In this week's episode of the Future Construct Podcast (45-minute interview total in two parts), we are excited to feature Sara Maffey, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Local Logic (@local_logic) in part one and Cal Inman, Principal at ClimateCheck (@MyClimateCheck) in part two. Joining host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) as co-host for this special episode is KP Reddy (@reddy_kp) from Shadow Ventures. KP is a globally recognized authority in AEC environments, AI, robotics, automation, mobile applications, and cloud computing and a sought-after subject matter expert, frequently speaking worldwide on BIM and the built environment.
Sara Maffey's role combines her passions for real estate development and placemaking with data analytics and PropTech. She has deep experience throughout the built environment lifecycle, from site selection and economic development to construction management and commercial asset strategy. This background allows her to provide strategic real estate insights and help set the direction of Local Logic's growth. Prior to her role at Local Logic, Sara was the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Localhippo, the Managing Director at Transwestern, President and CEO of Edgewood Strategies, and many other roles with a consulting and mechanical engineering background. Sara received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Design and Architecture Studies from New York University and her Masters in Business Administration from Yale University.
At Shadow Ventures, the focus is on investing in startups in tech-nascent markets where strategic capital is scarce. Their process and closed ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, designers, and developers are driven by both experience and technology to radically change how startups start, and investors finish. The company was founded in 2018 and partners with exceptional founders to transform the built environment. Shadow Ventures' incubator is custom-built to grow the next generation of built environment startups. With less than a 5% acceptance rate, each startup undergoes a vigorous vetting process to be accepted. Their current portfolio is made up of companies tackling hard problems in construction and real estate tech with unique solutions. Learn more about the Shadow Ventures portfolio here.
In part two of this podcast, we are excited to feature Cal Inman, Principal at ClimateCheck (@MyClimateCheck). Cal is also the founder and CEO of ClimateCheck. He has a commercial real estate development background and is a lecturer at UC Berkeley Masters in Real Estate Development. Cal is a Bay Area developer who builds creative mix-used projects, including office, retail, mini-lot homes, and multifamily housing. His projects take a fresh approach to small infill with a focus on innovative design, construction techniques, and community-oriented placemaking. A graduate of the University of Southern California with a focus on real estate finance, Mr. Inman started his career working with cutting-edge developer Rick Holiday on adaptive reuse and ground-up multifamily projects in Oakland and San Francisco. He started his own practice in 2008 and lives in San Francisco with his wife and young son.
Highlights of Sara and Cal’s interviews with hosts Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) and KP Reddy (@reddy_kp) include:
- How consultants are adapting to the evolution of data collection
- Ways to proactively impact your surroundings and what opportunities are present in doing so
- How organizations can service their numerous factions that each have different applications and understanding of collected data
- Products and service of future that both Sara and Cal would like to see become developed
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