How the Sharing Economy Can Help CRE
“Real Disruption—The Sharing Economy and Commercial Real Estate” during SIOR’s Spring Conference here April 14. Each panelist was a pioneer in his respective commercial real estate niche, discovering an unmet need and creating a sharing – economy company that meets it.
Moderator Steve Weikal ’08, Head of Industry Relations at MIT Center for Real Estate began the session by revealing that venture-capital investment in real estate technology—the basis of most sharing-economy businesses—soared to $1.7 billion globally in 2015. “Tech follows the money,” he said.