ULI Boston: Perspectives from the ‘Tank’: PropTech Solutions to Working in the Post-COVID-19 Office


Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
12:00pm EDT


The ULI Boston/New England Technology Council invites you to return to and take part in a timely conversation about how real estate technology will impact the office experience in the post-COVID-19 world.


Standard Pricing Until August 4 Members Non-Members
Private FREE $40.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE $30.00
Retired FREE N/A
Student FREE $20.00
Under Age 35 FREE $25.00
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The ULI Boston/New England Technology Council invites you to learn about how real estate technology will impact the office experience in the COVID-19 world. Join our emcee KP Reddy, founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, as we dive into the innovations of several emerging tech firms that are particularly relevant for return-to-work and return-to-open strategies.  Based on our popular Shark Tank programs, each firm will share their innovations and solutions to the vexing problems of returning to the office during a pandemic. A panel of expert advisors will explore how the technologies align with real estate owners’ and operators’ priorities and realities.
Competing Companies: 
BeyondHQ is a Proptech and Human Capital Insights startup that is streamlining and digitizing the location analytics and strategy process for today’s distributed companies.  Its decision-making platform provides commercial real estate, human resources, and recruiting professionals with talent and real estate data and insights in a way not seen before. BeyondHQ aims to power talent and real estate decisions for People & Places leaders. 
On a mission to improve safety and security for the built world, Openpath creates smart, customizable access control solutions. Sleek hardware and convenient hands-free, mobile entry enhances the user experience, while cloud-based enterprise software with open API architecture effortlessly scales to make remote system management easier.
VergeSense is a scalable suite of technologies that offer a new perspective on the ways people use space and get work done. Our deep learning sensors capture data beyond simple observation, while our business-intelligence dashboard translates that data into real-world insights for workplaces around the world. 



Nick Ramsey

Innovation and Technology, Lincoln Property Company

Nick focuses on Innovation and Technology Partnerships for Lincoln Property Company. Nick is responsible for technology investments, strategic innovation, and special projects for LPC’s commercial division. He is responsible for expanding existing relationships by educating them on built-environment technology, devising new ways to improve the real estate experience for tenants, assisting on new developments and driving adoption to properties. Nick focuses on all things PropTech for Lincoln Property Company which manages over 200 million square feet of commercial assets across the US. He looks to test and advise innovators within the space to encourage the use of technology throughout the industry.


KP Reddy

Founder and CEO, Shadow Ventures

KP Reddy is the Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, a seed-stage technology investment firm. He is a globally recognized authority in AEC environments, AI, robotics, automation, mobile applications, and cloud computing. KP is a Civil Engineer by background (BS, Georgia Institute of Technology) and wrote the textbook on BIM with his book: BIM for Building Owners and Developers. He is a frequent lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology and is a sought-after subject matter expert, frequently speaking worldwide on BIM and the built environment. KP has exited three technology companies. Cereus Technology Partners which had an IPO on NASDAQ and has since sold to Verso (NASDAQ:VRSO) at a 35x Multiple, RCMS which was sold to ARC (NYSE:ARC), and Ampirix (sold to The Combine). KP formerly ran Enterprise Transformation at Gehry Technologies (started by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry) which exited to Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB). He was also the General Manager of ATDC at Georgia Tech, one of the oldest technology incubators in the country.


Daniel Ramirez

Skanska - Boston

Daniel Ramirez is an innovation thought leader with expertise in directing highly complex projects that leverage data acquisition/analysis, build/optimize organizational processes, and infrastructure to maximize business results. Daniel has been nationally recognized for his work leading Product Development and Research Development in the design, construction and manufacturing industries. His work developing novel technologies has contributed to the completion of internationally recognized buildings including the Miami Science Museum and the Alliance Theater Renovation in Atlanta Georgia. As the Director of Innovation, Daniel leads Skanska CD’s strategy and direction for innovative solutions and improvements, including the development of new products, services, and processes in safety, sustainable development, building, and operations. He is responsible for co-developing and helping to integrate ideas, methods, and tools to support and enable all members of Skanska’s commercial development operations to innovate around a values-based, market approach.


Katie Murphy

Partner, Goodwin

Katie Murphy, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Industry group and co-leader of its Real Estate Transaction Services practice, focuses her practice in the representation of landlords, tenants, lenders, investors and developers in commercial lease transactions. Katie is a LEED Green Associate and has extensive experience negotiating all aspects of lease transactions, including large and small scale leases for office, retail, industrial, laboratory, build-to-suit headquarters locations, medical office, biotech and data center space throughout the United States. Katie was awarded the prestigious Collaborating Professional of the Year Award (2012) by the Commercial Brokers Association of Massachusetts. Katie is a key member of Goodwin’s PropTech Practice, which is focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. Katie represents REITS, investors, developers and other owners of real estate as well as private equity companies and retailers in all varieties of lease transactions, including owners and tenants in buildings in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and California.


John Macomber

Senior Lecturer in the Finance Unit, Harvard Business School

John Macomber is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance unit at Harvard Business School. His professional background includes leadership of real estate, construction, and information technology businesses. At HBS, Mr. Macomber's work focuses on the future of cities, particularly as aided by the private finance and delivery of public infrastructure projects in both the developed and emerging worlds. His teaching combines infrastructure finance (including public-private partnerships), investing in resilience (notably in the face of sea rise in some areas and drought in others), economic development, and the impact of new technologies in delivering new infrastructure and making old infrastructure more efficient.