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Steve Weikal

Industry Chair

MIT Center for Real Estate

Country or State

United States


More than $10,000

Event Format

In-person / live conference, Virtual Conference, Webinar


Jan 1


Steve Weikal is a lecturer, researcher, and thought leader focused on innovative new technologies and business models that are reinventing traditional ways of developing, transacting and managing real estate. He is the Industry Chair of the Real Estate Technology HUB in the Lab for Real Estate Transformation at the MIT Center for Real Estate and is also the Managing Partner of MET Fund II, which invests in early-stage startups that have an MIT connection and focus on solutions for the coming built environment transformation. Prior to this role, Steve was the Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center for Real Estate, responsible for managing relationships between the Center and its global network of corporate partners and over 1,300 alumni representing 48 countries. He was also executive producer of the Center’s signature event, the MIT World Real Estate Forum. Steve is a member of the CREtech Climate Leadership Board, the Global Insights Panel for MIT Technology Review, the review committee for the CoreNet Global Innovator Awards. He is on the boards of eight real estate technology companies and was the Founder of MIT Real Disruption, a series of successful conferences discussing the impact of emerging technology on the real estate industry that is now part of the global CREtech media platform. An ardent industry advocate, Steve speaks extensively about real estate technology for corporate clients around the world and at conferences for AFIRE, AsRES, BOMA, CCIM, CoreNet, CREW, ICSC, IREM, NAIOP, PERE, SIOR, and ULI. He has been quoted by numerous media outlets, including BuzzFeed, TechInsider, Medium, USA Today, CP Executive, Harvard Real Estate Review, the Boston Globe, GlobeSt. the Real Reporter, Travel Weekly, IPE Real Assets Europe and Anuario Inmobiliario LatinoAmerica. Steve holds a Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) and Master’s in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a law degree (JD) from Suffolk University Law School.

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Current Position

Industry Chair at MIT Center for Real Estate


Master of Science, Real Estate Development (MSRED) - 2008

Master of City Planning (MCP) - 2008

Juris Doctor (JD) - 2014

Past Talks

CREtech New York 2022

CREtech London

CoreNet ERS

Asia Real Estate Society

Dubai Real Estate Summit

DLA Piper Global Real Estate Summit

Proptech LatAm

SIOR World Conference

NAIOP National Forums

RE/MAX Commercial Symposium

Engel & Volkers ExP

VCU Real Estate Trends

Tishman Speyer Client Roundtable

Brookfield Tenant Advisory Council