Google to Invest $1B in Silicon Valley Housing

Google | June 19, 2019

Google has announced a $1 billion commitment to address the housing shortage in its backyard. The company plans to invest this money over the next ten years to build about 20,000 units of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Developer is the developer of Meera, Shams, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi (referred to in this Agreement as the "Building" and further defined in clause 1.1), which is a residential Building that comprises an Apartments and Apartment Common Areas. It is intended that the Building be strata subdivided into Apartments and Apartment Common Areas and that an Apartment Strata Management Statement be registered with the Land Department that shall also govern the rights and obligations of the Apartment Owners.

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Anywhere℠ Named One of the Best Workplaces in Real Estate™ in 2022 by Great Place to Work®

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. | September 13, 2022

Anywhere Real Estate Inc., a global leader in residential real estate services (formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp.), recently announced its inclusion on the 2022 Best Workplaces in Real Estate™ list presented by Great Place to Work®. "We're honored to once again be recognized for our investment in workplace culture, making Anywhere an environment that is collaborative, inclusive, and ripe with opportunities for growth, We owe this recognition to our employees, who share the common goal of empowering everyone's next move and consistently strive for excellence on behalf of our affiliated agents, franchise owners, and each other." -Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Chief People Officer, Anywhere The Best Workplaces in Real Estate award is in its first year and is based on analysis of survey responses from over 23,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the real estate industry. Anywhere has been a certified Great Place to Work four years in a row based entirely on employee feedback. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they had been a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is. These companies have adapted to the challenges of an ever-changing workplace by their commitment to inclusive, high-trust cultures where employees are treated as human beings first and foremost, Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Real Estate,says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. As one of the largest full service residential real estate services companies in the U.S., Anywhere is dedicated to creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is a vocal advocate for equal opportunity and fair housing. In June, the company officially completed its corporate rebrand from Realogy to Anywhere, signifying a strategic emphasis on building a more frictionless and digitized home buying and selling experience for any consumer, anywhere. The transformation also represents the company's mission to further move its culture and talent strategy into the future – empowering employees' growth anywhere in their career journey. About Anywhere Real Estate Inc. Anywhere Real Estate Inc. is moving the real estate industry to what's next. As the leading and most integrated provider of U.S. residential real estate services encompassing franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture, the Company supported approximately 1.5 million home transactions in 2021. The Company's diverse brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, and Sotheby's International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, high-quality lead generation programs, and best-in-class learning and support services, the Company fuels the productivity of its approximately 197,600 independent sales agents in the U.S. and approximately 140,600 independent sales agents in 119 other countries and territories, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today's consumers. Recognized for eleven consecutive years as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, the Company has also been designated a Great Place to Work four years in a row, named one of LinkedIn's 2021 Top Companies in the U.S., and honored on the Forbes list of World's Best Employers 2021. About the Best Workplaces in Real Estate™ Great Place to Work selected the Best Workplaces in Real Estate by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from over 23,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the real estate industry. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America's largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. About Great Place to Work® Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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Great Place to Work® Names Kimco Realty® One of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Real Estate™

Kimco Realty | September 09, 2022

Great Place to Work® has honored Kimco Realty® as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Real Estate™. This is Kimco’s first time being named to this prestigious list, making its inaugural appearance at number 16 in the ranking. Earning a spot means that Kimco is one of the best real estate companies to work for in the country. The Best Workplaces in Real Estate award is based on survey responses from over 23,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the real estate industry. According to the Great Place to Work® 2021 Global Employee Engagement Study, 94% of Kimco’s employees said that the company is a great place to work, as compared to 57% for a typical US company. “Kimco’s culture is truly unique. We are a team that values diversity, collaboration, and innovation all of which are a hallmark of our company’s success, I’d like to thank our talented and dedicated associates who have helped us achieve a leadership position in our industry and make Kimco such a special place to work day in and day out.” -Kimco CEO Conor Flynn The Best Workplaces in Real Estate is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, a global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using data analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they had been a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization, a designation that Kimco has received for the last four consecutive years. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on the quality of the employee experience they create, with a focus on ensuring that the experience is great for employees of any race, gender, age, disability status, or role within the organization. These companies have adapted to the challenges of an ever-changing workplace by their commitment to inclusive, high-trust cultures where employees are treated as human beings first and foremost, Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Real Estate,says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. About Kimco Realty® Kimco Realty® is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Jericho, N.Y. that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers, including mixed-use assets. The company’s portfolio is primarily concentrated in the first-ring suburbs of the top major metropolitan markets, including those in high-barrier-to-entry coastal markets and rapidly expanding Sun Belt cities, with a tenant mix focused on essential, necessity-based goods and services that drive multiple shopping trips per week. Kimco Realty is also committed to leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and is a recognized industry leader in these areas. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center ownership, management, acquisitions, and value enhancing redevelopment activities for more than 60 years. As of June 30, 2022, the company owned interests in 533 U.S. shopping centers and mixed-use assets comprising 92 million square feet of gross leasable space. About the Best Workplaces in Real Estate™ Great Place to Work selected the Best Workplaces in Real Estate by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from over 23,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the real estate industry. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. About Great Place to Work® Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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Arc Home LLC Selects Tavant to Launch Advanced Wholesale And Correspondent Lending Platforms to Enhance Customer Experience

Arc Home LLC | August 24, 2022

Tavant, a Silicon Valley-based provider of industry-leading digital lending solutions, today announced that Arc Home LLC (Arc Home), a full-service residential lender and servicer, operating in the wholesale, correspondent, and retail origination channels, has chosen Tavant to accelerate their digital transformation strategy. A national lender and leader providing a full array of mortgage solutions, Arc Home places customer experience as its priority, and part of that experience is dependent on efficient processes. Brokers and correspondent lenders demand and deserve an excellent service experience and need partners that offer a complete array of loan products to satisfy the needs of the full spectrum of borrowers they serve. Arc Home plans to expand its lending business using FinXperience, Tavant's intuitive platform of point-of-sale experiences. FinXperience, a VELOX product, implementable across all lending channels, including retail, wholesale, and correspondent, will empower Arc Home's customers with seamless digital lending experiences and the tools they need to be self-sufficient. "Given Tavant’s depth of features, speed to market, and deep mortgage industry experience, Arc Home found Tavant’s VELOX solution to be the superior option. Enhancing the Arc Home Portal further supports our commitment to growing market share in our broker and correspondent channels, Tavant stood out because of FinXperience Broker's track record in assisting mortgage lenders to succeed in the Third-Party Origination space. With Tavant, we aim to continue Arc Home's tradition of providing innovative financial products in the residential lending market with superior customer service.” -Katherine Gardner, Chief Production Officer of Arc Home Unlike others, Arc Home has a unique position of having a wide array of proprietary Non-QM and Non-Agency products. The Arc Access Non-QM line of products allows Arc Home to better and more responsibly serve customers' needs by filling a market void where borrowers cannot obtain traditional agency loans. Tavant is assisting Arc Home LLC with FinXperience, a component of the VELOX suite, which will provide a seamless digital lending process with improved loan fulfillment efficiencies to its growing network of brokers, Our goal has been to help our clients create value for their customers and partners (and Third-Party Originators) and implement growth strategies. In the current market situation, we are helping ARC Home provide non-QM loan products to the market through their Third-Party Originators, which streamlines application intake and submission, digitizes the loan file that optimizes loan fulfillment, and eventually helps ARC Home improve conversion, cut down on cycle times, and improve on their loan margins. VELOX delivers best-in-class lender and borrower experiences, and Tavant will continue to accelerate loan manufacturing and improve loan quality for mortgage lenders like Arc Home,said Hassan Rashid, Chief Revenue Officer at Tavant. In addition to FinXperience Broker, Tavant will also launch FinXperience Correspondent, both Delegated and Non-Delegated, at Arc Home. As a leading Fintech software and solutions provider for more than 20 years, Tavant proactively anticipates customer needs and adjusts accordingly to provide the right configurable solutions. Arc Home LLC joins Tavant's growing customer base, which originates one out of every three loans in the United States. Tavant's VELOX product suite, which now includes Touchless LendingTM, maximizes data-driven decision-making to solve even the most complex lender and borrower challenges. About Tavant Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Tavant is a digital products and solutions company that provides impactful results to its customers across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 2000, the company employs over 3000 people and is a recognized top employer. Tavant is creating an AI-powered intelligent lending enterprise by reimagining customer experiences, driving operational efficiencies, and improving collaboration. About Arc Home LLC Arc Home is a full-service lender and servicer whose mission is to provide customers with a comprehensive array of mortgage solutions with an emphasis on specialty products. Placing customer service and satisfaction as the number one priority, Arc Home provides a top-tier staff of knowledgeable and friendly team members who excel at providing efficient, successful loan services with competitive pricing.

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