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Connor Olsen
Vice President of Sales at WorkSpace
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Connor Olsen
Vice President of Sales at WorkSpace

Connor is the Vice President of Sales at WorkSpace. He has a passion for the commercial real estate industry and a thirst for building engaging relationships through challenging the status quo. He has a background in CRE brokerage (office) in institutional landlord representation and most recently he comes from the world of software as a service (SaaS) – WorkSpace is at the intersection of CRE and technology, the marriage of his background! He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to learn - inside and out of the office.

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Topic: PropTech
Track: Data

WorkSpace is an elegant, simple product that removes the friction between assets, data, and people. We've built a better way to manage real estate, with as few clicks as possible, and without all of the spreadsheets and manual reporting. We give you the ability to make better decisions, faster.

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Hi everyone. My name is Connor Olsen with WorkSpace. Do me a favor and close your eyes and think about what would be harder? To go back in time 20 years knowing what you know now or move 20 years into the future. Nostalgia side most people prefer the future. It's hard to get up in the Comforts of the Modern Age. Imagine next 1980 you're lucky enough to be working on a minicomputer, you know one of those washing machine size things that takes up an entire room cable is still a form of entertainment in Blockbuster is the hottest spot in town. The only way to send money to one

another is through snail mail. Not yet. No PayPal, no Venmo large staffs of accountancy paper letters to run their businesses and then rely on spreadsheets for decades before software change their lives. It's amazing how different work and life looked and it's crazy to think how much things have changed. We certainly can't imagine using the tools of the 80s to run our lives now at workspace We Believe commercial real estate will work completely differently in 10 years talented people can be their best selves’ decisions will be made more quickly in the bar for returns and competition

will be raised fueled by technology and efficiency. Real estate has long been an industry bog down by tons of manual processes and inefficient procedures and digital transformation still have a long way to go. Flat reason when it comes to doing our day jobs in commercial real estate. We still rely on the manual processes of yesterday in the multiple logins the point Solutions, we've implemented over the years. We heard this story over and over we talked to asset managers and landlords’ things are working by chasing down the answer is living in Excel and songs were problems

point-by-point across the business last efficiency and scale. What we want is one place to command our business and our days from this where WorkSpace was born. Sure, you have solutions across your business. That's all for among other things critical functions, like accounting leasing forecasting you

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