Dror Poleg

Dror Poleg is the author of Rethinking Real Estate and the Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Technology and Innovation Council in New York. His insights on the future of cities and buildings have been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, and Business Insider.   

Dror briefs and advises senior executives from multibillion dollar companies such as AvalonBay Communities, British Land, Liberty Mutual, Dubai Holding, and Cushman & Wakefield.  

Dror’s work draws on his experiences as a real estate and technology executive in the US, China,  UK, and Australia, as well as on his formal training at the London School of Economics,  INSEAD, and Swinburne University of Technology. 

Previously, Dror served as Vice President of Kardan Land, where he oversaw the expansion of a $3b property portfolio in partnership with investors such as Blackrock MGPA and Frasers Properties; as CEO of Otherz.com, an app development company; and as Head of Digital at Standards Group, a creative agency that served clients such as IKEA, Scandinavian Airlines, and Shangri La Hotels.

Recent Press

WSJ: The Office of Tomorrow: Technology is transforming the nature of work… More…

The Globe and Mail: Short-term rentals pinched by coronavirus fears  More…

Bold TV:  Is Real Estate the Key to Wealth for Millennials? More…

Inc: How WeWork Plans to Be the Ecosystem for Your Entire Life  More…

SiriusXM Radio: Urban Tech vs. Coronavirus in China and the U.S. More…

Forbes: Is This Any Way To Open A Mall? No, But American Dream Isn’t… More…

‘Anti-Adam Neumann’ Sandeep Mathrani Is WeWork’s Best Hope for Survival… More…

VC-Backed Sonder Cuts One-Third of Staff as Travel Plummets  More…

Real Estate Weekly: Good tech may not be pretty, but it works  More…

The Real Deal: WeWork’s landlords buckle up More…

Financial Review: Why co-working is here to stay  More…

Business Insider: Investors and experts to Adam Neumann stepping down More…

Cheddar TV: Airbnb Bans ‘Party Houses’ and Fights New Rental Regulations. More…

Bisnow: Here’s What To Expect At WeWork With Sandeep Mathrani In Charge… More…

Nikkei (Japanese): Key points of SoftBank Group’s investment strategy More…

Property Week: The Enduring Appeal of Flex More…

Recent Press

PropTech Perspectives  Webinar

PropTech Perspectives Webinar

A live discussion with Susan Freeman, Elie Finegold, Antony Slumbers, Ronen Journo, and Dror Poleg. Covering the current and future impact of Covid-19 on technology and the built environment — and sharing a local perspective form London, Paris, New York and Texas.
Urban Tech vs. Coronavirus in China and the U.S.

Urban Tech vs. Coronavirus in China and the U.S.

Dror Poleg discusses the use of urban technology to fend of Covid-19, contrasting the advantages and risks of the Chinese and American approaches. Interviewed by Olivier Knox on SiriusXM Radio.
Knotel in 2020: Status, and Goals

Knotel in 2020: Status, and Goals

Is Knotel the next WeWork? How are things shaping up for it in 2020? A short snippet from Dror Poleg's State of Flex Webinar from February 6, 2020.

What’s next for WeWork?

How is WeWork doing? What does its new CEO bring to the table? What are its goals in 2020? A short snippet from yesterday's Webinar about the state of flex office in 2020.

Long WeWork, Short Airbnb?

Long WeWork, Short Airbnb?

Real estate’s two greatest unicorns offer important lessons about the meaning of “tech”, the future of venture investment, and the lasting power of real assets — and real liabilities.  WeWork epitomizes everything people hate about startups. It “reinvented”...