It’s been a long, long time since the days when CRE technology dragged behind most other industries. The sector has exceeded those early expectations and now excels in just about every CRE-related category. Driving these developments are men and women whose innovation and expertise have helped propel proptech to its current heights. On the following pages are our selections for tech influencers of the year. As you read their stories you will learn not only about their own achievements but also just how far the sector has come.

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MATT CAYWOOD Actionfigure’s software is changing the way people commute by providing real-time transportation data to employers, corporate offices, comercial buildings and multifamily apartment complexes. Matt Caywood co-founded Actionfigure (previously TransitScreen) in 2014 following a volunteer program that he was involved in with Arlington County, VA, aimed at enhancing open data and sustainable transportation in Washington D.C. Prior to launching Actionfigure, Caywood led teams developing AI systems and brain-computer interfaces for transportation and geospatial applications at the MITRE Corp. He holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco. As CEO and CTO of Actionfigure, Caywood has led the charge in continuing to innovate and revolutionize how the real estate community and employers view transportation. Through its software solutions such as CityMotion, Actionfigure coordinates and customizes more than 3,000 data feeds from public transportation, such as subways, buses, ferries, trolleys; shared transportation such as scooters, bike shares and mopeds; ride-hailing services, such as Uber, Lyft and Via; and private transportation like shuttle buses, parking and vanpool programs. More than 1,000 customers across more than 50 cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe rely on Actionfigure, including Google, Reebok, the Washington Nationals, Avalon Bay and many others. Of particular note, Actionfigure’s business continued to grow despite the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, supporting the demand for more engaging and innovative transportation solutions. Caywood serves on the board of the Open Transit Software Foundation, is a core member of MobilityData.org, and is a member of both the Federal City council and the Association for Commuter Transportation.

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