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Shawn Speaker at AI Strategies for Commercial Real Estate (CRE) - A CREW Northern Nevada Event

Published on April 9th, 2024


DATE AND TIME: April 24, 2024 | 7:30a - 9:30a


LOCATION: Atlantis Hotel Casino

3800 S. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 89502


CCIM and CREW Members: $50

Non-Members: $65

Hot breakfast included



CCIM and CREW of Northern Nevada have partnered to bring you a cutting-edge, interactive presentation focused on the revolutionary impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in commercial real estate. We're joined by two Silicon Valley professionals who have delivered AI presentations around the globe: Brett Bunnell and Shawn Flynn. Together, they will present how AI technology is reshaping the landscape of the real estate sector and can be used to:


  • Accelerate your career in commercial real estate and drive more business;

  • The future of Work with AI: Optimize decision-making processes, enhance operational efficiency, and unlock new revenue streams;

  • Conceptualize building design, site assessments and anticipated ROI;

  • Design smart buildings that are capable of "teaching" themselves to conserve energy and use biometrics to enhance building security;

  • Predictive insight to align investors requirements, risks, and market factors.


They will also examine pitfalls in AI integration and legal considerations.


Direct the Discussion: Our speakers welcome you to submit questions about AI during online registration!


Shawn Flynn - Investment Banker, Host of the Silicon Valley Podcast


Shawn is a seasoned mid-market investment banker and distinguished Podcast Host. With a rich background as a successful business owner in Beijing, China, Shawn returned to Silicon Valley, where he immersed himself in the dynamic startup ecosystem. He has held diverse roles, from Head of Incubation for an AI-focused incubator to President of the second oldest Angel group in the Silicon Valley.


Leveraging his extensive experience across various business stages and sectors, Shawn currently serves as principal at a premier middle market investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, growth capital raising, and secondary.

Brett Bunnell - Counsel at Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP


Brett serves a diverse clientele, ranging from new founders to seasoned entrepreneurs and larger privately held companies. With expertise in blockchain, digital currency (Web3), fintech, technology/SaaS companies, and traditional businesses, Brett navigates complex legal and regulatory landscapes.


He specializes in designing customized processes and structures to foster scalability and synchronization across business, technology, and legal aspects, facilitating sustainable growth and risk management. In the role of outside general counsel, he guides clients through the entire business lifecycle, including formation, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate asset protection.



ABOUT CREW of Northern Nevada: As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier networking business organization, CREW Northern Nevada is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network’s membership of more than 13,500 professionals in over 75 major global markets represents all aspects of commercial real estate—providing our members with direct access to real estate professionals across all geographies and disciplines.



ABOUT The CCIM Institute – Northern Nevada Chapter: The Northern Nevada CCIM Chapter serves as the focal point for quality education, networking and market services for the commercial investment real estate specialist, by offering resources enabling the commercial investment practitioner to deliver superior service to clients and customers.

For More Information


Shawn Flynn is a Principal at Global Capital Markets, a premier middle-market investment bank with a global presence. Shawn has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and secondaries. He speaks Mandarin and is the host of the award-winning Podcast The Silicon Valley Podcast. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Shawn Flynn, Principal

Tel (415) 578-1445 Ext. 4

About Global Capital


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