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RealPage | October 03, 2022
RealPage, a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Knock® CRM (Knock), a provider of leading customer relationship management (CRM) and front office technology in the multifamily industry. This strategic acquisition combines Knock’s suite of products with RealPage’s deep expertise in AI, yield management and smart property management solutions.
Together, RealPage and Knock will create a next-generation operating platform to maximize net operating income (NOI) for the multifamily sector’s multi-trillion dollar asset class. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the coming days. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“Acquiring Knock accelerates our strategy to deliver a next-generation front office platform that supports centralized leasing, Today's market conditions are driving property owners and operators to rethink operations to drive efficiency. Together with Knock, RealPage will meet our customers' needs with a connected platform that enables an AI-driven virtual operating model.”
- Dana Jones, CEO of RealPage
Founded in 2014, Knock has scaled its core CRM product to serve millions of apartment units across North America with the leading integrated suite of front office technology, providing multifamily owners and operators the capabilities they need to acquire and retain residents more profitably. Knock’s API-first platform integrates easily into any property management system (PMS) and will maintain this flexibility as it becomes part of RealPage’s open, PMS-agnostic front office platform.
RealPage and Knock share an identical vision for a truly connected and intelligent front office. Together we will realize this vision faster, and the combination will enable us to go even further on our commitment to delivering both the technology and customer service our customers need to offer a best-in-class prospect-to-resident experience, said Demetri Themelis, CEO and co-founder of Knock.
This is as much about the team as it is the technology, There’s a reason Knock has such a tremendous reputation in multifamily. We’re excited to begin working together as one team to drive greater value and the best possible experience for our customers,added Jones.
RealPage provides a technology platform that enables real estate owners and managers to change how people experience and use rental space. Clients use the platform to gain transparency into asset performance, leverage data insights and monetize space to create incremental yields. Founded in 1998, and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, RealPage is backed by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo. RealPage currently serves over 22 million units worldwide from offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Knock offers an integrated suite of front office technology that provides multifamily owners and operators with the capabilities they need to more profitably acquire and retain high-value, long-term residents. Knock CRM empowers leasing teams with tools to accelerate successful leasing and renewal outcomes, provides marketers the data to optimize spend, and ensures executives have the business intelligence and insights needed to outperform their competitors. Founded in 2014, and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Knock proudly serves millions of units operated by the fastest-growing management organizations in multifamily. It is regularly named as one of the fastest growing companies in America as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Seattle.
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Clever Real Estate and Total Expert | August 29, 2022
Clever Real Estate, known for its service of matching home buyers and sellers with top real estate agents at a lower commission, announced it is teaming up with Total Expert, the only CRM and customer engagement platform purpose-built for modern financial institutions, to provide a seamless communication process between Clever's concierge team and its customers' loan officers.
Clever provides home buyers and sellers with a white-glove service that matches them with vetted local real estate agents from major brokerages nationwide, negotiates better commission rates on their behalf, and guides them through the entire process.
The integration with Total Expert will enhance these services by allowing lenders to receive updates in real-time about their borrowers, maintain fluid communication between agents and lenders, and help consumers reach their homeownership goals.
"Now more than ever, consumers are looking for a trusted advisor to help them navigate current market conditions and reach their financial goals, We're excited to partner with Clever and strengthen customer relationships with timely, relevant communications."
-Josh Lehr, Senior Director of Partnerships and Industry Technology at Total Expert
Total Expert will provide loan officers with a 360-degree view of their customers and empower them to stay closely connected throughout the home-buying process. By leveraging data-driven insights and intelligent automation, lenders will be equipped to provide a more personalized and efficient experience to their borrowers.
We are thrilled this new integration will ensure that Clever customers will enjoy an even more streamlined process and eliminate some of the stress of communicating with multiple parties that typically comes with real estate transactions, said Tony Chahal, SVP of Partnerships at Clever.
These targeted customer journeys are only one step in Clever's ongoing mission to ensure that people can buy and sell real estate more easily and affordably. The news of the collaboration follows Clever's recent executive hires, as the startup company continues to see major growth and success despite headwinds in the real estate market.
About Clever Real Estate
Clever Real Estate was founded in 2017 with the sole mission of making buying and selling real estate easier and more affordable for everyone. Clever's primary service matches sellers and buyers with vetted local real estate agents, providing a lower rate for the client and leads for the agent simultaneously. To date, Clever's agent network includes 12,000 agents across all 50 states.
About Total Expert
Total Expert delivers purpose-built CRM and data-driven customer engagement solutions for more than 175 modern financial institutions. The Total Experience Platform unifies data, marketing, sales, and compliance solutions to provide a cohesive experience across the customer lifecycle. Total Expert turns customer insights into actions to increase loyalty and drive growth for banks, lenders, credit unions, and other financial services firms.
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Chime Technologies | September 29, 2022
Chime Technologies, an award-winning real estate technology innovator, today announced it has acquired Rentancy, a provider of innovative property management software and services. With a shared mission to streamline and automate the time consuming, manual tasks typically associated with the real estate process and an unwavering commitment to innovative technology development, Chime and Rentancy will deliver a more comprehensive platform to address the entire real estate process from end to end.
Designed to improve property rent collection, accounting, and cash flow management for both residential and commercial properties, Rentancy’s unique software and services help real estate professionals stay focused on delivering stellar client service and growing their business. Rentancy’s flexible business model has proven to help boost profits, unleash cash flow, and simplify operations for customers across the UK. The addition of Rentancy to the robust Chime platform will enhance and streamline back-office capabilities and tenant sourcing operations to support the entire real estate lifecycle. Through this integration, Chime is well poised to deliver the technology solutions agents need to be successful in property management, a global market projected to grow to nearly $20 billion in 2022.
This news comes on the heels of several new Chime products unveiled this year including the Enterprise Platform, Active Recruiting, and Social Studio, to support the unique needs of Chime’s nearly 40,000 active users. The acquisition provides opportunity for geographic expansion across EMEA and underscores a commitment to delivering an end-to-end real estate business platform, purpose-built to help strategic real estate professionals succeed in an increasingly competitive market.
"Our mission is to provide the best technology tools and collaboration platform to help EVERY real estate professional globally thrive and prosper in today's highly competitive, technology-enhanced world, With Rentancy, we are at the beginning of a long-term product and business development journey expanding into European markets and global property management SaaS space."
-Joe Chen, CEO, Chime
The natural synergy between Rentancy and Chime was clear from the start and we are delighted to be part of the team, By combining our property management software and services with Chime’s award-winning sales acceleration platform, we can offer a complete real estate business solution that streamlines operations and empowers our clients to focus on building their business,said Kurt Lyall, Founder & CEO Rentancy.
About Chime Technologies
Chime is an award-winning real estate technology innovator headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Our AI-powered platform empowers real estate professionals, teams, and brokerages with the tools they need to automate lead generation operations, drive conversions, and grow their business.