SAN FRANCISCO—In preparation for our upcoming RealShare National Investment and Finance conference, held June 24thin Los Angeles, we exclusively chatted with crowdfunding panelist Adam Hooper on trends in retail and on building a real estate tech company in Silicon Valley. According to the CEO and founder of the Palo Alto-based RealCrowd crowdfunding platform, technology is going to continue to shape how retailers do business and interact with customers. “Everything from Amazon’s ever expanding web of products and services, including the talk of one day shipping product by way of unmanned drones, to their recent increase in price for their Prime memberships, they are a clear juggernaut in the world of how technology will impact retail.”

According to Hooper, “They have a singular ability by way of their sheer mass to move the market and create, or kill, major trends. Keep an eye on their developments and don’t be surprised if we see some interesting models in the near future.”

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