Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak to Keynote CRE.Converge 2019, Commercial Real Estate’s Premier Event

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, announced today that Steve Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at CRE.Converge 2019, the association’s annual fall conference.

Steve Wozniak

Known as the premier event for networking and education for commercial real estate, CRE.Converge 2019 brings together 1,300+ industry leaders from across North America at NAIOP's largest conference for business deals, valuable connections and insights into emerging trends. The event is October 14-16, held this year at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

Known as a “gadget guy,” the Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley icon will share his captivating perspective on wearable tech and his predictions of what technology breakthroughs we will see next, particularly related to commercial real estate. The innovator, called “The Woz,” is widely recognized as an early innovator of the microcomputer innovation that changed the world.

“NAIOP is excited to have Steve Wozniak keynote CRE.Converge as the commercial real estate industry continues to transform as a data- and technology-driven industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “Steve’s crucial perspectives and insights will engage commercial real estate’s most innovative and dynamic leaders in a conversation about the tech trends shaping the world today.”

Other CRE.Converge 2019 keynotes include Hessam Nadji, president and chief executive officer of Marcus & Millichap, and Richard Fry, Ph.D. and senior economist with Pew Research Center, on "The Forming Demographic and Market Wave: How to Invest Amid Change," and global strategic analyst Reva Goujon on "Geopolitical Gamesmanship: Reducing Risk and Identifying Opportunities."

For more on CRE.Converge 2018, visit

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Kathryn Hamilton