REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Businesswire | May 30, 2023
Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RBT), a leading digital marketplace for waste and recycling and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with GoldOller Real Estate Investments (“GoldOller”), a seasoned real estate investment and management firm, to provide scalable waste and recycling services.
GoldOller finds unique investment opportunities in markets and product classes often passed over by more traditional institutional investors. In this three-year agreement, Rubicon will provide waste and single-stream recycling services to GoldOller across 17 multifamily locations in the United States. With a growing portfolio of owned and managed multifamily assets totaling more than 40,000 units, GoldOller’s properties extend from New York to Florida, and all the way across to Texas. The three founding members of GoldOller have a combined 70 plus years of experience in real estate investment, management, and development.
Rubicon will bring its market-leading RUBICONConnect™ product, and the power and scope of its network of more than 8,000 hauler and vendor partners, to bear in providing scalable waste, recycling, and sustainability solutions to GoldOller in support of its environmental and business goals.
“Rubicon is proud to support GoldOller’s forward-thinking approach to real estate investment with our industry-leading waste, recycling, and sustainability solutions,” said Tom Owston, Chief Commercial Officer at Rubicon. “By providing scalable waste and recycling services through our digital platform, we’re supporting GoldOller in its efforts to reduce its environmental impact while delivering value to its stakeholders.”
“We are excited to partner with Rubicon to help us achieve our environmental and business goals while also improving the quality of life for our residents,” said Sarah Campion, VP of Asset Management at GoldOller. “We believe that the use of Rubicon’s technology will help us make a measurable difference in the communities where we operate.”
For more information on how Rubicon is deploying its market-leading technology products to equip businesses, local governments, and haulers with the tools and software they need to improve operations, meet sustainability goals, and (ultimately) end waste, visit the enterprises, governments, and haulers pages on Rubicon’s website.
Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RBT) is a digital marketplace for waste and recycling, and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide. Striving to create a new industry standard by using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. To learn more, visit rubicon.com.
AboutGoldOller Real Estate Investments
With a growing portfolio of owned and managed multifamily assets totaling more than 40,000 units, GoldOller “Nation” now extends from New York to Florida and all the way across to Texas. Richard Oller and Jeffrey Goldstein joined forces in 2004 sharing the helm at Multifamily Management Services and affiliates (MMS) and together with founding member Jake Hollinger created GoldOller Real Estate Investments in 2009. With a combined 70-plus years of experience in real estate investment, management, and development – projects include market rate and affordable apartments, condominiums, office, hotel, retail, and single-family development. Led by Richard, Jeffrey, Jake, and the addition of VP of Operations Jill Hinton – GoldOller Real Estate Investments is an innovative owner/operator and an emerging leader in the multifamily real estate industry. And while our expertise is increasing value, our business is helping you achieve your investment objectives, reach your career potential or experience comfortable living.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | May 30, 2023
homegenius Real Estate has unveiled an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered home search portal at www.homegeniusrealestate.com that provides home buyers and sellers with an unprecedented level of property intelligence about active listings, driven by the company’s homegeniusIQ technology. homegeniusIQ applies proprietary artificial intelligence harnessing image recognition and computer vision technology to analyze real estate images to assess and estimate room condition and property features.
By unlocking data from property photos, homegeniusIQ helps inform a property's value and substantially improves the home search process, allowing home buyers to conduct better searches and glean deeper insights. Its cutting-edge models can identify and assess room type, room condition and more than 50 objects inside and outside of a home that impact its value—breaking down the biggest barrier to meaningful automated real estate insights.
At homegeniusrealestate.com, users can also upload photos to search for properties that match their desired attributes, instantly translating a dream home “vision board” into an array of listings that are available on the market. All personalizations can be saved by consumers to allow them to apply their dream home requirements to any neighborhood or market, instantly.
“Artificial intelligence is poised to truly transform the way home buyers and agents buy and sell homes, and homegeniusIQ is at the leading edge of the revolution,” said Eric Ray, senior executive vice president, chief digital officer and co-head of homegenius. “By allowing home buyers to upload photos that illustrate what they’re looking for in a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and/or family room, homegeniusIQ enables users to match their vision of a dream home to a property in the real world.”
Highlights of homegeniusIQ’s artificial intelligence, image technology:
Automatically analyzes property photos to identify and assess a home’s condition.
Identifies objects, finishes and materials that impact the potential consumer value.
Intelligently evaluates property condition to offer more accurate value estimates and refine search results.
“homegeniusIQ powers the homegenius Real Estate search, offering a totally new way to search for a home,” said Brien McMahon, senior executive vice president, chief franchise officer and co-head of homegenius. “Our proprietary AI technology makes it possible to conduct searches based on a home’s appearance and condition — far beyond what’s possible with conventional search filters — to help homebuyers find exactly what they’re looking for.”
homegenius Inc., a subsidiary of Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), and its family of companies combine an array of title, real estate and technology products and services into a full-service ecosystem. homegenius offers innovative experiences from search to close, enabling mortgage lenders, mortgage and real estate investors, consumers, GSEs, and real estate brokers and agents to benefit from integrated and personalized solutions leveraging advanced technology and the latest advancements in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Real estate services provided by homegenius Real Estate LLC and homegenius Real Estate Inc. (collectively dba homegenius Real Estate), each a subsidiary of homegenius Inc. 7730 South Union Park Avenue, Suite 400, Midvale, UT 84047. Tel: 1-877-500-1415. homegenius Real Estate LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary are licensed in every state and the District of Columbia. For additional information on the homegenius family of companies, please visit homegenius.com.
BROKERAGE, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Businesswire | April 20, 2023
Lessen, the premier tech-enabled, end-to-end solution for outsourced real estate property services, announced today a strategic acquisition of Blue Skyre IBE, a global facilities management solutions provider. This acquisition allows Lessen to extend its offerings in facilities management and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions, as it continues to pursue its vision of bringing unparalleled operational excellence and efficiency, enhanced services and advanced technology to commercial and residential real estate—all under the direction of a single, unified platform.
Blue Skyre IBE Chief Executive Officer Maureen Ehrenberg and Chief Strategy & Product Officer Colette Temmink will join the Lessen leadership team. Ehrenberg is now president of Lessen’s commercial division, which was formerly the commercial division of SMS Assist, acquired by Lessen in January 2023.
Formerly CEO of Blue Skyre IBE, as well as a co-founder, Ehrenberg is an internationally recognized real estate industry business leader, with more than 35 years of experience in business process transformation, strategic positioning and operations of large, complex portfolios. Before co-founding BSI, she was the Global Head of Strategic Real Estate Operations for WeWork. Her previous experience also includes being International Director and Global President of JLL Integrated Facilities Management Services; Global Head of Integrated Facility Management at CBRE, and Executive Vice President of Grubb & Ellis Company and President and CEO of Grubb and Ellis Management Services, Inc. Ehrenberg was named to the Woman of Influence Hall of Fame by Real Estate Forum/Globe St.
Temmink is Chief Operating Officer of the commercial division.
"This acquisition advances our goal of providing a game-changing, tech-enabled service model for the entire real estate ecosystem,” said Jay McKee, CEO of Lessen. “Lessen and Blue Skyre share a vision of leveraging technology to help shape the future of real estate for a better world, solving pain points, and replacing complexity with transparency and operational efficiency backed by data-driven insights. With this most recent acquisition, Lessen is uniquely positioned to transform commercial and residential real estate to the benefit of all the stakeholders.”
Added McKee, “I’m thrilled to welcome Maureen and Colette to the Lessen family. Their experience, industry track record and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to broaden our reach into commercial facilities management.”
As president of Lessen's SMS Assist Commercial Division, Ehrenberg will drive business strategy and manage overall resources, partnerships, and operations to provide the most advanced and innovative integrated facilities management operating platform for commercial properties. Ehrenberg is focused on growing the enterprise client space, creating additional value, operational advances and savings for existing customers and bringing frictionless, fluid and ESG-focused operating solutions to the market, challenging the status quo.
“Leading Lessen’s commercial business division is an incredible opportunity to drive breakthrough innovation in facilities management,” said Ehrenberg. “The market is calling for a new business model for facilities management solutions; clients seek comprehensive data integration, real-time performance management, portfolio resiliency, service excellence and operationalizing ESG—all of which Lessen delivers through its advanced, integrated digital operating platform.”
As Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Division, Temmink is responsible for leading service delivery and operational excellence in the day-to-day support of clients.
Most recently Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Blue Skyre IBE, Temmink has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer at Apollo Education Group and held global real estate executive roles at Cushman & Wakefield, Oracle and Boeing. She is a renowned speaker and thought leader on corporate real estate, facilities management, ESG and PropTech. Temmink is the co-chair of the International Facilities Management (IFMA) ITC, a top-rated faculty for the MCR Capstone CoreNet course and serves as an editorial board member for the Corporate Real Estate Journal.
“Facilities management has been going through a transformation and Lessen has been at the forefront of this change,” said Temmink. “Delivering value, quality, predictive and efficient services to clients while providing real-time business insights is critical. Lessen’s dynamic approach to strategic integrated facilities management is exactly what the industry requires today.”
Lessen, together with SMS Assist, is the world class, tech-enabled, end-to-end property service provider transforming how commercial and residential real estate services are delivered and managed at scale. Our technology platform provides data-driven insights that unlock key growth opportunities for the entire real estate ecosystem—including investors, owners, managers, and service providers. Lessen enables local field managers to deploy and oversee a network of vetted, qualified vendors acting as one unit across distributed property portfolios—serving a national footprint of more than 1 million properties and completing more than 2.5 million work orders annually across an expanding range of services. Lessen, Inc. is a venture-backed, privately held company with offices in Scottsdale and Chicago. To learn more, visit Lessen.com and smsassist.com.