John Pozoglou

Founder & CEO, FuturePlace

John’s career in the media & events industry spans 20+ years and multiple continents. He has conceived and built highly regarded business technology events across Europe, the Middle East and Australia by bringing together Fortune 500 companies, groundbreaking startups and world-class speakers to celebrate the latest advancements in technology and to catalyse economic, social and environmental improvements.

As the CEO of the FuturePlace, John’s mission is to help accelerate Australasian real estate towards technology-driven innovation, cross-sector collaboration and global integration.

Takes part in

  • Industrial Real Estate SummitView Full Event
  • 15:50 - 16:30

    Sustainability Fireside Chat - Industrial Grade ESG - How design and technology are the keys to Industrial Real Estate sustainability

    The global real estate sector is the largest contributor to the global climate crisis. In this session we examine why this culpability is driving big changes in how architects, builders, owners, operators and tenants are all working to tread more lightly on the earth and instil sustainable principles across the industrial landscape. In this session, we examine the technologies that are enabling the move towards sustainability and the ESG principles making it possible: 

    • How is climate change impacting how we approach industrial portfolios? 
    • Green & circular – using solar panels on the roofs of warehouses and other renewable energy sources to achieve carbon neutrality 
    • What other design and technology methods can be used to reduce energy and water consumption and drive bottom-line impact 
    • What role does procurement, social impact, diversity & inclusion play in industrial construction and maintenance? 
    Guest include:
    Andrew Thai Sustainability Manager, Frasers Property Industrial
    Tamara Williams Director, ESG, Altis Property Partners
  • 10:25 - 10:50

    International Fireside Chat - Unpacking global trends around sustainability and innovation and the impact these will have on the Industrial Real Estate sector in Australia

    In this session, we hear from international leaders in industrial real estate Prologis Ventures on the trends they are seeing across North America and Asia. How is China changing the global landscape and how may these trends impact Australia? 

    • Corporate Innovation: How are companies de-risking themselves post Covid and how is open innovation changing the way things are being done?
    • Sustainability: Industrial buildings can play a key role in energy creation, storage and carbon reduction. What is the sector doing to make this a reality?
    • Data Centre: What do Data Centre tenants need and how can landlords provide these needs effectively?
    • Smart Buildings: How can emerging technologies be used to more effectively manage your industrial portfolio?
    • China: How is China influencing the Industrial scene and what could this mean for the Australian market?
    Guest include:
    Will​ O’Donnell Managing Partner, Prologis Ventures (USA)
  • PropTech NEXT SummitView Full Event
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    Keynote Fireside Chat I - Startup innovation: Uncovering the secrets to seeding greatness in PropTechs globally

    In June 2021MetaProp’s closed their $100M Fund III, which is the largest global PropTech seed fund”. Aaron is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetaProp, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on the PropTech industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 100+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. The firm manages multiple investment funds for both financial and strategic real estate investors representing a pilot- and test-ready sandbox of 15+ billion square feet across every real estate asset type and global market. In this session we question him on:

    • What is the secret sauce and how do MetaProp identify and develop the start-ups that they see as having the most potential and making the biggest impact?
    • Which are the most promising types of tech and sectors today and where are MetaProp looking for start-ups globally?
    • How will tech and digitalisation re-shape the industry across all real estate sectors?
    • What are the lessons learnt along the way and what is next for MetaProp?
    • Building the future and what’s NEXT for the property industry and for PropTechs globally
    Guest include:
    Aaron Block Co-founder and Managing Partner, MetaProp
  • 14:00 - 14:30

    International Keynote Fireside Chat II: Proptech Innovation: Uncovering the secrets to seeding greatness in Proptechs globally

    Divya Pall is Head of Innovation for Hines India and part of the global Innovation Team. Divya is tasked with identifying, developing and scaling Proptechs for Hines and their portfolio of property assets valued in excess of US$160 Billion across 240 cities in 27 countries globally. In the past year Divya has evaluated over 100 Proptechs, piloted 18 and rolled out 6 into their portfolio. In this session we examine what they look for in a Proptech, how they identify, scale and incorporate them across their mega portfolio of real estate assets globally. 

    • How Hines identifies and develops the highest potential, biggest impact start-ups
    • What are the most promising tech plays and sectors today?
    • Where are Hines looking for start-ups globally?
    • How will tech transform all real estate sectors?
    • What’s NEXT for the property industry and Proptechs globally?
    Guest include:
    Divya Pall Head of Innovation, Hines - India
  • 17:00 - 17:30

    Locknote Fireside Chat III: Europe - Looking at how developments in Europe may shape industry trends in Australia

    Magnus has been named as a top 10 Global Influencer in Proptech (twice) and is a dedicated Senior Advisor and Chief Product Officer with a 25+ year track record in developing world-class digital solutions. He spent 19 years as Chief Product Officer at the Proptech start up Datscha (Swe) which in 2019 was sold to Real Capital Analytics (US). His role as a Partner at Stronghold Invest includes the digital transformation of existing real estate portfolio companies (Newsec & NIAM), scouting and managing investment opportunities in global Proptech start-up space. In this session, we hear what drives him; what are the secrets to his success; in addition to what’s it like to lecture at Cambridge; complete 2 ironman and of course what trends is he seeing that will impact Australia?

    Guest include:
    Magnus Svantegård Partner, Stronghold Invest
  • 11:30 - 11:55

    International Fireside Chat I - How is Proptech enabling CRE players to emerge bigger and better post Covid-19?

    In this session we get an update on the impact Proptech is having on the commercial real estate sector, and the role it will play in determining success in a post Covid world from Duke Long. Duke has over twenty years’ experience in real estate and technology, across all asset classes of commercial real estate. Duke advises and sits on several start up boards and holds leadership positions in numerous real estate technology-focused organisations such as Second Century Ventures which is backed by more than 1.4 million members of the National Association of Realtors NAR.

    Guest include:
    Duke Long Entrepreneur in Residence, Second Century Ventures/Reach
  • PropTech NEXT WebinarView Full Event
  • 09:35 - 10:00

    Keynote Fireside Chat I - Startup innovation: Uncovering the secrets to seeding greatness in PropTechs globally

    In June 2021MetaProp’s closed their $100M Fund III, which is the largest global PropTech seed fund”. Aaron is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetaProp, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on the PropTech industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 100+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. The firm manages multiple investment funds for both financial and strategic real estate investors representing a pilot- and test-ready sandbox of 15+ billion square feet across every real estate asset type and global market. In this session we question him on:

    • What is the secret sauce and how do MetaProp identify and develop the start-ups that they see as having the most potential and making the biggest impact?
    • Which are the most promising types of tech and sectors today and where are MetaProp looking for start-ups globally?
    • How will tech and digitalisation re-shape the industry across all real estate sectors?
    • What are the lessons learnt along the way and what is next for MetaProp?
    • Building the future and what’s NEXT for the property industry and for PropTechs globally
    Guest include:
    Aaron Block Co-founder and Managing Partner, MetaProp

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