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.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
AppFolio | February 03, 2023
On February 2, 2023, AppFolio, Inc. introduced AppFolio AlphaTM, an AI-powered investment management solution meant to provide a unified experience that automatically gathers, standardizes, and displays crucial property management data.
The end goal of this innovation is to give real estate investment managers useful information that they can use to make better strategic decisions.
Manually aggregating property management data for business insights is time-consuming, difficult to manage, error-prone, and impossible to scale. According to a report by Pi Labs, nearly half of the organizations spend 2–3 months a year collecting and organizing data to make decisions. In today's economy, asset managers are more focused on maximizing their investments using measures like occupancy rates, lease expiration, and rent increases.
AppFolio Alpha is a cost-effective alternative to hiring more staff that makes it simple for asset managers to collect and consolidate data, view key metrics for optimizing asset performance, audit performance across multiple portfolios at a glance, generate accurate reports, and meet their objectives.
Nat Kunes, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Investment Management at AppFolio, stated, "Today's real estate investment managers deserve technology that keeps up with the fast pace of the broader real estate industry."
He continued, "AppFolio Alpha enables investment managers to spend less time sorting through scattered data sets and more time uncovering actionable insights with visual KPIs like occupancy rates and lease expirations. We're proud to continue bringing innovations like Alpha to the market so we can help customers better understand potential points of exposure and take action for their business."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
AppFolio, the industry's preeminent cloud-based business management solutions provider, specializes in serving the real estate sector. The company's products and services make it possible for its clients to digitally transform their companies, improve the efficiency of their most essential business processes, and provide superior service to their end users.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Cresa and 4SITE by CORT | February 07, 2023
On February 06, 2023, one of the world's largest occupier-centric commercial real estate firms, Cresa and a provider of a sensor-based workplace occupancy and space utilization platform, 4SITE by CORT, announced their partnership. The two combined will help office occupiers optimize their workplaces.
Many occupiers are looking for ways to reduce underutilized space and real estate spending, as projected by economic headwinds and promoted by the pandemic in a trend. Cresa and 4SITE both acknowledge the importance of cost-effectiveness for businesses, but they also advocate for a more rounded strategy for optimizing workplace environments, one that considers the wants and needs of both employers and workers.
Cresa and 4SITE's partnership is ingrained in a shared commitment to help occupiers make decisions about their workplaces and using data. 4SITE's wireless sensors are the first of their kind, providing an easy-to-implement plug-and-play option that is both cost-effective and reliable for respondents' right to privacy. With 4SITE, you can track occupancy in real-time and get reports and dashboards that break down utilization averages and peaks, compare utilization across different types of spaces, and more.
Additionally, Cresa's Workplace Solutions Team will provide expert analysis as an add-on to the technology, where the experts leverage the data gleaned from 4SITE's sensors to shed light on how office space can be reduced or reorganized more efficiently. As a result, both partners give occupiers a competitive edge, one that reduces costs and improves the employee experience to bring people back to the office.
About 4SITE by CORT
Based in Chantilly, Virginia, 4SITE is wholly owned by CORT Business Services, a Delaware corporation. 4SITE was created to help office occupiers effectively and efficiently understand the use of office space and provide the required data to assess future office space requirements. By tracking how much space is being used, CORT and its clients can adapt to the needs of a rapidly changing workforce. A 4SITE workplace occupancy study that includes accurate and proactive information can help promote a healthy facility by providing the correct information on how space is used.
Founded in 1993, Cresa is a global commercial real estate advisor. The company specializes in delivering fully integrated real estate solutions and represents occupiers. To think beyond space, enhancing and strengthening the quality of life for clients. Its services are provided across industries, including Workplace Solutions, Consulting, Lease Administration, Transaction Management, Project Management, Technology, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Portfolio Solutions. In collaboration with London-based Knight Frank, Cresa employs 16,000 people across 380 offices in 51 countries to provide customer service.