Build the Future of Property Ownership

January 14-16, 2020 | Austin, Texas

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Fee Simple (noun): a permanent and absolute ownership of an estate in land. The highest possible ownership interest that can be held in real property.

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About the Event

The property ownership experience is being reinvented for millions of people.

The Future of Real Estate Summit is a first-of-its-kind event bringing together top economic experts, technologists and trade leaders from the country’s top title and escrow companies, mortgage lenders, and real estate brokerages. Connect with other real estate professionals, learn about the technology and share in the innovative ideas that are powering the businesses building the future of home ownership.


Dig into trends reshaping real estate transactions.
explore the details
Digital mortgages
Technology trends
Security best practices
Consolidation and Integrations
Attracting talent
iBuyers and new business models


Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Rainey Street District, Austin

“#1 Hotel in Texas” - Condé Nast Traveler

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Frank Abagnale

Renowned cybersecurity expert and subject of Catch Me If You Can

Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can.
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Joe Lonsdale

General Partner at 8VC, Co-founder of Palantir

Joe Lonsdale is a founding partner at 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund. Joe was an early institutional investor in many notable companies including Wish, Oculus, Oscar, Illumio, Blend, RelateIQ, Joby Aviation, Guardant Health, Synthego, and in 2016 and 2017 was the youngest member of the Forbes 100 Midas List.
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Kirk Watson

Texas State Senator

Texas State Senator Kirk Watson is former mayor of Austin, Texas, and was described by Texas Monthly Biz magazine as "a man with a vision of what the community wants and the moxie to carry it out." First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, Senator Watson and has been reelected four times. He represents most of Travis County and all of Bastrop County.
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Marina Walsh

Vice President, Industry Analysis at MBA

Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA's research and economics department, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders. She has worked in real estate finance for over twenty years. Currently, she is an instructor for the Future Leaders Program and leads the management and direction for the Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports, the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program, and the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program. In 2016, Walsh was named to HousingWire's "Women of Influence" list.
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Nate Baker

CEO & Co-founder at Qualia

Nate oversees the strategic vision for Qualia. Since founding the company in 2015, Nate and his team have raised more than $40 million in funding and have expanded Qualia’s platform nationally. On track to become the U.S. real estate industry's default closing platform processing thousands of closings every day, over 15 percent of all real estate transactions nationwide currently close on Qualia.
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Ben Rubenstein

CEO, Opcity at

Ben is the founder and CEO of Opcity which in 3.5 years scaled to 650 employees, over 100,000 agents, and a $210 million exit to Opcity is a technology platform that uses large proprietary data sets and applied analytics to match top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time with no upfront cost.
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Erica Meyer

Owner & Publisher at October Research, LLC

Erica is Owner and Publisher of October Research, LLC. October Research provides education through their five B2B publications, annual conferences, digital educational content, websites, and custom publishing. Erica was recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Woman in Entrepreneurship and in 2014 a Women of Influence in Housing by HousingWire Magazine.
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