REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
RI Marketplace and SharpLaunch | November 16, 2022
RI Marketplace ("Marketplace"), the leading online auction platform for commercial real estate (CRE) transactions, today announced their partnership with SharpLaunch, a powerful CRE marketing software designed to accelerate time-to-market and meet the needs of building owners, asset managers, investment sales teams, and brokers alike. Through this new partnership, SharpLaunch clients' listings can now be viewed on Marketplace's Listings page. This partnership will allow Sharplaunch's brokers to take advantage of a new, curated, and fast-growing network of highly vetted investors and for Marketplace's buyers to gain access to more opportunities.
SharpLaunch customers can now easily opt-in to have their sales listings displayed on Marketplace's Listing page and automatically updated in real time as listing statuses are modified, all with the click of a button. The process is managed through an API integration that enables brokers to benefit from a wider distribution of their listings without having to manually input and update data from one site to another. SharpLaunch's ability to help streamline marketing operations for busy commercial real estate clients like CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield allows them to quickly and easily publish their listings so they can get back to driving revenue and making an impact at their organization.
Not only does this partnership create a greater likelihood for buyers and sellers to transact, but it also illustrates how Marketplace and SharpLaunch continue to take the lead as CRE innovators by encouraging industry cooperation and collaboration with the ultimate goal of creating a more streamlined, efficient experience for commercial real estate professionals across the value chain.
"By creating these partnerships and utilizing the best of both technologies, we are meeting the demands of our users – SharpLaunch clients gain more visibility for their property listings and Marketplace investors get to see more opportunities to buy, In collaborating with top tier CRE entrepreneurs and thought-leaders like SharpLaunch, we are creating a win win win for us, our clients and the industry as whole. We are consciously trying to move the CRE space forward by creating a culture of openness with technology partners - and having fun while we do it."
-James Shevlin President and Chief Operating Officer at CWCapital, an affiliate company of RI Marketplace
Marketplace has built a network of over 100,000 qualified investors nationwide with a proven track record of buying assets and who regularly visit Marketplace's website in search of their next deal, Making sure our listings could integrate with such a powerful platform was an easy choice, and an important one for the customers who rely on us to help them find the right buyers,said Bob Samii, Founder and CEO of SharpLaunch.
About RI Marketplace
RI Marketplace is the leading auction platform for commercial real estate transactions, bringing buyers, sellers and brokers together to efficiently list, market and close deals. The platform allows local, national and global investors the opportunity to quickly review and bid on assets throughout the country. Marketplace is managed by a dedicated team of commercial asset experts with more than $11 billion in online real estate sales. Since its inception in May 2017, the platform has completed more than $3.4 billion in transactions.
About CWCapital Asset Management LLC
CWCapital is a highly rated special servicer, investment management, and analytics firm with over $220 billion UPB of name servicing rights. CWCapital provides value maximization services and solutions for clients throughout the entire investment life cycle. The company is comprised of experienced real estate specialists managing one of the largest Special Servicing platforms. CWCapital offers deep market experience in acquisition services, underwriting, due diligence, investment management, dispositions, CMBS research, bond analytics – all powered by RealINSIGHT, a state-of-the-art asset management software.
SharpLaunch is a powerful commercial real estate marketing software that accelerates lease and sales volume for busy CRE teams. As experts in commercial real estate marketing, SharpLaunch provides a suite of easy-to-use tools to streamline marketing operations, accelerate time-to-market, and amplify the digital presence of commercial properties.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT,INVESTMENTS
Broe Real Estate Group | December 16, 2022
Broe Real Estate Group (BREG), the multi-billion-dollar, Colorado based developer, has begun its first industrial development project within Southern Indiana's world-class industrial park, the River Ridge Commerce Center. BREG's 19.5-acre site will be anchored by a 300,000 square foot Class A industrial facility within the 6,000-acre global business park.
"Demand for high quality industrial space in the Louisville, Kentucky market is at an all-time high while vacancy rates within Southern Indiana and Kentucky remain at historic low levels, This spec project brings critical supply online to serve the sustained market demand and the need for modern logistics space."
-Broe Real Estate Group's Executive Vice President Reagan Shanley
BREG's project will feature rear load access, 36-foot clearance, and generous trailer parking space to support the highly sought needs of logistics, manufacturing, research, and technology tenants. The park's rail infrastructure enhancements, provided by The Broe Group's transportation affiliate OmniTRAX, continues to expand with park development to unlock rail access, shipping efficiency and low-cost transportation for new tenants.
River Ridge's centralized location, with strategic access to the Louisville, Kentucky metro region and central US markets, continues to attract industry leading companies – including GE, Amazon, Bose, and Medline – in sectors that span aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, information technology, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals. The park's economic impact is as powerful as its strategic location, with an employee pool that exceeds 10,000 people and regional economic output of nearly $2.5B. Local Ford Motors and UPS facilities continue to expand and have a major influence on the region.
River Ridge Development Authority Executive Director Jerry Acy said of the project, the River Ridge Commerce Center continues to be a magnet for growth thanks to our unparalleled logistics efficiencies and multimodal access to central US Markets. Broe Real Estate's debut industrial project in the north end of the Commerce Center is a major development milestone and will build upon our growing reputation as a world class location for business.
The new BREG project, planned to accommodate single or dual tenant occupancy, forecasts a summer 2023 construction commencement. Commercial Kentucky's Robert Walker and Greg Charmoli will lead leasing activity. The project design team includes architect Ware Malcomb and the engineering services of American Structure Point.
About Broe Real Estate Group
Broe Real Estate Group, an affiliate of The Broe Group, acquires, develops and manages commercial real estate assets. Affiliated companies own and manage office and industrial properties, medical office buildings and multi-family communities across the country, including premier assets in many of the most desirable markets. The Broe Group has a 50-year history of value-add real estate investing in Colorado and across the United States. We improve value though the implementation of focused business plans that increase cash flow and create stable income streams.
About The Broe Group
Founded in 1972, The Broe Group is a private, multi-billion-dollar investment group with diversified holdings in real estate, rail, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, water, healthcare and technology throughout 37 North American states and provinces. Its deep operational knowledge derived from owning and operating multi-billion-dollar businesses and the global economic insights gleaned from serving its vast Fortune 500 clientele are strategic differentiators. The Broe Group's entrepreneurial focus enables it to find true value wherever it resides.
About OmniTRAX, Inc.
As one of North America's largest and fastest growing private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX's core capabilities range from providing transportation and supply chain management services to railroad and port companies, to providing intermodal and industrial switching operations to railroads, ports and a diverse group of industrial companies. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX.
MARKET OUTLOOK,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Simon and Jamestown | December 20, 2022
Simon®, a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use destinations, and Jamestown, a global real estate investment and management firm, today announced the completion of their previously announced strategic partnership. Simon expects its 50 percent interest in this best-in-class, global real estate investment and asset management firm to be accretive to earnings.
Simon® is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales.
Jamestown is a global, design-focused real estate investment and management firm with a 39-year track record and mission to create places that inspire. Since its founding in 1983, Jamestown has executed transactions totaling approximately $40 billion. As of September 30, 2022, Jamestown has assets under management of $13.2 billion and a portfolio spanning key markets throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Current and previous projects include One Times Square and Chelsea Market in New York, Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Innovation and Design Buildings in Boston and Lisbon, and Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam.