All Press Releases for March 04, 2015

Realcomm Announces 2015 Advisory Council; Robert Entin, Vornado and Helane Stein, PREIT to Co-Chair

The council is an assembly of over 50 prominent and innovative technology leaders to help shape the content and direction of the annual conference.

"We are honored to have the participation of this elite group who are instrumental in implementing major changes in their organizations & setting new industry standards," said Jim Young, Realcomm.

    CARLSBAD, CA, March 04, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Realcomm Conference Group, LLC, a global leader in providing technology education and networking opportunities for the commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate industry, has announced that Robert Entin, EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust and Helane Stein, VP and CIO for PREIT, will co-chair the Realcomm 2015 Advisory Council. This council is an assembly of over 50 prominent and innovative technology leaders. The charter of the group is to help shape the content and direction of the annual Realcomm conference, which will be held June 8-10 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

"For 17 years, Realcomm has been at the center of the technology, automation and innovation trends impacting commercial and corporate real estate. We are honored this year to have the participation of such an elite group of individuals who are instrumental in implementing major changes in their organizations and setting new standards for the industry," said Jim Young, co-founder and CEO of Realcomm. "I am pleased that our co-chairs, Robert and Helane, have agreed to lead this year's council. Their combined experience and incredible insight will help us ensure we give our attendees the most important and relevant content."

Helane Stein is VP, IT for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), where she leads the company's technology department. PREIT is a real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated retail shopping malls. PREIT owns and operates over 30 million square feet of space in properties in 12 states in the eastern half of the United States with concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region and Greater Philadelphia.

"Realcomm is the one conference where all facets of real estate are represented and converge, providing a forum for collaboration and debate on a broad spectrum of topics that are germane to our industry," said Stein. "I am pleased to co-chair this year's Council and the opportunity to contribute to this must-attend industry event where we can hear experts' thoughts on the future of the industry, explore emerging, disruptive and innovative technologies, and network with our CIO peers to form lasting relationships, share our experiences, ideas, and knowledge."

Robert Entin is EVP and CIO for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts with ownership and management of over 80 million SF of office, retail, residential, and hotel space. He has served as Chairman and CTO for Integrated Business Systems (IBS), a well-known provider of real estate automation solutions, which he founded in 1979.

"Realcomm has been dedicated for many years to studying and promoting technological innovation in the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Their hard work has produced a singularly effective conference and forum rich in opportunities to learn, collaborate, and see the latest thinking with products that serve the industry," commented Entin. "I think we come year after year because we always leave with good ideas and benefit from being able to speak to so many valued colleagues in one place at one time."

The Realcomm 2015 Advisory Council members are:
- Bob Adams, VP, IT, Legacy Partners
- Maria Aiello, CIO Regal Lifestyle Communities
- Stuart Appley, SVP, CIO, Shorenstein
- Dan Arnold, SVP, CIO, Cousins Properties
- Porter Bellew, VP, CIO, Federal Realty Investment Trust
- Carl Brady, CTO, Stream Realty Partners
- Mark Brown, Head of Technology Starwood Retail Partners
- Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines
- John Chung, VP, Technology, Allied REIT
- Craig Cuyar, Executive Managing Director, CIO, Cushman & Wakefield
- Mandy Edwards, Global CIO, CBRE
- Robert Entin, EVP & CIO, Vornado Realty Trust (Co-Chair)
- Barry Fagan, VP, Director of IT, The Durst Organization
- Rick Gehringer, SVP, Technology, Caruso Affiliated
- Susan Gerock, SVP, IT & CIO, Corporate Office Properties Trust
- Lyndal Hanna, VP, IT, Avison Young
- Dean Hook, SVP & CIO, Brixmor Property Group
- Lisa Howat, CIO, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
- Gord Howells, VP, IT, Primaris Management
- Sandy Jacolow, CIO, Silverstein Properties
- Todd Januzzi, CIO, Empire State Realty Trust
- Dale Johnston, CIO, Regency Centers
- JP Jones, SVP, CIO, Macerich
- Venkat Kandru, SVP, IT, The Howard Hughes Corporation
- Phil Klokis, CIO, GSA/PBS
- Kevin Loftis, CIO, Principal, Cassidy Turley
- Ted Maulucci, CIO, Tridel Corporation
- Art McCann, CIO, Highwoods Properties
- Sandy Mechael, VP, CIO, Equity One
- Steven Messaros, CIO, Liberty Property Trust
- Andrew Miller, Sr. Director, Asset Management, TIAA-CREF
- Scott Morey, SVP, General Growth Properties
- Kevin Moss, SVP, IT, DDR Corp.
- Michael Osment, CIO/CTO, Taubman Centers
- Clint Osteen, CIO, Granite Properties
- Hal Pate, VP, IS, IDI
- Lee Pearson, VP & CIO, Weingarten Realty Investors
- Paul Quinn, Chief Information & Strategic Execution Officer, Duke Realty Corporation
- Timothy Reed, VP, IT & Services, EMCOR
- Joe Rich, CIO, Tishman Speyer
- Bob Rybak, CIO, Morguard
- David Schacht, CIO, Simon Property Group
- Larry Schachter, VP, IT, CompassRock Real Estate LLC
- Justin Segal, President, Boxer Property
- Shaun Smith, SVP, CIO, Phillips Edison & Co.
- Julie Sokol, SVP, IT, Irvine Company
- Cheryl Southworth, VP, IS, Glimcher Realty Trust
- Adam Stanley, Global CIO, DTZ
- Martin Stanton, VP, CIO, Lowe Enterprises
- Helane Stein, VP, IT, PREIT (Co-Chair)
- Tom Taddeo VP, CIO, Kimco Realty Corporation
- Brian Thompson, IT Director, Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust
- Ian Turnbull, SVP, Corporate Operations, Brookfield Corporate Operations
- Kevin Vertrees, VP Enterprise Architect, Forest City Ratner Co.
- Jim Whalen, SVP, CIO Boston Properties
- Scott Zimmerman, CIO, CenterPoint Properties

This year's conference theme, "REal Change Right Now - Welcome to the FutuRE!" reflects the transformation taking place in the industry as every business process and real estate asset is being re-engineered and automated.

Topics to be presented include: real time information management, next generation property management concepts, prescriptive analytics, integrated CRMs, automated leasing, advanced mobile platforms, electronic payments, smart, connected, high-performance buildings, nextgen office space, new retailing concepts, integrated digital signage, immersive experiences, Uber for leased space, drones, robots and 3D printing. Discussions on cyber-security, staffing and business driven technology strategies will be addressed.

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About Realcomm Conference Group
Realcomm Conference Group, LLC is the leading research and educational institution that produces annual conferences and expositions on technology, automated business solutions and intelligent buildings strategies for executives in commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate. Realcomm was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing industry leaders together each year to discuss, demonstrate and debate the latest innovations that impact the industry. Today, in addition to the annual conferences, Realcomm conducts webinars, workshops and other strategic services to educate industry professionals about the latest business solutions and technologies to improve commercial real estate development, leasing, management and operations.

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