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NKF’s Kasselman Named Chicago Chair for FIBREE Expansion

NKF’s Geoffrey Kasselman has been named the Chicago regional chair for the U.S. expansion of FIBREE, an international network for exchanging knowledge between the real estate industry, the IT sector and blockchain technology. Launched this past July in Amsterdam and active across Europe and Asia, the not-for-profit FIBREE will expand further globally during 2019.

“FIBREE is poised to shape and lead the global conversation on blockchain’s optimal use cases for real estate, so the opportunity to be in the mix from the beginning was irresistible,” said Kasselman. “It’s all about forging adoption, scale and change management – and shaping the future of the entire real estate industry.”

Achim Jedelsky, FIBREE president, said naming Kasselman a regional chairperson for the U.S. expansion was “ideal. His tech-centric real estate expertise and his shared vision on blockchain use in real estate, along with his proven global leadership experience, made him perfect for the position.”

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