REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
New American Funding | March 06, 2023
New American Funding, an independent mortgage lender, recently announced its partnership with Patch, the hyper-local news platform, to become its exclusive mortgage provider. Through this partnership, NAF will be featured prominently in Patch's weekly newsletters in more than 1200 communities worldwide and on the real estate and mortgage hub on each of Patch's community websites.
Patch offers unique news and information for over 1200 communities throughout the nation at present. By the end of the year, Patch plans to grow in a big way. With Patch, NAF is also a nationwide provider company, creating it as a natural partnership. By collaborating with NAF, Patch can offer its readers access to reliable mortgage services through a reputable provider. As Patch's growth continues, this partnership with NAF is poised to help both companies reach a wider audience and meet their business goals.
CEO and Co-Founder of New American Funding, Rick Arvielo, said, "As the way families find companies to work with evolves, so do the ways we can reach them," He also said, "This partnership will put our company in front of millions of people, giving us a great opportunity to educate them about the various loan options we offer and show them how we can help them achieve their dreams of homeownership."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About New American Funding
Founded in 2003 as an independently-owned and operated mortgage lender, New American Funding has 165 branch offices nationwide and a servicing portfolio of over 243,770 loans worth about $64.3 billion. J.D. Power in Customer Satisfaction in 2022 ranked New American Funding as #1 among Mortgage Servicers. Furthermore, in 2022, the company ranked 18th on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. The company provides its Loan Officers with cutting-edge tools to help them streamline the mortgage process and offers advanced career training. Based in Tustin (California), it is committed to providing impartial mortgage education to the broader public.
MARKET OUTLOOK, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Affinius Capital | March 13, 2023
USAA Real Estate recently announced it has successfully consummated a decade-long partnership with Square Mile Capital after acquiring the balance of Square Mile Capital in 2021. The final integration of the investment management platforms would be under a new corporate brand, Affinius Capital®. The company will continue to offer strategic equity and debt capital, and it will continue to capitalize on the growing demand for structured credit, technology-driven real estate assets, and flexible deal structures while addressing the pressing need for rental housing solutions under the new corporate brand name Affinius Capital.
The same dedicated and diverse group of senior leaders will be operating Affinius Capital, using the disciplined approach as previously to invest and align interests that have made USAA Real Estate and Square Mile Capital successful. In addition, former Square Mile CEO Craig Solomon will now be the CIO and Vice Chairman of the new company.
Affinius Capital, with the original approach of the two integrated companies, will continue to put its clients and their interests first and ensure they align with its own goals. It will also continue to look for risk-adjusted returns that have a positive and measurable effect on society while keeping its multifaceted focus on creative and dynamic solutions that use technological advances in digital automation, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence. The company's headquarters will remain in San Antonio and New York, and regional experts will continue to operate in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seoul, and Washington, D.C.
About Affinius Capital
San Antonio, Texas-based Affinius Capital and affiliate companies invest across the risk spectrum for a client base worldwide, managing more than $35 billion within a diversified portfolio across Europe and North America as net assets under management. It offers strategic equity and debt capital to capitalize on the escalating demand for technology-driven real estate assets to meet the critical demands for housing solutions and other capital and market structure opportunities exhibiting convincing risk-return characteristics.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
AppFolio | February 03, 2023
On February 2, 2023, AppFolio, Inc. introduced AppFolio AlphaTM, an AI-powered investment management solution meant to provide a unified experience that automatically gathers, standardizes, and displays crucial property management data.
The end goal of this innovation is to give real estate investment managers useful information that they can use to make better strategic decisions.
Manually aggregating property management data for business insights is time-consuming, difficult to manage, error-prone, and impossible to scale. According to a report by Pi Labs, nearly half of the organizations spend 2–3 months a year collecting and organizing data to make decisions. In today's economy, asset managers are more focused on maximizing their investments using measures like occupancy rates, lease expiration, and rent increases.
AppFolio Alpha is a cost-effective alternative to hiring more staff that makes it simple for asset managers to collect and consolidate data, view key metrics for optimizing asset performance, audit performance across multiple portfolios at a glance, generate accurate reports, and meet their objectives.
Nat Kunes, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Investment Management at AppFolio, stated, "Today's real estate investment managers deserve technology that keeps up with the fast pace of the broader real estate industry."
He continued, "AppFolio Alpha enables investment managers to spend less time sorting through scattered data sets and more time uncovering actionable insights with visual KPIs like occupancy rates and lease expirations. We're proud to continue bringing innovations like Alpha to the market so we can help customers better understand potential points of exposure and take action for their business."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
AppFolio, the industry's preeminent cloud-based business management solutions provider, specializes in serving the real estate sector. The company's products and services make it possible for its clients to digitally transform their companies, improve the efficiency of their most essential business processes, and provide superior service to their end users.