REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT,MORTGAGE AND LENDING
MeridianLink | November 08, 2022
MeridianLink, Inc.® (NYSE: MLNK) today announced it has completed the acquisition of OpenClose™, a leading fintech provider of residential mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions, and independent mortgage lenders. The acquisition will enable customers to deliver seamless digital lending experiences to consumers, while reducing costs and time to close. The deal will also support the continued market expansion of MeridianLink’s full system capabilities serving depository organizations.
MeridianLink is committed to ongoing innovation and will continue its investment in both the OpenClose (LenderAssist™) and MeridianLink® Mortgage (formerly known as LendingQB®) LOS solutions, giving customers more choices for award-winning digital lending offerings. The OpenClose and MeridianLink Mortgage workflow-driven solutions offer market-leading digital loan origination systems (LOS), point-of-sale (POS), product and pricing engine (PPE), and business intelligence (BI) functions, with easy access from any browser or mobile device.
“We are thrilled to welcome the OpenClose team to MeridianLink. Combining the strengths of our organizations is great for the industry as we further enable our customers to deliver fast, frictionless mortgage lending experiences, from application through closing, This acquisition ensures that all customers can be confident that they have a comprehensive, premier mortgage solution in whichever offering they choose and that we will continue to invest in both offerings as we evolve the products to incorporate the best capabilities of each.”
-Nicolaas Vlok, CEO of MeridianLink
As part of the integration, MeridianLink Mortgage customers will be able to access the OpenClose point-of-sale (POS) system, Consumer Assist™, providing a superior experience for borrowers. In addition, OpenClose LenderAssist customers will be able to leverage the MeridianLink PriceMyLoan product and pricing engine (PPE), offering richer pricing options and features like parallel mortgage insurance pricing, an integrated fee engine, and loan comparison reports.
Founded in 1999, OpenClose pioneered a SaaS-based lending automation software platform for the mortgage industry. Today, the company's comprehensive loan origination software helps customers cut the cost to manufacture loans while reducing processing and underwriting cycle times. For these reasons and more, OpenClose has experienced strong year-over-year growth as financial institutions invest in mortgage technology.
Since our founding, customers have validated our company’s capabilities by choosing our SaaS solutions time and time again. Now, after record growth over the last several years, we’re excited to reach more customers faster while still providing the best-in-class technology, team, and customer service to which our customers have become accustomed, I am confident that our innovative, talented, and dedicated team along with our industry-leading technology will thrive even further as part of MeridianLink,said JP Kelly, president of OpenClose.
MeridianLink® (NYSE: MLNK) is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, specialty lending providers, and consumer reporting agencies. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, MeridianLink provides services to more than 1,900 customers, including a majority of the financial institutions on Forbes’ 2021 lists of America’s Best Credit Unions and Banks.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,MORTGAGE AND LENDING
3650 REIT | January 04, 2023
3650 REIT, a national commercial real estate lender with a $13.1 billion loan portfolio for relationship borrowers, has announced the launch of its new Transitional Lending platform. The main goal of the new platform is to make transitional loans for borrowers who want to do recapitalization or certain other transactions.
With the platform launch, 3650 will now be able to provide borrowers with a complete range of financing options across the property life cycle in a market where banks and other alternative lenders are pulling back.
The Transitional Lending platform is a new addition to 3650's existing Bridge and Event Driven (BED) and Stable Cash Flow platforms. It offers flexible loan structures for cash-flowing or newly built projects with a clear path to stabilization. About $500 million in transitional loans are expected to be made through the new platform in 2023.
3650 REIT said that in today's uncertain capital markets, the company must give borrowers various loan options to cover the wide range of deals being made. This new platform is an important and exciting step forward to help the growth process.
In this real estate cycle, transitional lending fills borrowers' financing gaps. Those who take these loans will also get customized short-term financing options and business plans for each property. 3650, which has the infrastructure and staff to fund these projects, will book its first loan on the new platform in 2023.
In terms of loans originating via its BED and Stable Cash Flow platforms, 3650 had $1.66 billion by the end of 2022.
About 3650 REIT
3650 REIT is a commercial lender that makes portfolio loans and takes care of them for relationship borrowers all over the country. Because of its unique way of investing, national scale, vertically integrated platform, and status as a rated special servicer, it can offer customized financing options, high-touch service, and reliable results that are centered on the customer. Meanwhile, 3650 REIT manages its portfolio efficiently by retaining investment risk.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
FCPT | November 24, 2022
Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT), a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the ownership and acquisition of high-quality, net-leased restaurant and retail properties (“FCPT” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Chili’s property for $2.6 million from the Seritage transaction previously announced in October 2019 and expanded in August 2020. The property is located in a strong retail corridor in Florida and is under a triple net lease. The transaction was priced at a cap rate in range with previous FCPT transactions.
This is the last property to be acquired from the previously announced portfolio transactions with Seritage. Inclusive of today’s transaction, FCPT has acquired a total of 27 properties for $80.8 million from Seritage.
FCPT, headquartered in Mill Valley, CA, is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of restaurant and retail properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a net basis, for use in the restaurant and retail industries.