ULI Houston - Leadership Luncheon - AI & Real Estate


2023-06-29T11:30:00 - 2023-06-29T13:00:00

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    Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Ln Houston, TX 77027-3405 UNITED STATES


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $75.00 $100.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $65.00 $90.00
    Retired $50.00 N/A
    Student $50.00 $70.00
    Under Age 35 $50.00 $70.00
    Annual Partnership benefits apply. Please email [email protected] to confirm your tickets.

    Join us for an exciting event showcasing the latest AI tools, including ChatGPT, Bing AI, and DALL-E. Witness firsthand how these cutting-edge technologies can transform various industries and change the way we interact with machines and computers. Following the live demos, we will hear from a panel of industry experts about the impact of AI on the commercial real estate and development industry, AEC, workforce trends, finance, and capital. Discover how AI is revolutionizing these fields and changing the business landscape, accelerating the pace of deals, and transforming the way people work. Don't miss this chance to explore the future of AI and its potential to shape the way we live and do business. - Written in collaboration with Chat-GPT.


    G. Raymond Brown, Ph.D.
    Faculty & Program Coordinator, Artificial Intelligence
    Digital and Information Technology Center of Excellence - Houston Community College

    Dr. Brown began teaching at Houston Community College in 2009 and currently leads the HCC Artificial Intelligence program. His career spans over 25 years teaching Physics, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and AI in colleges and universities. He led a team to launch Texas's first AI associate degree at HCC in 2018 and was instrumental in the launch of the college's first Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in AI and Robotics. He also worked 17 years as an atmospheric scientist, meteorologist, consultant and software engineer and manager. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from Duke University and is a member of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, USAi Labs and various developer network programs in the AI industry. Dr. Brown also serves as advisor for the HCC Computer Science Association student club. For his achievements with the HCC's AI program, Dr. Brown became a 2021-2022 recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award from the League for Innovation.

    Veena Jetti
    Founding Partner
    Vive Funds

    Veena Jetti (VEEnuh Jeh-Tee) is the founding partner of Vive (rhymes with “five”) Funds, a unique commercial real estate firm that specializes in curating conservative opportunities for investors. Veena brings a dynamic perspective to targeting, acquiring, managing, and operating assets using best practices combined with cutting edge technologies. Veena also leads a Facebook Community called Mastering Multifamily with Veena Jetti.
    After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Finance at 20 years old, she pursues her passion for real estate. Veena has over a decade of real estate experience and over $900MM+ in multifamily transactions in her own portfolio.After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Finance at 20 years old, she pursues her passion for real estate. Veena has over a decade of real estate experience and over $900MM+ in multifamily transactions in her own portfolio.
    Veena is also a passionate philanthropist. In 2017, she was one of only three women to receive the Politico Woman of the Year award for the significant amount of time and focus she spent on aiding the grassroots Hurricane Harvey disaster response.

    Kristin Kautz, CPSM
    JAM Idea Agency

    Kristin Kautz, CPSM is an experienced marketer with over 23 years of expertise in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. With a passion for innovation and technology, Kristin has become a leading expert in AI for the built environment, helping companies implement and maximize AI in their business. 
    Kristin is advising a wide range of organizations on how to integrate AI into their operations, from small firms to large corporations. AI is revolutionizing our industry. With a deep understanding of the latest AI trends and technologies, Kristin provides strategic guidance and develops customized organizational structures, guidelines, policies, procedures, communications/roll-out, and training to ensure that companies can fully leverage AI to drive growth, improve efficiency and productivity, and enhance both client and employee satisfaction.
    Her unique blend of marketing expertise, industry knowledge, and technical know-how has made her a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the field of AI for the built environment. Kristin has been the featured AI speaker for SMPS locally, regionally, and nationally in addition to the Society for Design Administration (SDA), Project Mark, Zweig Group, and multiple CEO cohorts. Kristin is committed to advancing the use of AI in the AEC industry and helping companies stay at the forefront of innovation.
    Read more here and join her Digital Guerrillas LinkedIn Group.

    L.D. Salmanson

    L.D. has extensive experience founding, advising, and investing in leading private technology companies. Prior to founding Cherre, L.D. served as Executive Director of Oppenheimer’s Private Shares Group, after Oppenheimer acquired Greencrest Capital, a firm he co-founded to enable pre-IPO transactions in some of the largest private technology companies in the world, including Facebook, twitter, and Uber. Prior to that L.D. served as the Principal of Knight Capital Group’s Private Equity Fund, and previously as a captain in the Israeli Army. L.D. earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and is a Joseph Wharton Merit Scholar. L.D. also holds a B.A., LL.B., and LL.M. in finance and International Law from IDC Herzliya.