REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, AGENT
PRnewswire | March 20, 2023
RentSpree, the industry's premier end-to-end rental management software provider, announced its latest partnership with SkySlope, a full-service transaction management solution recently named one of the top 20 proptech companies of 2022.
Integrating RentSpree's online standard rental application and screening platform with SkySlope's transaction management capabilities will help agents save time and streamline the rental process even further.
"We are always looking for strategic collaboration opportunities with other industry leaders to help provide best-in-class technology solutions for real estate professionals," said Michael Lucarelli, CEO and Co-Founder of RentSpree. "SkySlope is a key player in their space, and combining forces enables us to support rental agents in the most effective way possible."
SkySlope, which provides time-saving solutions for real estate transactions from contract to close, was founded in 2011 and now serves more than 650,000 real estate professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada.
"At SkySlope, we are always mindful of how we can serve the changing needs of real estate professionals," said SkySlope CEO Tyler Smith. "Therefore, combining forces with RentSpree is another sensible step in achieving that mission."
RentSpree offers an all-in-one suite of tools, including background and credit checks, rent estimates, renters' insurance and rent payments. Its Agent Tools feature supports holistic rental management for agents, from advertising and nurturing leads to seamlessly diversifying their client portfolio, as well as supporting their rental clients' transition to homeownership in due time.
"We are very deliberate in the partnerships we seek across different segments of the real estate sector," said Caroline Mulvey, Senior Client Success Manager at RentSpree. "Collaborations with top-notch proptech firms such as SkySlope are key as technology will continue to play an increasingly important part in making the daily lives of agents and brokers easier and more efficient."
Los Angeles-based RentSpree is a provider of award-winning rental software that helps seamlessly connect real estate agents, owners, and renters to simplify and automate the entire rental process, from listing to lease. The all-in-one platform is known across all 50 states for its easy and secure interface and suite of rental tools, including tenant screening, rent payments, marketing and renter management. To date, RentSpree has partnered with more than 250 of the most influential MLSs, real estate associations and brokerages to serve over one million users in the U.S. RentSpree is ranked 625th on Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies in 2022. Visit http://www.rentspree.com for more information.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is the customer experience platform managing real estate transactions from contract to close. Serving over 650,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada, SkySlope manages nearly 3 million transactions annually. SkySlope is on a mission to build solutions that reshape the real estate industry by creating the most powerful autonomous transaction platform. For more information, visit www.SkySlope.com
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.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Grace Hill and Ellis | January 02, 2023
Grace Hill, a pioneer in talent and customer management solutions for commercial and multi-family real estate, recently announced that it acquired Ellis Partners in Management Solutions (Ellis), a provider of mystery shopping and resident and employee survey solutions, and Edge2Learn, an e-learning company offering training and policy management solutions in the multifamily industry. However, the financial details of the transaction weren't revealed.
To aid property owners and operators in retaining top talent and enhancing the financial performance of their properties, Edge2Learn and Ellis offer online training in addition to policy, survey, mystery shopping, and data-driven insights. Over 600 online training courses catering to the needs of multi-family rental communities in the conventional, affordable, student, and senior markets have been developed by the companies. The merged business will offer a cutting-edge employee and property intelligence platform that improves productivity and profitability.
Grace Hill stated that both Edge2Learn and Ellis share the company's dedication to creating world-class training, mystery shopping, and management solutions to assist industry-leading real estate operators and owners in maximizing property performance, mitigating operational risk, and cultivating the talents of their workforce.
Among real estate training and feedback providers, Grace Hill, Edge2Learn, and Ellis have earned a well-earned reputation as industry leaders. Edge2Learn and Ellis are thrilled to join forces with Grace Hill and Aurora groups to form a truly innovative business that meets their combined clientele's current and future needs.
According to Aurora, Grace Hill is a market leader in its own right with enormous expansion potential, and this is the kind of game-changing deal it would like to close early in its hold period.
Since forming a strategic partnership with Aurora in May 2021, Grace Hill has added Kendall Pretzer as CEO, Charles Loop as CFO, Todd Harkness as CRO, Rob Beauchamp as CPO, and Traci Johnson as CMO to its executive ranks. Grace Hill was assisted by the law firms of Massumi + Consoli LLP and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
About Grace Hill
Grace Hill offers cutting-edge SaaS technology solutions for the real estate market, intending to improve people's daily lives in their communities. By drawing on its extensive background in the real estate industry and its knowledge that 'people are better together', Grace Hill assists property owners and managers in boosting their properties' profitability, decreasing operational risk, and training future leaders. Grace Hill's talent performance solutions include policy, training, assessment, survey, and data-driven insights, and are relied on by over 500,000 professionals at over 1,700 businesses.
Ellis, Partners in Management Solutions (EPMS) has helped multi-family housing companies evaluate their sales and marketing effectiveness for over 35 years through its Apartment Mystery Shopping program. Using a multi-step process that captures the customer experience as a whole – from objective technique (shops) to subjective feedback (surveys) to emotional impact (social media) – Ellis offers customers easily attainable solutions that drive customer loyalty, resident retention, and profits.