Date(s) - 04/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Netherland-America Foundation,
the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and
Holland PropTech invite you to
Holland PropTech Networking Event
with Duke Long and Nick Romito
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Duke Long, of Duke Long Agency and Nick Romito, founder & CEO of VTS are innovators in the commercial real estate business. They will talk about how large corporations in any industry can embrace the latest technological developments. The speakers are joined by a delegation from the Netherlands visiting New York and Boston with Holland PropTech.
Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
666 Third Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 100172
6:00 pm – Doors open
6:30 pm – Presentation and Q&A
7:45 pm – Reception
NAF Members: $25
About the Speakers
Duke Long is a 20 year veteran of commercial real estate. He is the broker and owner of The Duke Long Agency. He is also known for writing his strong opinions about all things commercial real estate at www.dukelong.com He has been asked to present and give those opinions by many well known companies and associations such as CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, Colliers International, The National Association of Realtors, The International Council of Shopping Centers, CoreNet and many others. Indiana University allowed him to study real estate.
Nick Romito is founder & CEO of VTS, a 150-person team of young innovative professionals determined to change a very large industry—Commercial Real Estate. He started his career as a broker and learned the ins and outs of CRE. After four years Nick and his partner from the firm formed Titan Global Advisors: a full-service CRE Firm, which managed a 2.5M sf portfolio and a large book of Tenant Rep business. It became clear to Nick that the process of leasing & selling commercial real estate had to change. After querying the market and his peers, the response was overwhelming: everyone had issues with visibility, data tracking, distribution, etc. The market was dying for a new platform, built by the industry for the industry. View The Space (VTS) went live in the Summer of 2011. It is the first online leasing platform that uses new, cutting-edge technology to change a very old process from start to finish. In five years, VTS has gone from 2 employees to 150 and helped lease over 3 Billion square feet, a number that grows everyday. Nick has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. He has spoken at Harvard Business School’s renowned Technology Cyberposium and the Empire Startups NY FinTech Conference.
Holland PropTech is the first matchmaker in real estate. Startups look for customers. Grownups search innovations. We bring the first-movers, trendsetters and innovative leaders together. Holland PropTech has the ambition to be the network where new connections, new collaborations and new business models emerge. With positive energy and inspiring examples to provide a bright future of the real estate industry.