Past CREFutures


Looking back at past CREFuture speakers and topics.

More about our past #CREfuture events, and the panelists who took place in the forward-thinking discussions on commercial real estate.


Spring 2019 #CREFuture-- CRE Tech Takeover: How PropTech is Reshaping the Real Estate Industry 
Panelists (left to right)
  1. Moderator & Alumna Ashley Cooper, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser (TB Harris JR & Associates)

  2. Derek McGarry, Chief Engineer (Point Guard)

  3. Sigrid Feder, America’s Chief Administration Officer (CBRE)

  4. Emily Barth, Sales Analyst (CBRE)

Why is there a lack of technology in real estate?

“There is a desire for concrete evidence on return on investment, which is sometimes harder to come up with. If it’s a new, intuitive technology, how is it making our processes any faster or easier? So until you have used that technology, or have concrete data, it’s hard to prove it has ROI.” - Sigrid Feder


Fall 2018 #CREFuture
Panelists (left to right)
  1. Will Pitts, Associate Executive Director, (Charlotte Sports Foundation)

  2. Moderator Virginia Luther, Associate Director, (Savilis Studley)

  3. Council Member Tariq Bokhari, District 6 Representative, (Charlotte City Council)

  4. Alyson Craig, Director of Planning, Design & Development, (City of Charlotte Deputy)

  5. Steven Pearce, Director of Business, (Charlotte Regional Partnership)


Spring 2018 #CREFuture -- Developing Charlotte's Future: Innovation, Talent and Economic

Panelists (left to right)
  1. Council Member Tariq Bokhari, District 6 Representative, (Charlotte City Council)

  2. Bridget Grant, Land Use and Development Consultant (Moore & Van Allen)

  3. City Councilman Larken Egleston, (City of Charlotte)


Fall 2017 #CREFuture -- The Stonewall Corridor
Panelists (left to right)
  1. Alumnus Henri Gresset, Senior Associate (Childress Klein Brokerage Services)

  2. Alumna Liz Ward, VP of Multi-Family Development (The Housing Partnership)

  3. Alumna Kristy Venning, Office Broker (Beacon Development Company)

  4. Board member Compie Newman, Managing Director (CBRE)