transactions, development transactions, and property sales and acquisitions.

Minta is also a leader in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative, which is focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. As a key member of the PropTech Steering Committee, Minta is responsible for driving strategy across the two groups to effectively support clients involved in the emerging subsector. 

Dr. Amol Sarva

CEO and Co-Founder, Knotel

Amol Sarva is the CEO and Co-Founder of Knotel, the world’s leading flexible workspace platform. Founded in 2016, Knotel is now in 200+ locations with over 4 million square feet across four continents. Knotel matches, tailors and manages space for global enterprises.

Prior to starting Knotel, Sarva co-founded several startups including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience and built a building in New York called East of East. He earned his bachelor’s from Columbia University and doctorate from Stanford in cognitive science. Now, he is paying it forth to his undergraduate alma mater by teaching courses about the ideas, process, frameworks, and context of startups and entrepreneurship. Sarva is also a backer, advisor, and mentor at 50+ companies.

Ryan Simonetti

CEO and Co-Founder, Convene

Ryan co-founded Convene in 2009 with the intention of disrupting the commercial real estate industry and transforming the workplace experience by capitalizing on converging trends in real estate, technology, and hospitality. His vision - to infuse hotel-style services into meetings, events and flexible office spaces - has been Convene’s guiding force for the last 11 years, during which they have expanded to 32 locations across the US and UK. 

His professional career began as a real estate banking analyst in the global real estate group at Lehman Brothers, where he focused on the structuring and securitization of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Following Lehman Brothers, Ryan joined Gramercy Capital Corp. as a vice president where he was responsible for the restructuring of a billion dollar loan portfolio including $600 million of hospitality related real estate investments. 

 

 

Georgia Collins

EVP Global Client Solutions, Hana

Georgia oversees Hana’s client solutions team. She is focused on understanding and translating the unique needs of our enterprise clients to ensure maximum alignment with our product and investment strategies. In collaboration with Hana’s Investment Team, Georgia also works with owners to ensure Hana’s units fully integrate with their building management and tenant experience objectives.

Georgia has nearly 20 years of experience in workplace design and strategy, commercial real estate and urban planning. Immediately prior to joining Hana, Georgia led Host, CBRE’s tenant and workplace experience services platform. She has also held numerous senior leadership roles across workplace design and planning including Executive Manager Director for CBRE’s Workplace consulting team and Manager Director for DEGW North America.

Charlie Hobey

Managing Director – Product and Operations, EQ Office

Charlie Hobey is a seasoned real estate executive with more than 25 years of experience in the real estate, strategic consulting, and operations fields. He is responsible for all facets of property management, engineering, construction and product development for 50 office properties comprising approximately 23 million square feet of office space across the United States. He supervises approximately 100 product design and operations professionals.

Prior to serving as EQ Office’s Managing Director – Product and Operations, Mr. Hobey was EQ Office’s Sr. Vice President – Operations.  In this role, he led due diligence activities for office portfolio acquisitions and dispositions with approximate total value of $4 billion across 10 million square feet. 

He has also served as Vice President – Corporate Strategy and prior to joining EQ Office in 2004 he was a Manager at Bain & Company, Inc. where he advised clients on supply chain operations, procurement, operations excellence, merger integration, business unit strategy and channel strategy.

How Innovation Will Enable the Real Estate of the Future

Aaron Block

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MetaProp - Moderator

Aaron Block is a best selling author, speaker, entrepreneur and investor focused on the intersection of real estate and technology.

He co-founded and serves as Managing Partner of MetaProp, the New York-based venture capital firm focused on the PropTech industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 120+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. Previously, Aaron served as Chairman of Chicago-based BayRu, LLC, and Cushman & Wakefield.

Toby Moskovits

President and Founder, Heritage Equity

Toby Moskovits is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Equity Partners, a woman-owned real estate and development firm specializing in mixed-use development in the New York metro region.

The company’s fast-growing portfolio is comprised of unique, contextualized buildings in some of New York’s outer borough neighborhoods. In addition to the two-million square feet of commercial and residential properties, the firm and its partners already completed.  Heritage currently has a number of major projects in various stages of development: 25 Kent Avenue, an innovative light industrial and office development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, targeting tech, creative, and maker tenants; a 190-unit residential rental development at 564 St. John’s Place in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; a 100,000-square-foot light industrial and office project at 215 Moore Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Michael Phillips

Principal and President, Jamestown

Michael Phillips is a Principal and the President of Jamestown, overseeing the development of the company’s real estate projects globally. During his tenure, Jamestown has grown its portfolio in key US markets and expanded its investment footprint to South America and Europe, more than tripling the firm’s assets under management. The firm also launched Jamestown Invest, its first direct-to-consumer fund. Mr. Phillips is the driving force behind the company’s adaptive reuse projects including Chelsea Market in New York City, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Industry City in Brooklyn, and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. He is nationally recognized for his creative leadership and ability to build unique, iconic urban centers. 

Winston Fisher

Partner, Fisher Brothers

Winston C. Fisher directs the company’s financing/investing activities, property acquisitions and dispositions, and oversees all new development initiatives. With experience across a broad range of transactions, Mr. Fisher leads all financial analysis, due diligence, project capitalization efforts and joint-venture partnerships for new and distressed real estate projects. His active participation in the company’s development projects includes serving as CEO of AREA15, a first-of-its-kind experiential and interactive retail, dining and nightlife complex. In addition, he manages the FisherBrothers' investment portfolio, including asset allocation, risk management and investment manager selection and holds the position of Chairman of Lionheart Strategic Management, which provides financing on transitional assets.

Prior to joining Fisher Brothers in the Spring of 2000, Mr. Fisher worked as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase. After successfully completing his tenure at Chase, he joined Heller Financial working in Private Equity Acquisitions Finance and Asset-backed transactions in 1999. 

Looking for more? Join us at Propel by MIPIM – NYC on November 9-10, 2020 for more in depth discussions and networking with leaders and innovators of the real estate & tech industries.

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