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PropTech IQ was created by multifamily industry veterans, and our founder was the head of innovation for 2 of the industry’s 10 largest management companies.

PropTech IQ was created by multifamily industry veterans, and our founder was the head of innovation for 2 of the industry’s 10 largest management companies. In addition, our advisory board is composed of multifamily owners, developers, and industry executives.

Our Team

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Taylor Wiederkehr,
Founder & CEO

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Taylor Wiederkehr

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As an experienced innovator and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience, Taylor has propelled both Fortune 500 and multifamily companies to new heights through his unwavering dedication to technological advancements. As a trailblazer in the multifamily industry, Taylor has held key innovation leadership roles at two of the NMHC’s top ten largest multifamily management companies in the United States. Under his guidance, his team at Alliance Residential Company gained national recognition for their groundbreaking partnership with Google/Nest and Dwelo. This collaboration revolutionized the adoption of smart home technology in the multifamily industry, setting a new standard for resident experiences.

Taylor’s commitment to innovation extends beyond the multifamily realm. His exceptional leadership skills and technical abilities were demonstrated throughout his college career, leading the design & development of Ford Motor Company’s Consumer Digital Data Collection & Distribution System. This transformative system digitized Ford’s grassroots marketing data acquisition channel, solidifying Taylor’s reputation as a forward-thinking innovator early on, before obtaining a BS in Computer Information Systems from Tarleton State University.

His contributions as a founding member of the NMHC Innovation Committee and the RETA Emerging Technologies Committee showcase his commitment to driving industry-wide innovation. Through his leadership and technical expertise, Taylor continues to revolutionize the industry as the visionary Founder & CEO of PropTech IQ, driving positive changes and setting new standards for operational excellence and resident experiences through the democratization of proptech data. This passion for innovation and sustained entrepreneurial drive has positioned him as a key driving force in shaping the future of the multifamily industry.

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Tom Rickert,
Chief Operations Officer

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Tom Rickert

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Tom brings over 20 years of technology leadership and expertise to his role at PropTech IQ, directing technological operations and solution delivery. He ensures the company remains at the forefront of the proptech industry by seamlessly implementing innovative solutions. His role involves strategic project architecture and fostering growth and technological advancement.

Before his tenure at PropTech IQ, Tom distinguished himself in the US Army. This experience honed his leadership skills and technical knowledge, particularly in high-pressure environments, equipping him with the unique ability to tackle complex challenges with strategic foresight and precision.

Transitioning from a decorated military career to a pivotal role in the technology sector, Tom has demonstrated remarkable adaptability and vision. His comprehensive understanding of tactical operations and corporate innovation allows him to drive successful outcomes in PropTech IQ’s dynamic landscape.

Tom’s leadership is characterized by a commitment to excellence and understanding technology’s transformative power for industry.

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Phil Matsuhashi,
Chief Strategy Officer

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Phil Matsuhashi

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Throughout his 20-year career, Phil has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen, guiding numerous companies to success in diverse fields such as proptech, consumer services, new media, mobile, and ad tech. His innovative approach and keen market insights have enabled businesses to thrive in competitive environments, ensuring they remain at the forefront of technological advancements and market trends.

As a pivotal figure in the real estate technology, Phil co-founded Amenify, a trailblazing company that revolutionizes the multifamily housing sector by providing managed service teams. This innovative service has been adopted in over 200,000 homes across 30 states, significantly improving the quality of life for residents and streamlining operations for property owners.

Phil’s visionary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit have been central to Amenify’s success, reflecting his ability to identify and capitalize on emerging market opportunities. His expertise in developing and executing strategic operations has propelled his companies forward and established him as a respected leader in the industry.

In addition to his professional achievements, Phil is committed to fostering innovation and excellence within his teams, cultivating environments where ideas can flourish and lead to substantial impacts. His contributions to the tech and real estate sectors have left indelible marks, demonstrating his profound influence and dedication to improving industry standards and practices.

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Charles Sakugawa,
Director of Analytics

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Charles Sakugawa

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Charles is an integral team member, bringing over twenty years of invaluable experience in business analysis and information technology. His profound expertise spans more than fifteen years in technology and data management, with the last 7 years spent in the multifamily industry, where he has excelled in harnessing technology to meet and exceed business objectives.

Charles has an exemplary track record, particularly for demonstrating a unique ability to bridge the gap between complex technological solutions and strategic business goals. His career is marked by significant achievements, notably his tenure with industry giants like Greystar and Alliance Residential. At these companies, Charles distinguished himself through various pivotal roles, including business system and process analyst, protect pilot data analyst, specialist in property management system integration and data analysis, and end-user support.

Charles’s approach is characterized by meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of the multifamily housing industry’s technical and business facets. His expertise in navigating and resolving intricate system integration challenges, along with his ability to translate complex data into actionable insights, has made him an invaluable member to his teams.

Beyond his technical and analytical capabilities, Charles is known for his leadership and ability to mentor teams, fostering environments where technology and strategy converge to create sustainable business value. His work ethic and extensive experience drive our team forward, ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of industry developments and innovations.

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Mike Salgado,
Database Engineer

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Mike Salgado

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Mike is a highly skilled and accomplished database architect and engineer, bringing over two decades of specialized experience in enterprise database development to our team at PropTech IQ. With a proven track record of success, Mike has dedicated his career to mastering the intricacies of database technology, focusing on data refinement and optimization. His expertise encompasses designing robust database architectures, ensuring data integrity, and implementing efficient data storage solutions, making him an invaluable asset to our data management strategies.

At PropTech IQ, Mike holds the pivotal role of database engineer, where he applies his vast knowledge and skills to enhance our database systems. His contributions are crucial in optimizing data flow and storage, supporting our analytical and operational capabilities. Mike’s ability to diagnose and resolve complex database issues has significantly improved system performance and reliability.

Throughout his 20-year career, Mike has consistently demonstrated an exceptional ability to adapt to evolving technology landscapes. He has worked on high-profile projects, developing and refining database solutions supporting critical business functions. His commitment to excellence and continuous improvement has been instrumental in successfully deploying scalable and secure database systems.

Mike’s deep understanding of database architecture and his hands-on experience in enterprise environments enable him to provide strategic insights and practical solutions. His role at PropTech IQ is not just about maintaining our databases; it’s about driving innovation and efficiency, ensuring that our data infrastructure meets the high standards required to support our business objectives and customer needs.

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Chris Luersen,
Network Engineer

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Chris Luersen

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Over the past three decades, Chris has established a remarkable career as an authoritative figure in enterprise infrastructure development. His extensive experience is marked by profound expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining robust network systems that ensure operational efficiency and resilience. As a vital team member, Chris is our network engineer, leveraging his in-depth knowledge to fortify our infrastructure against the evolving challenges of the digital age.

Specializing in strategic scalability, Chris ensures our network infrastructure can adapt and grow in alignment with our business needs, facilitating seamless expansions without compromising performance or security. His forward-thinking approach to network design has supported our company’s growth trajectory, enabling us to manage increased data volumes and user demands with unwavering reliability.

Furthermore, Chris is recognized for his exceptional skills in data disaster recovery—a critical aspect of modern network engineering. His comprehensive disaster recovery plans and protocols safeguard our essential data, ensuring business continuity and resilience in facing unforeseen challenges. His ability to anticipate potential system vulnerabilities and implement preemptive measures has significantly minimized risks and downtime, providing our company and clients peace of mind.

Chris’s Hybrid Network Systems Engineer role reflects his versatility and adaptability. He seamlessly integrates traditional and cloud-based solutions to create optimized, hybrid environments. His commitment to staying abreast of the latest technological advancements and his practical experience make him an invaluable asset to our team and a trusted advisor in our strategic planning. His contributions enhance our operational capabilities and support our mission to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our customers.
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Caitlyn Baker,
Customer Success Team

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Caitlyn Baker

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Caitlyn Baker is a dedicated and dynamic member of the customer success team at PropTech IQ, where she has been instrumental in fostering strong client relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction. With a passion for problem-solving and a commitment to excellence, Caitlyn has continuously demonstrated her ability to understand and address customer needs, enhancing their experience and loyalty.

With her rich customer service and support background, Caitlyn specializes in developing and implementing effective customer success strategies. Her approach focuses on understanding each client’s unique requirements and challenges, enabling her to provide tailored solutions that drive success and add value. Caitlyn’s expertise lies in her technical knowledge and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, allowing her to build and maintain positive client relationships.

At PropTech IQ, Caitlyn plays a crucial role in onboarding new clients, providing training and support, and ensuring that they maximize the benefits of our products and services. Her proactive approach to customer engagement helps identify potential issues before they escalate, ensuring a smooth and positive customer journey.

Caitlyn’s contributions to the team go beyond individual client interactions. She is actively gathering and analyzing customer feedback, which is vital for continuous improvement and innovation at PropTech IQ. Her insights have significantly enhanced our service offerings and customer engagement strategies.

Caitlyn’s commitment to customer success and collaborative work ethic make her a valuable member of PropTech IQ and a cherished partner to our clients. Her dedication to enhancing customer experiences continues to contribute to the company’s reputation and success in the proptech industry.

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Madeline Ham-Ost,
Operations Analyst

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Madeline Ham-Ost

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Madeline is an astute Operations Analyst at PropTech IQ, where her analytical prowess and operational expertise significantly contribute to the company’s efficiency and growth. With a strong data analysis and process optimization foundation, Madeline plays a crucial role in identifying bottlenecks, streamlining workflows, and implementing scalable solutions to enhance operational performance.

Her journey at PropTech IQ began after a successful stint in a leading consultancy, where she honed her skills in data-driven decision-making and operational strategy. At PropTech IQ, Madeline quickly distinguished herself by her meticulous problem-solving approach and commitment to excellence. She navigates through complex data sets to provide actionable insights, helping shape strategic decisions and improve overall business outcomes.

Madeline’s work involves close collaboration with various departments, ensuring that all aspects of the company’s operations are aligned with strategic goals. Her ability to translate complex data into understandable and actionable information makes her an invaluable asset to her team and the wider organization.

Beyond her technical skills, Madeline is known for her proactive attitude and leadership qualities. She mentors new analysts, guiding them through the nuances of operational analytics and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Her contributions to PropTech IQ extend beyond day-to-day operations. Madeline also leads cross-functional projects that drive long-term growth and sustainability. Her dedication and forward-thinking approach have made her a key figure in the company’s success and a respected member of the proptech community.

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Dean Dunbar,
Cyber Security Specialist

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Dean Dunbar

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Dean Dunbar is a seasoned Cyber Security Specialist at PropTech IQ, where he leverages his extensive experience and deep expertise to safeguard the company’s digital infrastructure. With a rich professional background that includes significant roles at tech giants such as Amazon and General Motors, Dean brings a unique blend of corporate and technological insight to his current position. His eight years of experience in cybersecurity are marked by a proven track record in identifying, reporting, and rectifying security vulnerabilities within complex corporate networks.

A distinguished figure in the field, Dean is known for his defensive security capabilities and expertise as a seasoned hacker and innovative blockchain developer. His hands-on experience and forward-thinking approach have made him a valuable asset in addressing contemporary security challenges, particularly in blockchain technology, Web 3.0, and cryptocurrencies.

Dean’s contributions extend beyond his operational duties; he actively participates in the broader cybersecurity and blockchain communities. His work on various projects and publications has helped advance understanding and development within these fields. Dean’s prowess and innovation were spotlighted when he won the 2015 Million Dollar Bitcoin Hackathon, a testament to his skill and ingenuity.

At PropTech IQ, Dean is integral in implementing cutting-edge security measures, conducting thorough risk assessments, and leading strategic initiatives to protect against the evolving landscape of cyber threats. His dedication to excellence and continuous improvement fortifies PropTech IQ’s cybersecurity posture and contributes to the industry’s broader efforts to tackle security challenges in an increasingly digital world.

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Barrett Olafson,
Senior Product Manager

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Barrett Olafson

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Barrett Olafson is a distinguished Senior Product Manager at PropTech IQ, where his unique blend of academic background and practical experience propels the forefront of product innovation and operational excellence. With an educational foundation rooted in computer science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, Barrett deeply understands the technological landscape and its application in real-world scenarios.

His journey in technology management spans several years, marked by leadership roles and significant contributions to product development and strategy. Barrett’s approach to product management is holistic and data-driven, ensuring that every product meets market demands and anticipates future trends and customer needs.

At PropTech IQ, Barrett leads the product management team and oversees the lifecycle of various products, from conception and development to launch and post-launch analysis. His leadership ensures that the team remains aligned with the company’s strategic objectives while fostering innovation and collaboration.

Barrett’s expertise is not limited to strategic oversight; he is deeply involved in the team’s operational aspects, ensuring that workflows are efficient and that the team is equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed. His ability to translate complex technical concepts into actionable strategies has been instrumental in successfully rolling out numerous products.

Beyond his responsibilities, Barrett is a mentor and advocate for continuous learning within his team, encouraging the exploration of new technologies and methodologies. His leadership at PropTech IQ has not only driven the success of the product management team but has also significantly contributed to the company’s position as a leader in the proptech industry.

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Jody Greene,
Director of Marketing

 

Our Advisors

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Demetrios Barnes,
Advisor

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Demetrios Barnes

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More to come.

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Sean Miller,
Advisor

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Sean Miller

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Sean Miller is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Sensor Industries, the leading AI-powered water conservation company that helps commercial real estate owners detect leaks early, allowing them to avoid costly water damage, reduce water bills and improve the environmental footprint of their buildings.

Prior to joining Sensor Industries, Sean was CEO and Co-Founder of Griot, a communication and knowledge capture tool specifically designed for skilled trades. Preceding Griot, Sean was the President of PointCentral, an Alarm.com subsidiary that pioneered smart property platforms for apartments/MDUs, single family rentals and vacation rentals. During his time at PointCentral, Sean grew the company by over 700% while building the team to over 40 people and driving the business unit to profitability.

Before PointCentral, Sean led Global Sales and Business Development for WeMo, Belkin’s smart home business unit, where he grew the total number of households that had a WeMo by over 3x in less than 24 months. Sean also launched MobileLink, Generac’s first remote monitoring SaaS service that connected the company’s standby generators to customers, dealers and Generac corporation.

Sean has an MBA from Kenan-Flagler at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Occidental College. Sean resides in the Los Angeles area of California with his wife and their two lovely daughters.

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Marshall Friday,
Advisor

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Marshall Friday

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Marshall graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. While he was in college, he started his career in sales. He spent 18 years working for a large publicly traded company and worked his way up to Senior Director of Sales, leading the fastest growing division in the company for the final 4.5 years.

He represented the multifamily industry from 2019-2023 leading a national sales team that deployed over 75k smart apartment units. He is a known figure on the stage, having spoken on over 30 panels focused on PropTech. He has delivered dozens of boardroom presentations to leaders from SFR, BTR and Multifamily firms. Marshall is also published in Forbes.

He’s since joined a Maine based start-up company in the construction sector, again leading the field sales function.

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Matt Greene,
Advisor

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Matt Greene

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Over Matt’s 25-year career, he’s worked in various industries such as sports, entrepreneurship, and working in sales leadership in the property technology sector of multifamily real estate industry. Matt’s focus is in start-up and growth stage companies, helping them spearhead rapid growth sales & strategic initiatives, business development, strategic partnerships, and marketing strategy.

Matt is the founder and managing director of Camden Jackson, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in fractional sales leadership and growth strategy. Camden Jackson caters to businesses in the Seed to Series C stage of the startup journey, as well as non-profits and publicly traded companies with new business units aiming for revenue expansion. We provide a range of targeted or comprehensive approaches, with both short and long-term engagements.

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Lance McGee,
Advisor

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Lance McGee

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Lance is the founder and CEO of EnergyServ Solutions, a firm he has built on a dedication to providing exceptional service, contract negotiations, and energy cost reduction.

Lance began his career with First Choice Power and has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to starting EnergyServ, he served as the VP Sales at AP Gas & Electric, where he led the indirect sales team. He was responsible for transforming the company’s business-to-business relationships and evolving the company’s go-to-market strategy and business processes. Lance also held leadership positions with two other retail electric providers throughout his career.

Lance has longstanding relationships and is a leader in the energy industry. He continually seeks ways to serve and bring value to his customers and the community. Lance is an active member of several industry associations, where he speaks often about industry and regulatory changes.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University.

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Jason Semmel,
Advisor

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Jason Semmel

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Eric Potter,
Advisor

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Eric Potter

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Eric is a Senior Manager at MorganFranklin Consulting, a strategy and execution-focused management consulting firm and professional advisor. He has over 19 years of experience in leading complex and high-impact programs across private equity, strategy, operations, process improvement, technology, and finance. He holds a PMP and a LSSBB certification, as well as a Master of Liberal Arts in Finance from Harvard University.

As a Senior Manager, Eric leverages his analytical and managerial skills to identify and implement value-creation initiatives for public and fast-growing private companies. He specializes in post-merger integrations, business process redesigns, target operating model design, and corporate innovation programs. He also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Cyber Command, where he defends the nation’s cyber security and supports global missions. Eric is passionate about delivering results, solving problems, and driving transformation in the private equity and real estate sectors.

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Carroll VanHook,
Advisor

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Carroll VanHook

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Carroll brings 25 years’ experience in hospitality/customer service, food and beverage, hotel management and 10+ years in student housing development. A hard worker throughout her career, Carroll became an expert in the real estate industry with an emphasis in new construction developments and luxury multi-family communities.

Carroll joined Akara Partners in 2019 as an original team member. Her current role as Director of Leasing and Marketing includes the successful execution of marketing strategies and goals to meet budgeted proforma, operational leasing policies and procedures, staff recruitment, training and motivation, competitor analysis reporting, renewal and resident retention strategies, online reputation management and overall digital presence. She is actively involved in developing and maintaining major employer relationships and community business partnerships.

Most recently, Carroll launched the corporate housing division of Kenect in 2023 which resulted in 3 million dollars in revenue within 4 months of launching the division. This dedicated division provides immediate, all-inclusive housing solutions for groups and corporate clients. She is heavily involved with local community councils, economic groups, chambers, and regular speaking/blog contributions to industry organizations.

Her other accolades include 2020, 2021, 2022 Runner Up Best Community with Nashville Scene, 2021 Nashville Best Coworking Spot AptAmigo, 2021 Carroll won the international Video in Business Awards from Vidyard. 2022 AZ RED Winner, 2023 ULI Top 18 Nominee Kenect Nashville.

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Andrew Ackerman,
Advisor

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Andrew Ackerman

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Andrew brings over a decade of startup investing experience and over 70 investments. He initially started as a generalist, but now specializes in Edtech, currently investing in property tech and construction tech.

Andrew has worked closely with dozens of corporate innovation groups and CVCs and consulted for developers, general contractors, and large landlords, advising them on best practices and how to design a successful corporate venture structure.

Andrew is a regular contributor for startup and trade press with well over 60 published articles in Fortune, Forbes, AlleyWatch, Propmodo, CREtech, BUILDER Online, Multifamily Executive, Architect Magazine, Edsurge, and The 74 Million.

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Josh Erosky,
Advisor

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Josh Erosky

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Josh is a dynamic technology leader with over 15 years of progressive experience excelling in the creation and management of high-performing teams and driving transformative initiatives. He is currently the Senior IT Project Manager at Secure Multi-Family where he continues to build on his track record in the multi-billion-dollar corporate sector.

Prior to his work with Secure Multi-Family, Josh was the Director of IT for Mission Rock Residential and UDR where he oversaw IT operations and applications management as well as security.

Josh specializes in revitalizing IT teams, optimizing processes, enhancing communication, and fostering a culture of innovation to achieve peak performance. Throughout his career, he’s pioneered the development and implementation of innovative IT training programs, and he’s skilled in strategic operations, technology program execution, IT security, and successful deployments.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

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Mitch Karren,
Advisor

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Mitch Karren

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Mitch is a property technologist, dedicating his career to enhancing real estate with software and hardware. He is a founder, investor and advisor of startups solving problems for the future of work and living for the rental housing industry. His products have been deployed to hundreds of thousands of homes and used by millions of people. He helped pioneer smart homes as an amenity for renters and centralized operations using IoT. Earlier in his career, he developed, managed, and brokered real estate throughout Arizona.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Housing and Community Development from Arizona State University and is an Arizona licensed real estate broker.

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About PropTech IQ

We’re an independent proptech validation provider whose mission is to democratize proptech access—for everyone. By empowering every multifamily community with the analysis they need to make a confident decision, we help drive individual businesses and the entire industry forward.

As part of that mission, we’re driven by four key elements:

Trust

We don’t work for vendors or multifamily communities. We’re on the side of data and the insights it provides.

Access improvement

From the beginning, we’ve sought to create a solution that reduces the adoption barrier for the 80% of the multifamily industry that previously didn’t have the resources to properly execute a pilot.

Experience

We aren’t tech newcomers; we tap into our vast experience in the multifamily industry and in its data.

Accuracy

We developed our algorithm specifically for multifamily, and use carefully selected data sets, so we can provide the most precise analysis around.