Dr. Andrea Chegut is the Director oftheMITReal Estate Innovation Lab, which investigates innovative products and technologies, financial value, and economic growth impacts in the built environment. The lab is an interdisciplinary group of computational designers, urban planners, economists and statisticians that work to understand change in cities. Dr. Chegutalso heads entrepreneurial research for DesignX, a venture accelerator for student and faculty firms from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning that focuses on design, cities and the built environment. She holds the position of Research Scientist at MIT based on her academic research in asset pricing of innovative commercial and residential real estate products, entrepreneurial firm performance, and technological progress in the built environment. Additionally, Dr. Cheguthas a PhD in financial economics with a concentration in real estate and has worked at the intersection of innovation, urban economics and real estate for over a decade. In addition to research, Dr. Chegutteaches classes on technology and innovation, finance, data science and machine learning at MIT. Prior to her work at MIT, Andrea had a career in securities asset pricing, mortgage back securitization and worked across Europe on developing asset pricing models for commercial real estate, green buildings and digital infrastructure.View the profile
Catalyzing at the cutting edge of healthy and sustainable buildings and communities. From research to non-profit work, from startups to corporates, I work wherever I can have a large scale impact. Carrying a special torch for human-centered building operations and design.View the profile
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Event Co-Chair Lindsay Baker interviews Dr. Andrea Chegut Director of MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab at the Center for Real Estate at MIT who demystifies data science ("data scientists are like a great therapist"), smart-buildings, and the value proposition of healthy buildings. Do not let the MIT in her title intimidate you, Dr. Chegut breakdowns these complex issues in a very digestible and inspiring way.
05:35 The world of data in real estate
13:00 Smart buildings
22:15 Financial performance
28:45 The research and possible industry changes
34:38 COVID-19 impact
So nice to meet you and let's see if we're going to get started. Thanks, everybody for being here. I am once again Lindsay Baker and I'm one of your Co-hosts for the conference and I'm super excited today to introduce. Dr. Andrea Chegut who's with us from MIT. Welcome, Andrea. And so Andrea, I'm very excited to chat with you. Not only because the center at MIT that you direct is such an incredible Center on all things related to real estate and buildings and data and all of that but also because I am looking forward to having our audience here a little
bit about how to research as a community plays into the work that we have to do and transforming the real estate industry. And I think that is one of those things as you know, cuz I had this role at one point in my life at UC Berkeley in the center for the built environment these kinds of research centers are so critical for the industry to give us feedback and to really engage in the question what happens next was so thank you for being here and I wonder if you wouldn't just start by telling us a little bit about how you got into the work that you do and How
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