REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
PRnewswire | May 03, 2023
SeeCares, the world's premier artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform for streamlining commercial real estate financing workflows, announced today its strategic partnership with leading U.S. commercial real estate services firm Northmarq.
Northmarq is incorporating SeeCares technology to significantly reduce the processing time to prepare and deliver loan quotes. Lowering that time from days or weeks to a few minutes enables Northmarq to provide an even greater speed of service for their clients.
"With 7,000+ loans serviced, and $37B in deal volume annually, Northmarq is truly an industry leader and we're thrilled to be partnering together," said Moshe Yeli, CEO of SeeCares. "Their commitment to adopting AI in streamlining processes will ultimately put them at the industry forefront, and we're excited to help them reach more deals, at the best terms, more quickly."
The SeeCares platform will leverage data analytics compiled from hundreds of data sources, making them accessible and usable via AI technology. As a result, Northmarq's unique models will be filled with relevant market data to produce loan quotes within minutes.
"The SeeCares technology is revolutionizing this process at Northmarq, which will enable us to harness data and automation to streamline this strategic area of our business," said Jay Donaldson, president—Fannie Mae and FHA at Northmarq. "We look forward to continue collaborating with the SeeCares team and believe that harnessing data and automation to get clients smarter quotes faster will allow Northmarq to beat the experience and terms of any other commercial real estate lender in the market."
SeeCares empowers CRE lenders, seller services, mortgage brokers, and sponsors to scale their business 10x faster using end-to-end underwriting automation and data aggregation. With SeeCares CRE stakeholders are able to optimize their analysis process and offer best-in-class service to their clients with instant loan quotes and credit memos. For more information, visit https://seecares.com.
Northmarq is a full-service capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales and loan servicing. We combine industry-leading capabilities with a flexible structure, enabling our national team of experienced professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Our solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of more than $37 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of nearly $76 billion. Through the 2022 acquisition of Stan Johnson Company and Four Pillars Capital Markets, Northmarq introduces clients to expanded opportunities across all major asset classes. For more information, visit www.Northmarq.com.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, BUYING/SELLING
PRnewswire | April 05, 2023
GTIS Partners ("GTIS"), a global real estate investment firm managing $4.3 billion in gross assets with a U.S. focus on residential and industrial/logistics investments, today announced the launch of Tavalo, a dedicated build-to-rent community development company and a subsidiary of GTIS.
Tavalo creates places where people live, play, and gather. Developing purpose built communities that provide a variety of product types and an amenitized lifestyle experience through thoughtful planning and design, reimagining what it means to rent.
GTIS conducts macro research into what drives value and returns for build-to-rent communities and applies bespoke approaches to every market in which it develops. By evaluating each location and shaping communities around its research, the company is able to remain agile, adjusting the design, programming, and amenities of each community to fit the needs of all residents. GTIS remains committed to ESG efforts through Tavalo, utilizing design and product construction to deliver sustainable solutions from energy and water efficiency to smart home technology.
Tavalo has already completed its first of many planned build-to-rent community projects, called Tavalo at Cadence, which is located in Mesa, Arizona and includes a total of 197 build-to-rent units, a fully equipped gym, a yoga studio, three resort-inspired pools and a spa. Additionally, by using HercuWall, a panelized wall system comprised of concrete, steel, and EPS, energy costs at Cadence have been reduced by 20 to 40%.
"We are thrilled to announce the launch of Tavalo," said Tom Shapiro, President and Chief Investment Officer of GTIS. "The unique value of self-developing these build-to-rent projects is that we can bring our team's collective expertise and research capabilities together to create and provide beautiful and thoughtful communities for renters across the U.S." He added, "We look forward to developing additional communities under Tavalo."
In addition to Tavalo at Cadence, the company has begun work on seven additional build-to-rent communities in both the greater Phoenix area and South Florida. Locations include Queen Creek, Glendale, Avondale and Surprise in Arizona as well as Wesley Chapel, San Antonio and Port St. Lucie in Florida. Upon completion of these projects, Tavalo and GTIS will have developed approximately 2,100 build-to-rent units.
About GTIS Partners
GTIS Partners is a global real estate investment firm in the Americas, headquartered in New York with offices in São Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix, Dallas, Paris and Munich. The firm was started in 2005 and is managed by President and founder Tom Shapiro and seven other partners The firm manages $4.3 billion in gross assets and is active across a wide range of real estate sectors including single family and multifamily housing, office, industrial/logistics and hospitality as well as opportunity zone investments. The firm invests at various points in the capital structure including credit, common equity and structured equity. In the US, GTIS has invested in over 190 assets across 40 unique markets including growth areas such as Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa and Charlotte. In Brazil, GTIS is among the largest real estate private equity firms with holdings including office, residential, logistics, and hospitality investments. Marquee assets developed by GTIS Partners in São Paulo include the Infinity office building and Palácio Tangará, a five-star resort style hotel. For more information, please visit www.gtispartners.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 03, 2023
SkySlope, one of the proptech industry's most trusted transaction management providers, has launched its new iPhone app for SkySlope Forms, to make it simple for REALTORS® to prepare and manage real estate forms digitally. The app allows real estate deals to keep moving forward — even while agents are on the go.
SkySlope Forms includes libraries licensed to SkySlope by REALTOR® associations and MLSs. Every form is mapped with editable fields that can be adjusted by agents directly in the app.
"We live in a world where mobile solutions are critical to our agents' success," says SkySlope CEO Tyler Smith, "With agents' work locations becoming more flexible, the Forms app allows them to evolve their workflow and take their work anywhere."
An easy-to-use interface empowers agents to keep transactions up-to-date, organized, and constantly tracking forward. To reduce errors and ensure an excellent client experience, transactions can be edited at a moment's notice — not saved for a return to the office, optimizing how and where agents spend their time.
SkySlope has long been a leader in the digital transaction management space. Founded in 2011, SkySlope serves over 650,000 real estate professionals and manages almost 3 million transactions annually. Consistently earning high marks for its ease of use and exemplary customer service, the SkySlope Forms app promises to further advance the company's technological foothold.
"Perhaps most exciting about the SkySlope Forms app is — big picture-wise — it's going to create a usable platform for us to begin incorporating future-forward tech like writing an offer via voice assist," says Smith. "Our goal at SkySlope is always to get agents out from behind a screen and in the field as much as possible. This is just the beginning."
The SkySlope Forms app will be available in the Apple app store. An existing SkySlope Forms account is required to access the app.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is the customer experience platform managing real estate transactions from contract to close. Serving over 450,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada, SkySlope manages nearly 3 million transactions annually. SkySlope is on a mission to build solutions that reshape the real estate industry by creating the most powerful autonomous transaction platform. For more information, visit SkySlope.