NYC Showcase speaker spotlight: Chris Schlank, Brad Greiwe

Principals from Fifth Wall and Savanna will grace the stage at TRD’s signature event

Savanna Fund’s Chris Schlank and Fifth Wall's Brad Greiwe
Savanna Fund’s Chris Schlank and Fifth Wall's Brad Greiwe

It’s nearly showtime.

We hope you’ve marked your calendars, because The Real Deal’s NYC Real Estate Showcase + Forum is back and better than ever. As promised, New York City’s premiere real estate event is locked and loaded with an array of speakers who are ready to dish on the red hot residential market, the future of development, the latest innovations in proptech and so much more.

We’ve held up our end of the deal. Now it’s your turn. Register for the showcase by Friday, March 25 to secure the early bird rate, along with an additional 20 percent off for our dear subscribers.

Join us May 19 at the Metropolitan Pavilion to hear from the biggest leaders in real estate. In the meantime, here’s some intel on a couple of them.

Chris Schlank

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Savanna Fund’s founder and managing partner knows a thing or two about large-scale commercial real estate. From acquisition to development to leasing, the firm has made a name for itself in the office sector with a string of big purchases and major financing deals.

With this firsthand experience, Schlank has unique insight on what’s in store for brick-and-mortar offices and how they will (or will not) fit into the future of work. In addition to being one of the foremost names in the retail and office scene, Schlank is an adjunct professor of Real Estate Finance at Columbia University, and sits on the board of directors for the National Dance Institute.

Brad Greiwe

As co-founder and managing partner of the property-focused venture capital firm Fifth Wall, Brad Greiwe has a tech-forward track record. The former CTO of Invitation Homes, with a background in investment banking, now leads the firm backing proptech players including Doma, Hippo, SmartRent and VTS.

The VC firm was among many that hopped on the blank check bandwagon last year. It would appear, though, that Fifth Wall has hit a wall, having recently canceled a $150 million SPAC (though it has another ongoing). Greiwe’s firm may not have responded to requests for comment, but the man himself may have a few words to say. Why not catch him at the NYC Showcase and ask?