The broader startup and venture capital industry at large is currently in transition. Funding rounds have been more difficult to raise for entrepreneurs and many mid- and late-stage companies are downsizing and contemplating an uncertain future.

At the same time, the multifamily sector is experiencing an inflection of its own. After nearly a decade of consistent rent and valuation growth, the economic outlook is uncertain and development and transaction activity has slowed considerably. As owner-operators look ahead for more favorable economic conditions, many are focusing on tech-based solutions that can drive greater renter engagement, operational efficiency and increased ROI.

With these different forces at play, right now is one of the most complex — but exciting — times to be involved in rent tech. As our stakeholders work to navigate this new reality, RET is happy to announce its very own “Multifamily Summit” in partnership with the annual Blueprint conference in Las Vegas this fall. To be held on Monday, September 11, the summit will cover many of the pressing topics facing the multifamily industry, delving into how technology is helping owner-operators weather the current uncertainty across the sector and forge a more successful future.

The event will bring together industry leaders across venture capital, proptech and multifamily with a range of panels on topics including:

  • Technology and the Future of Multifamily Leasing
  • Big Data and its Applications to Multifamily Housing
  • Short- and Mid-Term Rentals for Multifamily Operators
  • Dollars and Sense: Navigating Renter Affordability Amid Economic Uncertainty

The panels will feature speakers from the RET ecosystem and beyond, including RET investment professionals; executives from RET Strategic Investors and other leading multifamily owners and operators, such as Morgan Properties and Enterprise Community Partners; and entrepreneurs from technology companies including Kasa, Peek, GetCovered, Stake, Funnel and Markerr.

Learn more and register to attend Blueprint by clicking here.

We hope you’ll join us as we host this exciting event and look to write a new chapter in the rent tech story.