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.
New for This Year's Virtual Forum
• Two Days – We're spreading the agenda out over two days to provide greater schedule flexibility for attendees.
• Global Time Zones – With both morning and evening sessions (EDT) each day, attendees from anywhere in the world can attend at least part of the Forum in real-time.
• Watch Later – All sessions will be available exclusively to attendees for viewing after the Forum.
Lively and informative discussions between industry thought leaders on topics impacting global real estate - today and into the future.
A Look Into 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.
MIT Innovation Showcase
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 Past Speakers
Prof. Sandy Pentland
Founder, Connection Science + Human Dynamics Labs, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Edgar Blanco
Director, Net Zero Carbon - Worldwide Sustainability Amazon and Founder, MIT Megacity Logistics Lab
Dr. Daryl Fairweather
Chief Economist, Redfin
Executive Chairman, M7 Real Estate
Dr. Parag Khanna
Dr. Ramya Ravichandar
VP Product Management, Sustainability, JLL
Chairman, President + chief Executive Officer, Empire State Realty Trust
Prof. Dennis Frenchman
Professor of Urban Design + Planning, MIT Center for Real Estate, Senior Partner, Tekuma Frenchman
Dr. Juan Palacios
Postdoctoral, Research Associate, MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab
Business Development Lead, DigiShares
Dr. Andrea Chegut
Research Scientist, MIT Center for Real Estate, Co-Founder + Director, MIT Real Estate, Innovation Lab
CEO, Alstria Office REIT-AG
Dr. Rachelle Villalon
Co-Founder and CEO, Hosta Labs
Chief Research Officer, Americas, JLL
Dr. Jeffrey Fisher
Professor Emeritus, Founder, Center for Real Estate Studies, Indiana University
Dr. Sai Ravela
Principal Research Scientist, MIT Earth, Atmospheric + Planetary Sciences
CEO, North America, Willow
Global Head, Moody's Climate Solutions and Founder, FourTwentySeven
CEO + Managing Partner, Taurus Investment Holdings
Dr. Thomas Wiegelmann
Managing Director, Schroder Real Estate
Managing Director, Head of Strategic, assets & Initiatives, Republic
Prof. Kairos Shen
Executive Director, MIT Center for Real Estate, Professor of the Practice
Global Design Resilience Leader | Principal, Gensler
CEO + Co-founder, Boson Protocol
Lead Researcher, MIT Real Estate
Dr. Durga Satapathy
Director, Advanced Technology + Innovation, T-Mobile
Prof. Siqi Zheng
Faculty Director, MIT Center for Real Estate
Samuel Tak Lee
Professor of Entrepreneurship + Development
President + CEO, Helios Exchange
Global Technology + Innovation Leader, EY Real Estate Services
Dr. Seema Bhangar
Senior Indoor Air Quality Manager, WeWork
Business Development Manager, Unreal Engine Enterprise @Epic Games
COO/EVP/CTO, Rudin Management Co.
Prof. Sheila Kennedy
Director of Design & Applied Research, MATx
Dr. Randolph Kirchain
Principal Research Scientist, Co-Director, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate