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Dror Poleg

I write about the history and future of work, cities, and finance. I was trained as an Economic Historian and Media Theorist and worked in advertising, politics, tech, and private equity real estate. I now spend most of my time writing.

The throughline of my career is an interest in how physical and digital systems affect human behavior, wellbeing, and dignity.

A longer bio, in the third person:

Dror Poleg is the author of Rethinking Real Estate, Co-Chair of The Urban Land Institute's Tech & Innovation Council in New York, and Co-Founder of Real Innovation Academy.

In books, articles, classes, and talks, Dror explores the impact of technology on where and how people live, work, and socialize. He regularly briefs, advises and teaches senior executives from multibillion-dollar companies such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, AvalonBay Communities, British Land, Liberty Mutual, Dubai Holding, Cushman & Wakefield, and others.

Dror holds a Masters in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a BA in Media & Communications from Swinburne University of Technology. He has taught and spoken at events by The University of Zurich, Harvard Graduate School of Design, The University of Colorado, The Wharton School, and The City University of New York.

Previously, Dror served as Vice President of Kardan Land, where he oversaw the expansion of a $3b property portfolio in partnership with investors such as Blackrock MGPA and Frasers Properties; as CEO of Otherz.com, a social media startup; and as Head of Digital at Standards Group, a creative agency that served clients such as IKEA, Scandinavian Airlines, and Shangri La Hotels.

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