Next real estate ecosystem? Data markets, platforms & information fiduciaries

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57 Seaport Blvd. · Boston, al

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Take stairs to 2nd floor

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What will the real estate ecosystem look like in the future? The Realtors' 1st convention in Boston in 89 years has brought some thought leaders to town to share their visions with local innovators.

Mark Lesswing, an expert / entrepreneur in blockchain in real estate and NAR's former CTO, will discuss "Data as Labor" -- an examination of using DL to compensate data creators every time it is used. Inspired by Eric Posner's book "Radical Markets," the discussion "is surprisingly non-technical, yet academic. Be sure to visit his Blockchain Roadmap for the real estate industry August 2018 on link below:

Travis Wright, former Exec, Dir. of Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) will present the novel idea in the link below: "Move all the service providers onto a multi-sided marketplace platform. In so doing, consumers and providers could come together to initiate transactions with less friction, greater transparency of product specs and provider credentials, and ultimately create a competitive environment for best pricing."

Thomas Hardjono, MIT Connection Science, will bring a perspective from applied academic work at MIT, where he holds a variety of titles and is involved in conversations about blockchain and digital identity worldwide (see link below). The realignment of the real estate ecosystem around big data and personal data will require moving agency duties from the transaction to the homeownership cycle, hence the need for "information fiduciaries."

UPDATE: We're delighted to add another thought leader!

Dazza Greenwood, who runs consultancy + the research at MIT, is a recognized legal technology expert and began working in the real estate industry as a teenager. He is pioneering use of blockchain for business operations and was recently named one of the FastCase 50 top law and tech experts in the world.

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We expect other real estate thought leaders, entrepreneur and academics to join us, so will start with networking at 3pm; begin presentations at 3:30pm and leave 4:30-5pm for networking. If there's time will slip in a lightning round so everyone can say what they're working on.

Better yet, visit and join one of the working groups that aligns with your interest and vision of where the real estate ecosystem will be in the year 2020. That's the question #RE2020 will continue to ask as we cocreate the future using MIT's uLab model.

For more interest, contact:

Bill Wendel[masked] (text messages if you can't find the MeetUp)