prnewswire | August 25, 2020
Home prices and year-over-year price gains hit another high as prices continued to rise during a time of year that they usually decline, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Pending home sales are also way up from 2019. The fact that the market is so steady continues to be a surprising sign of strength during a time of major economic uncertainty. For the week ending August 16, the seasonally adjusted Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index was up 29% from pre-pandemic levels in January and February. Prices are still showing no signs of the typical seasonal slowdown. The median price of homes that sold during the four-week period ending August 16 was up 11% year over year—the largest increase in over six years—to a new all-time high of $316,375. In the last week of the period, prices were up 14% from a year earlier.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
SitusAMC | August 10, 2021
SitusAMC, one of the largest independent, rated commercial real estate primary and special servicers in Europe, announced the expansion of the firm's servicing business in Europe to include corporate direct debt, infrastructure and social housing loans. SitusAMC currently services 67 billion euros in commercial real estate loans with assets located in 18 countries through Europe for banks, insurance companies, funds, and private equity firms. Alfonso Pagano has been hired as Director, reporting to SitusAMC's Executive Managing Director and Head of Europe, Lisa Williams, and will oversee the new business segment.
In addition to loan servicing, SitusAMC also provides loan asset management, loan advisory and valuation services to its clients in Europe. With the expansion, SitusAMC will offer loan agency and loan administration services for corporate, infrastructure and social housing related loans.
"Many of our European clients also provide corporate lending through direct lending platforms," said Williams. "As organisations look to streamline their operations with partners who can provide more comprehensive support, we saw an opportunity to leverage our proven experience in commercial real estate debt to provide a more efficient and effective way for to service a broader range of loans, including direct debt."
Pagano, who joined the firm on July 29, brings more than 15 years of experience in servicing debt, including leadership roles at top global financial institutions such as BNP Paribas Securities Services, The Bank of New York Mellon and ABN AMRO. Most recently, Pagano worked as a commercial director in the capital markets services team at TMF Group. He has a master's degree in international economics and currency markets from Parthenope University in Italy.
"This is a great opportunity to be a part of the expansion of SitusAMC's servicing business into corporate loan servicing. SitusAMC has a strong reputation in the market, a passionate team of experts, and a client list that includes some of the leading organisations in the region," stated Pagano. "I look forward to leading SitusAMC's entry into this new service offering and delivering value for everyone we proudly serve."
SitusAMC is the leading independent provider of technology, strategic outsourcing, talent and advisory solutions to the commercial and residential real estate finance industries. The company helps clients identify and capture opportunities in their real estate businesses through industry-leading services and innovative technologies that drive operational efficiency, increase business effectiveness, and improve market agility across the entire lifecycle of their global real estate activity.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Dibbs | May 17, 2022
Dibbs Technology is excited to announce the expansion of the iOS app to the Massachusetts area. After a successful launch in Rhode Island, the company is ready to expand its marketplace to Massachusetts. The app is the first of its kind in the construction industry to serve as a marketplace for both construction supplies and services. Rated a Top 10 startup company of 2021 and a 2022 Stevie Awards winner, Dibbs is designed to take the friction out of bidding, buying, and selling products and services in the construction and real estate marketplace. Based out of Newport, Rhode Island, the app has been launched in Rhode Island and currently has over 200 bids on the app with a total value of almost 3 million dollars.
CEO and Founder Luke Fleury is also a General Contractor and Real Estate Developer in Rhode Island and explains why he created Dibbs. "I was tired of spending countless hours trying to find the best quotes for my projects, this is what inspired me to create Dibbs." Dibbs is an app that will allow contractors, suppliers, homeowners, and more, to find the people and projects that they want to work with. "With our built-in bidding templates, we cut the time it takes to place and receive bids in half" he adds.
Having a CEO who understands the field and operates on a day-to-day basis with other contractors and suppliers, helps us to ensure we are creating a tool that actually helps our users. The COO also expressed that, "Dibbs can help people increase productivity and profitability. The app enables users to save money on their next project with more options and lower costs as well as higher quality."
Case Olszewski,Dibbs COO and Co-Founder
With the success the Dibbs team has already seen in Rhode Island they are expecting tradesmen in Massachusetts to quickly see the benefit of Dibbs and change the way they are bidding on projects. Users can expect an increase in productivity as well as saving money knowing they are getting the best price and quality on materials.
Searching and contacting various sellers often requires multiple searches. While other apps offer lead generation tools, Dibbs provides customization and ease with their all-in-one marketplace for construction bidding.