Black Knight acquisition adds analytics prowess to big data in real estate

Business Journal | March 04, 2020

Jacksonville-based mortgage and consumer loan software provider Black Knight Inc. (NYSE: BKI) has acquired Collateral Analytics, a real estate data analytics firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "The level of technological innovation, comprehensive data and insightful analytics that Black Knight (BKFS) and Collateral Analytics offer and are continuing to develop are providing greater and faster access to the information and tools our clients need to make more informed property investment decisions," Black Knight CEO Anthony Jabbour said in a statement. "Black Knight and Collateral Analytics are a natural fit, and now our clients will be able to leverage a comprehensive, combined product and data set from a single, proven, trusted source for improved accuracy and less risk."

Spotlight

Whether it's a desire to avoid the volatility of the stock market or to the proliferation of the "get rich
quick" in real estate books, more and more people are investing in real estate. Often these investors
find out that managing property is not as easy as they thought and are required to bring in
professionals to manage and lease their property. The company they hire must have a real estate
broker's license as the management of commercial or residential property is an activity that requires a
real estate license. In this White Paper, the license law provisions regarding property management
will be addressed.

Spotlight

Whether it's a desire to avoid the volatility of the stock market or to the proliferation of the "get rich
quick" in real estate books, more and more people are investing in real estate. Often these investors
find out that managing property is not as easy as they thought and are required to bring in
professionals to manage and lease their property. The company they hire must have a real estate
broker's license as the management of commercial or residential property is an activity that requires a
real estate license. In this White Paper, the license law provisions regarding property management
will be addressed.

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