In each monthly discussion, real estate executives are introduced to new business models that are transforming how real estate is used. As technology continues to innovate and become a larger part of all parts of our lives, new business models are emerging that are affecting the use and demand on real estate space. We can live, work, and shop anywhere thereby diminishing the influence of “exclusivity” and “need to be” locations. Technology is reducing the friction in the marketing and leasing processes forever altering the discovery, information sharing, revenue, and valuations of properties as real estate demand becomes hospitality based.
FEATURED COMPANY: ZEBEL
with Hamid Hajian
Zebel is an enterprise data analytics software company for real estate developers to gain competitive advantage through the use of historical data. Major real estate developers, such as Irvine Company, use Zebel software to run quick feasibility analysis on multiple design options and find the optimal one with maximum yield quickly. Our patent-pending technology enables our customers to organize and leverage their historical project data to generate quick conceptual construction cost estimates and pro formas for their new development projects in minutes instead of weeks in the traditional process. Zebel leverages its massive crowd-sourced project database to offer data-driven market insights into the construction cost trends.
About the Speaker
Hamid grew up in the construction industry by learning the trade in his family’s real estate development business ever since highschool. He has pursued a technology-oriented education and professional life in the past 15 years. Hamid has worked on a wide array of project types from retail to infrastructure to multifamily and led the adoption of different technologies, including BIM, 3D laser scanning, and data analytics in his previous roles at EnTech, a Civil Engineering firm in New York City, and Western National Group, a large multifamily firm in Irvine, CA. He is Co-Founder & CEO of Zebel, a data analytics startup based in the SF Bay Area.
Hamid received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He dropped out of the PhD program at University of Southern California, where he earned two graduate degrees, a Master of Science in Construction Management and an Engineer degree in Construction Information Technology. Hamid also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Shiraz University.