15. Innovator of the Year
CRE’s use of tech may have started with software to better manage properties and automate certain processes, but nowadays technology touches all aspects of commercial real estate, from space listings and HR operations to crowdfunding investment and financing to the newest innovation, blockchain technology to provide a more efficient and secure way of closing deals. Nominees for Innovator of the Year have fully embraced and integrated themselves into the world of technology, and are reaping the benefits of the tools, platforms, products and services available through these innovations. She could be an IT expert who’s found ways to capitalize on a need within the industry, or a CRE professional who has become more efficient and successful through the use of tech. Whatever her role, this individual has the forethought and ingenuity to realize how to best make technology work to benefit her career, her company and the industry at large.
Special Recognition Awards