Middle East Investors Summit

Online, February 23, 2021


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:00–6:00 p.m. GST
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8:00–9:00 am EST

In this Middle East-focused AFIRE virtual event, panelists will provide broad insights on market trends in technology and real estate—and then take a deep dive into some of the key megatrends leveraged by technology on the housing sector.

What does the future of connectivity mean for single-family and multifamilty assets, and both the viability and long-term sustainability of the sector? What does “connected” housing mean for the future of communities, neighborhoods, and cities? And what are the key trends institutional investors should be tracking to gain more exposure in both housing and proptech?

With moderation from leading AFIRE members, this discussion hosts K.C. Cleary and Dylan Emmett, partners on the strategic advisory team at Fifth Wall, the largest venture capital firm focused on the global real estate industry and property technology for the built world—in addition to in-depth insights from Lucas Haldeman, Founder and CEO of Smartrent, a smart home automation company that builds and deploys solutions for property owners, managers, renters and builders.

This event is open to all members and invited guests.


Demetrios Barnes, COO, SmartRent

K.C. Cleary, Partner, Strategic Advisory, Fifth Wall

CJ Edmonds, Chief Revenue Officer, SmartRent

Dylan Emmett, Partner, Strategic Advisory, Fifth Wall

Lucas Haldeman, Founder and CEO, SmartRent

Michael Rankert, Vice President of Sales, SmartRent


Designed as part of AFIRE’s membership program, AFIRE Virtual Events provide a recurring digital format for AFIRE members to stay connected beyond in-person meetings.

AFIRE Virtual Events are recorded and made available for members only.


Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director
atewelde@afire.org+1 202 312 1404

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