Dealpath Selected as Real Estate Deal Management Solution for Manulife Investment Management

Dealpath | June 16, 2020

Dealpath, the leading software solution for real estate investment and portfolio management, announced today that Manulife Investment Management has chosen Dealpath as its real estate deal management solution. Dealpath will provide its industry-leading software solution to manage the investment pipeline and streamline the acquisition and disposition process. Manulife Investment Management’s Real Estate team will leverage Dealpath as their command center for smart pipeline tracking, powerful deal analytics and collaborative workflows empowering smart acquisition decisions, driving operational leverage and mitigating enterprise risk.

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Since the legislation that first created REITs over 50 years ago, there is no question that much has changed in the world of real estate and real estate finance. REITs continue to expand and flourish in ways which were clearly not contemplated 50 years ago or even a decade ago. In just the last 20 years, the market capitalization of REITs has grown from approximately $44 billion to approximately $816 billion and will likely continue to grow.

Spotlight

Since the legislation that first created REITs over 50 years ago, there is no question that much has changed in the world of real estate and real estate finance. REITs continue to expand and flourish in ways which were clearly not contemplated 50 years ago or even a decade ago. In just the last 20 years, the market capitalization of REITs has grown from approximately $44 billion to approximately $816 billion and will likely continue to grow.

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