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Putting Technology to Work in CRE!

How many times in recent conversations have you heard references to “Big Data” or “Blockchain”?  Do you really understand what these terms can mean in a commercial real estate context?  And would you like to have someone customize a technology application for your specific business, so you can focus on real estate? JOIN US on panel discussion on how tech will be changing and benefiting our area commercial real estate.


February 22nd | Park City Club |  7:30-9:15 am



Our Speakers:


Ashley Glover | RealPage
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Ashley Glover serves as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for RealPage, where she is responsible for managing international operations and all customer acquisition, assimilation and retention organizations.
Ms. Glover has served in multiple roles at RealPage, most recently as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. For eight years prior to 2012, she led some of the largest divisions in the company, broadening her sales, service, operations and product management experience. Ashley was formerly with McKinsey and Company’s Dallas office working with technology, consumer, and retail clients. She represents RealPage on the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association. She received her B.S. in Computer Science, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Chris Garrick | Dialexa
Senior Partner
Chris Garrick is a Senior Partner at Dialexa, where his primary responsibilities include partnering with clients who are undertaking digital transformation initiatives, bringing together Dialexa’s offerings to deliver against an organization’s core business objectives as they go through periods of significant technological change.
Chris joins the Dialexa leadership team with more than 20 years of strategy, operational and consulting experience specializing in digital transformation, and has helped several companies enable their strategic capabilities through technology. He has founded two technology companies and held various leadership positions across the energy, finance and technology industries. Chris spent the past five years at CBRE where he served as Global SVP of Technology and Innovation focused on leading technology transformation strategy development and new tech identification, introduction and incubation. Chris studied electrical engineering at the University of Massachusetts and earned an MBA at Southern Methodist University, where he graduated with distinction.


Courtney Naudo | Deloitte
Bio to come.




Our moderator:


JJ Williams | Prescient
Regional Vice President – South Central

JJ has over 20 years of leadership experience in the fields of construction, real estate and sales. JJ started his career  managing regional offices for construction before becoming a broker in Atlanta, GA. As a commercial real estate broker, JJ managed the largest producing team for Grubb & Ellis in Central Texas focused on multifamily and commercial investments and as a member of Grubb & Ellis’ Hospitality Services Group. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Business Development for Jordan Foster Construction, the largest third party apartment builder in the state of Texas.
JJ is actively engaged with numerous service and charitable groups including the UTD Real Estate Program, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and CRE Cares, a non-profit charitable organization for which he founded. He is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and Dallas Regional Chamber. During his tenure as President for CoreNet Global’s North Texas Chapter, his chapter was honored as the Global ‘Chapter of the Year.’
JJ is a graduate of Baylor University, and earned his Master of Corporate Real Estate in 2015 from CoreNet Global.  He has been a CCIM designee since 2006.

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