The Amazon/Google Effect: Technology, Real Estate, and Development

The Amazon/Google Effect: Technology, Real Estate, and Development

The Columbia University Club presents a panel of experts on technology and real estate to discuss the changing commercial market, the impact on the city’s economy, and how technology has made co-working spaces more important to any real estate option in the city.


Michael T. Cohen, President of Colliers Tri-StateMr. Cohen will be speaking from the perspective of a commercial office broker and the impact of Amazon and Google on the city’s office market. He is also a real estate investor and part of a multi-generational real estate family.

Jeff Fronek, Director of Investment for Rubenstein Partners Rubenstein Partners is a private owner/developer/investor. In particular they are launching 25 Kent, a new, 500,000-sf office and retail in complex along the waterfront in North Williamsburg. It’s the first ground-up development in that neighborhood in 40 years, and probably the most highly anticipated project in the area.

Ryan Masiello, the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of VTS VTS is one of the leading proptech (real estate technology) firms in the world. VTS has 10 Billion square feet of real estate on their platform. They work with the largest property owners in the U.S., and a perfect voice for our panel discussing the intersection of tech and real estate, since that is literally what they do!

Registrations are final on March 15.

This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia University Club of New York and the Penn Club of New York. Special thanks to Columbia University Club Program Committee co-chair, John Celock ’04JRN.