The FINANCIAL -- WASHINGTON – Over 400 innovators, investors and Realtors gathered in San Francisco for NAR’s inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit, to debate, discuss and collaborate on real estate’s most pressing technology issues.
During the summit, real estate technology companies, the investment community and business executives joined Realtors® to tackle key technology developments such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality.
The first day of programming included California Attorney General Xavier Becerra who delivered a keynote focused on the pressing consumer protection issues in the real estate industry.
Realtors will attend sessions and hear from TaskRabbit founder, Leah Busque, Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, leaders in the technology and startup industry, as well as 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 NAR Immediate Past President Bill Brown, 2018 NAR President-Elect John Smaby and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. In addition to rapid-fire sessions from experts, the event also features a hackathon, where participants seek to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve real estate, and a pitch battle, where tech startups demonstrate how their companies are seeking to transform various elements of the industry.
The National Association of Realtors is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.