ULI Europe Webinar: The Role of Technology in Managing Real Estate and Ensuring Health and Safety During a Pandemic

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June 3
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Register now for this ULI Europe webinar, which is part of the ULI Europe Digital Programme.

Please note that this webinar will take place at 12:30pm BST (British Summer Time) / 1:30pm CEST (Central European Summer Time).

 For those dialling in from other regions, please note that the webinar will take place at 7:30am EDT (Eastern Daily Time) / 8:30pm HKT (Hong Kong Time) / 9:30pm AEST (Australia Eastern Standard Time). By registering in advance, you will automatically receive a recording of the webinar after it has concluded.

Webinar Summary:

This webinar is focused on Proptech, a digital technology to assist in better communication, management of real estate and responsiveness of asset managers, owners and developers. A specialist panel session will bring together both Proptech experts and users of the technology to discuss how technology has helped customer communication and continuity of service in the current crisis and how it may assist in the ‘return to normal’ period and after that. The panel will develop the possible levers technology may have to enhance or improve business practices, and also the way to positively impact both processes and decision-making to ensure health and safety moving forward.

A Q&A session will follow and panellists will answer audience questions.


Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Susan is a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya. An experienced real estate lawyer, her in depth understanding of the property market and business training as a Sloan Masters MSc (London Business School) graduate, combined with a wide circle of contacts help make the firm’s programme of events “must attend” networking opportunities. Susan was listed as ”The woman who knows everyone’ by Bisnow in their 51 Most influential Women in UK real estate list 2018. She is a member of the Mishcon Technology Group, whose MDR LAB runs an incubator programme for tech start-ups in the legal space. She has also mentored for Pi Labs accelerator programme for proptech start-ups since it launched and is a regular speaker on the #proptech circuit. Susan is Vice Chair of the British Property Federation’s Technology and Innovation Group. She is also a member of the Urban land Institute Technology and Real Estate European Product Council. She chaired the FUTURE: Proptech Advisory Group bringing together key influencers in real estate and proptech.

Susan is also a non-executive director of development company, This Land, on the advisory boards of Seaforth Land and Work.Life and chairs the Property Group of Business Improvement District. She is active on Twitter and can be followed at @Propertyshe.


Léan Doody, Europe Digital Property and Smart Cities Leader, Arup

Léan is Digital Property and Cities Leader for Europe at Arup. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the industry which includes advising a variety of clients from city and national governments to private developers, and on a variety of projects involving extensive strategy and policy work on the application of smart technologies. Recent project work includes digital strategy and policy work for the Danish and Singaporean governments, the Greater London Authority, Dublin City Council, Sydney, Canberra and major masterplanning projects in Singapore and Dubai.  Her most recent report on real estate and digital property is Shaping Cities: How Digital Technology is Disrupting Global Real Estate, produced for IPUT. She has just been commissioned to write a book on smart cities for Routledge, for publication early 2022.

Outside of Arup, Léan is a Director to the Board of the Sustainable Energy Agency of Ireland (SEAI), a national government agency for promoting sustainable energy practices and policies in Ireland.

David Nadge, Senior Innovation Manager, SIGNA Innovations

David Nadge joined SIGNA Innovations in October 2018 and works as Senior Innovation Manager. SIGNA Innovations invests in innovative ideas, platforms and business models related to real estate and benefits both from tech solutions and from usage and service models that not only offer interesting returns but also make SIGNA an innovation leader. David is driving SIGNA´s innovation ambitions and cultural change, by piloting, testing and developing products and services of portfolio companies and start-ups.

David started his career at PwC as a Management Consultant for the real estate sector, advising clients with regards to strategy and operations. He gained experience in managing projects for digital transformation, as well as process optimization and business model development. He holds a BSc in Management & Economics from the University of Innsbruck and a MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance from the University of Reading.

Andrew Schafer, SVP & Managing Director, International, Accruent

As Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International, Andrew is accountable for managing all aspects of the business outside of North America. Leading an international team that enables our customers to drive efficiencies through the application of Accruent’s market leading software for managing their real estate, facilities and assets.

Andrew previously led the International team at Verisae as its Managing Director, EMEA, prior to Accruent’s acquisition of Verisae in 2016. While there, he was responsible for global strategy, sales and delivery outside of the Americas.

Prior to Verisae, Andrew was a Senior Managing Consultant in IBM’s Global Business Services Division providing business strategy consulting to customers across a wide range of industries. Earlier, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in numerous management roles spanning consulting, outsourcing, audit and business advisory services.

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience successfully combining strategic consulting, sales, project and financial management with expertise in facilities and asset management, energy and sustainability to help customers deliver operational savings across their estates globally. He holds an Honours degree in Business Science and Finance from the University of Cape Town.

Registration Details:

Fee: Complimentary for ULI Members | €25 for Non Members*

*Not a member? If you join one of our webinars and become a member within 10 days of the event, we will credit back to your ULI account your non-member fee for that webinar. Credit will remain on your ULI account for one year and can be used against any other paid for activity excluding membership payments.

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