Global PropTech Awards 2018 - Winners Profile

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TOP FOUNDER AWARD: Mike Rudoy @jetty

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Mike Rudoy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Jetty, an insurance technology platform that offers simple solutions for modern renters. Its growing suite of products empower its members and partners by providing better, more affordable coverage while helping landlords drive occupancy, streamline operations, and manage risk. Mike has built a team of more than 40 to transform insurance from a complicated process to one that’s intuitive, easy-to-use, and design-focused that just works. Mike has identified a way for property managers to offer its tenants concessions without conceding lower overhead cost, day-to-day operations, and reduce risk. As a whole, Jetty has taken a tech and design centric approach to create an offering for an industry that cares deeply about making life more seamless for its operators and tenants.

 

TOP TECHNOLOGY AWARD: @dealpath

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Dealpath is the leading deal management platform for the real estate industry. Investment teams use Dealpath as their command center for deploying capital in the acquisitions, development, and financing of real estate assets. Dealpath launched publicly in October 2016 and is now leveraged by hundreds of customers who have managed over $500 billion in transaction volume on the platform. Users are able to save an average of 22.5% of their time, reduce deal turnaround time by 9.5 days, reduce errors in due diligence and underwriting by 18%, and improve team productivity by 50%. Dealpath’s industry-leading platform provides a secure, centralized location to evaluate and execute even the most complicated real estate transactions. Development firms can tackle larger, more complex projects without falling behind schedule or running over budget. Acquisitions teams are able to identify the most valuable deals and execute transactions with unprecedented operational efficiency. This enables faster, more profitable, and less risky deals, which in turn unlocks previously untapped value.

 

TOP EXECUTIVE AWARD: Riggs Kubiak @honestbuildings

Riggs Kubiak is the CEO of Honest Buildings, a project management platform built for owners and managers to ensure capital and construction projects are on time and on budget. Riggs built an organization whose company mission is to accelerate urban progress by empowering collaborative, data-driven decision making, project by project, city by city. Since 2012, Riggs grew Honest Buildings from just an idea into one of the hottest real estate technology companies in the industry. Riggs is widely credited as an innovator and disrupter in the real estate industry and has effectively invented a new category of technology platform in the construction world.

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Honest Buildings is the only platform that is exclusively partnering with the owner, giving them pure insight into how projects are really performing and becoming the source of truth for their entire portfolios of capital spend. This type of innovation has paved the way for hundreds of real estate technology companies who have followed in his footsteps to create a movement in PropTech that was truly non-existent when he took the initiative to found Honest Buildings.

 

TOP INNOVATOR AWARD: @Convene

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Convene is a network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago. Convene is currently partnering with the world’s most prominent property owners to address the increased demand from enterprise companies for highly amenitized, flexible-term meeting and workspace solutions. With the recent round of Series D funding, Convene is planning to increase their footprint globally, expand their service offerings, and launch a new workplace technology platform. Convene’s landlord partnership approach is a different business model than coworking. Not just a tenant of an office building, Convene is cementing their place as the preferred partner to the world’s most distinguished developers and property owners in the country. Through unmatched partnerships, the company is redefining how properties can best service building tenants and the surrounding business community while bringing greater long-term value to Class A office assets.

 

TOP ASSOCIATION AWARD: @CoreNetGlobal

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CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, representing more than 10,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations and networking in 47 local chapters and networking groups globally. The CoreNet Global NYC Chapter has more than 1,000 members who represent New York’s largest publicly held companies at the forefront of real estate planning, development and innovation. Over the past two years, the CoreNet New York City Chapter and Technology Community has engaged with a wide array of topics in the PropTech community by hosting and participating in events featuring “Subject Matter Experts” from leading and well established CRE Firms, to emerging PropTech companies. Through these efforts, CoreNet NYC has led dynamic conversations and provided its members unparalleled exposure to the PropTech community.

 

TOP INVESTOR AWARD: Jim Pettit, @navitascapital

Jim Pettit is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Navitas Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in technology for the built environment. Over the course of the previous 12 months, Jim has made 8 investments into PropTech companies, from the Seed to Series D+ Stages. His investments focus on a wide-range of applications to service the CRE industry, ranging from  automation in construction to building operations management to real estate valuation.

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