Homesnap | June 12, 2020
Homesnap, the leading provider of technology solutions to the real estate industry, today introduced Homesnap Pro+ Concierge, a new advertising solution for top real estate agents that uses machine learning to run custom ads on Facebook and Google and deliver pre-qualified leads, connecting agents to real home buyers and sellers. Concierge is the most powerful marketing product offered by Homesnap. With Concierge, agents get access to Homesnap's in-house team of marketing, design and engineering experts who plan, develop and execute marketing lead gen campaigns, leveraging powerful machine learning algorithms to target prospective buyers and sellers. As leads from agents' campaigns come in, Concierge handles vetting these leads via phone, text and email. Once leads are fully-vetted and qualified, Concierge provides agents with key details including location, price range, timeframe and homeowner/mortgage status. Agents can then instantly decide which consumers to reach out to immediately, and which to nurture long-term. Additionally, unlike other platforms, once an agent's campaign generates a lead, it will never be offered to another agent.
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businesswire | December 21, 2020
Russell Investments, a main worldwide speculation arrangements accomplice, declared today that South Korea's public benefits store, the National Pension Service (NPS), has collaborated with the firm for US$1 billion worldwide recorded land order. This is the second Global Real Estate Securities (GRES) order granted by NPS to Russell Investments as a feature of their longstanding relationship
“We’re very honored that our dynamic client NPS has extended their trust in our ability to deliver a beneficial listed real estate solution,” said Global Chief Investment Officer Pete Gunning at Russell Investments. “NPS has been actively engaged in the cutting-edge real estate asset class, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and we share their commitment to this increasingly important asset class.”
“We are excited to further expand our listed real estate capability to capitalize public real estate market opportunities and complement the private real estate portfolio,” said Scott Kim, Head of the Real Estate Investment Division at NPS. “Not only does this new mandate allow us to efficiently capture the potential price discrepancies between public and private real estate markets going forward but it will also act as an excellent portfolio diversifier, and help improve the overall portfolio risk-adjusted return.”
The new order is intended to make the most of strategic open doors with the larger part assigned after times of market slumps. NPS plans to use Russell Investments' broad exploration endeavors, including 30 years of involvement investigating land supervisors, and vigorous execution abilities to seek after a deft way to deal with market openings. Russell Investments will actualize the company's multi-resource portfolio the board capacities, to deliberately address portfolio hazard.
Looking toward 2021, Russell Investments' tacticians expect public land will pull in more income because of economic situations that element broadened low loan fees, generally high U.S. value valuation and plentiful liquidity.
“Successful distribution of COVID-19 vaccines should enable demand for public real estate to recover, particularly for the most impacted property sectors, such as retail, office and lodging,” said Bruce Eidelson, Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Equity, at Russell Investments. “We expect the ever-broadening intra-sector performance dispersion will create a better active management environment which can produce significant return over the benchmark.”
Powerful dynamic administration in the $2 trillion GRES market, which in 2020 remembers 470 organizations for 35 nations and 11 areas, has gotten progressively significant as financial specialists look for return potential in very much broadened portfolios. For instance, research on Russell Investments' universe of land administrators shows an exhibition spread of in excess of 300 premise focuses among first-and third-quartile supervisors in the course of the last 12 quarters.
About Russell Investments
Russell Investments is a leading global investment firm providing tailored solutions and services to institutions and individuals through financial intermediaries. Russell Investments is the fourth-largest adviser in the world with $297.5 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2020) and $2.5 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/2020) for clients in 32 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates through 19 offices in major financial centers such as New York, London and Tokyo.
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Embrace Home Loans | December 03, 2021
Embrace Home Loans, a top-ranked national mortgage lender, has entered into an advertising agreement with Keller Williams Core in Long Island, New York, to help its real estate agents better attract and serve local homebuyers. The Core offices in Long Island include Garden City, Woodbury, Franklin Square and Ozone Park.
Through the agreement, Embrace will provide co-marketing strategies designed to educate Keller William Core's agents and help them promote their businesses to consumers. Embrace will also serve as the event sponsor of all the Keller Williams Core group's internal sales meetings, training events and webinars. Keller Williams Core will display Embrace's advertising materials in its offices, at open houses, through direct mail and email campaigns, and on its website and social media.
Keller Williams Core employs more than 1,000 real estate agents and serves homebuyers and home sellers in Long Island and Manhattan.
"We recognize today's consumers have an endless array of options when it comes to homebuying services, Our two companies have a very strong presence in the local Long Island market. By collaborating, we can more effectively serve homebuyers in what has become an extremely competitive marketplace."
- Frank Virga, branch manager with Embrace Home Loans in Hauppauge, New York, who developed the partnership.
"We are delighted to partner with Frank and the entire Embrace team, In today's housing market, giving our agents a competitive edge in communicating with new clients will help us to continue reaching new sales records."
- Richard Amato, operating principal for the local Keller Williams' offices.
Embrace originated $6.4 billion in mortgage loans in 2020, a company record and a 70 percent increase from 2019. The company is on track to double its retail production in 2021 and increase business in its consumer-direct and financial institutions group divisions, with a focus on purchase loans.
A Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA lender, Embrace also originates non-conforming loans, including jumbo and other unconventional loans. The company processes, underwrites, funds and closes all loans in-house. Embrace has been recognized with multiple workplace awards in recent years and is known for fostering a supportive, family-like work culture and for encouraging its employees' charitable endeavors.
About Embrace Home Loans
Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans is a prominent mortgage lender that provides borrowers and financial institutions with an exceptional mortgage experience. Licensed in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Embrace has been recognized seven times as one of the Best Medium-sized Companies to Work for in America by Fortune and by Inc. The company has also been recognized twelve times as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island, as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island, and with the Leadership Excellence Award by Providence Business News. The company is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.