CRE Tech NY Venture Conference Highlights Innovation, Sparks Interest in Leasera

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by Barret Newberry, CEO of Leasera

I recently attended the CRE Tech NY Venture Conference, billed as “CRE’s hottest event”, and it did not disappoint. My biggest takeaway was that Leasera is right where we (you) want it to be — our company has a critical and disruptive, forward-thinking approach to real estate technology and it will empower renters and property owners alike which makes for a highly differentiated business model.

CREtech, created by Michael Beckerman and held at Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen, normally a NYC music venue, it was a unique location for a conference, yet it was an oddly appropriate place for this group to meet… people who embrace doing things just a little bit differently. A not-so-subtle nudge to yet another industry primed for change.

The place was packed — apparently it was largest event yet in the commercial real estate tech sector — with over 1,000 members of the PropTech investor and startup community from all over the world.

My mind was crackling with everything there was to learn from the 30+ investors speakers, from leading venture capital, landlord and brokerage, angel investor, and private equity firms. Most of them gave their take on the current state of the rapidly growing CREtech sector and discussed possible future prime investment opportunities and trends.

Besides learning from the presenters, I also embraced the opportunity to connect and compare notes with the real estate owners/investors/developers/brokers, property managers, tenants, landlords, and entrepreneurs in the room. It was enlightening and very fun.

Here’s are some of the highlights that I gleaned from the event:

By the end of the conference, I was inspired beyond belief to continue to drive innovation and change. I’m confident technology will continue to have a profound effect on the real estate industry. It is the largest asset class in the world after all (hat tip to Brad Griewe at Fifth Wall). Creating one platform that provides tenants with increased accessibility and convenience within a single platform and empowers property managers to focus on tenant satisfaction with better service and reward programs is the best possible solution for both sides.

We have a legitimate opportunity to change the entire renter demographic forever by leading this incredible effort and serving our incredible communities.

For further information on these related topics you can also read our previous post Top 5 Challenges for Today’s Tenants”

Please like and comment if you have any questions. We look forward to serving the future of renting and travel.

How to apply:

LEASERA is the only accommodations leasing platform serving the renter demographic with unified benefits and options across a variety of property client partnerships. Supported by management companies, hotels, travel rentals private equity firms and real estate investment trusts as well as the community and consumers we care for. LEASERA is supported by our intelligent leasing as a service platform connecting a self-sustaining ecosystem of supportive tools and service providers. A single, connected leasing network offering clients value and loyalty and consumers with flexibility, accommodation and duration optionality and benefits for all renters.

Renters are now part of a network rich in benefits & opportunities. Property managers are now empowered w/ data and insights to win in tomorrow’s rental market.

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