REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Flueid | January 06, 2023
Flueid, a real estate technology business that uses title data and insights to drive end-to-end transactions, announced an integration with FirstClose, Inc., the leading fintech solutions provider for home equity lenders across the country.
The integration will accelerate home equity lending, reducing transaction times from weeks to five days and supporting a seamless consumer experience.
FirstClose Equity reduces operational touchpoints and improves the borrower experience. The end-to-end platform includes a borrower-facing point-of-sale solution that provides consumers with rapid online feedback on home valuation, available home equity loan possibilities, and credit decisions in minutes. In addition, by combining Flueid's decisioning with FirstClose's data and workflow solutions, lenders can start new loans and close them in five days while lowering costs and making processes more efficient.
FirstClose stated that this integration would optimize its already exceptional customer service. The integration takes advantage of the best parts of both companies' core technologies to make the closing process faster, like other digital transactions.
Flueid stated that the company and FirstClose are pioneers in the home equity loan industry. They can simplify the transaction experience for consumers by including transaction decisions and title data at the outset of a lender's workflow.
Flueid and FirstClose will be showcasing their respective solutions from February 27 to March 1 at ICE Experience 2023.
Flueid is a technology company that aims to make the real estate industry more fluid by fueling transactions with data and insights. The platform combines insurtech, proptech, and fintech. It unlocks data and digitizes real estate transactions for a safe, faster, and on-demand experience.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
The Agency | March 09, 2023
The Agency, a global real estate brokerage company, recently launched a new franchise office in Toronto West. With the new office in Toronto, the company has fourteen offices in Canada and three in Toronto. It joins the brokerage's growing network with the recent launch having more than 75 offices in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Industry veterans Katia Bailey, Paul Greenberg, and Steve Bailey, as Managing Partners and Matt Lionetti, Managing Director, will run the new office named The Agency Toronto West.
The company has expanded globally throughout the last year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages worldwide. The independent brokerages owned by the company are referred to and integrated as genuine global partners. Every Managing Partner, from corporate or independently-owned offices, functions as a unified, genuine global network. The Agency's global partners have access to technology, tools, leadership, marketing, training and public relations in the company's corporate offices. Within the first quarter of the current year, it launches six new offices, including the recent launch of the Toronto West office, with more on the horizon in the coming months.
The Agency's well-known brand has been featured on international television programs like Buying Beverly Hills, which premiered on Netflix on November 4, 2022, along with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as well as Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. The Agency has expanded to more than 70 corporately owned and franchise offices worldwide, making it one of the world's fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages. Additionally, The Agency was recently ranked 21st on the RealTrends 500 list for 2022 and led the top 50 firms in average sales price by sides at $2.5 million. Additionally, the Agency was named Inman's Luxury Brokerage of the Year in 2022.
About The Agency
The Agency is a global brokerage real estate company with agent-first, tech-driven boutique luxury representing clients worldwide in various classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, luxury leasing and vacation rentals. The Agency adopts a collaborative business strategy, departing from the traditional brokerage model and fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative setting. The shared resources and networks of the entire global team benefit the agents and clients. It has closed over $57 billion in real estate transactions since 2011, including 70 offices in 10 countries, with its headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Savills | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, New York-based real estate company Savills informed that it is increasing its footprint in the North American market by launching a new office in Montreal.
Antoine Dumas will take on the role of Associate at the company. Brandon Allen, Erik Charton, Paul Fischlin, and Stéphane Robillard will take on the roles of Executive Vice President at the company, while Robin Blanchard will take on the role of Vice President. Meanwhile, George Manousos will take on the role of Vice President and Agency Executive Officer. The group's main areas of expertise will be industrial leasing, investment sales, and capital markets.
Vice Chairman Rick Schuham stated, "Savills has strategically opened locations in key markets throughout Canada, and Montreal was a natural next step for our first location in the province of Quebec." He further added, "We have recruited the market's most seasoned industrial brokerage group to establish our location in Montreal. Bringing together this group of top-producing real estate advisors strengthens our ability to deliver market-ready solutions and services in North America and allows us to expand our geographical coverage into Southeast Canada.”
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Savills benefits from the combined expertise of a workforce that, on average, has been in the sector for twenty years. The team represented clients across the industrial spectrum in 2022, including cold storage, warehousing, ports, airports, global infrastructure, distribution and logistics, flex space, land sales, and research and development. The team brokered over $800 million in real estate transactions across Canada. It provides a diverse selection of real estate services, such as tenant representation, landlord and vendor representation, built-to-suit advice, and investment sales.
Gregg Healy, Head of Savills Industrial Services, stated, "The industrial sector in Montreal has remained resilient post-pandemic, with strong investment sales and leasing velocity." "Montreal has a rich mix of industries, including life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, technology, and healthcare, that have continued to invest heavily in establishing operations in the market. We look forward to tapping into the new team's expertise to drive growth for industrial services throughout Canada," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Savills supports businesses in discovering employee success solutions. Its integrated teams of brokers and consultants are real estate experts. The company's tenant advocacy, capital markets, project management, labor and incentives strategy, workplace design, and occupant experience have improved local and global workplaces for 160 years. The company is owned by Savills plc, which has over 35,000 specialists and 700 offices globally.