Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech, is a noted author, public speaker, and one of the most influential thought leaders in commercial real estate tech. Beckerman started his career by building one of the leading PR firms in the industry, which sold in 2017. He launched his own real estate tech startup, The News Funnel in 2011 and has since acquired CREtech in 2017, as well as owning one of the most successful real estate content marketing agencies, The Content Funnel, positioning the collective brands as the "center of information, connectivity and news" for the commercial real estate tech community. Since its acquisition, CREtech has grown into the number one resource for commercial real estate tech events, data/research, information on startups and news bringing together tens of thousands of professionals each year. Beckerman has been a speaker at many premier industry conferences including ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers at Wharton School -UPENN, University of Colorado at Boulder Real Estate Center 20th Annual Forum, RealComm, NAIOP I.CON and ICSC’s National Deal Making, ICSC’s OAC Summit, SIOR Spring World Conference and CBC Global Conference and ICSC RECon to name a few.