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Event Date Tue Jul 13 EDT - Wed Jul 14 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

The MIT Center for Real Estate has a highly-regarded, 35-year history of advancing the art and science of international real estate. Our pioneering research investigates the real estate transaction from initial concept to market reality, allowing us to provide thought leadership that helps organizations around the globe capitalize on today’s dynamic markets and technologies.

One way we achieve our mission is by uniting industry leaders with MIT’s distinguished faculty, researchers and alumni each spring at the MIT World Real Estate Forum.

• Engaging Discussions
Lively and informative discussions between industry thought leaders on topics impacting global real estate - today and into the future.

• A Look At The Future
Join industry leaders, distinguished MIT faculty and researchers, developers and investors, technologists and founders, in a wide-ranging and far-reaching conversation about the future of global real estate.

• The Edge Sessions
A unique opportunity to learn about MIT’s latest, most exciting research on real estate innovation, technology, and the future of global real estate.


2021 Speakers

Prof. Sandy Pentland
Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Founder, Connection Science + Human Dynamics Labs Mit Media Lab MIT '82

Prof. Kairos Shen
Executive Director MIT Center for Real Estate Professor of the Practice MIT '91

Alpha Arsano
Creator, Climaplus MIT Sustainable Design Lab MIT '17

Richard Croft
Executive Chairman M7 Real Estate

Prof. Siqi Zheng
Faculty Director MIT Center for Real Estate / Samuel Tak Lee Professor of Entrepreneurship + Development

Prof. Muriel Medard
Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering + Computer Science (EECS) MIT '89, '91, '95

James Scott
Lead Researcher, MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab MIT '16

Prof. Dennis Frenchman
Professor of Urban Design + Planning MIT Center for Real Estate, MIT '76

Dr. Juan Palacios
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab

Dr. Claus Skaaning
CEO + Co-founder, Digishares

Dr. Andrea Chegut
Research Scientist MIT Center for Real Estate / Co-founder + Director, MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab

Olivier Elamine
CEO, Alstria Office REIT-AG

Dr. Rachelle Villalon
Co-founder and CEO, Hosta Labs MIT '08, '16

Steve Weikal
Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate CRE Tech Lead MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab MIT '08

Dr. Jeffrey Fisher
Professor Emeritus, Founder, Center for Real Estate Studies Indiana University

David Weir-mccall
Business Development Manager, Unreal Engine Enterprise @ EPIC Games

Kevin Danehy
CEO, North America Willow

Emilie Mazzacurati
Global Head, Moody's Climate Solutions / Founder, Four Twenty Seven

Peter Merrigan
CEO/Managing Partner, Taurus Investment Holdings MIT '93

Dr. Thomas Wiegelmann
Managing Director, Schroder Real Estate Asset Management

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