How to Incubate Real Estate Technology (Video)

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Jamestown, a design-focused real estate investment and management company with a 35+ year track record has found their success by transforming spaces into innovation hubs and community centers across the globe. Join Fund Manager, John Wilson and Vice President of Tech Strategy, Ginny Miller as they discuss how having a community-centered approach to their business has led to the launch of new business lines and platforms such as tenant engagement digital experiences, a small business platform, and a direct-to-consumer platform: Jamestown Invest. Moderated by Shadow Ventures Senior Associate Nick Durham.

About the speakers:

John Wilson is a Director at Jamestown and Fund Manager of Jamestown Invest ( Previously, he led teams responsible for value creation in mixed-use office and retail projects, including Ponce City Market in Atlanta and Chelsea Market in New York until its sale to Google in 2018. Mr. Wilson began his real estate career with Jones Lang LaSalle and later worked at Goldman Sachs. He is a registered representative of North Capital Private Securities and has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. Mr. Wilson serves on the boards for the Piedmont Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ginny Miller is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at Jamestown. She manages investments in startups, funds, and strategies that position Jamestown as an innovation leader. Ms. Miller has worked with WeWork, Fifth Wall Ventures, Apple, and Harvard University in defining technology strategies for office, residential, and retail environments. Prior to her work in real estate technology, she led innovation strategy projects for Fortune 500 brands such as Starbucks, AARP, Humana, and Whirlpool that culminated in new product or business launches. Ms. Miller also ran strategy and sat on the board of Camp Phoenix, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization. She studied Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


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