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2018 SPEAKERS

Nancy Allen

As Stay Alfred’s general counsel and vice president of real estate, Nancy is responsible for growing the company’s portfolio of class-A, downtown properties, overseeing all single-unit, partial-building and full-building master-lease acquisitions.

 

Prior to joining Stay Alfred, Nancy had a nine-year tenure at American Capital Group (ACG) where, as director of investor relations, she managed all securities compliance and investor reporting. Working within the capital markets group, Nancy and her team were responsible for the syndication of private placements for market rate multifamily funds, tax credit funds, and institutional joint ventures valued at approximately $1 billion. Her outstanding performance during the 2008 recession earned her 2009 Employee of the Year honors.

 

Before joining American Capital Group, Nancy lived in Zagreb, Croatia, where she worked for the Croatian secretary of state, performing a variety of roles relating to the country’s NATO accession and European Union membership. She also served as a translator for the Standing Committee for European Integration and Counterterrorism and interpreter for four-star General Dr. Ivan Prodan.

Vice President of Real Estate, Stay Alfred

Ryan Antrim

As the Founder & CEO of Checkpoint ID, Ryan Antrim works with multifamily operators to enhance their operations by utilizing the latest technology vehicles.  Ryan believes you should never stop improving all aspects of your business.  He started off his career in the apartment industry working for one of the top multifamily owner operators in Orange County, CA.  With extensive knowledge of both the multifamily operations side as well as the software technology side he has a firm understanding of the industry.  In 2012, he co-founded Apartment Guardian, the first and only wearable personal safety product in the industry.  Utilizing the latest GPS and machine to machine technology he has helped grow Apartment Guardian into a highly successful business. The company currently covers over 20,000 on-site staff members and has won numerous IOT awards.  Ryan is a highly motivated executive with a passion and desire to improve all things multifamily.

Founder & CEO, Checkpoint ID

Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball is a Partner and President of RAD Urban, a unified group of Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Real Estate Developers working together to deliver transformative construction solutions and innovative modular technology.

 

As President and CEO of Webcor Builders from 1994 to 2012 he built the company from a small $20M/year contractor to a $1.4B powerhouse providing General Contracting services for Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Federal, Public, Institutional and High Technology Projects, before selling to Obayashi corporation.

 

Mr. Ball is a California Water Commissioner, a Board member of the Bay Area Council, and co-Chair of it’s Water Committee and has served as a Board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group heading up Water Policy. He has been involved in other industry organizations including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, SPUR, Stanford Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, and UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment.

Partner and President, RAD Urban

Demetrios Barnes

Demetrios oversees operations and business development at SmartRent. Prior to joining the team, he was Vice President of Technology Operations for Colony Starwood Homes, leading the charge in the internalization of property management across 12 states and the merger between Colony Starwood Homes & Starwood Waypoint Homes. Previous experience includes Director of Property Management & Technology with Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes and a Regional Manager for several multifamily companies. Demetrios holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Operations and Business Development, SmartRent

Andrew Beebe

Andrew brings to Obvious Ventures a lifelong passion for building companies around sustainable systems and people power.

For over a decade, Andrew has focused on clean technology and clean energy solutions. He started down the clean tech path with Energy Innovations in 2003, which he grew from a business plan to a major solar developer serving customers like Google, Disney, Sony Pictures, and British Telecom.

After selling the company to Suntech in 2008, Andrew served as Chief Commercial Officer at Suntech as well as Vice President of Global Product Strategy. During his tenure, Suntech became the largest solar company in the world.

After leaving Suntech, Andrew spent two years as Vice President of Distributed Generation for Nextera Energy, the largest clean energy developer in the US.

Before his clean tech career, Andrew spent a decade building companies in the early days of “Web 1.0.” In 1998 Andrew co-founded Bigstep.com, an e-commerce platform designed to serve the needs of small businesses entering the Internet age. He has been supporting the enterprising ideas of people power ever since.

Andrew is a member of the Advisory Board for GE’s distributed generation business, Current by GE. He is also a member of the NREL Investor Advisory Board.

Obvious Ventures

Dr. Toyin S. Bello

Innovative Senior level Technology Entrepreneur and Global Executive and a Business Process Re-Engineering (BPE) Executive with proven track record of producing results by successfully Establishing, Managing and Leading several businesses. He is Founder and CEO of UB1640 Holding Company which starts, incubates and spin off its companies while partnering with investors and executives to manage the businesses. Provides the Corporate Infrastructure like Sales, Marketing, Technology that they all need to be profitable and operational. Has taken those entrepreneurial skills to launch two venture backed Consumer Services technology services businesses: www.Noticeline.com and www.ClickNotices.com Both ventures provides unique services at the intersection of Real Estate, Law and Technology. Both businesses has developed innovative solutions to address the Delinquency Management problems within Multi-Family Housing Industry.

 

As Founder and CEO of Noticeline, Inc. Noticeline is an Innovative FINTECH Company revamping the business model with Delinquency Management issues by buying and managing resident delinquency rents within the Residential and Commercial sector to avoid evictions. The company buys and manages the delinquent rents of Resident Tenants, HOA Residents and Condo Residents. The approach is based on referrals and partnerships with Property Management companies and Owners electronically. This innovative approach also allows the properties to reduce the delinquent rates of residents each month thereby resulting in higher profitability. As part of the services we provide Move In Loans, past due rents and future rents to tenants of our Partner Real Estate Companies.

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Noticeline, Inc.

Eric Broughton

Eric R. Broughton is currently CEO, Co-Founder of ApartmentJet, Inc and Entrepreneur in Residence at Fraser McCombs Capital . As CEO of ApartmentJet, he leads the growth of the sharing economy in the multifamily and single family rental markets. In his capacity as EIR, he supports the investment team, serves as an ambassador to the entrepreneurial community and mentors growth minded organizations in the portfolio.

To date, Eric has led the exit of two successful SaaS (Software as a Service) organizations and served as Divisional President at RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP). He is widely recognized for his acumen in understanding and solving complex, real world problems. He co-founded Yield Technologies within Morgan Stanley Real Estate to deliver insight into advertising and marketing spend while his second venture exit, eSupply Systems (an FMC Portfolio company) delivered spend management insight to the executive suite through onsite purchasing control.

His latest venture, ApartmentJet, is disrupting the rental economy by introducing an enterprise perspective of the sharing economy to the nation’s largest owner/operators.

Co-founder, ApartmentJet

Whitney Ciraulo-Stuart

Whitney Ciraulo-Stuart oversees a portfolio throughout the East Bay Area as well as San Francisco. She holds experience in new construction, lease-ups, affordable compliance unit and property rehabilitation, and renovation assignments. She supervises all property operational functions, including managing on-site personnel, developing and adhering to operational budgets, reviewing and distributing all financial and operating reports, and implementing special projects.  

Whitney has held an array of on-site positions including Leasing Professional, Leasing Manager, Assistant Community Manager and Community Manager. Her current role sees her with a heightened focus on new construction and development consulting with her associated properties ranging from conceptual through initial stabilization.  Whitney has recently added Interior Design, specifically furniture and color palette selection, into her repertoire and has been enthusiastically incorporating this passion when opportunities arise. 

Regional Property Manager, Greystar

Ian Coughlan

Ian Coughlan is a Business Development Manager at Banyan Water, the leader in water data and management technologies for the built environment. 

 

Originally hailing from the Northeast, Ian has slowly migrated west, now calling San Francisco home. From a young age, Ian was fascinated by the natural world and its processes, which led him to Colorado College to study Environmental Sciences. Ian graduated in 2012, making the Dean's List and captaining both the Lacrosse and Rugby teams. After several years working in the outdoor recreation industry, Ian was motivated to explore the relationship between technology and natural resource management. Ian began his career with Banyan at the associate level, where he was quickly recognized for his tenacity and leadership. A strong believer that innovative thinking can and will provide answers to the growing environmental crisis, Ian is constantly motivated to help enterprise business and leadership recognize the business case for sustainability. 

 

In his free time, Ian enjoys surfing, skiing and whitewater raft guiding for ICO, an affiliate organization of the Sierra Club that helps get underserved youth into the outdoors.

Business Development Manager, Banyan Water

Ian Davis

Ian Davis is a partner with the law firm Davis Craig, PLLC.  Davis Craig represents property owners in telecommunications and technology transactions throughout the United States.  Ian has participated in thousands of telecom and technology transactions in 48 states and four countries on behalf of more than 40 of the 100 largest apartment owners, managers, and developers.   

Partner, Davis Craig, PLLC

Dana Dunford

Dana Dunford is the CEO of Hemlane, a technology-enabled property management platform. She is a strong advocate of purchasing properties anywhere, as the best investments are not typically in your backyard. She supports real estate investors in setting up the most intelligent process to manage rentals from a distance, while connecting them with local, licensed professionals.

Dana previously worked at Apple on their worldwide financial planning and analysis team and at Nest, the home technology company acquired by Google for $3.2B, in business development. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

In her free time, Dana is an avid equestrian, paraglider and skier. She is the first woman to win a calf dressing championship belt buckle at the CA Rodeo. She takes risks in her personal life but spends her work life advocating technology and prudent spending for a risk-mitigated solution to real estate management. 

CEO, Hemlane

Erik Eccles

Erik Eccles is a successful serial entrepreneur developing transformative technology across multiple industries. After 15 years of building companies and driving change at companies such as Cisco Systems and Yahoo!, Erik knows the intense work needed for success and how to engage customers, employees and investors to build a successful business. Erik’s two prior successes are Jumpcut (acquired by Yahoo!) and Versly (acquired by Cisco). At Cisco, the Versly team was a major figure in the development and launch of the cloud based collaboration platform, Cisco Spark. At Urbandoor, Erik and team launched the first global Multifamily marketplace focused on making apartments accessible to the rapidly growing demand from businesses and employees booking apartments online for relocation, project travel, rotations and extended stay business. Erik sits on the board of Worldwide ERC, the leading relocation industry association, and continues to invest in and advise for numerous startups.  

 

Erik holds a degree in finance focused on venture from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he was lucky enough to continue his competitive ski racing career. Erik works to live and spends his time with his wife Laura and two young kids in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as back in his hometown of Truckee, CA.

CEO, Urbandoor

Joshua Erosky

Josh is the Director of Information Security and Building Technology at UDR Inc.  In this role, Josh helps guide the strategic vision of security and technology that is implemented in UDR apartment communities.   He is currently focusing heavily on the smart apartment living experience.   Josh is no stranger to the apartment industry, having spent over 16 years in various IT service delivery roles where he has implemented several forwarded thinking technologies and processes.  

 

Josh is passionate about the smart home experience and its potential to change people’s lives.  When Josh isn’t tinkering with the latest piece of technology you can find him in the mountains of Colorado Tenkara fly fishing, running, biking, or camping in his motorhome.  

Director of Information Security and Building Technology, UDR

Chris Herndon

Chris Herndon is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Guild, an Austin-based startup that’s pioneering a new form of mixed-use for the multifamily industry. They master-leases full floors of Class A Properties, and transform those spaces into boutique hotels with all the conveniences and trimmings you’d expect from a traditional upscale hotel, much of which is enabled through tech. The Guild then extends these hotel-caliber services to the full-time residents, complimenting the property’s amenity package.

 

Prior to co-founding The Guild, Chris co-founded Apartment List, a fast-growing rental marketplace that offers apartment communities a popular cost-per-lease marketing option. Chris began his career in commercial real estate, has an MBA from Stanford and an undergrad diploma from the University of Texas. Hook ‘em!

Co-CEO and Co-Founder, The Guild

Rick Holliday

Bay Area native Rick Holliday graduated from UC Berkeley, earning both an undergraduate degree in urban policy and a master’s degree in city and regional planning. In the early 1980s, Rick launched Eden Housing and later BRIDGE Housing Corporation, two of the most successful affordable-housing developers in the nation. In 1988, Rick launched Holliday Development, a market rate housing developer that has built thousands of transit-oriented, urban-infill housing units in the Bay Area over the past 30 years. In 2016, Holliday Development completed the construction of a 136-unit project in San Francisco that utilized Off-Site Construction. As a result of the dramatic time and cost savings of this project when compared with conventional construction, Rick became a strong believer in the merits of Off-Site Construction. After a year of market research and meetings with architects, contractors, developers and other stakeholders in the world of Off-Site Construction, Rick formed Factory_OS in 2017 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer.  

Chief Executive Officer, Holliday Development, LLC and Factory OS

Ali Hussain

Ali is COO of Latch, the first smart access system designed for every door. Since 2013, the company has worked with many of the world’s largest real estate companies to rethink the experience around access and deliveries. His daily responsibilities include leading the company's sales, operations, manufacturing and finance teams.

 

With Latch, residents can use their smartphone instead of a key and easily share temporary access with guests and services. Access sharing allows deliveries to be made without anyone having to be home and Latch now supports major national carriers and ecommerce providers.

 

Before helping to grow Latch, Ali spent his early professional career at Google and the Boston Consulting Group.

COO, Latch

Wojciech Kalembasa

Wojciech Kalembasa is the founder and CEO of LCP360, a visual marketing and digital content agency, and co-founder and CEO of Panoskin, a global virtual tour publishing platform developed by LCP360. Now in its seventh year of business, LCP360 was one of the first Google Street View agencies established in the U.S. Through LCP360’s relationship with Google, Panoskin is one of the only virtual tour platforms that enables direct publishing to Google Maps. Before founding LCP360 and Panoskin, Kalembasa worked on the financial side of commercial real estate, at Bank of America and Guaranteed Rate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and sales from DePaul University.

Founder and CEO, LCP360

Jason Kamen

Jason Kamen leads the West Coast for WhyHotel as the Director of New Market Real Estate. Based in San Francisco, Jason has been working in real estate development and operations since 2002. Most recently, Jason was the Senior Regional Asset Manager for Crescent Heights, a national developer and owner of properties across all asset types. Jason led all of Crescent Heights’ California operations with a team of over 150 personnel, focusing on ultra-luxury apartment rentals, some with rents topping $67,000 per month. Jason was recognized as the California Apartment Association’s Property Manager of the Year in 2014 and San Francisco’s Apartment Association’s Manager of the Year in 2015.

One of the first projects Jason led with Crescent Heights was NEMA, an ultra-luxury high-rise living in San Francisco. Jason developed an operational structure designed specifically for this property’s resident demographic and service expectations. This included hiring and training the full regional and site staff to support operations. The 754-unit project leased up in 6 months under Jason’s stewardship and has maintained a 95%+ occupancy since stabilizing in 2013.

Prior to Crescent Heights, Jason managed a portfolio of 1,000+ units as a General Manager with Archstone. As a turnaround specialist, one of his responsibilities was revitalizing an aged 38-acre property. Jason created and led a repositioning plan for that asset.

Before Archstone, Jason held a leadership position with Atlantic Realty Development Corporation. The executive team tasked Jason with restructuring operations and growing the profitability of a struggling multifamily portfolio. Jason took responsibility for the 72-property portfolio and rebuilt the division from the ground up leading to a signficant growth in profitability. 

Director of New Market Real Estate, WhyHotel

Jim Kjolhede

Jim graduated with degree in Education and Management (double major).  After college, he went to Kent State University as an Assistant Basketball Coach.  After one year at Kent State, he became Assistant Dean of Students and Head Basketball Coach at Junior College in Upstate New York.  (Youngest in the nation at 24 years old).  After two years coaching JuCo, he returned to college to secure Master’s in Business.

 

After school he moved to Denver where he worked for high wealth individual, running a 727 unit property as PM.  In 1986 he moved to Austin with Balcor where he started as Property Supervisor overseeing 1,000 units and grew to RVP overseeing 20,000.  After stints at Balcor, Insignia, AIMCO Jim ended up taking a role as COO at Archon.

 

September 2005 Jim left Archon to start his own consulting business, where he assists vendors/suppliers and owners to achieve their goals through the application of experiences gained through the oversight of 350,000+ units and over 10,000 employees.

President, Satteron Enterprises

Everett Lynn

Everett Lynn founded Amenify, a real estate technology company focused on amenity services. Located in San Francisco, Amenify is institutionally backed by several of the largest apartment REITs in the country. Everett is a member of ULI, the Olympic Club, and volunteers with the CleanTech Open to find new technologies for the real estate sector.

Founder, Amenify

Georgianna Oliver

Georgianna W. Oliver is the founder and CEO of Package Concierge, founded in Boston in 2012. Package Concierge was recently acquired by Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROCK) 

 

Her career began on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to a member of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Her focus was solving housing issues from the very beginning. From there, she became a lobbyist for the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) lobbying Congress and other agencies such as the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of the apartment industry.

 

After leaving Washington, D.C., Ms. Oliver led a property management company for five years. She was recognized by Bank of America and HUD for securing programs for women in affordable housing and for securing grant funds for safe neighborhoods and community centers. Also during that time, she discovered the need for integrated web-based software for apartments, and she began her first business, EverGreen Solutions. The team at EverGreen worked closely with Yardi Systems on developing their affordable offerings and handled some of the the largest national accounts for software implementation. In 2007, while at EverGreen Solutions, Ms. Oliver built the budget tool called AptBudget. It was quickly acquired by RealPage, Inc. in 2008. 

In September of 2009, EverGreen Solutions was sold to RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP). After being acquired by RealPage, Ms. Oliver served in the role of Senior Vice President.

As a natural entrepreneur, she strives to turn problems into opportunities by building successful businesses that provide solutions for multifamily housing. Recognizing the need for a solution for handling packages for apartment managers, she formed Package Concierge. Inc. in December 2012. In 2015, Package Concierge, was featured by Salesforce.com and won the Customer Experience Innovation Award in recognition of innovation in development and delivery of enhanced customer experience technology.  

She holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and is a founding Board Member of the NLHA Education Fund. 

Founder and former CEO, Package Concierge and Vice President, Gibraltar Industries

Ashley Olson

Ashley joined Maximus Real Estate Partners in 2016 as the Marketing Manager, Brand Assets. Ms. Olson has 9 years of marketing and branding experience in the multifamily industry.

 

In her current role, Ms. Olson is responsible for shaping the strategy and driving the execution for multiple brand assets throughout the Maximus portfolio including the largest property in North America, Parkmerced.  

 

Prior to joining Maximus Real Estate Partners, Ms. Olson was the Social Impact Manager for Alliance Residential Company. Her social media and reputation management strategies were recognized as the best in the multifamily industry by AIM in 2015 and 2016. 

 

Ashley is very passionate about bringing new ideas to the table that connect with the audiences and make her properties stand out. You can follow Ashley on social media at @ashleylynnolson.

Marketing Manager, Brand Assets, Maximus Real Estate Partners

Alec Page

Originally from San Francisco, Alec Page is an associate at the Park City, Utah-based RETV Management, where he focuses on research and investment diligence in the real estate tech sector. At RETV, Alec leads research initiatives in the Home Automation space and screened hundreds of early-stage companies aiming to disrupt the real estate industry. Prior to joining RETV, Alec worked on multi-billion-dollar debt capital raises and leveraged buyouts for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, and as a consultant at Bain & Company in Chicago.

 

Alec holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, with a focus on monetary and fiscal policy.

Associate, RETV Management

Jeff Panek

Mr. Panek is Director, Development at Carmel Partners and is responsible for managing development execution for new multi-family projects in Colorado and California.  He oversees the day-to-day development activities on these projects including design, budgeting, consultant oversight, and coordination with Carmel’s Construction company and Asset Management teams.  Since joining Carmel, Jeff has been involved with the development of over 2,900 units and 90,000 square feet of commercial space (completed and under construction) in Colorado and California with total project costs of over $800M.

 

Now living in Denver but originally from the Bay Area, Jeff previously served as a Development Manager and the Director of Commercial Real Estate for Essex Property Trust, a Palo Alto, CA based multi-family REIT where he was responsible for ground-up development of new multifamily apartment projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and oversaw the company’s commercial/retail portfolio. 

Director, Development, Carmel Partners

Michael Patton

Michael Patton is the Founder & CEO of Fetch.  Founded in 2016, Fetch is the first off-site package solution for the multifamily industry.  Michael and the Fetch team work to solve last-mile delivery for apartment buildings, accepting all resident packages at off-site warehouses and coordinating scheduled, door-to-door delivery.

 

A native of Nashville, TN, Michael graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BSB in Finance.  Prior to Fetch, he held various corporate finance and pricing roles at UnitedHealth Group and Constellation Brands.  Michael is also an avid marathon runner, having completed 12 and qualified for Boston.

Founder & CEO, Fetch

Gardner Rees

Gardner, originally from Toronto, Canada has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA in Corporate Finance and Information Systems from York University’s acclaimed Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

 

Gardner started his career in Investment Banking at various Canadian and international institutions before getting involved in the multifamily residential industry in Seattle. He has extensive experience in the acquisition of multifamily real estate including assets, loans, equity and property management companies. Prior to Greystar, Gardner was an executive and principal with Riverstone Residential Group (acquired by Greystar in 2014), and a principal of Stratus Real Estate in Southern California (acquired by Riverstone in 2007).

Rees currently is the Senior Managing Director of Advantage Solutions for Greystar, based out of Dallas. Gardner has developed and currently oversees various ancillary units for Greystar including renter’s insurance, utility billing, resident screening, resident and prospect services (portal), post residency delinquency receivables, property telecommunications and national and regional partnerships/procurement.

Gardner continues to work to improve technology products and services in the hopes of advancing Greystar and the industry adapting to the needs and requirements of the future generations. Gardner believes the “paperless” environment within Property Management is here and strives to attain a zero carbon footprint for Greystar properties.

Senior Managing Director, Greystar Real Estate Partners

Marc Rutzen

Marc Rutzen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Enodo, an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate. Marc directs the development of the platform, including user interface design and testing, formation of strategic data sharing partnerships, and research and development for new product features. Marc is a Licensed Managing Broker in the state of Illinois, and earned his Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

CEO & Co-Founder, Enodo

Dr. Ashutosh Saxena

Dr. Ashutosh Saxena is the Founder and CEO of Caspar.AI (http://caspar.ai). He received his PhD in machine learning from Stanford University in 2009, and his B.Tech. in 2004 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Before Caspar.AI, Ashutosh spent four years as an assistant professor in Computer Science Department at Cornell University, where he founded Robot Learning Lab and co-founded Zibby. He was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in 2011, a Microsoft Faculty Fellow in 2012, received a NSF Career award in 2013, and received an Early Career Award at RSS 2014. He has also won best paper awards in 3DRR, RSS, IEEE ACE and IROS. 

 

Dr. Saxena ‘s vision is to build artificial intelligence for embodied systems such as robots, cars, and homes. He was a Chief Scientist at Holopad that built the 3D experience for Steven Spielberg's movie TinTin. He was selected among top 8 innovators to watch by the Smithsonian institution in 2015, and also received the World Technology Award in 2015. His work has received substantial amount of attention in popular press, including the front-page of New York Times, BBC, ABC, New Scientist Discovery Science, and Wired Magazine.

Founder and CEO, Caspar.AI

Christopher Schmidt

Christopher Schmidt oversees Guerdon Modular Building's business development in the Bay Area where Guerdon currently has six projects under construction. Schmidt has over 30 years of experience in the building industry and 10+ years practicing architecture prior to going into business development in the modular industry.

Before joining Guerdon, he was the senior project developer at Champion Commercial Structures. He has also served as the principal of business development for NORR and director of client services for French Associates Inc. architects. In addition, he was the director of business development for Aristeo Construction, where he managed and developed new business through Ford Land, renovating and developing new automobile dealerships throughout the Midwest and East Coast. 

 

Schmidt is a graduate of Lake Superior State University and received his BS in architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

 

Guerdon Modular Buildings is the leading manufacturer of large-scale, complex modular construction projects and modular multifamily housing developments in the western United States.

Senior Modular Project Development/Project Executive, Guerdon

Andrew Silverman

Mr. Silverman leads product quality and experience, including oversight of unit turnover, leasing, marketing and analytics. He further focuses on operational technology integration and driving innovative and efficient upgrades to business systems.

He has focused his 25-year real estate career on both startup and development opportunities, most recently managing portfolio operations and new development with Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust. Prior to that, he was central to the founding and growth of Zeta Communities and Community Builders.

Vice President of Operations, Veritas Investments

David Staley

David Staley, Digible's co-founder and President, is a rare talent within the ad tech and multifamily industry.  He began his career in the digital startup world specializing in e-commerce.  During that time David recognized the gap many startups have on the business end of things, and decided to pursue a double major in Economics and Organizational Leadership at Fordham University.  Keeping with his fast-moving reputation David graduated with both degrees in just 2 years while working full time.  During and after college David held enterprise sales positions at Dex, Hearst Media and AdTaxi.  It was at AdTaxi that David was introduced to property management, and was instrumental in facilitating a corporate partnership with Greystar in 2015.  Over the last four years David has provided digital counsel to several of the top management companies in the industry, and has developed marketing plans for over 1,000 properties.

 

David's latest venture, Digible, Inc. (his 3rd startup), is a digital marketing and technology company exclusive to property management.  Digible is looking to affect change and help the industry evolve with their new web application, Fiona; a predictive marketing and budgeting platform powered by machine learning and AI.  In simpler terms Fiona acts as a 'digital marketing assistant'  for the property and its operators by designing immediate budgeting and digital media recommendations that are accompanied by supporting commentary and forecasted leads.  Digible signed up more than 150 properties for Fiona's beta trial in less than 2 weeks, and has hundreds more planned for Q2.

 

Out of the office, David continues to push himself; he is an avid ultra runner, most notably setting a Guinness World Record for the most distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours.

Co-founder and President, Digible, Inc.

Heather Wallace

With more than 20 years' experience in multifamily management, development, acquisitions, redevelopment and dispositions, Ms. Wallace is responsible for Property Integration with an emphasis on Business Development at Sares-Regis Group. Her previous roles at Alliance Residential Company, TCRS, SCG and Lincoln Property Company make her a valuable asset to the team. She served as the President of the Housing Industry Foundation in 2014.

Senior Vice President, Sares-Regis Group

Steven Weilbach

Mr. Weilbach is responsible for all business development and sales activity for Katerra, a Silicon Valley-based and technology-driven commercial design and construction services firm. Katerra integrates all aspects of architecture and engineering, supply chain and procurement, manufacturing and general contracting into a single delivery model. Founded in 2015, Katerra has over 1,200 employees in eight office around the world and currently has a new starts pipeline of over 5,000 multifamily units across the U.S.

 

Before coming to Katerra, Mr. Weilbach was a Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where he was responsible for the multifamily investment sales business in the U.S. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Pacific Urban Residential and a senior acquisition officer for BlackRock.

 

Mr. Weilbach received an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Stanford University. He is a member of the Multifamily Bronze Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).

 

Mr. Weilbach is based in San Francisco.

Vice President, GTM, Katerra, Inc.

Taylor Wiederkehr

Taylor Wiederkehr is a technological innovation veteran with experience in system architecture, system integration, and the development and maintenance of complex and critical business systems and networks. During Taylor's tenure working with Ford Motor Company he successfully designed, led development of, and coordinated the national implementation of what is now considered to be the standard for how Ford captures, analyzes and distributes, consumer information to its network of dealerships nationwide. 

 

Mr. Wiederkehr is also an accomplished entrepreneur, building and selling his first successful technology company while in college pursuing his BS degree in Computer Information Systems from Tarleton State University. His well-versed background in both business and technology has given him an incredibly unique perspective when operating in any industry. At his most recent appointment, as the Software Implementation Analyst for Alliance Residential Company, he is currently leading Alliance’s Innovation Directive and is an active member of the NMHC Organizational Innovation Committee.

Software Implementation Analyst, Alliance Residential Company

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