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.