ULI Dallas-Fort Worth Presents: PropTech - Addressing CRE Challenges through Digital Disruption


2021-05-06T11:30:00 - 2021-05-06T12:30:00

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    Join ULI Dallas-Fort Worth for an opportunity to hear from both a PropTech developer and a prominent early adopter. Learn why these innovations will be essential to compete in the future of the built environment.


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    ULI Dallas-Fort Worth Presents - PropTech: Addressing CRE Challenges  through Digital Disruption - May 6, 2021 | 11:30a CST
    What the world is PropTech and why do I need it?
    Proptech is the collective name for a swath of technological innovations that are disrupting many aspects of our traditional real estate industry.  All are aimed at making CRE development and operations smarter, faster, and better. As consumers' needs evolve and business models are reevaluated, real estate professionals need to understand and embrace these new tools to keep pace with the inevitable changes in our industry.
    Join ULI Dallas-Fort Worth for an opportunity to hear from both a PropTech developer and a prominent early adopter.  Learn why these innovations will be essential to compete in the future of the built environment.



    Brad Greiwe

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

    Brad Greiwe is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision. Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brad co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), a multi-billion dollar owner and operator of single-family rental properties originally backed by The Blackstone Group. As CTO, he positioned Invitation Homes as the dominant technology-forward brand in the single-family rental category, developing a proprietary technology stack to support the valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation, leasing, and professional management of over 80,000 homes in 17 major markets, serving 120,000 residents across the U.S. Brad started his career in investment banking at UBS in the real estate, lodging, and leisure group, where he tallied over $33 billion of M&A advisory work and $1 billion of debt and equity financing, including the sale of Hilton Hotels to The Blackstone Group for $26 billion—the largest hotel privatization in history. He then worked in real estate private equity at Tishman Speyer and Starwood Capital, where he executed over $30 billion of acquisitions, debt financing, and development projects. Brad is originally from Cincinnati, lives in San Francisco, and graduated from Harvard University, where he received his BA in economics.


    Byron Carlock

    U.S. Real Estate Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Byron Carlock leads PwC’s U.S. Real Estate Practice. With 31 years of experience serving the industry,?he brings extensive knowledge of the full real estate life cycle including matters ranging from strategic planning and property transaction advisory to capital formation, and business plan execution. In addition, he has expertise in governance, board matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate conflict matters. Byron has experience advising major clients including corporate owners and users, developers, hospitality organizations, investors and REITs. Prior to assuming his current role, Byron served as the CEO and President of CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc for seven years and served CNL as President of two other REITs over his 11-year tenure there.? His resume also includes three years as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Post Properties and nine years as Managing Director for Crow Holdings International. ? ?? Byron is a CPA, currently a governor of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of Real Estate Roundtable, and NAREIT.? He is also a board member of AFIRE, Harding University College of Business Administration, Harvard Club of Dallas and a board member emeritus of Harvard Business School. ?? Byron earned his BBA at Harding University and also participated in the International Asian Studies Program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was a Rotary Scholar.? Byron also earned his MBA at Harvard Business School. ?? Byron has been extensively featured in media such as Fox Business News, and The New York Times, and writes a regular monthly column for National Real Estate Investor.? Byron was also named by?D Magazine?as one of the D500 most influential businessmen in Dallas.


    Charlie Kuntz

    Managing Director, Hines

    Mr. Kuntz serves as the firm's Innovation Officer and is responsible for tracking and examining the viability of the most innovative building design, building technology, and real estate technology overall in the industry and implementing the newest ideas and thinking on every Hines engagement. Since joining Hines in 2007, Kuntz has contributed to the development, acquisition, asset management, financing, marketing and disposition of more than eight million square feet of commercial real estate, most recently including Salesforce Tower and 33 Tehama in San Francisco. Kuntz earned his BA in English from Georgetown University and his MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.