REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Businesswire | April 18, 2023
Real Title, a digital closing platform that provides a seamless search to close experience for real estate professionals and their clients, today announced it has launched Real Escrow of California to perform escrow operations exclusively in California. Real Escrow is a California escrow company built on industry-leading technology to enable agents to deliver a faster, better experience for their customers. Acquired by The Real Brokerage Inc. (TSX: REAX) (NASDAQ: REAX) in 2022, Real Title’s expansion to California gives the company a presence in six states, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Utah, in addition to Arizona, which launched earlier this month.
Real Title expects to be operational in at least 10 states by the second half of 2023. To support its continued growth, the company recently hired Brad Miller as National Director of Title. A 17-year veteran of the title industry, Miller will oversee Real’s title and escrow teams nationally, national underwriting partnerships, workflow processes, and vertical tech stack.
“We’re thrilled to begin offering escrow services in California and to welcome Brad to the Real team,” Sean Daly, Real Title Founder and CEO, said. “California is the fastest growing state in terms of agent attraction for Real and, because we consider ourselves one of the most innovative title companies in the industry, we are excited to launch in a state that is home to incredible name-brand technology companies.”
Miller joins Real Title from OS National, LLC where he served as Managing Director of Title Operations since 2020. Earlier, he oversaw the operations of Opendoor Title Holdings, a joint venture between Opendoor and OS National. Miller spent nearly 14 years at Amrock, beginning his career in 2005 as a Team Leader in Tax and Title Operations before being promoted to Vice President of Title Operations, a position he held for nearly nine years. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
About Real Title
Founded in 2019 as Expetitle, Real Title streamlines the paper and time intensive settlement process through an in-app experience that allows agents and their clients to track the progress of their transaction, communicate and upload and store documents though a secure, collaborative environment. Real acquired the company in 2022 as part of its vision to provide agents and their clients with an end-to-end technology-driven search to close experience.
About The Real Brokerage
The Real Brokerage Inc. (TSX: REAX) (NASDAQ: REAX) is revolutionizing the residential real estate industry by pairing best-in-class technology with the trusted guidance of the agent-led experience. Real delivers a cloud-based platform to improve efficiencies and empower agents to provide a seamless end-to-end experience for home buyers and sellers. The company was founded in 2014 and serves 45 states, D.C., and three Canadian provinces with over 10,000 agents. Additional information can be found on its website at www.onereal.com.
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, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRweb | April 12, 2023
Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest-growing independent real estate software companies and trusted technology partner to over 400,000 agents, teams, brokerages and top franchise brands, recently announced the acquisition of BoomTown, and the company is doubling down on innovation and momentum, garnering recognition as “Best Platform” by T3 Sixty, featured on HousingWire’s Tech100 list, and announcing the launch of Property Boost in the BoomTown platform.
Inside Real Estate solutions were named in eight different categories including the most prestigious “Best Platform” in T3 Sixty’s analysis of the best-in-class technology products for the real estate industry, featured in their 2023 Tech 200. Both BoomTown and Inside Real Estate were recognized in HousingWire’s Tech100, celebrating the most innovative and impactful technology companies serving the real estate economy. The industry recognition highlights the role Inside Real Estate serves in helping top-performing franchises, brokerages, teams, and agents manage their business more effectively with their unparalleled technology, services and partner ecosystem.
Through the company’s newly unified resources and collaboration, BoomTown announced the launch of Property Boost, an enhancement to the company’s self-serve ad portal, Marketing Central. Property Boost instantly turns listings into high performing social media ads, and automatically collects accurate contact information as soon as the ad is clicked. With over 400 million impressions, 3 million leads generated for over 100,000 repeat customers, and at an average of $7 cost per lead, Property Boost has quickly become the most popular advertising solution in kvCORE Marketplace, and now BoomTown users get these benefits as well.
“Our mission in joining forces was to create the industry-leading real estate technology and service provider, and we have wasted no time doubling down on innovation and driving forward,” said Joe Skousen, CEO, Inside Real Estate. “We are energized by the recognition of those efforts so far and are already building on this momentum with big plans to continue making a positive, profitable impact on every single brokerage, team, and agent who trusts us as their technology partner.”
About Inside Real Estate
Inside Real Estate is a fast-growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 400,000 top brokerages, agents, and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable, and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create its own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations, and high-quality add-on solutions. Recent strategic acquisitions have expanded the company’s technology portfolio further, including BoomTown, Brokermint, and AmpStats solutions, which solidifies Inside Real Estate as the leading technology partner in the real estate industry. With an accomplished leadership team and its talented staff, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale, and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base. To learn more visit insiderealestate.com.