As Managing Director for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology & CRTLabs, Chad Curry investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and manages the development of products for use by members. He’s presented to REALTORS® on the national, state and local levels.
Currently, Chad’s work is focused on research and development of smart home devices, iBeacons and wearables, renewable energies, building sciences and urban agriculture. Specifically, he is investigating how these trends will impact the real estate industry and benefit members. To support this initiative, Chad and his team has started CRTLabs focused on testing and developing devices for the home to help improve quality of life. He is an Advisory Board member of the Internet of Things Council and is on the Research Group and Benchmark Committee. Chad is also a Board Member for the Real Estate Standards Organization, where he works to streamline real estate transaction technology. He was recently named to Inman New’s Top 101 Most Influential People in Real Estate. He currently lives in Chicago with his family where he enjoys music, art, soccer and travel.
You can follow Chad and CRT using @crtweet & @crtlabs on Twitter. For more in-depth coverage of emerging technologies in real estate and to download white papers and other educational materials visit CRT’s blog, Bits and Bytes at: http://crt.blogs.realtor.org. You can also follow the CRTLabs work at https://crtlabs.org.