REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
The Instant Group, Incendium and Capstan Advisors | August 17, 2022
Workspace and strategy consultancy Incendium Consulting, part of the global workspace innovation firm The Instant Group, has acquired Capstan Advisors. As the shift to hybrid work environments has challenged businesses cross-functionally, Fortune 1000 companies look to Incendium and Instant for smarter working strategies. This alliance strengthens Incendium's global reach and accelerates its U.S. growth strategy to help enterprise corporations with organizational and functional strategy.
Leaders need flexibility and smarter working practices to address ever-changing workplace dynamics, particularly in this pivotal moment of change, As part of the world's largest global flexible marketplace, we work with business and corporate real estate leaders to challenge traditional approaches to real estate and evolve workplace models that deliver smart work solutions. Capstan Advisors will ignite Incendium's U.S. expansion plans for our real estate advisory services practice. Their experience and strength in corporate real estate consulting, procurement and strategy brings depth of capability and additional blue-chip clients to the group,said Mike Perkis, Global Head of Incendium Consulting.
Headquartered in the U.S., Capstan Advisors is a leading provider of organizational design, outsourcing process management, contract negotiation, and transition support for the full spectrum of corporate real estate services for global Fortune 1000 companies. Like Incendium, they work with some of the largest firms in pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, financial services and telecom/media services.
"Corporate real estate executives face tremendous challenges today, with the changing nature of work and renewed pressure to reduce costs, Incendium expands both our global reach and the services we can offer to our clients, from our core business of operating model and procurement to Incendium's other advisory areas such as sustainability, executive recruiting and workplace strategy advisory services."
-Paul Garity, one of Capstan's partners
Garity and his partners, Sherri Parman, John Davis, and Kent Wiegel are all seasoned corporate real estate executives with hands-on experience managing corporate real estate as both corporate real estate executives and service providers. Since inception, Capstan has completed advisory assignments for over 100 corporations with real estate portfolios in the Americas, EMEA and Asia.
About The Instant Group
The Instant Group has been rethinking workspace since 1999 with over 500 experts working globally across more than 175 countries. Instant's digital platforms constitute the world's largest digital marketplace for flexible workspace listing meeting rooms, virtual offices, flexible office space and coworking memberships. Its global team advises on commercial real estate solutions from serviced offices to fully customized managed offices, and consulting services for portfolio and net zero strategies. Instant's approach enables agility, hybrid working solutions and improved operational resilience for more than 250,000 businesses every year. Clients include Amex, Prudential, Booking.com, Shell, Jaguar Land Rover and GSK. Instant has global offices including London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
Incendium is a leading global corporate real estate consultancy business that partners with occupiers to support and enable their business performance through its core service lines of Strategy & Change, Operating Model and Procurement, and Sustainability. Incendium works with a range of significant blue-chip global clients across many sectors to use real estate as a catalyst for agility, performance, and value. As part of The Instant Group, it works together with colleagues from across the business to devise and implement innovative agile workplace strategies and solutions for all clients.
About Capstan Advisors
Capstan Advisors, founded in 2007, is a leading consulting firm in the U.S. dedicated to advising corporate real estate and procurement executives of global companies on best practices for corporate real estate organizations, operations and service delivery. Capstan's primary consulting services include organizational transformation, outsourcing consulting, ongoing contract governance, transition implementation, and performance management. Capstan assists clients across the spectrum of services including facilities operations, transactions, project management, lease administration, and a variety of other corporate services.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Arc Home LLC | August 24, 2022
Tavant, a Silicon Valley-based provider of industry-leading digital lending solutions, today announced that Arc Home LLC (Arc Home), a full-service residential lender and servicer, operating in the wholesale, correspondent, and retail origination channels, has chosen Tavant to accelerate their digital transformation strategy. A national lender and leader providing a full array of mortgage solutions, Arc Home places customer experience as its priority, and part of that experience is dependent on efficient processes.
Brokers and correspondent lenders demand and deserve an excellent service experience and need partners that offer a complete array of loan products to satisfy the needs of the full spectrum of borrowers they serve. Arc Home plans to expand its lending business using FinXperience, Tavant's intuitive platform of point-of-sale experiences. FinXperience, a VELOX product, implementable across all lending channels, including retail, wholesale, and correspondent, will empower Arc Home's customers with seamless digital lending experiences and the tools they need to be self-sufficient.
"Given Tavant’s depth of features, speed to market, and deep mortgage industry experience, Arc Home found Tavant’s VELOX solution to be the superior option. Enhancing the Arc Home Portal further supports our commitment to growing market share in our broker and correspondent channels, Tavant stood out because of FinXperience Broker's track record in assisting mortgage lenders to succeed in the Third-Party Origination space. With Tavant, we aim to continue Arc Home's tradition of providing innovative financial products in the residential lending market with superior customer service.”
-Katherine Gardner, Chief Production Officer of Arc Home
Unlike others, Arc Home has a unique position of having a wide array of proprietary Non-QM and Non-Agency products. The Arc Access Non-QM line of products allows Arc Home to better and more responsibly serve customers' needs by filling a market void where borrowers cannot obtain traditional agency loans.
Tavant is assisting Arc Home LLC with FinXperience, a component of the VELOX suite, which will provide a seamless digital lending process with improved loan fulfillment efficiencies to its growing network of brokers, Our goal has been to help our clients create value for their customers and partners (and Third-Party Originators) and implement growth strategies. In the current market situation, we are helping ARC Home provide non-QM loan products to the market through their Third-Party Originators, which streamlines application intake and submission, digitizes the loan file that optimizes loan fulfillment, and eventually helps ARC Home improve conversion, cut down on cycle times, and improve on their loan margins. VELOX delivers best-in-class lender and borrower experiences, and Tavant will continue to accelerate loan manufacturing and improve loan quality for mortgage lenders like Arc Home,said Hassan Rashid, Chief Revenue Officer at Tavant.
In addition to FinXperience Broker, Tavant will also launch FinXperience Correspondent, both Delegated and Non-Delegated, at Arc Home.
As a leading Fintech software and solutions provider for more than 20 years, Tavant proactively anticipates customer needs and adjusts accordingly to provide the right configurable solutions. Arc Home LLC joins Tavant's growing customer base, which originates one out of every three loans in the United States. Tavant's VELOX product suite, which now includes Touchless LendingTM, maximizes data-driven decision-making to solve even the most complex lender and borrower challenges.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Tavant is a digital products and solutions company that provides impactful results to its customers across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 2000, the company employs over 3000 people and is a recognized top employer. Tavant is creating an AI-powered intelligent lending enterprise by reimagining customer experiences, driving operational efficiencies, and improving collaboration.
About Arc Home LLC
Arc Home is a full-service lender and servicer whose mission is to provide customers with a comprehensive array of mortgage solutions with an emphasis on specialty products. Placing customer service and satisfaction as the number one priority, Arc Home provides a top-tier staff of knowledgeable and friendly team members who excel at providing efficient, successful loan services with competitive pricing.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
MRED | August 19, 2022
Midwest Real Estate Data, one of the nation’s largest multiple listing services (MLS), announced the launch of connectMLS service to the Central Illinois Board of Realtors.
CIBR joins 15 other REALTOR® associations in Illinois which contract with MRED to receive MLS and real estate-related services. This partnership adds CIBR’s 575 agents to more than 50,000 real estate professionals who already rely on MRED’s connectMLS. That network includes 43 Illinois counties.
CIBR serves an area with more than 450,000 residents in 19,000 households across 22,000 housing units.
Some of the new benefits MRED will be bringing to CIBR’s members include a best-in-class connectMLS system along with products like InfoSparks, Remine, Cloud CMA, TrustFunds, Homesnap and an award-winning Help Desk.
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is dedicated to serving nearly 50,000 real estate professionals in more than 7,500 offices. The MLS serves Illinois and portions of southern Wisconsin and northwestern Indiana. MRED is a member of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), MLS Grid and the Broker Public Portal.