REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, BUYING/SELLING
Vanir | February 06, 2023
One of the national leaders in real estate development and program, project, and construction management, Vanir, has recently been awarded a contract by Arizona Housing Inc. (AHI). The AHI is a nonprofit organization based in Phoenix that provides affordable, permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.
Vanir will offer project and construction management services for AHI's Collins Court project Phase II, including cost controls, construction oversight, inspection services, document controls, quality control, claims avoidance and commissioning, under the awarded contract. By March this year, the design-bid-build delivery method will be used to construct the 10,591-square-foot, 34-unit affordable housing complex.
AHI's Housing First Model provides housing with wraparound case management services to individuals and families. The company was founded in 1995 and currently owns and operates five multi-family properties, which comprise 616 units in total. The property features are designed to empower residents with amenities to promote self-sufficiency and create a healthy living environment. The housing communities have fully furnished studio apartments with garden patios, business centers, mini-marts, libraries, community rooms, and on-site laundry services.
Codi Newsom P.E., LEED AP, and Vanir Mountain Region Area's Manager said, "Vanir's Arizona team is proud to partner with AHI and Architectural Resource Team, Inc. (ART), the architect of record, to build safe, equitable and affordable apartment homes for Phoenix's most vulnerable population." She added, "Our goal is to ensure that the contractor and all sub-contractors perform optimally to fulfill AHI and ART's design intent and deliver this critical project on time and within budget."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
Based in Sacramento, California, Vanir is a national leader in program, project, and construction management (PMCM) and real estate development. Top-ranked PMCM company by Engineering News-Record (ENR) for more than thirty years, the company's award-winning team provides complete services to both public and private sectors clients in the education (K-12 and higher), healthcare, transportation, justice and essential services, local and state government, technology, and water/wastewater markets. Established in 1964, the company has delivered value to customers nationwide with $25.8 billion in construction. The company's incredibly high rate of repeat business, which is 85%, shows that its team provides high-quality, innovative solutions that help programs and projects run smoothly.
Avalara | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Avalara, a software development company dedicated to the real estate sector, announced the launch of its new digital business solution, Avalara Property Tax, for real and personal property tax management, enhancing tax compliance with cloud-based automation.
This solution would assist accounting and businesses professional in managing their complete property tax portfolio and compliance activities. In addition, it supports their activities like preparation of business personal property renditions, procession and handling of tax bills, assessments, and appeals.
There is a necessity for a more flexible and customizable solution for businesses, especially with in-house property tax compliance. Its solution helps the huge workloads with the SaaS facility of a secured central hub for property tax compliance operations over real and personal property. It facilitates the tax data like tax bills and assessments in the mail platform from various jurisdictions. It scans documents in a single secured platform with accuracy and automation to the selected account. In addition, it offers due date tracking, a feature created to avoid late payment penalties as it is difficult to assimilate due dates, discount opportunities, terms, and conditions separately.
EVP and GM of Indirect Tax, Avalara, Jayme Fishman, said, “Today, property tax is one of the most challenging business compliance activities. This challenge is due to the complexity of preparing personal property returns and the downstream implications of assessments and tax bills for real and personal property. Further complications arise from many jurisdictions having different due dates and terms, varying state depreciation schedules, and getting data out of client systems to feed into the process.” He added, “Our new property tax software solution follows our core mission of making taxes less taxing by offering businesses and accountants a more effective way to manage their property tax compliance and reduce errors while saving valuable time and money.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Avalara, a cloud-based tax compliance solutions provider for businesses, offers sales tax automation and compliance services, tax return filing services, e-commerce integrations and exemption certificate management. Founded in 2004, it gives robust cloud-based solutions for tax compliance automation with efficiency and accuracy in real-time scenarios across the United States and worldwide. It delivers services for over 30,000 customers, and about 1,400 signed partner integrations for EPR, accounts, e-commerce, POS, CRM systems, and recurring bills of business applications. In addition, it supports tax transactions like sales, usability, excise, communication, lodging, VAT, GST, and indirect taxes.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | March 23, 2023
Evocalize, the industry-leading technology that powers many of the largest, most effective cross-channel digital marketing solutions, is excited to announce its partnership with Side, the industry's only real estate brokerage platform that empowers top-producing agents, teams and indies to create and grow their own business. Together, Evocalize and Side are drastically improving the way real estate agents approach local digital marketing on Google, Facebook, and Instagram by allowing the most sophisticated lead generation programs to be launched with push-button ease.
The partnership allows Side to offer its network of market-leading boutiques a powerful new tool for reaching and engaging their target audiences. Side's Digital Campaign Builder, powered by Evocalize technology, will leverage full MLS integration to provide highly-targeted, data-driven campaigns that reach consumers at the most opportune times and in the most relevant locations. Users can easily designate the program they want to launch, in which geographic area, and how much they want to spend. Once a campaign is approved, the technology will automatically optimize spend across Google, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, displaying their ads on the channels most likely to drive engagement and quality leads.
Evocalize's technology supports businesses across industries, including residential and commercial real estate, mortgage, insurance, senior living, financial services, restaurants, franchises, travel and more. Its Collaborative Marketing Platform with EVOLVE artificial intelligence layer is designed to help national brands and technology platforms, like Side, take the complexity out of local digital advertising for themselves and their distributed users. The platform uses real-time data for automation and machine learning algorithms to optimize performance across multiple ad platforms, ensuring that ads are seen by the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
"We are excited to be partnering with Side, a company with a strong track record of empowering the most successful agents and teams in the industry. The common goal of both of our companies is to empower local agents and operators with the tools they need to grow their business," said Evocalize CEO, Matthew Marx. "Together, we are making it easier than ever for agents in the Side community to achieve their local marketing goals using the most sophisticated, data-driven techniques in just a few clicks."
The partnership between Evocalize and Side is a game-changer for agents and teams looking to invest in local digital advertising and stand out in their local markets. With Side's expertise and Evocalize's innovative technology, boutique companies in Side's network can now reach their growth targets more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
Evocalize's Collaborative Marketing Platform is used by multi-location brands, technology platforms (like CRMs), and online marketplaces to equip their locations, agents, and users at scale with sophisticated, push-button easy digital marketing that drives real business results and revenue. Evocalize is a partner in Facebook's Real Estate Top Provider Initiative and is a recipient of HousingWire's Tech100 awards in both Real Estate and Mortgage. Evocalize's technology supports businesses across industries, including real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, restaurants, franchises, travel, and more. Over 1,500,000+ sophisticated digital marketing programs have been run using Evocalize technology, generating millions of leads, and leading to thousands of transactions to date. Evocalize is backed by Madrona Venture Group, Move, Inc., Second Century Ventures and Habanero Ventures. For more information, visit evocalize.com.
Side is the only brokerage platform that exclusively partners with top-performing agents, teams and independent brokerages to create and grow their own boutique brands without the cost, time or risk of operating a brokerage. Side's proprietary technology platform and premier support solutions empower its agent partners to be more productive, grow their businesses and focus on serving their clients. Side is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit side.com.