Dave Garland is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities that promise to improve the global residential and commercial real estate industries. He brings over 18 years of strategic advisory experience to numerous venture-backed, public and private real estate companies – bridging these entities with established brokerages and technology firms. As a startup investor, he sits on several boards of growing real estate and mortgage technology organizations.
As an industry practitioner, Garland has acquired, owned and managed portfolios of single family residential, commercial and development properties across America. During the housing crisis, he worked with key organizations to create practical solutions for thousands of real estate professionals, including critical short sale programs instrumental in helping homeowners survive the great recession.
Garland holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, a BA from Notre Dame, and holds advanced certificates from Oxford and Stanford. He is a licensed real estate broker and works from the Silicon Valley office in Menlo Park, CA.
Tyler brings 15 years of strategic, startup, and operational experience to the REACH® team. He is responsible for identifying potential candidates for REACH as well as working with companies during and after the program. Tyler served as a mentor for REACH over the past several years and has added significant value to many past participants.
Prior to joining REACH, Tyler worked with several start-up and growth stage technology companies, including BitTorrent where they quickly surpassed the 100 million user mark. He served as CEO at both publicly traded Avalon Digital Marketing Systems and CaptureQuest and as part of the executive team at Deductr and the Business Software Alliance, where he represented the world’s leading business software companies.
Tyler graduated with honors from BYU and received his Master’s degree from MIT. Expeditions to the North Pole (on a Russian nuclear icebreaker), the Serengeti, and the top of Mount Kilimanjaro have helped prepare Tyler for his adventures in the worlds of real estate and technology.
Johan Holmberg, CFA
Johan is responsible for the management and reporting of the SCV and REACH® portfolios, in addition to sourcing and analyzing new investment opportunities.
Johan supports companies in the REACH program on matters related to fundraising and operational finance. He is a CFA® Charterholder. Prior to joining SCV, Johan spent four years in financial management for NAR’s Advocacy Group in DC. He’s also managed fund trades and hedging currency exposure for Danica Pension, Sweden, a subsidiary of Danske Bank, with annual net premiums exceeding $1B.
Johan holds an MSc in Finance (US MSF/M.Fin) and a BSc in Economics from Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden. Johan is based in Washington, DC.
Ashley brings more than a decade of global marketing and business development experience from the CPG and real estate industries.
She is responsible for the marketing and communication strategy for SCV and REACH. Ashley joined NAR in 2015 as the Director of Marketing where she oversaw marketing efforts for key initiatives, including member outreach, the REALTOR® Safety Program, .realtor and .realestate domains, the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness and the REALTOR® Broker Summit and iOi events.
Ashley has also served as a mentor for REACH and worked closely with the team to deliver significant growth for the REACH Insight Panel. Prior to joining NAR, Ashley worked in strategic business development roles at 3M and Coca-Cola where she specialized in brand and product development in major retail markets in the United States, Western Europe, and Central and South America.
Ashley is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business Honors Program at Indiana University, where she also competed in pole vault for the IU Track & Field team. Ashley is based in Chicago, IL.
Bob Gillespie is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in technology, leadership, operations and finance. He has worked extensively with over 100 companies, with his mentorship and network connections leading to new customers, partnerships and venture funding for the participating companies. The companies he has worked with as an Executive Consultant has gone to raise over $150M.
Bob is currently the Executive Director of REACH Commercial after having served as the Executive Director of The Elmspring Accelerator, a venture accelerator that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry, with innovative solutions in housing, brokerage, smart home automation, multifamily, hospitality, construction and more.
Bob has his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Finance. Bob loves baseball, is an avid reader, and a passionate traveler. He is more than half way to his goal of visiting at least 100 countries in his lifetime. He works from the NAR Headquarters in Chicago, IL.
Katie attended Columbia College in Chicago where she honed her skills in managing several schedules and working with different personalities. She is detail oriented and loves watching new companies learn and grow. Katie’s career working with startups began with her admin role at InContext Solutions, coordinating the activities and schedules of a company growing from three people with an idea to having over 100 employees in just three years. She then worked as Administrative Assistant at Sente Advisory, an international accelerator program bridging companies to the US from Turkey. She then continued her work with entrepreneurs by joining the Elmspring Accelerator, one of the first PropTech Accelerators in the world, as Program Coordinator working with several high growth companies.
She is now excited to join the team as our Program Coordinator for the REACH Commercial program.
Duke Long is a 20 plus year veteran of commercial real estate brokerage development management and ownership. This experience in the user side of technology has translated to the supplier side in unique ways. Always positioned just between generations of established users, legacy companies and the up and coming new generation of commercial real estate.
He has leveraged this position for many years and is recognized as an industry leader and creator. Serving as an advisor, investor, mentor, and advocate pushing many of these companies to direct focused and concise decisions. He has been asked by many well-known international companies and associations such as CBRE, JLL, Colliers International, The National Association of Realtors, The International Council of Shopping Centers, CCIM, SIOR, MIPIM and CoreNet among others to speak and present about the latest in Commercial Real Estate Technology.
He attended Indiana University and is also a veteran of The United States Air Force.
He is based in New York, New York.
Tom Ellis has over 13 years experience as a Financier, M&A Advisor, Strategist and Investor with a focus on supporting growth and mid-market companies through event driven scenarios.
As EIR at REACH, Tom is supporting the Australian program operations and providing mentoring as an Entrepreneur in Residence. With a career spanning Banking, Investment, Advisory and across multiple markets, Tom understands first-hand the complexities of developing sustainable revenue and expanding into international markets.
Tom works with Strategic Investors, Growth Companies and Founders to assist in Strategic Problem solving including Buy and Sell side advisory.
Mike McAra is the Director of REACH Canada, bringing over a decade of data-driven leadership in scaling high-growth firms across North America.
Mike holds an MBA, Summa Cum Laude, from the EDHEC Business School and is a former REALTOR®.
Lynette Keyowski is the Partner at REACH Canada with over 12 years’ executive leadership and management experience in the North American real estate vertical, with a focus on delivering innovative, technology-based solutions to enhance the property transaction ecosystem.
Natasha is the Director at REACH UK, bringing over a decade of experience ranging from corporate partnerships to running and scaling innovative high growth companies focused on environmental sustainability.
Natasha holds an MBA from Kent Business School and is a regular speaker at industry events.
Valentina Shegoyan is the Partner at REACH UK with over 15 years of experience in real estate, technology, and financial advisory.
Valentina holds a full time MBA degree from INSEAD (2010) and is a graduate of the Oxford Fintech Programme (2018).
Peter Schravemade is the Managing Partner for REACH ASEA. His experience in
accelerating property technology coupled with his knowledge of business make him a highly
sought after commodity.
Peter is regularly featured as a contributor in international property publications, and has a
lengthy list of awards for his service to the Property industry domestically in Australia and
internationally. Peter is perhaps best known for his ability to identify trends and discard time
consuming fleeting fads.
Drew Meyers is a product strategist, writer, and community builder with 15+ years of cross-functional experience in the sharing economy, real estate, and travel industries.
He is the founder of Geek Estate, where the GEM provides to over 500 execs, founders, VCs and practitioners an exclusive, objective lens into the trends, companies, people, and ideas shaping real estate and Built World technology. Serves as an EIR with Second Century Ventures.
An avid traveler with more than forty countries under his belt, he previously conceptualized and led two bootstrapped travel apps, reaching 15k+ total global users: Horizon, a private hospitality exchange network, and Oh Hey World, an open source location sharing platform for travelers.
Drew started his career at Zillow in 2005 managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. As Zillow became the #2 real estate portal during his nearly five year tenure, Drew worked with Zillow’s PR team as a spokesperson for the company in various capacities, and founded the Carnival of Real Estate and Geek Estate Blog from within the company. Since then, he has spoken at Inman Connect, REBAR Camps, and a range of other events including InnovateHousing, a half-day conference co-hosted by The Washington Center for Real Estate Research and Fannie Mae exploring the intersection of housing, innovation, and tech. He moderated a panel on “The Future of Data: Can Innovation and Privacy Coexist?” (Watch the entire panel here.) He has also been cited as an expert in MIT Technology Review, and other publications.
He was a proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s executive team during WaBeta Chapter’s migration to the Balanced Man Program in 2004, and holds a Business Administration degree from the
Carlos Rousseau is the Managing Partner for REACH LATAM and President of the Mexico Proptech Association. Formerly Carlos served as the founder and president of Orange Investments, a multinational real estate developer and investment company with a proven track record of more than 300 projects and an AUM of over $1B USD.
He is a serial entrepreneur in the region’s real estate industry and has founded and invested in several companies across the real estate vertical such as Collective Real Estate, Hello Management, Zoe Real Estate, Buildpeer, Siila and others. He is a Professor of Real Estate at Monterrey’s Tech EGADE Graduate School of Business, Universidad de Salamanca, and is a mentor at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Carlos is regularly featured in international real estate publications, is a public speaker, podcast host, and a bestselling author of Real Estate Development: Cornerstones of Success, and most recently, Proptech and REaaS: A New Real Estate.
Carlos holds a major in Industrial Engineering from Monterrey Tech, an MBA from Duxx and post-graduate studies from the University of Virginia Darden School, Babson, and Harvard.
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