MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
The Agency | February 09, 2023
On February 7, 2023, Global real estate brokerage The Agency announced the opening of a new franchise office in Lisbon, Portugal. This marks the company's second office in Europe, following The Netherlands, which opened in 2022. The office joins the brokerage's expanding network of over 70 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The Portugal office will be overseen by Ayres Neto, an industry veteran and Managing Partner.
Over the past year, The Agency has rapidly extended its global footprint, making it one of the world's fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages. The independent brokerages owned by The Agency are integrated and refered to as true global partners. Every Managing Partner, whether from corporate or independently-owned offices, functions as one true global network.
The Agency's global partners have the same access to marketing, leadership, training, public relations, resources, and technology as its corporate offices instead of merely employing brand likeness in their marketing. The Agency has exhibited remarkable global growth since 2022, launching 27 new corporate and independently-owned offices, including the new office in Portugal, with even more openings imminent.
Ayres Neto, a highly successful, award-winning, top-ranked agent, will serve as Managing Partner of The Agency Portugal, leading and mentoring a diverse, multilingual staff of real estate experts from over a dozen nations who speak thirteen languages.
The Agency's well-known brand has been featured on worldwide television programs such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and Buying Beverly Hills, which premiered on Netflix on November 4, 2022. The Agency has spread to more than 70 corporately owned and franchise offices worldwide, making it one of the world's fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages. The Financial Times recognizes The Agency as one of America's Fastest Growing Firms and has ranked among Inc. 5000's list of the country's fastest-growing private companies for six consecutive years. The Agency is poised for future development with like-minded partners in essential areas.
About The Agency RE
The Agency is a full-service luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle firm that represents customers all over the world in a variety of segments, including residential, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing, and luxury vacation rentals. Since its establishment in 2011, it has reinvented the real estate business, modernizing and expanding the industry by developing a partnership culture in which all customers and listings are represented collaboratively by all its agents. The company has closed over $8.62 billion in real estate transactions and has established itself as a dominant player in the luxury real estate market, representing several of the country's most visible and high-end properties.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,MORTGAGE AND LENDING
3650 REIT | January 04, 2023
3650 REIT, a national commercial real estate lender with a $13.1 billion loan portfolio for relationship borrowers, has announced the launch of its new Transitional Lending platform. The main goal of the new platform is to make transitional loans for borrowers who want to do recapitalization or certain other transactions.
With the platform launch, 3650 will now be able to provide borrowers with a complete range of financing options across the property life cycle in a market where banks and other alternative lenders are pulling back.
The Transitional Lending platform is a new addition to 3650's existing Bridge and Event Driven (BED) and Stable Cash Flow platforms. It offers flexible loan structures for cash-flowing or newly built projects with a clear path to stabilization. About $500 million in transitional loans are expected to be made through the new platform in 2023.
3650 REIT said that in today's uncertain capital markets, the company must give borrowers various loan options to cover the wide range of deals being made. This new platform is an important and exciting step forward to help the growth process.
In this real estate cycle, transitional lending fills borrowers' financing gaps. Those who take these loans will also get customized short-term financing options and business plans for each property. 3650, which has the infrastructure and staff to fund these projects, will book its first loan on the new platform in 2023.
In terms of loans originating via its BED and Stable Cash Flow platforms, 3650 had $1.66 billion by the end of 2022.
About 3650 REIT
3650 REIT is a commercial lender that makes portfolio loans and takes care of them for relationship borrowers all over the country. Because of its unique way of investing, national scale, vertically integrated platform, and status as a rated special servicer, it can offer customized financing options, high-touch service, and reliable results that are centered on the customer. Meanwhile, 3650 REIT manages its portfolio efficiently by retaining investment risk.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Cresa and 4SITE by CORT | February 07, 2023
On February 06, 2023, one of the world's largest occupier-centric commercial real estate firms, Cresa and a provider of a sensor-based workplace occupancy and space utilization platform, 4SITE by CORT, announced their partnership. The two combined will help office occupiers optimize their workplaces.
Many occupiers are looking for ways to reduce underutilized space and real estate spending, as projected by economic headwinds and promoted by the pandemic in a trend. Cresa and 4SITE both acknowledge the importance of cost-effectiveness for businesses, but they also advocate for a more rounded strategy for optimizing workplace environments, one that considers the wants and needs of both employers and workers.
Cresa and 4SITE's partnership is ingrained in a shared commitment to help occupiers make decisions about their workplaces and using data. 4SITE's wireless sensors are the first of their kind, providing an easy-to-implement plug-and-play option that is both cost-effective and reliable for respondents' right to privacy. With 4SITE, you can track occupancy in real-time and get reports and dashboards that break down utilization averages and peaks, compare utilization across different types of spaces, and more.
Additionally, Cresa's Workplace Solutions Team will provide expert analysis as an add-on to the technology, where the experts leverage the data gleaned from 4SITE's sensors to shed light on how office space can be reduced or reorganized more efficiently. As a result, both partners give occupiers a competitive edge, one that reduces costs and improves the employee experience to bring people back to the office.
About 4SITE by CORT
Based in Chantilly, Virginia, 4SITE is wholly owned by CORT Business Services, a Delaware corporation. 4SITE was created to help office occupiers effectively and efficiently understand the use of office space and provide the required data to assess future office space requirements. By tracking how much space is being used, CORT and its clients can adapt to the needs of a rapidly changing workforce. A 4SITE workplace occupancy study that includes accurate and proactive information can help promote a healthy facility by providing the correct information on how space is used.
Founded in 1993, Cresa is a global commercial real estate advisor. The company specializes in delivering fully integrated real estate solutions and represents occupiers. To think beyond space, enhancing and strengthening the quality of life for clients. Its services are provided across industries, including Workplace Solutions, Consulting, Lease Administration, Transaction Management, Project Management, Technology, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Portfolio Solutions. In collaboration with London-based Knight Frank, Cresa employs 16,000 people across 380 offices in 51 countries to provide customer service.