Mortgage Tech Rundown: HomeLight, Asurity, and Homebot

HomeLight | September 13, 2019

HomeLight has partnered with residential sale-leaseback company EasyKnock to bring American homeowners more options when leveraging their home equity. The company explained in a press release that its agent matching technology will now be available to EasyKnock homeowners. Additionally, through the partnership, EasyKnock will offer HomeLight’s customers access to its Sell and Stay program, as well as its MoveAbility program.

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Primary gas, oil, or electric heating system, built-in wall or floor heater, heat pump✦, thermostat, ductwork, heat pump refrigerant lines. If necessary, as part of a covered replacement, we will upgrade a heat pump systemto federallymandated H.S.P.F. standards. When replacing the condenser of an airconditioning or heat pump splitsystem,wewill replace anycovered component aswell asmodifythe plenum, indoor electrical, air handling transition,and duct connections, as necessary, to maintain compatibility and operating efficiency as required by the manufacturer of the replacement unit, including the installation of metering devices.

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Cresset Partners | August 12, 2021

CressetEstate Partnersesset Real and Clarius Partners have closed on the land acquisition for 303 Crossroads, a 1,758,410 square foot logistics development in Glendale, Arizona. The project will consist of two buildings to be built across two phases on land fronting Loop 303 and Northern Parkway in Glendale. Building one will be 1,023,610 square feet and is scheduled to be completed in 2022. Building two will be 734,800 square feet and is slated for completion in 2023. Groundbreaking is scheduled for October 2021. The 98-acre 303 Crossroads project consists of two buildings totaling 1,758,410 square feet. Both buildings will be built to stringent modern design standards and will target e-commerce, distribution, and warehousing users. Features of the buildings will include cross-dock configuration, 40-foot clear height, above-market parking ratios, and direct frontage on both Loop 303 and Northern Parkway. "Cresset Real Estate Partners is pleased to partner with Clarius Partners on this project for a multitude of reasons. The Phoenix industrial market has continued to see high levels of growth, with more than 6 million square feet of absorption through the second quarter of 2021. The bulk of this activity has occurred in the Southwest Valley. This market's population growth and the relatively low existing inventory of modern big-box industrial buildings has created a significant opportunity for developments of this type," said Dominic DeRose, Director for Cresset Real Estate Partners. "Clarius Partners is excited to announce the 303 Crossroads Industrial Project in conjunction with Cresset Real Estate Partners," said Mark Balcius, Senior Vice President for Clarius Partners. "This project will enable the partnership to expand its footprint of Class A - Industrial space in the rapidly growing West Phoenix/Loop 303 market. The project team of Butler Design Group, Hunter Engineering, Layton Construction and representation by CBRE, along with the support of the City of Glendale and Epcor, have advanced the project rapidly to enable late 2021 construction commencement." About Cresset Partners Cresset Partners is a private investment firm focused on providing its investors with direct access to investment opportunities in private companies, real estate, and sponsor products. We focus on building outstanding, lasting partnerships by investing permanent capital, resources, and expertise to create sustainable value. We believe that long-term investing creates better alignment and reduces risk and inefficiencies, leading to better outcomes for all shareholders. About Clarius Partners Clarius Partners, L.L.C. is a full-service real estate investment and development company whose mission is to provide customized service to a select group of clients and partners. Clarius is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with approximately 10 million square feet of industrial, office, and medical projects totaling over $1.3 billion in various stages of development in Illinois, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Utah, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Through its deep industry knowledge and extensive network, the Clarius team aspires to deliver exceptional development results with quality, clarity, and integrity. Cresset refers to Cresset Capital Management and all of its subsidiaries and affiliates. Cresset Asset Management, LLC provides investment advisory, family office, and other services to individuals, families, and institutional clients. Cresset Partners, LLC provides investment advisory services strictly to investment vehicles investing in private equity, real estate and other investment opportunities. Cresset Asset Management, LLC, and Cresset Partners, LLC are SEC registered investment advisors.

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American Homes 4 Rent Announces Investment in Vesta Ventures Fund 1

American Homes 4 Rent | February 28, 2022

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Capital Square 1031 | February 10, 2022

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