Nov 19, 2019
NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2019 was the biggest so far! The energy this entire week, the number of attendees, and the quality of the companies and panels throughout every single event topped everything we have seen in the past and surpassed our expectations.
You could feel the energy throughout the whole week, which reminded us of just how buoyant the PropTech industry is right now.
As we wrap up another successful NYC RE Tech Week we want to thank our Gold Sponsor Goodwin, as well as our Innovation Sponsors Brookfield, Jamestown, RXR and Thornton Tomasetti, for continuously supporting the growth and advancement of the PropTech sector and its different members.
If you weren’t able to attend, or if you were there and want to relive this exciting week, we have compiled some highlights for you.
BUILDING THE FUTURE - PRESENTED BY PROPMODO
NYC Real Estate Tech Week kicked off with an event by Propmodo at The Times Center featuring MetaProp’s own Zach Aarons who gave a dramatic keynote about the connectedness of ancient cultures and the collective conscience. His unique presentation created a lot of buzz and still has people talking. Look for the video of that to drop soon.
The event also featured a panel discussion about how developers and building managers are making supertall skyscrapers more attractive places to work, and a panel discussion about the trends and innovations that will reshape cities in the coming decade.
The afterparty, held aboard a yacht, was such a hit that the Propmodo team has said they plan on making it a regular event so be on the lookout for that next year as well.
MIPIM PROPTECH NYC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH METAPROP NYC
Last week was the fourth annual MIPIM Proptech NYC event. Hosted at the Metropolitan Pavilion, the flagship conference for NYC RE Tech Week drew in over two thousand attendees and more than eight hundred companies. Of those attending, 40% were foreign delegates representing countries like Japan, Holland, France, Israel, the UK, Sweden, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.
The conference had great keynotes and panels, as well as a handful of startups showcasing their latest innovations.
The topics discussed on the keynotes and panels covered a broad range of topics. Some of the trends that were highlighted included; cybersecurity, energy efficiency, AI and machine learning, the state of different PropTech ecosystems across the globe, co-living, the future of mobility, and lastly, the winners of the 2019 Proptech Awards.
MIPIM Proptech NYC is all about bringing real estate technology innovation and the built world together. Building off of this premise, the Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development for New York City unveiled an excellent opportunity for PropTech startups. It was announced that the city will host pilot programs that allow companies to implement a proof of concept in their 326.1M SQFT of owned and managed space. This new initiative provides a huge opportunity for companies to show off their technology, and help accelerate the Real Estate capital of the world into a smart city.
Four years ago marked the first MIPIM Proptech NYC, and it was a free event with a couple of hundred attendees. This flagship event has grown in size and has become essential to the PropTech industry. As the conference has developed, it’s with great excitement that we announced that we’re moving the 2020 MIPIM Proptech NYC to the notorious Javits Center. Hosting the event at the Javits Center will give us an enormous amount of real estate for the event and will allow us to put on the best conference to date.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
NORDIC PROPTECH SHOWCASES
On the morning of November 14th, The Consulate General of Finland, Business Finland, the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce New York, Nordic Innovation House and Nordic City Solutions hosted an event celebrating exciting new opportunities in property management and technologies!
ASDFAIR - 1ST EVER PROPTECH CAREER FAIR
This year AnySizeDeals introduced ASDFair, the first ever PropTech Career Fair, as part of NYC Real Estate Tech Week. The career fair took place on November 14th as part of ASDinnovate, a 2 day global PropTech conference that is also a part of NYC Real Estate Tech Week. Some of the most innovative PropTech companies in the world were present and connecting with top talent.
Among the participating schools were University of Pensylvannia, Cornell, Harvard, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, NYU and Columbia.
ASDINNOVATE - GLOBAL PROPTECH
ASDinnovate is a 2-day conference focused on innovation in the PropTech sector. This year’s theme was the Future of Work and The Workplace.
With the growth of the PropTech sector and the transformation of the office space, we are focusing on the challenges of attracting and retaining talent in a distributed and agile workplace. In addition to the incredible line-up of speakers,
The conference featured workshops and round table discussions on topics like the challenges of attracting and retaining talent for a distributed workforce and the transformation of the workplace. There was also a keynote session on the design, costs, wellness and lease strategy of the agile workplace and an office Tour of 25 Kent, the newly completed 500,000 sqft Class-A office building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
WOMEN IN PROPTECH AWARDS GALA
The inaugural Women in PropTech Global Awards were held on the evening of November 14th in NYC. The Women in PropTech Global Awards are the first-ever awards dedicated to recognizing the contribution of the brilliant women in the PropTech industry. The event was attended by an international crowd of PropTech movers and shakers, who came together in recognition of the brilliant female leaders, future leaders, and entrepreneurs from across our industry.
RE | TECH DEMO: PLACEMAKING EDITION
What makes a vibrant public space? More than 100 people turned out on Thursday, November 14th at the new 25 Kent development in Williamsburg for a RE | Tech Demo focused on placemaking, hosted by Brooklyn-based real estate and urban design firm, Totem. Five companies, including Blanket, BREAKFAST, Oonee, Urban Umbrella, and VAMONDE, presented on the unique ways they help enhance and activate space. To sign up for future events like this, you can visit: totembrooklyn.com.
As everyone digests the plethora of great insights and information from this year’s NYC Real Estate Tech Week, it’s up to the innovators of the industry to adopt and implement the new trends into their portfolios. The year ahead will prove to be another important year in PropTech, from startups innovating to landlords utilizing the latest technology. The months ahead will help shape up the trends and topics for next year’s conference.
SEE YOU IN 2020!