REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Colibri Real Estate | February 14, 2023
On February 13, 2023, Colibri Real Estate, one of the leading real estate learning solutions providers nationally, announced the launch of a new interactive learning platform for aspiring real estate professionals. The platform was designed based on the feedback shared by the students for easy and engaging experiences in learning and doing the courses.
The new interactive learning platform includes the highlights such as a comprehensive view of each student’s goal, quick-start functionality to pick up where the students left off the course, recommended content and courses to help students reach their goals, provides a goal tracker to monitor the committed time for the course hours, and overall brings all-in-one organized and a convenient platform which starts from the course and instructor information to links and course specific resources, providing access to all the content of the course purchased by a student with filtering option.
Jennifer Dixson Hoff, President of Colibri Real Estate, said, “We are committed to ensuring strong education outcomes that drive early career success, through highly-innovative, interactive learning experiences.” She further added, “With this learning platform evolution, we are building the future of real estate education and are helping people rise to the challenge and achieve more in their careers.”
(Source: Business Wire)
About Colibri Real Estate
Colibri Real Estate gives new and experienced real estate professionals the tools the students require to start or advance their careers. It is part of the Colibri Group, an education company of top brands that helps licensed professionals learn. Expert-led content and curriculum, custom education solutions, robust classrooms, recruitment and study resources, innovative online learning solutions and modalities for every type of learner are all part of its comprehensive set of tools. In addition, the company, based in St. Louis, Missouri, provides first-in-the-industry, widely available live stream courses wherever and whenever the students like to learn about real estate.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Gantry | January 23, 2023
Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the United States, recently informed that it produced $4.93 billion in commercial mortgages in 2022.
Meanwhile, even in 2021, Gantry had produced about $5.15 billion despite economic instability. It has broken records in the last three decades, completing the second-best production of commercial mortgage banking operations.
Jeff Wilcox, Principal of Gantry, said, "Last year was a tale of two halves, where after record setting Q1 and Q2 production totals, the market slowed for price discovery during the second half of the year. Despite the challenges, we have an experienced team that has successfully navigated cycle shifts in the past and operates proactively from that perspective."
(Source - Business Wire)
With $17.5 billion in national-level business in 2022, Gantry has no failed or missed transactions in asset types. This performance led to active interactions with clients as the originator and service provider, an actual rating at the time of placement, and a consultative role in choosing the best financial plan for the client's unique investment objectives. In addition, it examines every investment keenly for variations in performance, maturities, and tenant rollover at the annual assessments.
In 2022, Gantry provided 476 loans, including every type of commercial asset class. Around 85% of Gantry's 2022 production was financed by life insurers, regional banks, and credit unions, with each type of lender performing better for various borrowers. In terms of asset classes, Gantry continues to secure office, retail, and lender-preferred industrial and multifamily loan deals. In addition, Gantry successfully funded specialty assets, such as healthcare and self-storage, through various correspondent or associate lenders.
Gantry, a San Francisco-based private mortgage bank, has many correspondent lenders that use its production, closing, and servicing services. The company, founded in 1991, has approximately 100 employees in regional offices in the western US and New York and over 45 production teams that generated nearly $5 billion in the past year. The $17.5 billion nationwide servicing platform covers over 2,000 loans in 43 states. It is one of the few non-banking, non-insurance chartered companies with a Primary Servicer rating from Standard & Poor's.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Lower and Opendoor | January 19, 2023
The financial services company Lower recently announced the launch of its brand new mortgage-as-a-service (MaaS) platform, which makes it simple for consumer brands to provide mortgage solutions to clients.
After conducting a successful test of the service, Opendoor, the industry-leading e-commerce platform for residential real estate transactions, has decided to outsource all its mortgage fulfillment to Lower.
Setting up an in-house mortgage lending operation has been a time-consuming task for many companies in the past. Lower's MaaS platform allows the consumer finance, banking, and real estate industries to offer a digital-first home financing experience quickly and easily, with white-labeling possibilities. It is possible to integrate it into the customer journey of the partner by using APIs and other no-code methods.
Opendoor's early adoption of Lower demonstrates that the service's distinctive combination of human skill and technology has proven successful for the Lower team.
Chelsea Wagner, newly appointed as SVP of Partnerships to oversee the new platform, remarks, "Nearly every proptech and fintech company we talk to has some version of home lending on their roadmap. It's a natural value add, but until now there wasn't a solution. Our infrastructure and expertise make us uniquely positioned to accelerate a new mortgage offering.” She further added, "We believe the demand will be high for this product as a new, easily implemented product offering for companies."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
In context to the new platform, Co-Founder and CEO Dan Snyder continued, "We've taken our years of mortgage experience and processes, and allowed any business to offer mortgage to its customers. This is a big step for brands that have captive audiences but not the means or experience to offer such products. It allows companies like Opendoor to stay focused on what they do best, while adding a new product that lives up to their brand promise and expand their reach."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The MaaS solution enables businesses to immediately offer home finance choices to their customers while increasing their lending presence to more than 93% of the US population. Customers will get access to Lower's full array of products, which will allow them to personalize lending solutions to their unique needs.
Lower's multi-channel financial platform assists clients in building wealth through homeownership, regardless of where they are in life's path. The company's mortgage, banking, insurance, and real estate solutions offer customers a straightforward environment to simplify their homeownership aspirations, whether it's their first or last house.
Opendoor, founded in 2014, empowers everyone with the freedom to move. The company wants to create a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes purchasing and selling a home simple, certain, and fast. The company has developed a varied staff to serve more than 100,000 houses it has bought and dealt with, as well as the consumers who have trusted it to handle one of their most significant financial transactions.