ULI Europe NEXT: RE Tech, VC Perspectives on Corporate Innovation


Thursday 24 September 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm BST


Online This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM


Pricing Members Non-Members
The PropTech sector witnessed a record-high year in 2019, with over $2bn deployed in European technology companies. As overall markets retrench in 2020, there is an opportunity for real estate firms to reevaluate their operating models and look towards technology to help improve their long-term business strategies. We will discuss with leading venture capital funds how technology and innovation will change Real Estate and who is in a better position to drive innovation.



Alexander Reinfeld

Head of Asset Management Services, Cityscape Digital

Alexander Reinfeld is an accomplished and experienced Property Development and Business Management Professional with 15 years’ experience in setting up & managing international real estate businesses. His career began in 2006 when he joined a small Family Office based in Germany that he turned into a multimillion pound worth business two years later, opened offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Russia, delivering residential and commercial schemes in excess of 40 million EUR GDV across Eastern Europe. Before joining Cityscape Digital as Account Director, Alexander spent a couple of years working for innovative London based tech startups as Commercial Director, with main focus on changing operational business model to SaaS and securing further funding. Currently he is heading up Cityscape Digital European Expansion with main focus on Virtual Asset Management & Leasing.


Brad Grewie

Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

Brad Greiwe is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision. Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brad co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), a multi-billion dollar owner and operator of single-family rental properties originally backed by The Blackstone Group. As CTO, he positioned Invitation Homes as the dominant technology-forward brand in the single-family rental category, developing a proprietary technology stack to support the valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation, leasing, and professional management of over 80,000 homes in 17 major markets, serving 120,000 residents across the U.S. Brad started his career in investment banking at UBS in the real estate, lodging, and leisure group, where he tallied over $33 billion of M&A advisory work and $1 billion of debt and equity financing, including the sale of Hilton Hotels to The Blackstone Group for $26 billion—the largest hotel privatization in history. He then worked in real estate private equity at Tishman Speyer and Starwood Capital, where he executed over $30 billion of acquisitions, debt financing, and development projects. Brad is originally from Cincinnati, lives in San Francisco, and graduated from Harvard University, where he received his BA in economics.


Michael Spies

Venture Partner, Navitas, Tishman Speyer

Michael Spies joined Tishman Speyer in 1989, and over 25 years led the establishment of Tishman Speyer’s European business in seven countries from bases in Berlin and London, before recently returning to New York. He is leading several new global initiatives while supervising Europe, India and early stage efforts in new markets. He chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, he was Executive Vice President of the Public Development Corporation, which was the City of New York’s lead economic development agency. Mr. Spies is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, former chair of the ULI European Charitable Trust, and former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American School in London. He is also a member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board. Mr. Spies graduated cum laude from Princeton University and from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with an MA in city and regional planning.


Tanguy Quero

JLL Spark EMEA Growth Lead, JLL Spark

Tanguy Quero is a senior executive with 15 years’ experience in Real Estate innovation and transformation. He has joined JLL Spark, JLL’s $100M Global Proptech fund, as Growth lead for EMEA in September 2018. Prior to this role, He has been scaling JLL’s online leasing business in EMEA and managing JLL’s partnership with Concrete VC to bring start-up innovation into JLL Core Business Lines. Tanguy was CMO, CDO and Board Member of JLL France from 2006 to 2015 with a proven track record of establishing data-driven innovation programs to generate incremental business and drive cultural change. Before joining JLL, he started his career at Arthur Andersen where he held digital marketing and brand management roles.