BlockSpaces announced today a monthly Blockchain and Real Estate meetup due to community interest and demand in Florida, where the company is located.
Access to deals, the amount of time it takes to close, property title mistakes, high fees and fraud bog down the real estate industry. It is the largest asset class in the world and has had minimal innovation in the way of increased efficiency during transactions. Blockchain poses major opportunities for innovation in real estate.
The meetup will be for software developers, engineers, technologists, researchers, entrepreneurs and relevant real estate stakeholders interested in understanding applications of blockchain technology for commercial and residential real estate.
The first session will take place on February 20, 2019 and will include an explanation of the history and basic concepts of blockchain and where it fits into the real estate and title industry. We’ll also cover other blockchain use cases and the future outlook of the technology, as well as the regulatory climate and potential barriers to entry.
The presenter at the inaugural event will be Debbie Hoffman. Debbie is a financial services attorney with a specialization in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and technology innovation. She is Founder and CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors and a cabinet member of The Masters Conference™. She is the Education Chair for MBA MISMO’s Blockchain Community of Practice. Prior to founding Symmetry, Debbie was the Head of Legal, North America, for Mphasis and the Chief Legal Officer of Mphasis’ wholly owned subsidiary, Digital Risk, LLC. Debbie spent a decade of her career as a real estate finance attorney at Thacher Proffitt & Wood in New York and has also been a professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law and an instructor of law at the University of Central Florida, College of Business Administration.
Debbie was selected as a 2018, 2016 and 2014 Woman of Influence by Housingwire Magazine and was awarded “The Visionary” Leading Lady by NAWRB in 2018. In 2017, Debbie was named as a Top General Counsel by the First Chair Awards, received an Honorable Mention as a Leading Lady in the MReport’s Women in Housing issue and was named as a 2017 “Hot 100” in Mortgage Professional America. Debbie was awarded a 2015 Stevie® Award Woman of the Year and a 2014 Stevie® Award, Female Executive. Debbie served as the 2017–18 Chairperson of the Association of Corporate Counsel Financial Services Committee and was involved in the ACC’s first blockchain initiative.
All knowledge levels are welcome! Come meet like minded people who have deep knowledge of blockchain and are friendly and welcoming.