Dror Poleg

Dror Poleg explores technology’s impact on cities and buildings. His insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NBC, Forbes, The Times, and beyond.

Dror is the author of Rethinking Real Estate, Co-Chair of The Urban Land Institute’s Tech & Innovation Council in New York, Co-Founder of Real Innovation Academy, and an occasional angel investor. 

He regularly briefsadvises, and teaches senior executives from multibillion-dollar companies such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, AvalonBay Communities, British Land, Liberty Mutual, Dubai Holding, Cushman & Wakefield, and others. 

Dror’s work draws on his experiences as a real estate and technology executive in the US, China, UK, and Australia, and 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

NYT: The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice… More…

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

Forbes: Softbank’s Latest Lifeline To WeWork Is A Fresh Snub… 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…

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

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

Bloomberg: Only the Best London Offices Thrive in Emerging… More…

NBC New York: Rethinking Real Estate, a book that even before the… More…

Working-from-home arrangements predate pandemic More…

The Times: What does the working from home revolution mean for the office?… More…

Bloomberg Quicktake: How Will Work From Home Work After Covid? More…

Bloomberg Quicktake: How Will Work From Home Work After Covid? More…

Airbnb Used Facebook and Twitter to Weed Out Hate Groups  More…

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

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

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

The Times: Tech giants snap up office space even as workers huddle at home ?… More…

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

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

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

Bloomberg: Europe’s Banks Get Serious About Work From Home After Covid… More…

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

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

Property Week: The Enduring Appeal of Flex More…

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

Dror writes a weekly newsletter about the intersection of technology, culture, and the built world.

It includes the week’s five most interesting stories, with short analysis and historical context. 

Launched in 2016, it now has more than 10,000 readers, with a global and senior audience in tech, real estate, and venture capital.