On "Smart cities: How technology will change our buildings" at TEDxBerlin 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.tedxberlin.de. Since founding OVG Real Estate in 1997, Coen van Oostrom (1970), entrepreneur and a champion of sustainability and smart technology in real estate, built the company into the largest commercial property developer and investor in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. OVG is recognized for its sustainable development and innovations in the real estate sector by many international parties and received international prizes like the Corenet Sustainable Leadership Award and the H. Bruce Russel Global Innovator’s Award. OVG’s most recent development The Edge in Amsterdam is recently recognized as the ‘most sustainable office building in the world’ according to BREEAM. Coen aspires for OVG to be game-changers in the real estate industry by challenging perceptions of what is possible in the built environment.