REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
LightBox | July 13, 2022
LightBox, a leading information and technology platform for commercial real estate and location-based intelligence, announced the launch of the LightBox Data Platform. The platform serves as the most complete, connected data solution in the market bringing together third-party, public and customer data with LightBox proprietary content in a consistent data model for straightforward onboarding and integration. Clients can now use the newly launched Developer Portal to discover and connect to the full breadth and depth of LightBox data using a unified API and the LightBox ID, a permanent identifier that creates powerful connections to LightBox’s information model and allows users to easily identify relationships across LightBox’s property graph.
LightBox’s expanding suite of APIs, data solutions and professional service offerings provide companies the flexibility to determine what solutions scale best to enable businesses and industries to make strategically sound decisions in broadband modeling, site selection, property research, portfolio management, risk analysis and more.
LightBox SmartFabric™ will serve as the foundational dataset for the platform. SmartFabric brings together geospatial and non-geospatial datasets in a proprietary connected model. It provides customers with the insights and relationships across LightBox’s core parcel, building footprints, addressing, property characteristics, transactions, and other datasets for a complete view of a property.
“The LightBox Data Platform builds on our strong data management capabilities and demonstrates the openness and connectivity we need to develop as an industry, The demand for data remains unabated, clients continue to look for a competitive edge through data, and we are innovating to meet the demand. Our new APIs coupled with LightBox’s identifier and geocoder provides customers with the connected data solution that they are looking for.”
-Eric Frank, Chief Executive Officer at LightBox.
The real estate industry’s desire to access and append more data has been growing at an exponential rate. Data management is a difficult process in the era of big data and a one size approach does not fit all, said Adam Cardarelli, Vice President of Product Management at LightBox. Users need the technological components to access and manage data according to their own specifications. The LightBox Data Platform will consistently deliver a diverse body of APIs and data in a usable fashion. It will meet the needs of everybody in the industry—buyers, sellers, lenders, appraisers, environmental professionals, and more—who can scale it according to need.
LightBox’s APIs are now available through the LightBox Developer Portal allowing users to explore the catalog, discover new solutions, access sample code, and connect with other LightBox users in forums to gain input and insight about their business challenges. Developers will be able to discover LightBox APIs and LightBox data, with enough documentation and samples to put the system to immediate use however they require. The portal features over 75 endpoints with more being continuously added.
LightBox is a leading real estate information and technology platform. Through operational excellence and a passion for innovation, LightBox facilitates transparency, efficiency, insight, and prediction for real estate investment and location analytics. LightBox customers include commercial and government agencies requiring definitive real estate data and powerful workflow solutions, including brokers, developers, investors, lenders, insurers, technology providers, environmental consultants, and valuation professionals. LightBox is backed by Silver Lake and Battery Ventures.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
ACRE | June 29, 2022
ACRE, a global real estate private equity firm, announced it has finalized a $43.5 million bridge loan with Peak Capital Partners (“Peak Capital”), to support the luxury multifamily apartment community ‘Connect at First Creek’ in Denver, Colorado.
Issued through ACRE’s latest debt fund “ACRE Credit I”, the loan will support Peak Capital’s purchase of the 150-unit community. Executed in May, the 3-year agreement includes options for two single-year extensions.
Brian Caudel and Jack Tidrick at KeyBank Real Estate Capital served as brokers for the deal.
Denver has continued to add huge numbers of both jobs and residents over recent years, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing metro areas and creating a critical need for high-quality rental housing. Connect at First Creek has already enjoyed impressive success in helping to satisfy that robust demand, and we’re proud to play a role in supporting Peak Capital’s purchase of this first-class property.”
Daniel Jacobs, Managing Partner at ACRE
The agreement for Connect at First Creek was one of four loans, totaling approximately $169 million, issued via ‘ACRE Credit I’ in May alone. Other loans finalized during the month were issued in support of multifamily developments in Nashville, Tennessee; Fort Worth, Texas; and Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The loan also represents the third issued to Peak Capital since ACRE Credit 1’s launch in August 2020, following two transactions for properties in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
To date, the fund has raised $509 million of equity and has committed to provide more than $2 billion in whole loans across 52 transactions to support the acquisition, lease-up, redevelopment and recapitalization of multifamily assets in growing secondary markets across the U.S.
“Our lending platform has been able to provide financing for a fast-expanding list of apartment developments across a wide variety of markets, as we continue to form and solidify partnerships with industry leaders like Peak Capital Partners,” said Jacobs. “May marked yet another productive month for ‘ACRE Credit I’, and we look forward to continuing to support other companies and the country’s rental housing sector at-large, as it experiences nearly unprecedented growth.”
Located at 17900 East 56th Avenue, Connect at First Creek was built and delivered by Massimino Development. Since opening in 2020, the community has enjoyed significant lease-up success, as it is currently 96 percent leased.
The development’s 150 luxury units feature a wide range of amenities, with in-unit features and finishes including stainless steel kitchen appliances, quartz countertops, Bluetooth keyless deadbolt locks, wood-style flooring, washer/dryer, walk-in closets, and private balcony/patio space. Community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, clubhouse, open air dining spaces with stainless steel BBQ grills, game room with billiards, coworking and conference spaces, a half-acre dedicated park, and direct access to First Creek Trail.
Connect at First Creek is located just a short distance from Pena Boulevard, Interstate 70, Interstate 225 and the 61st & Pena Light Rail station, offering residents an easy trip to Downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, and Aurora. The property is also adjacent to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, a 15,988-acre wildlife sanctuary.
ACRE is a vertically integrated private equity firm specializing in commercial real estate through active investments in both direct equity and debt capital markets as well as special situation opportunities. ACRE manages a global portfolio in excess of $3.1 billion concentrated in U.S. multifamily with holdings in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia through separate verticals. ACRE has offices in Atlanta, New York, and Singapore.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Coldwell Banker Realty | June 13, 2022
The Jills Zeder Group, a powerhouse team of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassadors with Coldwell Banker Realty, have once again been ranked as the No. 1 large team in the entire United States, as announced in the 2022 RealTrends "The Thousand" list published in The Wall Street Journal. Per RealTrends, a large team ranges from 11 to 20 members.
RealTrends ranked The Jills Zeder Group No. 1 on the list, based on achieving $2,250,764,707 in closed sales volume in 2021 and 367.60 closed transaction sides in 2021. Affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty's offices in Miami Beach and Coral Gables, Florida, the sales team, which specializes in luxury real estate, including luxury estates, condominiums, waterfront properties, and highly complex assemblages, achieved more sales volume than any other small, medium or large team from any brokerage or company nationwide.
Year over year, The Jills Zeder Group not only sets the bar for the industry standard of excellence, but they surpass their own benchmark. The team's ingenuity, dedication to client service, extreme market intelligence and fierce business acumen has resulted in another outstanding recognition this year. It is a true privilege to have the opportunity to serve this top-performing, legendary team as part of Coldwell Banker."
Ryan Gorman, CEO of Coldwell Banker
"I'm honored to once again congratulate The Jills Zeder Group for their distinguished achievement earning the No. 1 spot on the prestigious RealTrends list, solidifying them as the very best real estate team in the country," said Duff Rubin, president of Coldwell Banker Realty in Florida. "This well-earned recognition reconfirms what we already know about the team, that they offer their clients incomparable professionalism and real estate knowledge, as well as a superior understanding of the complex and evolving market of South Florida."
The RealTrends "The Thousand" ranking consists of all real estate agents and teams throughout the United States who took part in residential real estate transactions in 2021. The individual rankings are divided into two top 250 categories, based on closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. To qualify, an individual agent had to close at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2021. For real estate teams, the minimum was 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.
About The Jills Zeder Group
The Jills Zeder Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty, is comprised of three families, all of whom are major players in the luxury residential real estate business. These families include Jill Hertzberg, Jill Eber and Felise Eber; and Hertzberg's children Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg; and Judy Zeder and her children, Nathan Zeder and Kara Zeder Rosen. Prior to The Jills Zeder Group's formation in 2019, the families closed a combined total of more than $8 billion in real estate sales, including collaborating on multiple luxury sales in the Coral Gables market. With offices in Miami Beach and Coral Gables, The Jills Zeder Group specializes in high-end, multimillion-dollar luxury properties in South Florida's most elite enclaves, representing celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and a diverse international clientele. They offer incomparable knowledge and services to luxury real estate clients.
About Coldwell Banker Realty
Coldwell Banker Realty in Florida is a leading residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 73 offices and 8,106 affiliated sales associates. Coldwell Banker Realty is owned by a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE:HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States. Visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.