Troy Helming is a planet-saver, official course tester for American Ninja Warrior (he’s training to compete on the hit NBC show in 2018), former runway model, former national champion male cheerleader & gymnast. Troy’s been the founder & CEO of two impactful clean energy companies: TradeWind Energy, which he founded in 1998 & sold in 2004 ($3 Billion of wind projects built since then) and then Pristine Sun: 300 solar projects built so far totaling $100 Million in market value and many high profile projects including the largest floating solar project award in North America & the largest community solar projects in both Vermont and Wisconsin. He’s the author of the 2005 book The Clean Power Revolution, co-inventor of FloatoRack (an innovative floating solar system with multiple patents pending) and inventor of the Red Gopher (a world-changing technology in stealth mode also with patents pending). Troy been driving an electric car since 2012, was the 1st customer of the world’s fastest production motorcycle, the all-electric Lightning LS-218, and started driving on biodiesel and natural gas in 2004 as an early adopter. Troy is a yogi, rock climber, and family man: he’s married to Alysia Helming, author of the best-selling young adult novel Protogenesis. They have one son and live in the Oakland Hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay. He’s not a fan of Donald Trump.
James has created designs of the highest order for some of the world’s most acclaimed companies from aeronautical with Boeing on the World Design Team for the 787 Dreamliner to Chanel and Bulgari, automobile companies as well as notable interiors for the Ritz Carlton, Holmes Place and many private luxury villas, yachts and private aviation.
His quiet nature and discrete way of working has allowed him the privilege of working for some of the world’s most pronounced designers, Namely, Marcello Gandini, Steven Kretchmer, Jean Fancois Albert, Roche Bobois, Louis Vuitton to name a few. James is truly your Designer.
Once employed, he will be your advocate in creating the perfect solution that personifies the client’s needs and along the way will take them on an experience that few others can, creating the foundation of a solid relationship based on trust and commanding work in detail and execution.
Tim Brangle has spent over 27 years working in major cities and destinations across the US and internationally on a wide range of “transformative” projects from urban planning and design, to strategic development, to program management and implementation. His expertise in architecture and urban planning combined with his experience in strategic development and program management brings together a unique combination of creativity and design, with problem solving and implementation know-how. His firm, the Chicago Consultants Studio, Inc. has provided urban design, master planning, and strategic development expertise across many diverse projects and to a variety of clients both public and private including: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Walt Disney Imagineering, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts / Entertainment, Hyatt Hotels, the City of Chicago, Cook County, the University of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority of Chicago.
Notable current projects include the $1 billion downtown gaming, entertainment and mixed-use redevelopment of Springfield Massachusetts’ South End now under construction by MGM; the 30-acre Cook County Central Campus Strategic Vision, a $750 million project bringing privately funded/developed retail, commercial, residential and lodging to one of the US’s premier medical districts; and Roosevelt Roads Redevelopment, the 8,000-acre master plan vision for transforming a former naval base into Puerto Rico’s and the Caribbean’s premier tourism destination and economic initiative.
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Dr Dr. Chryssy Potssiou
studied at the School for Rural & Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. In 2005 she became a NTUA Lecturer teaching Cadastre, Land Management and Property Valuation courses. She attended the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) professional education courses on Real Estate Markets in 2006. In 2010 she was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor and in 2013 she became Associate Professor, and in 2017 she is elected as Professor in NTUA.
She has 30-year experience in education, training and international capacity building. She was a member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastre Organization (2009-2010) and of KTIMATOLOGIO SA (2009-2013). She has been an elected member of the bureau of the Hellenic Association of Rural and Surveying Engineers (2013-2015).
Since 1982 she is active in the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) especially in the work of Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) and Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management). She was the Chair of FIG Commission 3 for the period 2006-2010, the ACCO representative at the FIG Council for the periods 2006-2008 and 2008-2010, FIG Vice President (2011-2014), FIG Task Force chair on Property and Housing (2012-2014), and FIG President (2014-2018). She was the chief editor for the FIG peer reviewed papers for the period 2007-2009. Since 2001 she has been an elected UNECE WPLA bureau member.
She has organized more than 25 international conferences. She has participated in more than 30 research projects as main researcher or coordinator. She has been contributor, co-author or main author of 15 international books, and she has written more than 150 scientific papers.
Scientific Consultant, SOLUM Property Solutions, 2013 - now
Member of the Board, Propindex SA. 2002- now
Ex-Sworn - in Valuer member of the Body of Sworn-in Valuers of Greece (BSV / SOE), 1979 - 2012
Ex-Chairman of the Hellenic Valuation Institute (ELIE) 2005 - 2015. Now Honorary President.
Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) 1969 - 2012.
Fellow Member, RICS until 2013
Recognised European Valuer (REV) until 2015
Responsible for Public relations of the Body of Sworn-in Valuers of Greece 1998-2012
Responsible for Education programmes of the Body of Sworn-in Valuers of Greece 1995-2012
A representative of BSV/SOE at TEGoVA (The European Group of Valuers’ Associations) meetings since 1984, participating in working parties on education, valuation standards, valuation methodology etc.
Performed thousands Valuation reports for buildings, sites, hotels, factories, construction equipment etc.
Responsible (liaison) for IVSC (International Valuation Standards Committee) 1990-2012.
Published many articles on valuation and real estate issues in Greek newspapers and magazines.
Given lectures on valuation topics
Visitor speaker in post graduate education on valuation topics in several Greek universities (NTUA, AUTH, UNIPI, etc) and other Organizations.
Theodor is Director of K & K Engineers & Valuers Technical Office. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering, a Msc Degree in Structural Design and Analysis of Constructions and a MEng in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He also holds a MSc Degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance from the Heriot Watt University. Theodor is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS -Valuation Faculty), a Recognized European Valuer by TEGoVA (REV), an Expert Valuer certified by PeopleCert and a Certified Valuer in section «Α» (Real Estate Property) registered in the Register of Certified Valuers of the Greek Ministry of Finance (R.N. 34). Theodor has considerable experience in Static Studies in the sector of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Constructions since 1997 and is a Real Estate Valuer since 1998. He has also teaching experience in Universities (Graduate and Postgraduate Programs) since 1999 with a large number of publications (over 50) in International Scientific Journals and Conferences. Theodor is the President of the Hellenic Valuation Institute since 2015 (Member since 2002), member of the European Valuation Practice and Methodology Board (EVPMB) since 2017 and Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Society of Bridges Study since 2008. He is also member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (since 1997) of the Civil Engineers Society of Greece (since 1997), of the Research Society of Steel Structures (since 2002), of the Association of Greek Valuers (since 2009).
brings a career-long trajectory of delivering leading-edge multimedia solutions to the healthcare and education ecosystems of South Florida, and projecting from South Florida into many global markets. Combining artistic, technological and business talents and skills, he has led projects, established revenue-generating businesses, and pioneered multiple industry milestones applying media and technology to patient, staff, community, medical education initiatives, distance learning, telemedicine and medical documentation. Common threads in this wide range of achievements can be found in their refined aesthetic, engineering-like precision and use of technology, and a business sense of economic contribution and value.
Born and raised in Greece, George moved to Miami in 1978 and completed his studies at Florida International University, while pioneering that university’s media and technology academic programs. Armed with a unique combination of artistic talent, technology orientation, and business acumen, Mr. Lakis moved into the workforce in 1986, joining South Miami Hospital. Here, he led many successful initiatives that put that hospital on the medical technology media map. Subsequent to the South Miami Hospital acquisition by the Baptist Health system in 1994, George assumed corporate-wide responsibilities for media and technology programs in Baptist’s local and international programs. At Baptist, George has grown with, and fueled, that system’s rapid expansion and development into a medical multimedia powerhouse in South Florida and internationally.
During his career, Mr. Lakis has demonstrated an insatiable appetite for challenges on many levels, maintaining a broad range of professional and civic activities. In addition to his primary professional activities, George is proactive in community educational organizations, has continued exercising his passion for photography, and actively participates in the management of his family-based real estate interests.
Since late 2011, Mr. Lakis initiated a transition from Baptist Health (where he continues to provide advisory services), to new professional challenges, and is currently evaluating a number of projects and opportunities to leverage his experience and energy with a focus on continuing to be a catalyst for technology and media/based progress in communicating complex content clearly, aesthetically, convincingly and profitably.
Fotis’ experience includes quantitative research in regional, spatial and real estate economics, finance, portfolio management and financial engineering. He holds PhD, MSc, PGDip (U.of Surrey) and BSc (A.U.E.B) degrees, all in economics, and an IMC (CFA-UK). In his career Fotis has combined pure research with working for the industry. He has previously held senior industry positions in major firms, including Eurobank Property Services, Millen Group Limited (CTO), Prudential Property Managers, DTZ Research and Triton Consulting, and has also conducted research consultancy projects for institutional clients including Metro Asset Management, the Office of Deputy Prime Minister (UK) and Knight Frank. His academic background includes holding positions at Cass Business School, City University London (11 years, tenure, full time), Athens University of Economics and Business (8 years, visiting), the Department of Economics, University of Surrey (5 years, full time). Fotis has published several book chapters and articles in world leading journals, including Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Journal of Property Research and Defence Economics, and has received awards for research achievements.
Gustavo holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, and a PhD from Purdue University. In 2003, Gustavo founded Design and Development Engineers Corp., a company dedicated to providing construction management, environmental permitting, and structural/architectural design of housing and low-rise commercial buildings.
At Purdue University, Gustavo studied buildings in zones of high seismicity and developed a new lateral force resisting system. After completing his PhD degree Gustavo accepted a post-doctorate position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, where he continued working in the area of earthquake engineering, but also started working on a consultant basis for humanitarian and development agencies.
Gustavo spent the next five years (from 2011 to 2016) at LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas, as a professor of civil engineering and researching buildings under earthquakes and other extreme loads. Gustavo also continued to work in the humanitarian and developing world, in countries such as the Philippines, Haiti, Kenya, and Senegal. In 2016 he joined Medair, a relief and reconstruction NGO that serves the most needed in the sectors of health and nutrition, WASH, shelter and infrastructure. Gustavo serves as their senior infrastructure advisor and team lead for the shelter and infrastructure sector, working in Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Somalia, South Sudan, Congo, the Middle East and Haiti.
has more than 20 years of experience in international marketing, communication, fundraising and high-level business networking.
In July 2017, Stéphanie took a newly created role within Medair, a Swiss-based emergency relief and recovery NGO, to establish international partnerships with the corporate sector, business schools and international professional networks.
Stéphanie started her career in the US as Business Training Manager for the World Trade Center Institute. She then moved to Paris in 2000 where she held several positions within the same multinational company in the insurance sector (communications manager, international marketing coordinator, key accounts manager). In 2005, after completing an Executive MBA, she started a mentoring programme in an effort to transition into the humanitarian sector. In 2007, Stéphanie was appointed Director of the International Catholic Child Bureau’s (bice.org) French office, an international NGO defending children's rights. From 2010 to 2014, she delved into entrepreneurship and created an award-winning start-up in the E-education sector. In 2014, she was recruited by the Lenval Children's Foundation (medical care and socio-medical support for children) in Nice on the French Riviera as Communications and Fundraising Director. Following the 14th of July 2016 terrorist attack on the Nice Promenade des Anglais, she was honoured to receive the medal of Bravery and Devotion by the French State.
Stéphanie has been an active member of PWN, a global network of people accelerating gender-balanced leadership in business and society, for over 14 years. She was part of the Paris chapter board for six years, then she was twice elected as President of two different chapters (Marseille-Provence and Nice-Côte d’Azur). She is now an advisor to the PWN Geneva-Lausanne board. Stéphanie is married to a former war reporter, who just retired after 17 years in the French Army, and the couple have two children.
Originally from Long Beach NY, Dan was young when his parents passed away, and he lived in 17 places in 9 years while putting himself through college and graduate school with the help of academic scholarships. Dan finished college when he was 20 before going to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and then practiced in Philadelphia for 22 years before deciding to move to California and begin a second career as a licensed investment adviser. As he always had an interest in real estate, Dan decided to also become a licensed California real estate broker and created successful local agencies in Los Angeles. After being contacted from outside the USA about promoting new home developments into the Los Angeles market, Dan became fascinated with the idea of creating The International MLS [IMLS] as an affordable way to bring together agents, brokers, developers, associations, buyers, sellers, and property listings all together into one global marketplace. Dan's vision has been to have all of the listings shared on agent and broker sites all over the world via The IMLS searches, giving agents and brokers the tools to succeed in a competitive global marketplace, with the goal of putting the power of the real estate industry back into the hands of the agents and brokers. As someone who is a licensed broker himself, it is Dan's mission to protect agents so that there will be no advertising of other agents on a personal agent member's listing page, that if it is your listing,.. it is your lead, and that there will be no For Sale By Owner listings on The IMLS along with everything posted on The IMLS 10 point Pledge. Dan relocated with The IMLS from Los Angeles to Boca Raton, Florida July 2015. When not working on The IMLS, Dan can be found running, skiing, playing tennis or golf, and maintains an actively engaged life in the Miami-Palm Beach area
John Mayfield received his real estate license in 1978 at the age of 18. John has been a
practicing broker since 1981 and has owned and operated three offices in Southeast
Missouri. John has taught pre and post license real estate courses since 1988. John has
earned the ABR®, ABRM, CRB, CIPS, e-PRO®, GRI and SRS designations throughout
his real estate tenure. John is also a 2015 Graduate from REALTOR® University’s
Masters of Real Estate Program, and recipient of the Capstone Award for his thesis
paper. John has earned both REALTOR-Associate and REALTOR of the Year from his
local board and received the 2014 Richard A. Mendenhall Leadership award from the
state of Missouri.
John is a Senior GRI instructor for The Missouri Association of REALTORS® and the Arkansas Association of REALTORS® and teaches for the REBI, Real Estate Business Institute. John has spoken to thousands of real estate professionals throughout his tenure. He has been a featured speaker at the National Association of REALTORS® conventions on several occasions and taught in the Technology Resource Center for NAR. He is the author of eight books and creator of the “5-Minutes Series for Real Estate Agents,” Cengage Learning, with over 25,000 copies sold. He is the co-author of 21 Mistakes Real Estate Brokers Make and How to Avoid Them, Acclaim Press. John has served as a contributing editor to REALTOR® Magazine Online, and a real estate consultant and influencer for Hewlett Packard. John is also active on a local, state and national level for the REALTORS® Association, and served as the 2010 President of the CRB Council of Real Estate Brokers and Managers. John has recently become an active trainer assisting European real estate brokers and managers and spends part of the year living in France, involved with international property relations. John has two children, Alyx and Anne, and he and his wife Kerry live in Farmington, MO, where John owns and operates a “virtual” real estate firm and speaks on a fulltime basis.
Andrew Morris has founded and established the Blueprint in order to assist and help entrepreneurs like himself in the Technology Sector.
Andrew is also the co-founder and COO of CalErin Group, an emerging market investment firm, as well as being a managing partner at CG Partners, an emerging market advisory firm CG Partners’ management have worked with clients on five continents and in more than 35 countries with organizations including government authorities, multi-national corporations, private equity funds, international universities, commercial development organizations and international banks and finance agencies.
Andrew has an extensive experience and over the last 15 years has worked with both early stage and growth-equity investments in a variety of industries including financial services, technology, digital media, telecommunications and luxury resort development. Andrew has also worked closely with numerous companies on strategic planning, business development and company exits.
The iREAL 2017 is the 2nd Global Business Camp organized for FIABCI Young members. Through workshops and seminars attendees will learn about Sustainable Development Goals adopted by United Nations and the City Prosperity Initiative project implemented by UN-Habitat and FIABCI. They will also have the opportunity to exchange with FIABCI members and they will be encouraged to give their own insights on new innovation technology and current trends.