There’s a saying in investigative journalism about how to uncover the real story: “follow the money.” That saying applies equally to discovering what’s next in the real estate industry, from technology tools to new brokerages to emerging business models like iBuyers. Determining how to stay afloat as a brokerage, team or individual agent is going to require keeping tabs on both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and adjusting your own strategy accordingly.

The Capital Connect track at Inman Connect New York, January 29 through February 1 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, will feature venture capitalists, start-up founders, private equity professionals, executives at publicly tech firms and many others, giving you the inside scoop on what’s coming down the pipeline — and what it will mean for real estate as a whole.

Moderators Matt Harris (managing director at Bain Capital) and Clelia Peters (co-founder and partner of MetaProp, president at Warburg Realty) will kick off Capital Connect with a lay-of-the-land session, discussing the nuts and bolts of real estate investment in 2019 and what we can learn from the successes and failures in the space. You’ll hear about how one of the world’s largest private equity terms thinks about their investment strategy and get an update from several companies that are rethinking the traditional real estate transaction business model.

To acquire or not to acquire? Experts will take the stage and discuss acquisition as a sustainable business strategy and what that means for you in your own real estate business. Data pools and demographic trends have been around for some time, but now they’re starting to be applied in new ways — including by buyers, who are making purchase decisions based on emerging data and technologies; platforms that are embracing this concept will drill down into the analytics and how they’re being leveraged.

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The rental market has carved out its own category of real estate investment opportunity well beyond the mom-and-pop landlords of yesterday. Learn about the latest trends in the rental market and what they mean in terms of homeownership today and several years into the future. And transaction closing has long been a headache for just about everyone involved in the real estate industry, including consumers, but there are new tools and practices available today that make it more coordinated and streamlined than ever — get the full story from on-stage experts.

You’ve no doubt heard about tech-enabled brokerages, but how do you build one and where do you go once you’ve got the basics down? Analytics can redefine the role of the brokerage both for agents and consumers; hear from several companies about how it’s working for them and what they did to get where they are. And new tools and technologies are making the actual building of homes more efficient and faster than ever; learn how emerging and established companies are using some of this technology and funding from investors to start reshaping the homebuilding industry.

Don’t wait for the story to come to you — follow the money! Capital Connect is happening only at Inman Connect New York, and you won’t want to miss it.

Thinking about bringing your team? You may qualify for special group perks! Contact us to learn more.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for reaching the Capital Connect audience? Contact us to learn more.

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