REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, BUYING/SELLING
PRnewswire | April 05, 2023
GTIS Partners ("GTIS"), a global real estate investment firm managing $4.3 billion in gross assets with a U.S. focus on residential and industrial/logistics investments, today announced the launch of Tavalo, a dedicated build-to-rent community development company and a subsidiary of GTIS.
Tavalo creates places where people live, play, and gather. Developing purpose built communities that provide a variety of product types and an amenitized lifestyle experience through thoughtful planning and design, reimagining what it means to rent.
GTIS conducts macro research into what drives value and returns for build-to-rent communities and applies bespoke approaches to every market in which it develops. By evaluating each location and shaping communities around its research, the company is able to remain agile, adjusting the design, programming, and amenities of each community to fit the needs of all residents. GTIS remains committed to ESG efforts through Tavalo, utilizing design and product construction to deliver sustainable solutions from energy and water efficiency to smart home technology.
Tavalo has already completed its first of many planned build-to-rent community projects, called Tavalo at Cadence, which is located in Mesa, Arizona and includes a total of 197 build-to-rent units, a fully equipped gym, a yoga studio, three resort-inspired pools and a spa. Additionally, by using HercuWall, a panelized wall system comprised of concrete, steel, and EPS, energy costs at Cadence have been reduced by 20 to 40%.
"We are thrilled to announce the launch of Tavalo," said Tom Shapiro, President and Chief Investment Officer of GTIS. "The unique value of self-developing these build-to-rent projects is that we can bring our team's collective expertise and research capabilities together to create and provide beautiful and thoughtful communities for renters across the U.S." He added, "We look forward to developing additional communities under Tavalo."
In addition to Tavalo at Cadence, the company has begun work on seven additional build-to-rent communities in both the greater Phoenix area and South Florida. Locations include Queen Creek, Glendale, Avondale and Surprise in Arizona as well as Wesley Chapel, San Antonio and Port St. Lucie in Florida. Upon completion of these projects, Tavalo and GTIS will have developed approximately 2,100 build-to-rent units.
About GTIS Partners
GTIS Partners is a global real estate investment firm in the Americas, headquartered in New York with offices in São Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix, Dallas, Paris and Munich. The firm was started in 2005 and is managed by President and founder Tom Shapiro and seven other partners The firm manages $4.3 billion in gross assets and is active across a wide range of real estate sectors including single family and multifamily housing, office, industrial/logistics and hospitality as well as opportunity zone investments. The firm invests at various points in the capital structure including credit, common equity and structured equity. In the US, GTIS has invested in over 190 assets across 40 unique markets including growth areas such as Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa and Charlotte. In Brazil, GTIS is among the largest real estate private equity firms with holdings including office, residential, logistics, and hospitality investments. Marquee assets developed by GTIS Partners in São Paulo include the Infinity office building and Palácio Tangará, a five-star resort style hotel. For more information, please visit www.gtispartners.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 06, 2023
Nuvolo, the world's fastest-growing workplace software company, announced its Real Estate Transaction Management application as part of their Sweden Release. With the addition of this application, Nuvolo Connected Workplace is the only solution on the market that is fully equipped to manage the entire lifecycle of both leased and owned properties on the same platform.
Real Estate Transaction Management seamlessly connects with the existing Real Estate Asset Management and Portfolio Management applications to provide users with an integrated experience when managing their properties. Organizations will be able to
Centralize all portfolio and property information
Create and manage real estate Initiatives based on company-wide strategy
Execute real estate transactions from start to finish
Track critical dates and manage payments
Ensure ASC 842 and IFRS 16 compliance
Analyze portfolio health based on costs and actual space utilization
"An organization's Real Estate Portfolio is typically one of its most valuable assets, and one of its largest expenses. Our clients require a solution to proactively manage their portfolio to ensure they can balance supply and demand, as well as provide a compelling work environment for their team members," said Chief Product Officer, Jim Wilton. "The release of our Real Estate product provides a truly integrated solution on a single platform. This gives our clients the ability to connect their real estate strategy with their organization's overall strategy."
This new application is part of Nuvolo's standard release cycle, which also includes several new capabilities and user experience improvements across all product lines. Nuvolo is dedicated to providing customers with continual value and has invested additional resources to accelerate specific projects. These will be available in an off-cycle release (Sweden+) scheduled for Summer 2023.
Nuvolo is the global leader in modern connected workplace solutions, built on ServiceNow. Nuvolo provides a single platform to manage all people, physical locations, assets, and work across the business. Industries served include healthcare, life sciences, retail, public sector, higher education, technology, financial services, and enterprise. Nuvolo is headquartered in Wellesley, M.A., with a workforce located throughout North America and Europe.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | April 27, 2023
Turner Impact Capital, one of the nation’s largest real estate investment firms dedicated to social impact, has expanded its efforts to address the country’s urgent housing affordability crisis with the acquisition of its first multifamily housing community in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
Acquisition of the 207-unit Urbana Court Apartments in Brooklyn Park, Minn., closed today as one of the final investments of Turner Multifamily Impact Fund II. The purchase enables Turner Impact to bring its innovative market-driven housing solution for low- and moderate-income families to a fast-growing Minneapolis community with convenient access to job opportunities, healthcare, and schools.
The Turner Multifamily Impact Funds have acquired, preserved, and enriched approximately $2 billion of critically-needed housing for working individuals and families located in densely populated, ethnically diverse metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. These investments represent nearly 13,000 units of workforce housing nationwide, serving residents earning up to 80% of area median income while generating strong risk-adjusted financial returns for its institutional investors. Residents include community-serving professionals such as teachers, police officers, healthcare workers and others who often earn too much to qualify for subsidized housing but struggle to afford higher-cost housing located near job centers.
“As rents rise and recession concerns mount, we must ensure that working families have access to stable, affordable, and high-quality housing in major metropolitan areas,” Turner Impact CEO Bobby Turner said. “We continue to expand our housing initiatives, and Urbana Court presents an opportunity to bring our successful model to one of the most dynamic markets in the Midwest.”
Urbana Court is a newly built apartment complex with a large community center, 24-hour fitness center, pool, pickleball courts, playground, and underground heated parking. The units feature a wide range of appliances and full-size washers and dryers, and as part of Turner Impact’s sustainability initiatives, the Fund has identified ways to reduce energy and water use.
Minneapolis has the largest metropolitan economy in the region after Chicago, where Turner Impact also has significant housing investments. Brooklyn Park is located just north of the city, near the largest health-technology cluster in the country, known as medical alley, and major employers such as Medtronic, Target, and Amazon, as well as easy access to jobs in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Turner Impact’s holistic approach to workforce housing also entails enriching residents’ quality of life with demand-driven essential on-site services in education, health, safety, and other areas that help build a sense of community. These include after-school tutoring programs, exercise and nutrition classes, community watch programs, and more.
“We are excited to expand our impact to greater Minneapolis and are actively pursuing additional investments in the market,” said Gee Kim, President of Turner Impact’s Multifamily Housing Initiatives. “We welcome and look forward to opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way to the housing solution in this key part of the country.”
Housing initiatives are a core component of Turner Impact Capital’s holistic approach to social impact investing. Since 2016, Turner Impact has raised more than $650 million in equity for its first two housing funds – Turner Multifamily Impact Funds I and II – and has recently launched a third fund, Turner Multifamily Impact Fund III. The new Fund is the firm’s largest to date, targeting between $750 million and $1 billion in total commitments. The Fund has already received strong interest from both U.S. and international investors and will build on the work of its predecessor funds to preserve and enrich workforce housing through the acquisition of existing affordable rental housing at scale.
Turner Multifamily Impact Fund III will also pursue the development of new affordable housing through public-private partnerships, as well as opportunistic investments in and recapitalization of workforce housing projects resulting from market dislocations.
Turner Impact has recently accelerated its expansion by hiring Gary Rodney, a national housing leader, as Managing Director for Housing Initiatives. Rodney joined Turner Impact from Tishman Speyer, where he launched the firm’s first affordable housing platform, and earlier served as Chairman of CREA, a national syndicator of low-income housing tax credits, as well as President of the New York City Housing Development Corporation.
About Turner Impact Capital
Turner Impact Capital is the nation's largest private equity real estate firm exclusively dedicated to social impact. Based in Santa Monica, California, the firm focuses on creating sustainable solutions for many of today's most daunting societal problems by developing and investing in community-enriching infrastructure in densely populated, underserved communities. The firm seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted financial returns by investing in markets with large supply/demand mismatches of core community infrastructure (i.e., workforce housing, public schools, and community-serving healthcare facilities) and a lack of institutional capital. Turner Impact Capital seeks profits with a purpose. Learn more at www.turnerimpact.com or @turnerimpact on Twitter.