REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Marcus & Millichap | February 01, 2023
On January 31st, 2023, Marcus & Millichap, a renowned commercial real estate brokerage company specializing in investment sales, research, financing, and advisory services, signed an exclusive representation agreement with Deep South Studios LLC to secure joint venture equity for the development of Deep South Studios Phase I.
The project is based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and involves the construction of a 262,560-square-foot, full-service television and film production facility. The sponsor, Deep South Studios LLC, is represented by Henri M. Kessler and Eric Michael Anton of Marcus & Millichap's Global Capital Division.
The facility's primary utilities are operational, and three buildings are functional and generating revenue. The site is wholly authorized and ready for development. Two production offices, six sound stages varying in size from 16,500 to 30,000 sq. ft., and vendor buildings totaling 99,000 sq. ft. will form the project. There will be a construction mill for creating world-class sets, a grip and lighting installation, and as many as one thousand parking spaces.
The facility is situated on a 20-acre site, the largest contiguous tract of undeveloped land in the heart of New Orleans. Located on elevated ground on the west side of the Mississippi River in the Algiers area, it is accessible from Interstate 10 and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The French Quarter and the central commercial district of the city are nearby.
About Marcus & Millichap, Inc.
Marcus & Millichap was founded in 1971 to foster a culture of long-term relationships and collaboration. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, it is a leading brokerage firm focusing on commercial real estate investment sales, research, financing, and advisory services. The company combines expert market knowledge, an excellent brokerage platform, and exclusive access to inventory to realize exceptional results for clients. Today, it is one of the leading firms in the real estate investment sales and financing industry, with over 80 offices and almost 2,000 financing and investment sales professionals in Canada and the United States.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,HOME AND DESIGN
Rently | January 12, 2023
Rently, the industry leader in self-touring and smart home technology solutions, recently introduced a new feature on its Smart Home App. This new feature will assist technicians in accelerating the installation process using automated tools. It will also enable property managers to receive real-time notifications about successful smart home activations.
Installers can now easily verify their identity and begin the installation process using Rently's Smart Home App. The app also provides stepwise instructions, guiding the installers through the entire process. This removes the need to call technical support to activate devices, which leads to significant time savings.
Merrick Lackner, the CEO of Rently, states, "Rently recognizes the critical role that installers play in the deployment of smart home technology." He further added, "By eliminating the requirement for installers to contact intermediary technical support teams—just to verify device testing and activation—we hope to save them time, facilitate their projects, and make it easy for them to report their success to managers who receive these real-time updates on their Rently desktop portal."
(Source: PR Newswire)
Communications between smart home technicians and managers can now be synchronized using Rently's app. This will help save time and eliminate the uncertainty faced by property managers, who would otherwise have to wait for tenants to confirm if their smart home devices are working correctly.
Based in Camarillo (California), Rently is a premier provider of self-touring and enterprise smart-home platforms. The company, established in 2011, serves single-family and multi-family operators. The platform provides convenient and cost-effective solutions to optimize and automate leading, collaborating with over 3,500 operators and enabling more than 15 million self-tours. In addition, Rently's enterprise smart-home vertical allows keyless self-tours, optimization of resident access, monitoring of units, and reduced utility costs from anywhere in the world.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
WPM Real Estate Management | January 27, 2023
WPM Real Estate Management, one of the leading property management firms in the Mid-Atlantic region, has today announced several internal promotions as part of its long-term objective for growth and success.
WPM's Maintenance and Construction Services Division named Michael 'Mike' Mangum Director of Operations. Mike joined WPM 14 years ago as a service technician and was elevated to Maintenance Operations Advisor in 2021 after 10 years as Service Manager in the Multifamily Real Estate Division. He's vital to WPM's operations, training, and success. His new post is part of a strategic reorganization inside the division that will allow the company to extend its service offerings and boost cross-company collaboration on maintenance and services, increasing client value.
Meanwhile, Rita Dore has now been promoted to Senior Commercial Manager for WPM's Commercial Real Estate Division. She managed community associations for the Association Real Estate Division. Rita has worked in WPM's Association, HR, Commercial, and Services divisions for 17 years. She has excellent client contacts and extensive knowledge of WPM's procedures, technologies, and operations. Her leadership at WPM's Commercial Real Estate Division will help it flourish.
CEO James Dahlgren, Jr. expressed, "We're excited to have Mike and Rita stepping into these leadership positions to help us grow these two divisions." "Both of these individuals bring extensive knowledge and experience to their roles and will be instrumental to WPM's continued growth and expansion," James added.
(Source – Cision PR Web)
Besides, Herman Martin is now the Multifamily Maintenance Operations Advisor, replacing Mike Magnum. He joined WPM in 2021 after 30 years in the profession. Herman's knowledge of the division's service demands and track record ensure continuity. This role will report to Mangum and assist with Multifamily Real Estate Division maintenance needs as part of the planned restructuring.
In this context, CEO James Dahlgren, Jr. remarked, "Herman is well respected by Associates and clients alike." "I am confident he will continue to deliver on WPM's commitment to service excellence in this new role," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Web)
About WPM Real Estate Management
WPM Real Estate Management manages nearly 25,000 properties and over 40,000 people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. Its services include multifamily real estate management, association real estate management, commercial real estate management, along with maintenance and construction. The company brings an experienced owner's viewpoint and a proactive approach to property management to ensure that its actions and decisions add value for people living, working, and investing in its properties. Being a premier real estate management firm in the region, the company has earned the title of Accredited Management Organization®.