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Columbia Entrepreneurship

Mini Conference: Real Estate Tech Unbundled

Columbia Entrepreneurship, Columbia GSAPP’s Real Estate Development Program and Metaprop NYC for our
Annual Fall Entrepreneurship Mini Conference
Featuring Panel Discussions, Startup Demos and a Student-Alumni Networking Reception

Real Estate Tech Unbundled


Amol Sarva, Ph.D.ʼ96CC, Founder & CEO Knotel
Marc Hollidayʼ90GSAPP, CEO of SL Green Realty Corp.


Moderated by
Zach Aarons ‘13BUS Co-Founder MetaProp

September 29th 2016
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Convene Conference Center (website)
237 Park Avenue (@45th btwn Park & Lex, Lobby Level)

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Real Estate, one of mankind’s oldest and largest industries, is undergoing a profound unbundling and technological transformation.  Accelerating this trend is the phenomenon of Real Estate Tech Startups which have seen a 100% increase in investment in the past year, raising $1.37B in Q2 of 2016 alone.

Historically, the dynamics of the Real Estate industry had been very stable, with legendary dynastic families and well established public REITs dominating the marketplace.  However, we are now seeing a a massive tech disruption that is challenging longstanding RE models.

Each niche in the RE sector (i.e. commercial, residential, property management, consumer and smart buildings) now has its own specialized applications. New startups are popping up left and right, launching innovative marketing disintermediation technology, drones, augmented reality platforms and 3D printing.

Mini-Conference: Real Estate Tech Unbundled

Columbia Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Metaprop NYC and the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Real Estate Development Program is hosting a mini conference that will unpack and explore the exploding dynamics of an industry in flux.

Two panels, a demo session with Columbia-founded real estate startups, and an alumni-student networking session are planned.  Light snacks, beer and wine will be served.

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