MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Savills | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, New York-based real estate company Savills informed that it is increasing its footprint in the North American market by launching a new office in Montreal.
Antoine Dumas will take on the role of Associate at the company. Brandon Allen, Erik Charton, Paul Fischlin, and Stéphane Robillard will take on the roles of Executive Vice President at the company, while Robin Blanchard will take on the role of Vice President. Meanwhile, George Manousos will take on the role of Vice President and Agency Executive Officer. The group's main areas of expertise will be industrial leasing, investment sales, and capital markets.
Vice Chairman Rick Schuham stated, "Savills has strategically opened locations in key markets throughout Canada, and Montreal was a natural next step for our first location in the province of Quebec." He further added, "We have recruited the market's most seasoned industrial brokerage group to establish our location in Montreal. Bringing together this group of top-producing real estate advisors strengthens our ability to deliver market-ready solutions and services in North America and allows us to expand our geographical coverage into Southeast Canada.”
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Savills benefits from the combined expertise of a workforce that, on average, has been in the sector for twenty years. The team represented clients across the industrial spectrum in 2022, including cold storage, warehousing, ports, airports, global infrastructure, distribution and logistics, flex space, land sales, and research and development. The team brokered over $800 million in real estate transactions across Canada. It provides a diverse selection of real estate services, such as tenant representation, landlord and vendor representation, built-to-suit advice, and investment sales.
Gregg Healy, Head of Savills Industrial Services, stated, "The industrial sector in Montreal has remained resilient post-pandemic, with strong investment sales and leasing velocity." "Montreal has a rich mix of industries, including life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, technology, and healthcare, that have continued to invest heavily in establishing operations in the market. We look forward to tapping into the new team's expertise to drive growth for industrial services throughout Canada," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Savills supports businesses in discovering employee success solutions. Its integrated teams of brokers and consultants are real estate experts. The company's tenant advocacy, capital markets, project management, labor and incentives strategy, workplace design, and occupant experience have improved local and global workplaces for 160 years. The company is owned by Savills plc, which has over 35,000 specialists and 700 offices globally.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
MeridianLink | March 03, 2023
On March 02, 2023, MeridianLink®, Inc., one the leading provider of modern software platforms for consumer reporting agencies and financial institutions, announced that it received two HousingWire 2023 Tech100 Mortgage Awards. MeridianLink’s selection as a winner was based on its innovative approach to bring flexibility and improve browser experience, speed and insight to mortgage origination. In addition, a MeridianLink® company, OpenClose™, was identified because its 100% browser-based, omnichannel solutions empower lenders to enhance efficiencies, improve margins, reduce costs, and advance experience quality. These award-winning capabilities provide financial institutions with the robust technology they need to improve the experiences for loan officers and borrowers and close more loans.
The Tech100 program, now in its eleventh year, offers housing professionals a comprehensive list of the most innovative and influential organizations that can be used to identify partners and provide solutions to the daily challenges mortgage lenders face. Every year, the Tech100 program improves progressively more competitively, and the quality of applicants improves as the industry’s demand for technology increases. In its fourth year, the Tech100 program was presented in two groups, including HW Tech100 Real Estate and HW Tech100 Mortgage, to highlight the achievements and innovation of organizations within both sectors.
Chris Maloof, President of Go To Market, MeridianLink®, said, “It is a privilege to be selected once again as a winner of HousingWire’s renowned Tech100 award, and we are thrilled that our industry-leading offerings represent such a large percentage of the true mortgage loan origination systems on this year’s list.” He also said, “As lending progresses toward an increasingly digital future, MeridianLink® and OpenClose™ will continue offering world-class digital experiences built on innovative solutions. We are proud to give our customers choices that connect them with the same technology they need to outshine the competition.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Founded in 1998, MeridianLink® enables digital lending and account opening for financial institutions and provides consumer reporting agencies with data verification solutions. Its cloud-based, scalable platforms support customers to build deeper relationships with consumers via data-driven, personalized experiences throughout the lending life cycle. Its established industry leaders continue to set the industry standard for web-based credit reporting and all sizes of financial institutions. Based in Costa Mesa (California), MeridianLink® has prioritized the democratization of lending for customers, businesses, and communities specializing in loan origination, mortgage systems, loan software and banking software.
BROKERAGE,REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Side | January 05, 2023
INFINITAS Realty recently announced a collaboration with Side, the only provider of real estate technology that works with top-performing brokers, teams, and agents to help them become market-leading boutique brands. Through this agreement, INFINITAS Realty will be able to offer its future-proof services on the market's most cutting-edge platform.
INFINITAS Realty is challenging the entire real estate sector to advance in order to reach its high standards. The team provides seamless client experiences that are complemented by its transaction coordination software, called Property Wand, and private services in staging, design, and landscaping. The company achieves this by striking a balance between a traditional work ethic and advanced technological innovations.
With the help of Side, INFINITAS Realty will be able to keep up with the ever-changing real estate industry and continue to provide excellent service to its customers. The San Francisco-based company Side provides INFINITAS Realty with a comprehensive brokerage platform that includes proprietary technology, transaction management, branding and marketing services, public relations, legal support, lead generation, vendor management, infrastructure solutions, and more. In addition, INFINITAS Realty will become part of a select group of Side partners, expanding their access to global business infrastructure.
INFINITAS Realty said that it is excited to raise the bar in the real estate industry and make changes that are much needed. It went on to say that with Side's cutting-edge marketing, technological, administrative, and legal services, the company can take its disruptive approach to new heights and assist more clients in actualizing their dreams.
Side is the first real estate brokerage platform on the market. It lets the best agents, teams, and independent brokers build and grow their businesses without managing a brokerage, which can be challenging, expensive, and risky. In contrast to consumer-facing brokerage companies, Side provides its partners with time-saving technology and superior support services so that they can focus on what is more critical, i.e., servicing their clients and communities.