Adrian Washington says that until he was past 30, he had never even heard the term ‘real estate developer.’ Today he is known for over two decades of experience in urban real estate development, construction and management and the startup of several companies, the most notable being Neighborhood Development Company, founded in 1999 in his hometown of Washington, D.C. 100% … [Read more...] about Building efficiency.
A bit of a technology ‘man for all seasons’, Harri Holopainen started his career in computer graphics on a Commodore 64. He worked on smart card payment systems, co-founded a small graphics software company, and even designed and implemented a prototype online gaming world, a subject he did his university thesis on. Upon graduating, he and his partners grew their … [Read more...] about Next Gen recycling.
John Liss is running on fumes. He’s up very early every morning building his company FAST. And he’s doing something important and having fun. John founded True Footage, with a Harvard business degree in hand, to help a rather sloppy industry get a little more accurate. A real estate data authentication platform built to streamline residential transactions, they provide … [Read more...] about Running on fumes.
Jonathan Cohen, based in the Pacific Northwest, is an engineer turned developer/hotelier/social entrepreneur. Always interested in sustainability, Jonathan also has a strong DIY streak in him. When he was younger, he volunteered on an environmental farm and did an internship working on wind turbines at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado. He also built a house … [Read more...] about Shift real estate.
Sam Ruben is passionate (with a capital P) about sustainability. Sustainability is not just a moral principle for Sam – he believes that as a core value it can improve the bottom line, and increase the brand value of any company. Today, he is Chief Sustainability Officer and co-founder of Mighty Buildings, a company that has leveraged rapidly evolving technologies in … [Read more...] about 3D-printing, robotics and automation, oh my!