When the iPhone came on the market in 2007, it didn’t just change the cell phone industry, it changed how we live our lives. It changed how we capture our memories, how we shop and even how we interact with each other. This same tsunami of change is hitting the commercial real estate market. Co-working competitors like WeWork are only the beginning. Tomorrow’s tenants will demand technology and services to augment their square footage in ways that we are just beginning to understand.
Our presenter, Steve Weikal will help us understand this changing market. He is Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center for Real Estate, and is also a lecturer and researcher, focused on innovative new technology and business models that disrupt the traditional ways of developing, transacting and managing real estate. Steve was the 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 conference platform. Steve holds a Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) and Master’s in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He is a licensed attorney, a licensed real estate broker and a LEED Accredited Professional.