essensys plc | June 19, 2020
essensys, the leading global provider of mission critical software-as-a-service ("SaaS") platforms and on-demand cloud services to the flexible workspace industry, announces the launch of STEP, its Software and Technology Enabled Property solution, designed to equip landlords and property owners with the technology needed to address the growing demand for flexibility. Occupiers' demand for flexible real-estate products is accelerating. Landlords are under increasing pressure to manage this shift as they respond to shorter lease terms, changing occupier behaviors and needs, and niche office space requirements. At the same time they must remain alert to new opportunities to provide additional value to occupiers, using tenant experiences, services and amenities to help differentiate in an increasingly competitive market.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Zillow Group | October 04, 2021
Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z and ZG), which is transforming the way people buy, sell, rent and finance homes, today announced the closing of its acquisition of ShowingTime, an online scheduling platform for home showings. Touring is one of the most important steps in the home shopping and selling journey, and ShowingTime's technology has streamlined and improved the touring experience. The company is an industry leader, and Zillow Group will continue to invest in ShowingTime to improve its functionality.
Zillow Group entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShowingTime in February 2021 for $500 million. The transaction was successfully closed upon meeting customary closing conditions.
About Zillow Group:
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter. As the most visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates offer customers an on-demand experience for selling, buying, renting or financing with transparency and nearly seamless end-to-end service. Zillow Offers® buys and sells homes directly in dozens of markets across the country, allowing sellers control over their timeline. Zillow Home Loans™, our affiliate lender, provides our customers with an easy option to get pre-approved and secure financing for their next home purchase. In September 2020, Zillow launched Zillow Homes, Inc., a licensed brokerage entity, to streamline Zillow Offers transactions. Zillow Group's affiliates and subsidiaries include Zillow®, Zillow Offers®, Zillow Premier Agent®, Zillow Home Loans™, Zillow Closing Services™, Zillow Homes, Inc., Trulia®, Out East®, ShowingTime, Bridge Interactive, dotloop, StreetEasy®, HotPads®. Zillow Home Loans, LLC is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #10287
ShowingTime is the industry leader in home touring technology and a proud affiliate of Zillow Group. ShowingTime's technology and services simplify the online tour scheduling process for buyers, sellers and agents across the industry. ShowingTime products are used in hundreds of MLSs representing more than one million real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Transactly | June 08, 2021
Transactly, a rapidly growing Real Estate Transaction Platform, has announced the acquisition of Moncord Real Estate Professional Services based in Bellevue, Washington. With this acquisition, Transactly further expands their national network of tech-enabled Transaction Coordinators -- already the largest in North America -- to include Moncord’s vast team of coordinators in the Pacific Northwest.
“We are excited to welcome Moncord into the Transactly family,” says Transactly founder and CEO Bryan Bowles. “Alex and Lisa Mont-Ros have built an incredible team of talented individuals at Moncord. This acquisition significantly increases Transactly’s ability to serve agents, teams, and brokerages in all key markets across the country.”
Moncord was founded by Alex and Lisa Mont-Ros, a husband and wife duo whose leadership in recent years has grown Moncord into the leading transaction coordination service in the Pacific Northwest, helping their clients close over $5 billion in transactions. “This is a natural next step for Moncord,” said Alex of the acquisition, “Our goal has always been to empower TCs so they can be their best, which enables real estate agents to focus on efficiency and growth. With Transactly’s ever-improving tech -- which truly stands alone in the industry -- our coordinators will continue to deliver the level of excellence which clients have come to expect from both Moncord and Transactly.”
Transactly has retained all existing Moncord staff, and is enrolling all transaction coordinators and clients into their technology platform to ensure an ever-improving digital client experience -- something that is otherwise lacking in the real estate industry.