GARY S. BRANDEIS
With more than 30 years of industryexperience, Gary Brandeis has assistedmajor companies in integrating technological advances since the dot com days.During his career, he has led numerousprop tech companies, served as theprincipal partner in four real estateinvestment funds and founded the realestate technology companies,PropertyLogic LLC and iBuilding.
Continually seeking innovative opportunities to apply to realestate, Brandeis remains at the forefront of technology improvements within the field. He currently serves as the president ofVertalo Real Estate, where he bridges and applies client’s real estateofferings to the company’s asset agnostic platform in order to issuedigital, programmable equity. Within his role, Brandeis structuresand closes deals related to the firm’s technology, while building outreal estate specific functionality on the firm’s platform. Thoroughlyunderstanding requirements for effective platforms, he continuesto utilize his creative, thoughtful mindset as a consummate entrepreneur.
Since being appointed to his currentrole of Building Engines’ CEO in 2017,Tim Curran has proven influential bydeveloping the company’s growth strategy and vision, and propelling the firmforward as a reliable platform for building operations. Under Curran’s leadership, the firm delivers technology toaddress the industry’s needs. Duringthe COVID- 19 pandemic, Curran spearheaded a project to deliver free access to critical building operations software in effort to support tenants. More recently, he ledthe release of the company’s new building operations softwareplatform, Prism, to improve users’ net operating income andaddress all elements of building operations through a single, comprehensive interface. In addition to securing infusions of capitaland engraining his values of trust, integrity and transparency in thecompany’s platform, Curran serves as a board director, advisor andinvestor for more than a dozen software start-ups.
While previously serving at the chief
technology officer of M7 Real Estate,
Oli Farago created software which
scaled the company to $9.3 billion in
assets under management and led to
the origination of Coyote Software, as
its own business from M7’s proprietary
asset management software. As the co-
founder and CEO of Coyote Software,
Farago has led the real estate asset man-
agement platform to amass more than $300 billion of assets under
management on its platform since 2017. As a global PropTech
expert, Farago serves as the driving force behind the technologies
that power digital CRE firms. Since the onset of the COVID- 19
pandemic, Farago and his team have added numerous purpose-
built functionalities to the platform to better serve the changing
needs of clients. In addition to providing companies with the data-
driven software needed to overcome a myriad of challenges,
Farago also serves on the boards of several prominent Prop Tech
Empowering Berkadia’s producers toeffectively advise clients on how to bestmake investment decisions, NedaFields leads the research efforts indeveloping cutting-edge solutions asproduct manager for Berkadia’s datatools platform. Through expansivedata intelligence, analytics and actionable insights, Fields develops uniquetools that assist investors in finding thebest deals. Orchestrating data from property fundamentals anddemographics into a visual interface, Fields is able to visualizethe psychology of how people live and offer a targeted, customizable investment analysis through an efficient platform. Usingcreative strategies to roll-out her software, Fields is able to continually reach a diverse user base with varying degrees of technology aptitude. Driving the efforts to innovate Berkadia’s suite oftechnology tools, Fields has assisted in winning numerous largeportfolio deals through the use of data. Her drive and work haveevolved Berkadia’s production network into tech-enabled advisors for clients.
Continuously building relationshipsand supporting key players across thefield, Zander Geronimos has excelledin his career by acting as the mainlink between established real estatefirms and the emerging PropTechcommunity. As the head of strategicpartnerships and business development at MetaProp, Geronimos worksto build the future of commercial realestate by partnering with innovative-minded investors to focuson software and technology-enabled services, in effort torethink and improve aspects of the global industry. Geronimosadditionally mentors numerous Prop Tech start-ups; providingconnections, building strong sales strategies and scaling operations. With an in-depth understanding of the start-up community’s future technologies, he is able to assist in revolutionizingthe space. Furthermore, Geronimos speaks on various industrypanels, and he founded the University of Virginia Alumni inReal Estate networking group, which boasts more than 700members today.