is a private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York. Nestled between Grand Central Station and Times Square, The Williams Club provides its members with access to affordable hotel rooms, meeting space, private dining, athletic facilities including two squash courts, invitations to exclusive events, and the opportunity to visit over 200 additional clubs included in our reciprocal network. Membership is open to all NESCAC schools as well as grads of another 26 institutions.
Be Stimulated at the Williams Club’s
Infrastructure Redefined: Digital Transformation in Real Estate
4th in a continuing series
Monday, November 19
6:30 pm reception, 7:00 program
Free for members, $10 for guests
The real estate industry is not typically viewed as a leader in technological transformation. However, the emerging field known as “PropTech” – which seeks to offer innovative tech-based products, models, and applications for real estate markets – is rapidly redefining the industry, and benefitted from $12 billion in venture investment in 2017 alone. Today, digitization is impacting an industry naturally characterized by brick and mortar in a multitude of ways. This panel will discuss the effect of these developments on different aspects of the industry, and ask: how is technology changing what we know about a space, and how we use it? How are computing as well as other technologies affecting decision making, investment criteria, use of office space, construction, ability to scale?
Richard Sarkis, Williams ’01, is CEO and co-founder of Reonomy, a commercial real estate data and analytics platform. Since the company’s founding in 2013, Sarkis has been instrumental in raising $68M in venture capital, and led Reonomy through a successful web platform launch in New York City, as well as the launch of a national platform in 2017.
Preston Pesek is CEO and co-founder at Spacious, a work-share startup that repurposes restaurant off-hours to provide flexible workspace in NYC and San Francisco. Previously, Preston managed real estate investments at Fortress Investment Group, often dealing with atypical asset types, complex financial structures, and distressed or special situations. His deal portfolio includes well known hospitality brands such as Starwood, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hilton, Taj, and Four Seasons. Preston earned his MS in Real Estate from NYU.
Trevor Munson is Director of Construction at WeWork’s Powered by We. An adjunct professor at Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center, Trevor has spent has spent 11 Years in Construction Management at Plaza Construction, first as a project manager and then as project executive. Trevor graduated the New Jersey Institute of technology with a BS in Architecture and an NYU MS in Construction Management.
Moderator: Katrin Zimmermann, Managing Director, The Americas at TLGG Consulting.
Event Organizer: Charles Plaisimond, Williams ’07, Consultant at TLGG, Associate at Vicus Partners
Friday Night Holiday Jazz with Jonathan Dely & his Band
Friday, December 7 at 8:00 pm
$10 for members; $20 for guests
Price includes one (1) drink ticket. Cash Bar will be available for additional purchases
Jazz trumpeter Jonathan Dely, Williams ’15, returns to the Williams Club for a concert showcasing his world-class band, special guests, and an exciting program featuring jazz renditions of holiday favorites. Dely performs a concert as energetic as it is cool and romantic, to the delight of audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.
Jonathan Dely, 25, is an award-winning trumpet soloist from New York, New York. He has been named a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, the National Trumpet Competition & the Yamaha Performing Artist Competition, and has performed at such esteemed venues as Lincoln Center, Blue Note NYC and the Highline Ballroom. He graduated with latin honors from Williams College, and earned his Masters from the Manhattan School of Music in 2017.
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