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Real Estate Technology Council “Shark Tank” Competition

March 14, 2019
7:45 am - 9:30 am
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210 United States


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The ULI Boston/New England Technology Council brings a program unlike any other.  Emerging real estate technology companies will be vying for the Sharks’ support as they pitch their disruptive products to real estate veterans. Join us on March 14th to help determine who goes home crowned winner!


Keynote: Dr. Andrea Chegut, Director, MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab
Dr. Andrea Chegut is a Research Scientist at MIT that uncovers innovation in the built environment. She is the Co-Founder and Director of the Real Estate Innovation Lab which is an interdisciplinary team that identifies built environment innovative products, processes and technologies and their financial and economic impact. Andrea is also a Co-Founder and the Head of Research for DesignX, an entrepreneurial accelerator for new student and faculty ventures from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning that focuses on design, cities and the built environment. In addition to research, Andrea teaches classes on innovation, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship at MIT. Andrea did her PhD in financial economics and has worked at the intersection of innovation, urban economics and real estate for over a decade.







Sara Cassidy– Director, AEW, Duncan Gilkey – Senior Vice President, The Davis Companies,  Minta Kay– Partner, Goodwin, Chris Mayer– EVP and CIO, Suffolk


 Cobu (formerly Doorbell Communities) powers genuine community in apartment buildings. Cobu has created a welcoming digital platform that enables residents to build a stronger sense of community with their neighbors around shared interests and passions. Headquartered in Downtown Boston, Cobu partners with leading multifamily owners and brands to enable apartment residents to connect and build a community that best serves their needs while contributing to the betterment of their neighborhood, and ultimately brings a genuine sense of belonging to every resident in every city.




Concrete Sensors is changing the way construction projects are executed. They leverage expertise rooted in decades of job site experience and a deeply scientific approach. The sensors and software analyze and crunch real-time data, helping projects avoid real problems and move to the next step with speed and confidence.  These tools are used by the world’s leading engineers and builders on the most sophisticated projects around the world.




 Truss is a leading online marketplace to help small and medium-sized business owners find, tour and lease space.  Our tech-enabled platform and our people help you find the right space for the best price in record time.



Shark Tank Fact Sheet


Moderator: Dave Miller, WiredScore, RETC Program Chair
 Dave has helped to grow companies in the CRE tech space for the last 5 years. Currently managing Boston for WiredScore, Dave helps landlords and developers understand and optimize connectivity for a better tenant experience and ROI. Dave is the program chair for the ULI Technology Council is always exploring new ways that technology can push limits of commercial real estate.



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