future-of-finance-1Recessions, "Tourists" and the Future of CRE Finance

An insightful conversation at the DLA Piper 2019 Global Real Estate Summit brought together industry veterans to discuss the future of commercial real estate (CRE) finance, the role of discipline in stabilizing the CRE industry and the effects of retail technology in the market. Read the full article.

sliding-doors-examining-tomorrows-adaptable-re-environments-1Sliding Doors: Examining Tomorrow's Adaptable Real Estate Environments

What does the office of the future look like? Is it how we think of office spaces today?

DLA Piper’s 2019 Global Real Estate Summit brought together leaders from multiple areas of the real estate industry. One session, Innovating, Disrupting and Commingling Space Environments, included a diverse group of individuals – real estate owners, users and a facilitator of office space – to discuss how the quickly evolving purposes of different environments are leading to new ideas about how to make office spaces effective. Read the full article.

re-live-talks-3RE Live Talks: Coming Disruptors and How to be Future-Ready

At DLA Piper's 2019 Global Real Estate Summit, our new speaker series titled, “RE Live Talks” provided an opportunity for the audience to hear from three leading figures on current and upcoming disruptors. The speakers focused on how these disruptors will change the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. CEO of Mobitas Advisors Mark Joseph discussed the future of mobility. Executive Vice President of Building and Human Performance at Delos Living Phil Williams, explained how the International WELL Building Institute’s building standard is impacting the future of the spaces in which we live, work and play. CEO of TechNexus Terry Howerton, described the evolving best practices for harnessing disruption. Read the full article.

Technology, Innovation and the Future of Real EstateThe Wall of Capital and the Last Mile: Real Estate in a World of Disruption and Uncertainty

What keeps you up at night?

 That was the question Karen Horstmann, head of acquisitions at Allianz Real Estate of America, posed to the “Real Estate in a World of Disruption and Uncertainty” panel at the 2019 Global Real Estate Summit. In a candid and far-ranging conversation, the panelists compared perspectives on the risks and opportunities facing the market today, including pressures from the “wall of capital,” disruption from last-mile distribution and the balancing act of staying “one toe ahead of the curve.” Read the full article.

Technology, Innovation and the Future of Real Estate

Technology, Innovation and the Future of Real Estate

The future of real estate is already upon us, according to MIT Center for Real Estate's Steve Weikal, with the industry in the midst of a complete revolution in how properties and assets are managed and developed.

To mark the opening of DLA Piper's 2019 Global Real Estate Summit, Weikal provided the industry leaders in attendance with insights into the innovative solutions and technology that he believes will disrupt traditional real estate relationships and expectations. From a wave of new startups, to real estate "fracking," to user experience in the digital age, Weikal outlined a roadmap of where the industry is headed. Read the full article.

Zach Aarons

How PropTech is Driving Change in the Real Estate Market

Zach Aarons, Co-Founder and Partner of MetaProp, is responsible for setting the vision and determining which types of categories and companies they should invest in. As an early stage venture capital investment firm, MetaProp is laser focused on the real estate technology industry. The MetaProp team and venture capital funds have invested in over 100 technology companies. Aarons is the most active early-stage PropTech investor in the United States, having funded more than 60 startups in the space as an individual as well as 40 startups (and counting) through MetaProp NYC's venture capital funds.

At DLA Piper's 15th Global Real Estate Summit, Aarons will moderate the panel titled, The Next Frontier, which explores the technological revolution in real estate, including PropTech, blockchain, and smart contracts. We asked him to share a few insights on PropTech and the larger global real estate economy. Read the full Q&A.


How Innovations and Technology are Shaping the Way CRE Business is Done

Steve Weikal is a lecturer, researcher, and the CRE Tech lead in the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, focused on innovative new technology and business models that disrupt the traditional ways of developing, transacting and managing real estate.  He is also Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center for Real Estate, responsible for managing relationships between the Center and its global network of industry partners, and founder of MiT Real Disruption, a successful series of conferences discussing the impact of emerging technology on the real estate industry, that is now part of the international CREtech platform.

Weikal is set to present the opening remarks at the DLA Piper 2019 Global Real Estate Summit exploring the intersection of real estate and technology and the ideas that will shape the future of the industry. We asked him to preview that discussion and expand on the role of technology in real estate. Read the full Q&A.


Why CRE Experts Have a Cautiously Optimistic Outlook: a Q&A on the State of Commercial Real Estate

We are currently in the longest cycle of economic expansion in US history, with transaction volume remaining strong relative to historic norms. While some believe a recession is impending, John Sullivan is looking at the commercial real estate (CRE) market with moderate optimism as he gears up for DLA Piper's 2019 Global Real Estate Summit on September 24th.

As the Chair of the US Real Estate Practice and the Co-Chair of the Global Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper, Sullivan manages the firm’s 200 US real estate group and co-manages the firm’s 500+ lawyer global real estate team. As someone with decades of experience in both the legal and business side of the CRE industry, he is keenly focused on the events and trends that impact that industry and on ways that DLA Piper’s world-leading real estate practice can provide value-added advice to its real estate clients around the world. Read the full Q&A.



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