Trends and Disruption in Real Estate Tech

Sponsored by the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization, Goulston & Storrs PC, and Shulman Rogers

Thursday,  November 7th, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 

Location: Goulston & Storrs PC, 1999 K Street NW, Washington DC, 20006

​$10 event registration fee.  Please purchase tickets below.

Registration 6:00 – 6:30pm

Panel Discussion 6:30 – 7:30pm

Networking 7:30-8:30pm

Advance registration required.

Organized by Eamon Lorincz and David Lewis.


Please join the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization for a panel discussion on trends in real estate technology and potential market shifts resulting from innovative and “disruptive” technology.  Our program will analyze both current trends such as crowdfunding and data driven investments and the potential disruptive impacts of coming technological innovations such as self-driving vehicles and artificial intelligence.  Our panelists are Jake Fingert, a venture capitalist and former Obama administration official, Memme Onwudiwe, a co-founder of an artificial intelligence and data analytics start-up, Yulia Yaani, a co-founder of a software platform for commercial real estate loans, and Ryan Croft, a co-founder of Transit Screen, a mobility interface used in building lobbies.



TJ Wilkinson (AB ‘02)

TJ Wilkinson is a Shareholder at Shulman Rogers who focuses his practice on startups and emerging growth companies and taxation. He is a former software engineer with an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a JD from Columbia Law School and an LLM in Taxation from New York University Law School.


Roma Patel (GSD’16) (Principal at Declaration Partners LP)

Roma is a Principal at Declaration Partners focusing on real estate investments.  Roma has over nine years of commercial real estate investment experience investing across national markets in various property types. She was previously a Vice President at Artemis Real Estate Partners, focusing on acquisitions and asset management across debt and equity, including multifamily, senior housing, industrial and structured investments, and prior to that, she was an Associate at The Carlyle Group in U.S. Real Estate Transactions. Roma started her career as an Analyst at Northwood Investors, focusing on property-level debt and equity investments. Roma holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


Jake Fingert, Partner, Camber Creek (HBS ‘08) (

Ryan Croft, Cofounder & COO at TransitScreen.

Memme Onwudiwe, EVP, Legal and Business Intelligence, Evisort (HLS ‘19)


Yulia, Yaani, Founder and CEO, Real Atom (

Jake Fingert

Jake Fingert is a Partner at Camber Creek, a real estate technology focused venture capital firm. Jake coordinates all aspects of Camber Creek’s operation and portfolio management. He has Board roles with Bowery, WhyHotel, Nestio, and Measurabl. Jake was previously a Senior Policy Advisor on the National Economic Council at the White House, appointed by President Obama, where he led the infrastructure financing portfolio and helped lead the National Economic Council’s Smart City efforts. He also served as a Senior Advisor to the GSA Administrator where he helped identify new investments and manage operations for the Federal Government’s real estate portfolio of approximately 350 million square feet. Prior to joining the government, he was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, with distinction, and an undergraduate degree from Emory University with high honors.  Jake is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, ULI’s Technology Product Council, and the Smart Cities Works Advisory Committee.

Ryan Croft

Ryan Croft is cofounder and COO at Washington DC-based TransitScreen®, a suite of transportation and real estate information and analytics products, including TransitScreen, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology that powers live information screens in buildings and the built environment. TransitScreen is live in 60 cities in six countries. TransitScreen's MobilityScore® product powers real estate and travel websites and apps, using a patent-pending algorithm. Lastly, CityMotion is a B2B mobile app, which shows all your options nearby (ie. mass transit, bikeshare, carshare, e-scooters, and private shuttles) in real time.  Ryan is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities around the topics of transportation technology, smart cities, real estate tech, urban mobility, travel, and entrepreneurship.

Memme Onwudiwe

Memme Onwudiwe is the EVP, Legal and Business Intelligence of Evisort. Memme was one of the first 5 members of the company, joining what was then a small group of Harvard Law and MIT students on a mission to change how companies interact with their legal documents. Memme was the co-chair of the Inaugural Harvard Legal Technology Symposium and lead a presentation focused on AI at the 2019 Associated General Contractors Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference. Evisort is a company using advanced artificial intelligence models to help companies organize and understand the important business data contained in their legal documents. With Evisort, information locked away in documents becomes searchable, and key terms can be surfaced to the right people at the right time. Evisort can be used across all documents across an organization and helps companies reduce costs and improve their compliance and business operations.

Yulia Yani

Before founding, a software platform for commercial real estate loans, Yulia Yaani managed over half a billion in commercial real estate investments for Amstar Global Partners, a US private equity fund, as well as worked for Related Group in Florida. Her experience exposed her to the highly fragmented commercial real estate lending industry that lacks transparency and to real estate developers and investors that were wasting time and money in order to secure debt for their projects. As a result, she decided to build a marketplace to match borrowers directly with appropriate lenders allowing for significantly lower costs of capital and a streamlined origination process. If you have a conversation with her, you will learn that is her third start-up.


​Please contact for any question. 





6:30PM - 8:30PM Thu 7 Nov 2019, Eastern timezone


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