New York investigating whether Facebook allows housing discrimination

Facebook | July 03, 2019

Facebook is already facing charges from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that the social media giant enabled real estate companies to unlawfully discriminate against users by choosing who could view their ads based on race, nationality, religion, color, familial status, sex and disability, but that’s not the only trouble the site is facing. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that he has asked the New York Department of Financial Services to begin investigating Facebook and whether the site allowed housing providers to discriminate against prospective residents from protected classes.

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ZestyAI Enters into a Significant Agreement with Black Knight

ZestyAI | January 13, 2023

ZestyAI, a pioneer in AI-powered solutions for climate and property risk assessments, announced a partnership on January 12, 2023, with a renowned software, data, and analytics company Black Knight, Inc. The market leader will offer its mortgage, real estate, and capital markets clients access to ZestyAI's property risk analytics platform, Z-PROPERTYTM, in order to deliver fast property-condition reports and risk insights. ZestyAI's Z-PROPERTY technology extracts insights from aerial and satellite photos for over 150 million residential and commercial properties using computer vision and machine learning. ZestyAI maintains a digital twin of every property in North America that is continuously updated as changes in property condition, upkeep, and renovations affect each property's fluctuating worth and risk. Black Knight clients benefit significantly from Z-PROPERTY data when assessing property conditions. ZestyAI's technology examines features from each particular property, such as roof condition, to provide property-specific insights that will provide Black Knight's clients with an easy and cost-effective solution to improve their evaluation of property worth and risk throughout the mortgage life cycle. Julian Grey, Executive Vice President, Mortgage & Capital Markets Product Management at Black Knight Data & Analytics, said, "We're always looking to deliver even more powerful data and insights for our customers, and ZestyAI's property analytics platform immediately stood out." She added, "Investors and creditors will now have instant access to detailed property condition data much earlier in the origination cycle. Offering ZestyAI's roof condition assessment and other insights is a huge win for our customers." (Source - PR Newswire) In line with this, Attila Toth, Founder and CEO of ZestyAI, said, "Black Knight is the leading provider of rich data and analytics for the mortgage and real estate industries where real-time data and decisions are the new normal." "We're proud to provide Black Knight's clients with our unique property insights to further improve speed and accuracy during every step of the home acquisition and financing process," he concluded. (Source - PR Newswire) About ZestyAI ZestyAI provides insurers and real estate firms with comprehensive intelligence on every property in North America. The company employs artificial intelligence, including computer vision, to deliver a continually updated database of 200 billion property insights, which account for every aspect that can affect a property's value and associated hazards, including the possible impact of natural disasters.

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BROKERAGE,AGENT

Mosaic and Atlantic Jasper Building First Build-to-Rent Neighborhood in Northern Arizona Master Planned Community

Mosaic | December 15, 2022

Mosaic, the nation’s leading institutional-grade general contractor, has broken ground on The Flats at Jasper, a new build-to-rent (BTR) community within the nationally-recognized Jasper master planned community in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Atlantic Jasper, developer of The Flats, has partnered with Mosaic to build the 26.1-acre site, which will include 240 horizontal apartment-style build-to-rent units. The project is expected to benefit from the strong housing market in the Prescott area, providing a much needed transitional product type for out-of-town demand, which makes up a large portion of the population. “We approached the development of the Flats at Jasper with a long-term investment horizon in mind, The units feature luxury fixtures and details, a first-class clubhouse, and other amenities designed to provide a competitive advantage in the Prescott market. Mosaic’s previous on-site experience and established area trade partners made them the ideal general contractor to deliver high-quality homes and amenities for the Flats at Jasper.” -David Brown, co-manager of Atlantic Jasper This unique BTR community will offer numerous amenities, including a state-of-the-art 5,000 square foot clubhouse with a 24-hour workout facility and meeting spaces, pool, hot hub, spa, dog park and dog wash facilities, along with open spaces and grilling stations throughout the community. Mosaic has previously partnered with other regional home builders on the Jasper clean-energy community and seeks to build on this success with a new partner, Atlantic Jasper. This is our third project in the Jasper community, and the first build-to-rent neighborhood within the masterplan, Atlantic Jasper saw the need for a for-rent product type based on the strong regional demographics. Our pre-development services team and robust on-site experience within the community were the perfect fit for supporting their innovative vision of an ideal site layout, standout architectural features, and an ambitious and executable construction plan,said Alex Pollack, Director of Partnerships at Mosaic. The new site will offer four floor plans in a combination of single-family detached homes and duplexes ranging from 760 to 1,039 square feet. The homes offer one-bedroom and one-bathroom or two-bedroom and two-bathroom options, with one of the one-bedroom floor plans including a home office space. The community includes detached garages and residents will benefit from walking trails and other amenities within the master plan. Construction is anticipated to finish in 2025. About Mosaic Mosaic is the nation’s fastest-growing general contractor, building homes for the country’s most innovative residential developers. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Phoenix, the institutional-grade general contractor provides a full suite of construction services, from pre-development to warranty and lease up. As an industry leader in build-to-rent, the Mosaic team’s combined experience spans more than 24,000 BTR units across 100 communities. Mosaic’s GC operations span multiple states, including Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Idaho, California, and Florida. About Atlantic Jasper The development partners of Atlantic Jasper have extensive development experience and have worked together for over 35 years. Atlantic Jasper and its affiliates have been involved in the development and management of numerous residential subdivisions, manufactured home communities, condominiums, and apartments in California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Massachusetts.

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OneDay Announces Integration with ResMan®

ResMan | December 09, 2022

OneDay, a video-based sales enablement platform, and ResMan®, a leading property management SaaS platform, today announced their platform integration. Together the companies will create an easier and more streamlined experience for shared users by blending video creation, content sharing, and tracking into one place. By integrating these two solutions, users can seamlessly record personalized videos from the OneDay platform and share them with recipients from their list of contacts in ResMan's CRM. When a video is shared with any contact in the CRM, a new activity is created automatically giving details about the specific video sent. As a result, these videos will be automatically associated with a contact record, providing an in-depth view of which videos are generating the most impact. "We're incredibly pleased to have ResMan join our network of trusted partners that extend the reach of the OneDay platform, By working closely with them, we will be able to offer customers even better value and help them streamline their communication and improve sales efficiency." -Clint Lee, Co-founder and CEO of OneDay About OneDay Headquartered in Dallas, TX, OneDay is a technology company whose mission is to bring a best-in-class video solution to hospitality, real estate, professional services, and other industries to create high-quality, authentic videos that drive engagement, conversions, and sales. OneDay enables businesses to enhance their sales, marketing, internal, and external communication strategies by delivering video messages that are authentic, engaging, and effective. About ResMan ResMan is the preferred growth partner that drives profitability and efficiency for nearly a thousand property management companies across the U.S. ResMan delivers the property management industry's most innovative technology platform, making property investments and operations more profitable and easier to manage. ResMan's platform unlocks a new path to growth for property management companies that deliver consistent NOI improvement and brilliant resident experiences easier than ever before.

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