Real Estate & PropTech Keynotes

"...you stood out as one of the best."

— GINO BLEFARI

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service

Embrace market changes and new technologies to drive more profitable growth with innovation frameworks from Real Estate & PropTech keynote speaker Josh Linkner.

Key trends and opportunities that Josh helps Real Estate & PropTech leaders navigate

Over the years, Josh has been an active advisor to real estate leaders, applying his business acumen and innovation to single-family, multi-family, office, mobile-home, and industrial projects. In addition to his direct involvement, he’s also advised and delivered keynotes for some of the top firms in the world across all dimensions of the industry. Clients include CBRE, Skanska, Meritage, AECON, Berkshire Hathaway, Pulte, Sotheby's, Fluor, Berkadia, and the National Association of Realtors.

Sustainability and ESG Compliance

The increasing focus on ESG compliance within the real estate sector underscores a broader shift towards sustainability.

This trend points to a significant growth area, as many firms are still navigating their path to full compliance. It serves as a reminder that the journey towards sustainability is ongoing, requiring continuous improvement and adaptation. By integrating ESG considerations into their operations, real estate firms can not only meet regulatory requirements but also contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Hybrid Work Models and Office Repurposing

The shift towards hybrid work models is a clear indicator of the evolving nature of our work environments, both at the office and at home.

This transition challenges us to reconsider the role of traditional office spaces. As these buildings become less attractive to investors, the decision to repurpose or demolish them for more relevant uses highlights the importance of being adaptable and responsive to change. It's a prime example of how, in the face of new realities, our ability to pivot and reimagine resources can lead to more effective and efficient use of space.

Expense Mitigation and Technology Adoption

In an environment where efficiency and resilience are paramount, real estate firms are actively seeking ways to reduce expenses while embracing technological innovations.

This balancing act between cost-cutting and investing in new technologies exemplifies the principle of leveraging what you have to secure a better position for the future. It's a strategic approach that highlights the importance of adaptability and foresight in navigating the complexities of today's market.

Construction Technology (ConTech)

The construction industry's embrace of technologies such as BIM, drones, and modular construction is revolutionizing how projects are approached.

  This trend not only enhances project efficiency and safety but also contributes to sustainability. It's a vivid illustration of how adopting new technologies can drive significant improvements in practice, making the construction process more precise, efficient, and less wasteful. This continuous pursuit of innovation is essential for progress and sustainability in the construction sector.

Technology Integration and PropTech Expansion

In residential real estate, the rise of PropTech underscores the value of gradual innovation.

 Virtual reality tours and AI-driven advisories are prime examples, offering ways to explore and decide with unprecedented ease. These technological advances simplify the home buying process, proving that small, systematic changes can redefine our interaction with real estate, aligning it more closely with contemporary needs and expectations.

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Hi, I'm Josh.

Josh Linkner — a New York Times bestselling author — is a rare blend of business, art, and science.

On the business front, he’s been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which created over 10,000 jobs and sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

He’s the co-founder and Managing Partner of Muditā Venture Partners - an early-stage venture capital firm investing in groundbreaking technologies.

Over the last 30 years, he’s helped over 100 startups launch and scale, creating over $1 billion in investor returns. He’s twice been named the EY Entrepreneur of The Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Josh also has extensive experience in the Real Estate & PropTech fields. Over the years, he’s been an active real estate investor and developer, applying his business acumen and innovation to single family, multi-family, office, mobile-home, and industrial projects. In addition to his direct involvement, he’s also advised and delivered keynotes for some of the top firms in the world across all dimensions of the industry. Clients include CBRE, Skanska, Meritage, AECON, Berkshire Hathaway, Pulte, Sothebys, Fluor, Berkadia, and the National Association of Realtors.

While proud of his business success, his roots are in the dangerous world of jazz music. He’s been playing guitar in smoky jazz clubs for 40 years, studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has performed over 1000 concerts around the world.

His experiences in both business and music led him to become one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation. Josh is the co-founder and Chairman of Platypus Labs, a global research, training, and consulting firm.

Today, he’s on a mission to help leaders Find A Way™ through creative problem-solving, inventive thinking, and ingenuity.

Keynote Topics
+ Outcomes

Find A WayTM

Every problem can be solved, and every opportunity can be seized. Through a proven innovative framework, you'll discover new paths to explosive growth, competitive advantage, and sustainable results.

Expand organization-wide capability for creative problem-solving and inventive thinking.

Big Little BreakthroughsTM

Instead of high-risk moonshots, the most innovative leaders cultivate a high volume of ‘micro-innovations’ and build a culture of everyday innovation.

Gain the tools to become an everyday innovator.

The Music of Business

What business leaders can learn about agility, collaboration, creativity, and performance under pressure from the mysterious world of jazz.

Inject artistry and agility into your business through an unforgettable, interactive experience.

*Please note this topic requires additional talent + gear.  Accordingly, additional costs apply.

The Innovative Leader

Become an unstoppable force by unlocking your and your team's ingenuity, gaining confidence, and boosting results in times of dramatic uncertainty and disruption.

Elevate your capacity to lead and win in volatile times.

Disciplined DreamingTM

A proven system for driving breakthrough creativity. Learn how to balance raw imagination with business rigor to achieve profound and predictable results.

Boost creativity and rigor simultaneously to achieve better outcomes.

Rethink. Reboot.
Reinvent.

The business you’ll be running in five years will be dramatically different than today. Unlock the definitive playbook on reinvention, relevancy, and sustainable success.

Gain the confidence to venture into the unknown and thrive, no matter what the future brings.

Innovation in the Age of AI

A modern framework to unlock sustained profitable growth at the intersection of technology and human creativity.

Josh shows you how the path forward involves integrating human creativity with artificial intelligence to thrive amidst uncertainty, rapid change, and disruption.

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5 Ways Josh Turns Your Event Up To "11"

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Sparks a mindset & movement.

His authentic, relatable, research-backed content - with real-world case studies and a high-energy delivery - will inspire your audience to uncover and activate new opportunities every day.

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Moves your team into action.

Your audience will not only be energized, motivated, and inspired, they’ll become better equipped with specific tools, frameworks, and techniques to drive meaningful results in the months and years ahead.

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Handcrafted, not canned.

Josh takes the time to listen deeply before custom-building a keynote experience just for you. This ensures that every minute is on-point, relevant, and targeted to your unique challenges and opportunities.

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Real and accessible.

Josh applies Find A Way™ principles in his everyday work as a leader, venture capitalist, musician, and author. Leaders inspired by his keynote often reach out to him for help finding a way in their everyday work.

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Impact - 11, Drama - 0.

Coming from a place of humility and service, Josh believes that a great keynote is about the audience, not the speaker. Meeting professionals often call Josh one of the best keynote speakers to work with.