the start-up PropTech company, WeavAir, which develops sensormodules to improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency ofHVAC systems. Leading product development from concept toscale as CEO, Mykhaylova strives to improve the built environmentwhile addressing responsible consumption. Under Mykhaylova’sdirection, WeavAir helps operators save up to 60% of energy and30% in operation and maintenance costs. She recently developednew sensor technology to detect the spread of bacteria and trackspace occupancy inside buildings. Mykhaylova continues to expandoperations globally while developing new technologies, data-drivensolutions and predictive software to accurately measure metrics.
With extensive experience in finance,operations and investment risk, DanPallone serves as an active participantand contributor within the commercialreal estate lending space. Pallone joinedSS&C Technologies in 2015 and hassince built its CRE lending outsourcingpractice; successfully adding more than
30 clients to the company within thepast three years. As VP of loan solutions,Pallone oversees and leads client relationship management, operations, accounting and reporting services for SS&C’s mortgageREIT and mortgage loan client base. He remains ahead of thecurve regarding industry trends and regulations in order to leadclient engagement and discussions within and outside of the company. He leads workshops and panels at SS&C’s annual client conference, he serves as a frequent speaker on the Mortgage BankersAssociation’s technology panels, and he guest lectures at BaruchCollege in New York City on the nuances of REITS.
DAWN H. PFAFF
STATE LISTINGS INC., PARENTCOMPANY OF MY STATE MLS ANDNY STATE MLS
Aiming to fill a void in the technology
market and offer agents and brokers
their own statewide MLS with stream-
lined listing options, ownership of data
and various customized tools, Dawn
Pfaff founded State Listings Inc. in 2009
for the state of New York. In response to
nationwide demand, she expanded the
technology platform to My State MLS in 2015. The platform now
covers the entire nation with more than 50,00 members, as one of
the largest MLS platforms in the US. As president and CEO, Pfaff
leads the platform to offer a suite of custom solutions, educational
services and webinars as a resource for the industry. She created
the platform’s proprietary MLS software and a RESO web API to
deliver all property listings electronically, while continuing to seek
ways to improve the software and service members. Committed to
educating and supporting the industry, Pfaff leads the platform to
assist agents and brokers in navigating new restrictions, rules and
RYAN P. TURNER
With 15 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, uponclosing his first commercial transactionat the age of 19, Ryan Turner has developed a keen sense for corporate occupiers’ needs. Turning his deep understanding into a first-of-its-kind solution,Turner founded the single-source SaaSsolution for corporate real estate teamsand workplace strategists, RefineRE.
Creating a business model that caters to user challenges andequips corporate teams with software and unbiased informationneeded to make smarter, faster, data-driven decisions, Turner hasdeveloped a true end-user’s solution that improves the way dealsare done. While guiding the company’s direction and runningmacro-level operations as CEO, Turner allows his team to thriveand innovate and remains focused on staying ahead of the competition. He has scaled the business exponentially; expanding its client base and geographic footprint globally, while growing theplatform’s revenue substantially in its current third year.
Commencing his career at CA Venturesas a leasing manager for one of thefirm’s very first assets, Mark Zikra constantly sought out ways to streamlineoperations and solve inefficienciesthrough the use of technology. Now asVP of innovation for the firm, Zikracontinues to seek cutting-edge technology to enhance the lives of residents,the value of assets and the return forinvestors. An integral part in shifting the industry from segmentedproperty technology to cohesive, integrated smart buildings, Zikraexplores new and emerging products and services, and aligns thefirm with technology companies to improve operations and position properties for the future. As the sole interface with generalcontractors and vendors to ensure successful developments andhigh-quality resident-facing technology, Zikra notably created thefirm’s master specification guidelines for all technology across newdevelopment projects.