REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
VTS, the commercial real estate industry’s only technology platform that unifies owners, operators, brokers, and tenants to capitalize on opportunities revealed in every square foot of their properties, today announced that it has launched a revolutionary new tenant experience technology offering, VTS Activate, which builds upon the proptech leader’s existing history in the TenEx space. VTS Activate goes beyond the strengths of both VTS Rise and Lane to deliver owners and operators with the unparalleled technology and insights – not just within a building, but across an entire portfolio, creating the ultimate experience for tenants and delivering value like never before.
VTS entered the tenant experience space in March of 2021 with the acquisition of Rise Buildings, and continued its significant investment in the space with the acquisition of Lane in October of 2021. By bringing the best of both softwares together and executing on VTS’ ultimate vision, the team has engineered a transformative technology for its customers to solve today’s unique challenges, including low tenant demand, evolving tenant expectations, and the persistence of hybrid work policies.
VTS Activate is a new solution that enables CRE owners and operators to create a fully integrated office experience. Built with critical technology to retain tenants while differentiating their assets and portfolio, with data and connectivity powered by the VTS Platform. VTS Activate provides tenants with a seamless on-site experience, and the capability to manage their day-to-day needs and activity within a building on one centralized app. VTS Activate is also the only TenEx solution to provide ‘one-app, access anywhere’ functionality – opening a landlord’s entire portfolio to tenants by providing them the capability to choose where they want to work, giving the workers of today the flexibility they demand and delivering a higher level of value. VTS Activate allows owners to turn their portfolio into an interconnected branded ecosystem – they can now deliver their tenants with offerings and experiences across the many places they choose to work.
“Given the challenges of today’s commercial real estate market, retention is of the utmost importance for landlords, and they need to be armed with a solution that activates every tenant, space, and team within a building – deepening relationships with occupants and their talent, while gaining insights that help teams understand their tenants, how they’re using space, and the value they get from it,” said Nick Romito, CEO of VTS. “The launch of VTS Activate brings this all together in one app for owners and operators, and is the result of our considerable investment and commitment to providing the industry with the ultimate tenant experience solution – one that puts the tenant at the forefront.”
With native operations features and sophisticated tools to deliver the right communications, content, and experiences to the right audience, VTS Activate delivers a seamless and personal end-to-end experience at scale, driving engagement and increasing sentiment. Through insights that measure sentiment health and activity, landlords can best anticipate tenant needs, navigate renewals, and expand relationships.
“Emerging on the other side of the pandemic, the notion of where we work has significantly expanded, and a ‘workplace’ is no longer solely a tenant suite – it's a home office, flex space, breakout rooms, and more. VTS Activate provides landlords with the digital infrastructure to accommodate the mobility of today’s tenants, as they look to their landlords and building operators to connect spaces in a way like never before,” said Gijo Mathew, Chief Product Officer of VTS. “Additionally, owners continue to struggle with uncertainty about tenants, their likelihood to renew, and how they’re using space. The data and insights that VTS Activate yields allow for a greater level of clarity on tenant behavior to dictate improved operations, the health of tenant relationships, and ultimately, the best portfolio strategy.”
Beyond insights, access control, and operations management, VTS Activate is a direct, branded channel between the landlord, building manager, tenant companies, and their talent, so the right message can be delivered to the right audience. VTS Activate delivers sophisticated marketing capabilities that allow community managers to create highly configurable, branded programming across their spaces and tenant network. With the tools to create and deliver compelling experiences and offerings – from events and perks, to flex and retail offerings, and more to keep tenants engaged and coming into the office.
“At Tishman Speyer, we are constantly considering what’s next for the industry and appreciate that VTS seeks to do the same,” said Joe Doran, Chief Financial Officer at Tishman Speyer. "We are committed to building community and connection, and products like VTS Activate are all about bringing people together – bridging the physical experience to a digital platform.”
VTS is the commercial real estate industry’s only technology company that unifies owners, operators, brokers, and tenants in a single platform to capitalize on opportunities revealed in every square foot of their properties. In 2013, VTS revolutionized the commercial real estate industry’s leasing operations with what is now VTS Lease. Today, the VTS Platform is the largest first-party data source in the industry, transforming how strategic decisions are made and executed by CRE professionals across the globe.
With the VTS Platform, consisting of VTS Lease, VTS Market, VTS Activate, and VTS Data, every business stakeholder in commercial real estate is given real-time market information and workflow tools to do their job with unparalleled speed and intelligence. VTS is the global leader, with more than 60% of Class A office space in the U.S., and 12 billion square feet of office, retail, and industrial space is managed through our platform worldwide. VTS’ user base includes over 45,000 CRE professionals and industry-leading customers such as Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, BXP, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE. To learn more about VTS, and to see our open roles, visit www.vts.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, AGENT
PRnewswire | April 04, 2023
Since its inception in 2020 roomvu video content platform has acquired over 110,000 real estate professionals. Funded by a Former Top Producer realtor in Vancouver, Canada, the platform initially served as a niche market insights video solution for Real Estate Agents. But throughout the past 3 years, the content has expanded to images and stories as well ads. The platfrom now also has over 3000 Mortgage Brokers and Loan Officers using the product. The Web-based solution also now provides Social Media Management, Digital ads, and Email marketing to distribute the content it creates.
Roomvu is proud to announce its partnership with the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (SRAR). SRAR is a leading Real Estate organization representing over 12,000 real estate professionals in Southern California. The partnership allows roomvu's content to be integrated within SRAR's state-of-the-art internal systems, allowing agents to Single Sign On and also manage their social media through the platform. Roomvu will also provide interactive market insight videos based on SRAR's data for all agents.
Here are what most agents face when trying to market their business on social media:
Agents are not consistently posting on social media.
Agents run out of local content to post, which leads back to problem #1.
This leads to agents doing little to nothing at all (even if the brokerage creates content for them)
roomvu's technology allows for a consistent flow of Hyper-Local Content Across Multiple Channels. The platform creates Hyperlocal videos, customized to each agent and automatically posts it on every agent's social media Inc: Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok! The partnership allows for all agents within SRAR to get 1 free social media post per week on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin, as well as access to exclusive discounts to upgrade courtesy of SRAR.
"The world of digital and social marketing is ever evolving. roomvu has always tried to stay ahead of the trends on Digital Media Marketing for Real Estate, and this addition is the next step in that direction that broadens our marketing focus beyond agents," says Sam Mehrbod, Founder and CEO of roomvu. "We know that agents and brokerages already have millions of things to do on their plate. So we do what we do best, Creating Powerful Content. This is our largest partnership todate, empowering more agents, to start posting on social media , start a conversation with their audience, and bring them more visibility"
"SRAR is constantly looking for ways to offer our members the newest technology and resources to help them succeed." Says Rich Pisani, 2023 President of SRAR. "We are excited to add a best-in-class social media provider that is also part of NAR's REACH Canada class of 2022."
Roomvu.com is the pioneer in Video Marketing for Real Estate Agents & Mortgage Brokers, Backed by the USA's National Association of Realtors. Roomvu generates Localized & Relevant Content for over 110,000 agents across and USA & Canada. It produces hyper-local content to automate Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, CRM and Digital Ads for real estate professionals.
About Southland Regional Association of REALTORS
The Southland Regional Association of REALTORS is the "voice for real estate" in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. Their mission is to support members in serving their community with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, and to champion real property rights and pathways to homeownership for all.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | May 22, 2023
NexPoint, a multibillion-dollar alternative investment platform, today announced the acquisition of two life sciences industrial properties located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Frontida Biopharm, LLC, a company in the Adare Pharma Solutions group, which is a global technology-driven contract development and manufacturing organization focused on oral dosage forms for the pharmaceutical industry. The properties were indirectly acquired by NexPoint Life Sciences II DST, a Delaware statutory trust seeking to raise $42 million in equity from accredited investors via a private placement offering. NexPoint Life Sciences II DST aims to raise capital from investors looking for exposure to the growing life sciences real estate sector.
The real estate transaction builds on NexPoint's commitment to grow its presence within the life sciences industry and to provide best-in-class facilities for innovative companies in the research, development, and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology-based food and medicines, medical devices, biomedical technologies, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals.
The real estate acquisition includes nearly 18 acres of land across the two separate properties and more than 250,000 square feet of interior space where Frontida Biopharm, LLC will remain the tenant. The first property comprises R&D, production, and warehouse facilities capable of producing three billion tablets and capsules annually. The second property features distribution facilities and packaging capacity for four billion tablets and capsules annually and allows for potential expansion on its 12-acre campus.
"As the life sciences industry continues to evolve, we see increasing demand for quality properties to support companies across all stages of innovation," said Matt McGraner, NexPoint Real Estate Advisors' Chief Investment Officer. "We are committed to expanding our footprint in this critical sector with modern facilities that help life sciences companies do their best work."
NexPoint is a multibillion-dollar alternative investment firm comprised of a group of investment advisers and sponsors, a broker-dealer, and a suite of related investment vehicles. NexPoint provides differentiated access to alternatives through a range of investment solutions, including public and private real estate investment trusts, tax-advantaged real estate vehicles, merger arbitrage and event driven strategies, other private real estate investments, closed-end funds, interval funds, and a business development company. NexPoint is based in Dallas, Texas and is part of a network of affiliates with expertise across the asset management and financial services spaces.