REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Blueground and Tabas | November 18, 2022
Blueground, a PropTech scaleup offering a turnkey, flexible housing solution for renters globally, announces today it entered into agreement to acquire Brazilian PropTech startup, Tabas. Marking the first acquisition in Blueground’s nearly 10-year history, the company will soon acquire Tabas after leading Tabas’ $14 million Series A funding round earlier this year. Tabas is the largest operator of designer-quality furnished apartments for 30 days or more in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilia. The acquisition, which is expected to close in early Q1 2023, enables Blueground to enter the Latin American market, and fuel the increased demand for furnished, flexible rentals in the region. Together Blueground and Tabas will launch Mexico City in early 2023.
During the period between now and close, the two companies will continue to operate independently and will gradually integrate over the next year. The combined organization will have a presence in 29 cities across 16 countries, employing over 1,000 people. Based on current financial projections, the joint entity is projected to generate ~650M in 2023.
Blueground is the largest turnkey property rental company in the 30+ day sector. It has a network of 9,500 move-in-ready, expertly-designed homes enabling people to flexibly live wherever they choose. The company was co-founded by CEO Alex Chatzieleftheriou in 2013, who, after many years as a business consultant, had experienced first-hand the pain points of living out of hotels for work for months at a time. He aspired to create a seamless way for people to freely move between neighborhoods, cities, and countries around the world.
Blueground currently works with over 4,700 landlords globally, guaranteeing them rental income while providing expert property management and maintenance services at scale. The acquisition of Tabas will allow Blueground to grow its network faster, supporting its goals of 40,000 apartments across 50 cities by 2025, and add more location options for its client base.
“We’ve had our sights set on Latin America for quite some time, as we see huge market potential for furnished and flexible rentals, Since our first investment in Tabas last year, we’ve developed immense respect for the Tabas team and what they’ve built in Brazil. With our best-in-class technology and our expertise in scaling the business, we'll continue to expand and offer the option for a flexible lifestyle in more markets globally.”
-Alex Chatzieleftheriou, CEO and Co-founder, Blueground
Founded in May 2020, Tabas was born out of the founders’ frustration with the lack of flexible, fully furnished rentals for mid- to long-term stays. Tabas now has over 1,000 apartments in three cities in Brazil - São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilia, raising over $20 million in funding prior to the acquisition. As the first project post-acquisition, Tabas will offer its knowledge and understanding of the market to support the launch of Blueground in Mexico City in early 2023, marking Blueground’s 30th city, and 11th in the last 12 months.
Tabas and Blueground’s visions are fully aligned and together we can create even more value for our guests, our landlords and the Tabas team, This acquisition is yet another success story for Brazilian proptech companies. We're proud of the work we’ve done to get us this far; now it’s time to take it to the next level and continue bringing the turn-key, flexible rental living concept across Latin America,said Leonardo Morgatto, Co-founder and CEO, Tabas.
The pandemic gave rise to new work environments, enabling people to explore the world and forgo traditional long-term leases for flexible rentals. To keep up with the growing demand, Blueground has doubled its supply of apartments in the last year.
The acquisition is subject to standard closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
Blueground is a global PropTech company that operates a curated network of thousands of quality, turnkey homes in sought-after neighborhoods around the globe, making them available for stays of a month or longer. Blueground’s tech-enabled platform provides a fully digitized experience; from viewing and booking available apartments within minutes to managing the entire stay through the Blueground Guest App. Blueground is headquartered in New York City, with a portfolio of thousands of apartments in 26 cities worldwide including in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Denver, Seattle, Austin, Miami, Dubai, Istanbul, Paris, London, Vienna, Zurich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Basel, Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Athens. Blueground plans to expand to 50 cities by 2025.
Tabas is a Brazilian real estate technology startup providing beautifully-designed fully-furnished apartments for flexible stay. Founded in early 2020, it already has more than 1,000 apartments in its portfolio, in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, all located in upscale neighborhoods, equipped and decorated with sophistication. With unprecedented flexibility for the Brazilian market regarding rental contracts, the company works with terms starting from 30 days of rent, guaranteeing the property maintenance to the owners and uncomplicated and well assisted reservations to the tenants.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Wolsen Real Estate | November 30, 2022
Wolsen Real Estate today announced Wolsen Realty and its partnership with Side, the only real estate technology company that exclusively partners with high-performing agents, teams, and independent brokerages to transform them into market-leading boutique brands and businesses. The alliance will ensure that Wolsen Realty’s professional, upscale services are powered by the industry’s most advanced platform.
Since 2012, Wolsen Realty founder Denis Smykalov has provided exceptional real estate services as an agent and, since 2014, as a licensed broker. He harbors a deep knowledge of the local luxury market, which he integrates with his work to produce profitable results. With an innate ability to form long-lasting connections and a tenacious motivation to reach his clients’ goals, Smykalov has cemented his respected reputation among the top agents in Miami’s most competitive markets. With the help of his team, Smykalov has achieved more than $300 million throughout his career, $100 million of which was sold in 2021 alone. Of those totals, $20 million was managed exclusively using cryptocurrency.
Wolsen Realty serves buyers, sellers, and investors with unparalleled concierge-style assistance in Miami’s most upscale markets. It hosts dozens of professionals who provide a full suite of services in their respective fields, including dedicated marketing, social media, and administrative teams. With over 100 years of combined experience actualizing customer aspirations, Wolsen Realty agents continue to set industry standards, paving the way via state-of-the-art marketing strategies and an ever-growing network.
Partnering with Side will ensure Wolsen Realty remains on the cutting edge of the evolving real estate market while continuing to deliver premium services to its clients. Side works behind the scenes, supporting Wolsen Realty with a one-of-a-kind brokerage platform that includes proprietary technology, transaction management, branding and marketing services, public relations, legal support, lead generation, vendor management, infrastructure solutions, and more. Additionally, Wolsen Realty will join an exclusive group of Side partners, tapping into an expansive network from coast to coast.
“I’m thrilled to take Wolsen Realty’s influence over the top with Side, With additional marketing, technology, administrative, and legal support to streamline our processes, we can strengthen our focus on building and maintaining client relationships to ultimately yield outstanding results.”
About Wolsen Realty
Wolsen Realty fronts exclusive, concierge-style assistance for buyers, sellers, and investors in the upscale Miami market. With tireless persistence, unwavering professionalism, and an unparalleled work ethic, the Wolsen Realty team consistently produces lucrative results. Combining innovative industry strategies with transparent services, Wolsen Realty agents flawlessly secure luxury-level transactions so that its clients can live lavishly.
Side is a behind-the-scenes brokerage platform that exclusively partners with top-performing agents, teams, and independent brokerages to create and grow their own boutique brands without the cost, time, or risk of operating a brokerage. Side’s proprietary technology platform and premier support solutions empower its agent partners to be more productive, grow their business, and focus on serving their clients. Side is headquartered in San Francisco.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
CHERRE and DEALPATH | September 28, 2022
Cherre, the leading data integration and insights platform, today announced a brand new data partnership with Dealpath, the industry’s most trusted, purpose-built real estate platform, empowering hundreds of today’s leading institutions such as Blackstone, AEW, Oxford Properties, Nuveen, Principal Real Estate, and Bridge Investment Group to invest digitally in the built world. This news comes on the heels of Dealpath’s momentous $43M Series C round led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from key existing investors including Blackstone, 8VC, JLL, Nasdaq Ventures, and GreenSoil PropTech Ventures.
"Understanding granular details associated with investment pipeline and portfolio analytics is critical for institutional investors to deliver optimal, risk-adjusted returns, Integrating Dealpath’s unmatched investment pipeline as well as portfolio management data into Cherre enables mutual customers to maximize the information edge and glean critical data driven insights."
-L.D. Salmanson, CEO & Co-Founder, Cherre
Through this collaboration, top CRE investment management firms leveraging Dealpath will be able to pull their pipeline and deals data into Cherre’s market-leading platform. This will enable deeper visibility and insights that drive core investment strategies, underwriting and performance. As the integration continues to evolve, shared customers will be able to access property, market, and other important contextual data about assets in the acquisition pipeline.
Cherre's award-winning platform seamlessly connects disparate real estate data, enabling its customers to automate workflows, in addition to building out predictive analytics. With Cherre, customers can evaluate opportunities and trends faster as well as more accurately, while saving millions of dollars within the manual data collection and analytics costs.
Dealpath couldn’t be more excited to partner with Cherre to enable the industry to best leverage data that powers more informed and accurate investment and underwriting decisions, Our team designed Dealpath as an open platform that easily interacts and integrates with other key market-leading digital tools in today’s modern real estate tech stack. Cherre was a given. Our customers will be able to connect real-time deal pipeline and portfolio data with critical public, private & data to gain deeper insight,said Mike Sroka, CEO and Co-Founder, Dealpath.
From pipeline through portfolio management, Dealpath serves as the investment command center, the single source of truth that provides vetted, real-time deal information, together with associated files and tasks, fueling data-driven analysis as well as decisions to achieve optimal, risk-adjusted returns. To date, Dealpath has supported more than $10T in transactions globally. Safeguarded with an institutional-level security in compliance with SOC 2 Type 2 Dealpath enables investment managers to operate at scale with speed and precision by providing easy access to data and effective internal and external collaboration across teams, partners, and vendors. With off-the-shelf efficiency and ease-of-use it enables cross-functional teams to engage seamlessly with centralized data that updates in real-time from anywhere, flexible in configurability to meet your preferences.
It is great to see two leading CRE vendors come together to deliver cohesive digital platforms to the commercial real estate industry. We need more partnerships like this between top solution providers to continue to advance the conversation and innovation in our industry, a global consulting firm to the alternative investments industry that has worked closely with both Dealpath and Cherre on data integrations,said Naseem Wenzel, Executive Director and Head of Real Assets North America at Lionpoint Group LLC
Cherre provides investors, insurers, real estate advisors, and other large enterprises with a platform to collect, resolve, and augment real estate data from hundreds of thousands of public, private, and internal sources. By providing a unique "single source of truth," Cherre empowers customers to evaluate opportunities and trends faster and more accurately, while saving millions of dollars in manual data collection and analytics costs. Cherre launched in 2016 and is located in New York City.
Dealpath is real estate’s most trusted cloud-based investment management platform, providing real-time access to vetted, secure and up-to-date investment data to empower collaboration, strategic and predictive decisions. Investment as well as development firms leverage Dealpath as their command center for smart pipeline tracking, powerful deal analytics and collaborative workflows, driving maximum performance from pipeline through portfolio management. Founded in 2014, Dealpath’s supported over $10 trillion in transactions with leading institutions across the globe.