REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Businesswire | April 11, 2023
Pagaya Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: PGY) ("Pagaya"), a global technology company delivering artificial intelligence infrastructure for the financial ecosystem, with GIC, one of the world’s leading global institutional investors, announced today that they have strengthened their strategic partnership. GIC and Pagaya extended their existing funding agreement earlier this week, by which GIC invests in the Company’s financing vehicles, for an additional 3 years on top of the original 5-year term, on the same terms as the existing agreement. Additionally, last week, GIC increased its holding of PGY Class A ordinary shares to approximately 9% of Pagaya’s outstanding Class A shares as of March 31, 2023.
GIC is one of Pagaya’s top shareholders and has supported Pagaya’s ability to deliver a comprehensive, one-stop solution for institutional investors to invest at scale in consumer credit and real estate assets originated by more than 25 financial institutions and growing.
Pagaya is at the forefront of leveraging AI and advanced analytics to differentiate in a highly competitive environment and both GIC and Pagaya believe that building smarter financial infrastructure leads to better, more inclusive asset selection. At a time when liquidity is scarce, AI ensures the delivery of high-quality investments at scale.
“GIC is pleased to continue investing in Pagaya as the company expands its financial products through the use of AI technology. With its innovative business model and differentiated performance in challenging market conditions, we believe that Pagaya is well-positioned to create long-term value for investors,” said Tzu Mi Liew, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income and Multi Asset of GIC.
“We are pleased to continue our ongoing partnership with GIC, who has played an important role in the rapid growth of our network over the past few years. As one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investment firms, GIC recognizes the power of AI technology driving future opportunity for investors and Pagaya is fortunate to have their confidence and support,” said Gal Krubiner, co-founder and CEO of Pagaya. “This is a long-term strategic relationship for us that we hope to continue for decades to come.”
GIC is a leading global investment firm established in 1981 to secure Singapore’s financial future. As the manager of Singapore’s foreign reserves, GIC takes a long-term, disciplined approach to investing, and is uniquely positioned across a wide range of asset classes and active strategies globally. These include equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity, venture capital, and infrastructure. The firm’s long-term approach, multi-asset capabilities, and global connectivity enable them to be an investor of choice. GIC seeks to add meaningful value to its investments. Headquartered in Singapore, GIC has a global talent force of over 1,900 people in 11 key financial cities and has investments in over 40 countries. Further information is available at https://www.gic.com.sg.
About Pagaya Technologies
Pagaya (NASDAQ: PGY) is a global technology company making life-changing financial products and services available to more people nationwide. By using machine learning, a vast data network and a sophisticated AI-driven approach, Pagaya provides comprehensive consumer credit and residential real estate solutions for its partners, their customers, and investors. Its proprietary API and capital solutions integrate into its network of partners to deliver seamless user experiences and greater access to the mainstream economy. Pagaya has offices in New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit pagaya.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 19, 2023
Pay Ready, multifamily's leading post-resident payment technology, announces their software has streamlined property management operations and enhanced resident experiences for Western Wealth Communities, Phoenix, Arizona.
Western Wealth Communities (WWC) has always focused on excellence in every aspect of its operations, and with the addition of Pay Ready's predictive analytics and automated outreach, the company has changed the way it operates across the portfolio since 2020. The cloud-based software has allowed WWC to effortlessly manage and track all post-resident activity. This includes streamlining the post-resident move-out process, which has reduced administrative burden and provides their onsite teams with more time to focus on the daily operations and resident needs.
"We have been thrilled with the partnership, it has taken our property management operations to the next level," says Jennifer Staciokas, President, at Western Wealth Communities. "The efficiencies of having this centralized platform have allowed our onsite teams to provide a better service to our residents and have produced new opportunities for our teams to succeed and grow. Having the insight into our recovery efforts along with the significant lift in recovery payments truly aligns with our core value of striving for excellence at every point," further states Staciokas.
"We were excited when we had the opportunity to partner with Western Wealth Communities in 2020 and I could not be more proud of our organization and the operational impact that has been made. Our centralized platform not only provides a robust solution for the owners and operators but also for the resident. Pay Ready's post-resident technology is truly a solution that continues to improve Western's overall operational efficiencies and drive their business forward," states Lynn Musil, Pay Ready's Chief Executive Officer.
About Western Wealth Communities
WWC has developed a proven system for investing in multifamily properties in key real estate markets across the U.S. WWC offers investment partners the opportunity to invest in properties with substantial value-add opportunities. Since its inception, WWC has successfully completed more than $6 billion in real estate transactions representing more than 27,000 total units. WWC's vision is to build wealth for its investment partners with industry-leading returns. A people-first approach promotes excellence at every point; with highly efficient operations and a true commitment to our communities. For more information, please visit westernwealthcommunities.com
About Pay Ready
Since 2016, Pay Ready's innovative post-resident payment technology has revolutionized the way owners, operators, and residents engage with post-resident account receivables. Pay Ready has formed major partnerships nationwide in 3 million multifamily units with over $1 billion in serviced receivables. Pay Ready outperforms traditional post-resident payment processes and aids in brand protection. Pay Ready's advanced technology has empowered property owners and operators to focus on revenue generation and growth while leaving the arduous process of debt management to Pay Ready. For more information. Please visit payready.com.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
PRweb | May 23, 2023
Global real estate brokerage The Agency proudly announces the launch of its first franchise office in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new locale, which will be known as The Agency Indianapolis, is the firm’s first office in the state of Indiana, and second in the Midwest following Birmingham, Michigan, which opened in 2022. The Indianapolis office joins the brokerage’s growing network of more than 80 offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe and will be led by industry veteran and Managing Partner Traci Garontakos. Traci and her team will service the greater Indianapolis region with a focus on the city’s thriving suburbs of Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, and Fishers.
“We’re thrilled to continue our expansion across the Midwest with the launch of our first office in Indiana,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We’re delighted to partner with Traci Garontakos, a well-respected and accomplished professional in our industry, as we unveil our new location in Indianapolis.”
The Agency has rapidly expanded its presence across the globe throughout the past year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. The Agency’s independently-owned brokerages are referred to and integrated as true global partners. Every Managing Partner, from both corporate or independently-owned offices, operates cohesively as one true global network. Rather than simply using brand likeness in their marketing, The Agency’s global partners enjoy the same access to leadership, marketing, public relations, training, tools, and technology as our corporate offices. In Q1 of 2023 alone, The Agency launched eight new offices, with more on the horizon in the coming months.
“Indianapolis is a thriving market that holds great synergy with The Agency brand as we continue to deepen our brokerage’s presence in the Midwest,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We look forward to servicing this thriving destination as we bring The Agency’s unparalleled network and resources to buyers and sellers throughout Indianapolis.”
Traci Garontakos serves as Managing Partner of The Agency Indianapolis and is a proud resident of Zionsville, as well as a highly accomplished real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience in building lasting business relationships. With a passion for design and a personal commitment to working tirelessly for her clients, Traci has established herself as a trusted and respected figure in the local real estate industry. As a top producer for many years, Traci has a deep understanding of the luxury real estate market and has developed a keen eye for identifying the best opportunities for her clients, who appreciate her attention to detail and ability to make the buying and selling process as stress-free as possible. She has a reputation for going above and beyond to ensure her clients are satisfied and happy with their real estate transactions. Traci has built a team of dedicated professionals who share her commitment to excellence, resulting in $50 million in annual sales in 2022. As a top producer in the luxury real estate industry, Traci’s reputation for exceptional service and results speaks for itself.
“The Agency’s global brand presence and innovative marketing align perfectly with the culture of our business and the city of Indianapolis,” said Traci Garontakos. “I am excited to lead our team and continue to serve the greater Indianapolis region and its suburbs, which continue to experience unprecedented growth and development while maintaining the charm, beauty, and idyllic Midwestern lifestyle afforded within our local community.”
With solid infrastructure, The Agency has a renowned brand that is featured on international television shows including “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Buying Beverly Hills,” which debuted on Netflix on November 4, 2022 and just announced its second season. The Agency has grown to more than 80 corporately owned and franchise offices across the globe, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. Poised for further expansion with like-minded partners in strategic markets, The Agency is noted by The Financial Times as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and has ranked among Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in the country for six consecutive years. Recently, The Agency ranked 18th on the 2023 RealTrends 500 list, and ranked as the fifth-largest privately held independent brokerage in the nation by sales volume. In August 2022, Inman named The Agency Luxury Brokerage of the year.
The Agency Indianapolis is situated within a historic farmhouse known as The Holliday House at Holliday Farms, located at 3546 South US 421, Zionsville, IN 46077.
The Agency is an agent-first, tech-driven boutique luxury global brokerage representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, luxury leasing and vacation rentals. Breaking away from the traditional brokerage model, The Agency takes a collaborative approach to the business, fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment. Agents and clients benefit from the shared resources and networks of the entire global team, including in-house creative, public relations and cutting-edge technology divisions. The Agency has closed more than $57 billion real estate transactions since 2011, comprising over 80 offices in ten countries, and counting, as one of the fastest-growing boutique, luxury real estate brands in the world. Watch The Agency on Buying Beverly Hills, a new real estate occu-soap highlighting the high-stakes world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles, currently streaming on Netflix.