Conferences & Program

⁞ Propel By MIPIM - NYC Real Estate & Tech Conference

Propel by MIPIM is the meeting place for the game-changers who aim at (re)creating a sustainable, desirable and prosperous built environment.

Our 5 pillars will once again be the fundations of the Propel by MIPIM - NYC 2021 real estate conference program: Sustainability, User Experience, Investment, Data and Talent, with various topics such as Diversity & Inclusion, Decarbonization, Future of Work, SPACs, Cybersecurity... and more!

⁞ 2021 Keynotes

François Lacoursière
Senior Vice President, Innovation
Ivanhoé Cambridge

Don Peebles
Chairman & CEO
The Peebles Corporation

Michael Phillips
Principal & President

Scott Rechler
Chairman and CEO
RXR Realty 

Nick Romito
Co-Founder & CEO

Brendan Wallace
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Fifth Wall

⁞ 2021 Line-up

Alexis Albert
Senior Director of Sales & Marketing
Minto Communities – Canada

Chris Beach
Chief Technology Officer

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Jeremy Bernard
North America CEO

Aaron Block
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

David Blumenfeld
Blumenfeld Development Group

Cedric Bobo
Co-Founder & CEO
Project Destined

Alyssa Brody
Development Marketing Team

Faisal Butt
Founder & CEO
Pi Labs

Nicholas Butterworth
Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Michael Caracciolo 
Senior Director
Studio by Tishman Speyer 

Doug Chambers

Alex Chatzieleftheriou

Brian Chen
Co-Founder & CEO

KC Crosby
Co-Founder & COO
Pronto Housing

Kevin Danehy
North America CEO

Ken Fisher
Fisher Brothers

Sylvia Gross
International Investment Advisor, USA
CP Capital US

Crissy Haley
Senior Vice President

Martine Hebert
Québec General Delegate in New York
Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec 

Christian Heimple
 Senior Vice President, Design & Construction

Leslie Himmel
Himmel+Meringoff Properties

Brian Ho
Director of Customer Experience
Sidewalk Labs

Greg Jones
Montgomery Technologies 

Julian Josephs
Julian Josephs Company  

Ilyse Kaplan

Isaac Khafif
MKF Realty

Peter Lewis
Chairman and President
Wharton Equity Partners 

Rachel Loeb
President & CEO
New York City Economic Development 

John Marino
Marino PR

Meredith Marshall
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
BRP Companies

Poonam Mathis
Board Member
Arden Digital Ventures & FifthWall

Sarah McCann

Gabrielle McMillan

Phil Mobley
Director, US Occupier Insight
Avison Young

Toby Moskovits
Heritage Equity Partners

Logan Nagel
Associate Publisher & Head of Research

Joy Nazzari
dn&co. and Showhere

Tim Ng
Principal and Founder
Blackline App

Christopher Okada
Okada & Company

Monica O'Neill 

Sonu Panda
Prescriptive Data

Ivan Panushev
Principal Partner Solutions Architect - Engineering, Construction & Real Estate Amazon Web Services

Marc Parenteau
CEO & Co-Founder

Mark Partin
Director of New Business

Steven Paynter

Danielle Priore
Investment Associate for Commercial Real Estate Group  
Pacific Western Bank

Sam Ramadori
BrainBox AI

Prem Ramaswani
President, Urban Products
Sidewalk Labs

Mitch Roschelle
Founding Partner
Macro Trend Advisors

Erica Sachse
Development Marketing Team

L.D. Salmanson

Marcela Sapone
Co-Founder & CEO
Hello Alfred

Judah Siegal
Senior Vice President
Brookfield Asset Management

Pankaj Srivastava
 CTO and SVP Product Development, Lendlease Digital

Shubhra Srivastava
VP, Head of Data Products

Mike Sroka
CEO & Co-Founder

Amy Tabb
EVP - Business Development & Innovation
Columbia Property Trust

Mauricio Umansky
Founder & CEO
The Agency RE

Steve Van Till
Founder & CEO

Tom Walsh
Senior Financial Analyst

Maureen Waters

Quendrida Whitmore
Senior VP - Head of Community

Violet Whitney
Director of Product Management 
Sidewalk Labs

Ebbie Wisecarver
VP, Global Head of Design

Dana Schneider
Senior Vice President, Director of Energy and Sustainability
Empire State Realty Trust

⁞ Propel by MIPIM - NYC Program

December 8

River Stage

9.00am - 9.15am
Opening note

9.15am - 9.45am
A Fireside Chat with Scott Rechler (RXR Realty)

10.00am - 10.30am
A Fireside Chat with Michael Phillips (Jamestown)
A unique opportunity to uncover Michael Phillips’s personal stories and ideas about really hot topics!

10.45am - 11.30am
Through a wave of consolidation in the proptech industry
In a post pandemic environment, PropTech is on the brink of a consolidation wave. Once done, the next steps and trends for the industry will likely emerge. Join this session and debate what will and should happen.

11.45am - 12.15pm
Future of work for tech giants, with WeWork
Big-name tech companies, conscious of the health and wellness of their employees, moved rapidly towards the “new normal”. And at the same time, public information emerged about the tech sector starting to lease office space at close to pre-pandemic levels.

1.45pm - 2.15pm
Case Study - Mentoring programs

2.30pm - 3.15pm
Trailblazing into the future: Innovation from the conception
The Smile is the first development in NYC to offer the sophisticated and design-forward Bumblebee living solution. It’s intelligently catalogues everything, so your belongings are at your fingertips when you need them. With the AI powered system, lowering the bed at night and finding your favorite t-shirt are equally effortless.

3.30pm - 4.00pm
Building: An object to protect
With so many different types of technology in buildings today playing such a crucial role, protection of them from cyber attacks is of course critical for the real estate industry. This session will examine the importance of real estate cyber security and the evolution we see of the building as an object to protect.

4.15pm - 4.45pm
A Fireside Chat with François Lacoursière (Ivanhoé Cambridge)

5.00pm - 5.30pm
Startup Competition
Be inspired by promising and innovative startups! Come and hear their pitch and how they are tackling the world's biggest Real Estate challenges and moving the Real Estate ecosystem forward.

Open Stage

9.00am - 9.45am
Talent Retention and Attraction: Narrating a new pradigm
A moment with different universities to understand what is needed to attract and retain today’s young talent and what is going to appeal to those who will be graduating and moving into a very dynamic work environment.

10.00am - 10.30am
Embracing flexibility in your real estate portfolio, with Room
The pandemic has highlighted an inconvenient truth about the modern workplace: it was never that great to begin with. The past 19 months has given us the largest remote working experiment in history and provided the working world with a newfound ability to choose how and where to work. The future of work? It’s flex. Explore how embracing flexibility in your real estate portfolio can better serve the needs of your business, and your workforce.

10.45am - 11.00am
Under 40 Keynote
Designed to provide a voice for the younger generation, under 40’s will take to the stage for a 15-minute keynote to debate how tech and innovation are reshaping the real estate industry.

11.15am - 12.00pm
Data Workshop with CBRE
The level of data innovation today is truly breath-taking. Find out what is being done in revolutionizing data acquisition processes to improve business performance and competitive advantage.

12.15pm - 1.00pm
How urbanists and technologists come together to build better places?
For many years, there has been a divide between urbanists and technologists. Urbanists approach design-thinking at a slower pace, often with a process that spans years, while technologists find innovative ways to accelerate their work speed, failing fast and quickly iterating on learnings. Both approaches are valid, yet their fundamental differences have been the cause of friction between the two groups of stakeholders.  Sidewalk Labs strongly believes that both are integral to the development process. 

1.30pm - 2.15pm
Sustainability Workshop

2.30pm - 3.00pm
Partner Session with PwC

3.15pm - 3.45pm
How ESG has changed the scope of International Investments during the last 24 months?, with FIABCI
Global Real Estate Investment has changed substantially during the last 24 months. Due to travel restrictions Investors have been buying properties across national boundaries without sometimes seeing them in person. Pension Funds and their investors have further been influenced by ESG and Proptech has enhanced their expectations. This Panel examines these 3 changes.

4.00pm - 4.45pm
New Propmodo research shows what occupiers want now from tenant experience apps
Tenant experience apps are big news, with major M&A activity and plenty of publicity from the office owners that view them as useful occupier amenities. But what do office occupiers really value in their tenant experience apps? Which features are the most important when occupiers consider the ideal app for their needs, what challenges to full utilization do occupiers face, and how do these applications fit into leasing and renewal decisions when provided by a landlord free of charge? Join Propmodo as we reveal the results of our all-new office occupier tenant experience survey and discuss the findings with our expert panel.

December 9

River Stage

8.30am - 9.00am
Partner session with June Homes

9.15am - 9.45am
Engaging Keynote
A unique opportunity to uncover the speaker's personal stories and ideas!

10.00am - 10.30am
A unique opportunity to uncover the speaker’s personal stories and ideas!

10.45am - 11.30am
AI and Data, an overview of successful case studies, with Investissement Québec
With a deep pool of innovative companies and interconnected ecosystems in AI, green building and cleantech, the province of Québec has become a major technology hub and is well-positioned to thrive in newly-emerging sectors such as proptech. This panel on AI and data, provides an overview of successful case studies by two Québec innovators in proptech: BrainBox AI and Aïdi.

11.45am - 12.15pm
A Fireside Chat with Don Peebles
A unique opportunity to uncover Don Peebles' personal stories and ideas about really hot topics!

1.30pm - 2.15pm
Case Study Sustainability

2.30pm - 3.00pm
A Fireside Chat with Brendan Wallace (Fifth Wall)

3.15pm - 3.45pm
A session dedicated to NYC and its recovery
New York City is well on its way toward reopening. The city has weathered the storm better than but the pandemic has left important challenges in its wake for the RE industry. Hear from Leslie Himmel and Ken Fisher about it and how technology can be a major key leverage.

4.00pm - 4.30pm
Future of work for tech giants
Big-name tech companies, conscious of the health and wellness of their employees, moved rapidly towards the “new normal”. And at the same time, public information emerged about the tech sector starting to lease office space at close to pre-pandemic levels.

Open Stage

9.15am - 9.45am
Capital market

10.00am - 10.30am
Speed, transparency, ROI: Transforming the residential sales & marketing process through digital tools
The traditional sales and marketing process has perished. With technology heavily influencing the decision-making process, it’s critical to understand the role that digital tools play in creating a modernized real estate experience. Harnessing the power of data-driven digital marketing provides developers, agents, buyers, and sellers with an opportunity to elevate the consumer journey, optimize engagement, and increase sales conversion. It’s time to take a closer look at the traditional project marketing that could be costing you sales.

10.45am - 11.00am
The Under-40 Keynote
Designed to provide a voice for the younger generation, under 40’s will take to the stage for a 15-minute keynote to debate how tech and innovation are reshaping the real estate industry.

11.15am - 11.45am
Technology and affordable housing: the beginning of life-long romance?
Traditional housing market players have often faced difficulties when trying to solve the affordable housing problem. Innovation and affordable housing not only expect to reduce building costs, but they also intend to take things one step further and integrate the tricky issue of accessibility.

12.00pm - 12.20pm
Designing for flexibility in the future of work
Hear how WeWork and Feather, the next-generation furniture rental company, are partnering to bring greater design flexibility to traditional office spaces. What are employees looking for in a workspace? Can design encourage collaboration and productivity? With technology and innovation, how do we develop more flexible workplaces that can evolve to meet employees’ needs?

1.30pm - 2.00pm
Technology-driven flexibity in tomorrow's office market
For companies trying to convince employees to return to the office, even if only for part of the week, making them feel that they are in a safe environment is key.

2.15pm - 2.45pm
Automating the sales and leasing process in the digital age, with Adhoc Studio
From a single leasing solution for a purpose-built rental project in 2019, Blackline and Minto have evolved together. By aligning their core principles of innovation and integrity, Blackline and Minto are true strategic partners in all new builds, including condo, SFR and purpose-built rental.

3.00pm - 3.30pm
Nordic PropTech Pitch session
The 2021 Nordic PropTech cohort pitches to a panel of investors in a shark tank format with 4 minutes for each startup followed by investor panel questions and reaction. The session concludes with an award to the startup with the winning pitch.

3.45pm - 4.30pm
Breaking down brokerage: new strategies for keeping up with the residential market
With demand high, bidding wars abounding, and unprecedented shifts in buyer needs, brokers have had to get creative to keep up in a competitive residential market. TRD is bringing together brokerage leaders at PROPEL to break down the major market changes and explain what they’re doing to keep agents up to speed.

4.45pm - 5.15pm
Personalizing the residential experience through technology
Apartments are becoming more attuned to the individual needs of the people who live in them. From flexible leasing to automated homes to concierge experiences, resident demand for apartments that meet their lifestyles is changing real estate for the long term.

⁞ NYC Real Estate Tech Week Program


December 6

Metaprop Limited Partners Welcome Dinner

A MetaProp tradition, we will be breaking bread together for our Annual Limited Partners Dinner in NYC.

Invitation only 

December 7

 8 :30AM-1PM
MetaProp Annual Limited Partners Meeting

MetaProp's Annual Limited Partners Meeting will feature the current state of affairs, discussions about the future of PropTech, and presentations by some of our portfolio companies.

Invitation only


11 AM-1PM

North Williamsburg with a local - understanding the past, present and future of the Wythe Avenue District with Toby Moskovits

The tour will start at 25 Kent, an amazing example of urban transformation. Afterwards, you will discover the Wythe avenue district stopping at venues including the Wythe Hotel, the Brooklyn Bowl and Brewery, where each owner will give a brief talk and tour. The tour will end at the Williamsburg hotel with a complementary buffet lunch.


Propmodo networking yacht party

Propmodo is excited to be hosting the kick-off event. Propmodo has partnered up with tenant experience platform Equiem to welcome the global real estate community back to in-person networking.

This private event will be held on board a beautiful yacht departing from Chelsea Piers. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of an exclusive networking opportunity complete with gifts, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Our guests will be entertained by live music and Manhattan’s magical nighttime skyline.

⁞ Propel by MIPIM Startup Competition



Seeking top emerging startups in the Real Estate Industry!

The Propel by MIPIM Startup Competition, in partnership with global partner Union Investment and real estate tech partner MetaProp, reveals the most promising and innovative startups that tackle the biggest urban challenges around the world.

In a new format, selected startups will pitch their ideas and business models to move the real estate ecosystem forward during Propel by MIPIM - NYC 2021.

Propel Networking Summit: Video Replays

The first Propel by MIPIM event of the year gathered North American real estate experts to share their insights about the US market. An exclusive moment to learn while networking - you can now watch the video replays of the sessions!