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Wednesday, January 18 • 10:20am - 10:35am
Transparent Platforms: Shiny New Object or Game Changer

A new generation of companies and applications are making the home selling process more transparent and open. Does it work? What are the challenges and what is the role of the Realtor?


Speakers
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Gary Beasley

CEO, Roofstock
Gary co-founded Roofstock in summer 2015 and assumed the role as CEO to build an Internet marketplace focused on the $2 trillion single-family rental (SFR) sector.  Prior to Roofstock, Gary was CEO of Waypoint Homes and co-CEO of its successor company Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE: SWAY), where he established himself as one of the leaders of the sector as institutional capital began to transform its landscape.  Prior to... Read More →
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Sarah Ham

General Manager, Haus
Sarah Ham serves as Haus’s General Manager leading the company. Prior to joining Haus, Sarah spent four years as an impact venture capital investor focusing on early-stage consumer companies. Sarah’s leadership background extends across a variety of industries including marketing strategy, politics and film. She began her career producing small independent films. She then led the finance team for a congressional campaign in Wisconsin... Read More →
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Kamal Jain

CEO and Co-Founder, Faira
Dr. Kamal Jain is the CEO and Co-Founder of Faira, a real estate marketplace that features a transparent, online offer platform. Previously he was a Distinguished Scientist and Principal Researcher at eBay and Microsoft Research labs. He has a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Operation Research from Georgia Tech, and a Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT-Delhi
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Ryan Johnson

Founding Team and VP of Operations, Opendoor
Ryan Johnson is Founding Team and VP of Operations at Opendoor. He has been investing in SFR real estate since 2002 in various capacities. Prior to Opendoor he was at Bain Capital, the New York MTA, and McKinsey & Company. His favorite topic of conversation is the intersection of real estate and transportation. 


Wednesday January 18, 2017 10:20am - 10:35am
1. General Session - Broadway Ballroom