In the third episode of Season 11 of the Propcast, host Louisa Dickins is joined by Gregg Wallace, Partner at Building Ventures, who invest in companies reshaping the way we design, build, operate and experience our built environment and Matt Wegworth, Vice President of Dawson Ventures at McKinstry, whose goal is to advance early-stage technologies and offerings and support innovative startups.
About our guests
Gregg is a Principal on the investing team at Building Ventures, based in San Francisco. He joined in 2021 after recent years in Silicon Valley opening and managing for Hilti Group a new startup-focused office. His previous years at Hilti were in Europe in global strategy and product management roles at Headquarters, and as CMO of Hilti Spain. Gregg’s early career was at Bain & Company as a management consultant, based out of Atlanta and Dallas. Outside of work Gregg enjoys trail running, podcasts, and volunteering for Upwardly Global.. Gregg received his BA from Davidson College and MBA from the Wharton School.
We are Building Ventures. We chose our name very intentionally – and not just because the url was available. That word: Building. It encapsulates what we care about and what we do. We focus equally on the process of building and the artifacts that are buildings. We work closely with the entrepreneurs we invest in to support them in the building of their companies.
Digital technologies are reshaping the way we design, build, operate and experience our built environment and will have a profound effect on how we live as humans on our planet. Our objective is to keep a watchful eye over the entire innovation landscape of the built environment but only deploy capital into those with the most promising return characteristics.
Every investment we make lives up to our mission, as it is our sole focus.
Matt advances McKinstry’s vision and industry leadership through collaborative innovation. Constantly curious, he partners with his team to always ask what’s possible and continually explore emerging industry trends that are reshaping and advancing the built
environment. The result can be seen in McKinstry’s emerging and inflight ventures, delivering innovative products and solutions to clients across the country.
Matt has been in the AEC industry for over 25 years where he has spent his career focused on removing the waste out of the built environment through the grow and development of innovative product solutions and business models. Matt leads Dawson Ventures, McKinstry’s corporate venture practice, where he and the team work to cultivate an ecosystem of innovation, supporting and standing-up new offerings and business ventures providing capabilities and services which enable McKinstry to transform the planning, design and building process.
In his spare time, he enjoys boating, hiking and alpine skiing with his family.
McKinstry is the national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings. McKinstry has a platform of integrated services and capabilities that allows us to serve any need in maintaining and improving the life of your building. This platform is put to the test every day in eliminating waste and transforming the built world into comfortable, healthy and productive spaces.
From new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse, energy retrofits and advanced renewable energy systems, McKinstry provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle. We focus on people and outcomes to ensure the built environment serves owners, operators and occupants alike. McKinstry works with school districts, universities, municipalities, hospitals and private companies nationwide. Our clients care about long-term planning, saving energy and driving out waste, and have sophisticated facilities that require nothing but the best. America’s built environment squanders energy, labor and construction and maintenance costs. At McKinstry, we don’t. We’re your trusted partner for the life of your building.
About Our Host
Louisa is the co-founder of LMRE, which has rapidly become the market leading global PropTech recruitment platform and search consultancy with operations across North America, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
To promote the industry she is so passionate about, Louisa set up the Global podcast ‘The Propcast’where she hosts and invites guests from the built environment space to join her in conversation about innovation.
LMRE is globally recognised for leading the way in Real Estate Tech & Innovation talent management.
From the outset our vision was to become a global provider of the very best strategic talent to the most innovative organisations in PropTech, ConTech, Smart Buildings, ESG, Sustainability and Strategic Consulting.
At LMRE we are fully committed at all times to exceed the expectations of our candidates and clients by providing the very best advice and by unlocking exclusive opportunities across our global network in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
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