MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
MRI Software | February 27, 2023
One of the leading software solutions in real estate, MRI Software, announced it completed the acquisition of the $93.4 million stock of PropTech Group. The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), and Federal Court of Australia approved the highly anticipated transaction, first announced last year.
Australia's property technology (PropTech) industry has experienced extraordinary growth in recent years due to an influx of new providers and innovation. By acquiring PTG, MRI enhances and expands its MRI LivingTM suite of residential sales and property management solutions, automating and simplifying all consumer touchpoints within the real estate industry.
It is recommended that the agency professionals continue their work with their respective PTG or MRI contacts. The PropTech Group initially traded as PTG on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in November 2020 with a suggestive enterprise value of $27 million outlined in its Prospectus. MRI has acquired it for $93.4 million, equal to a nearly 250% increase in value in the past two years.
Senior Vice President and Executive Managing Director for MRI Software in Asia Pacific, David Bowie, said, "This acquisition brings together two innovative PropTech companies dedicated to providing the greatest possible value to real estate agencies across Australia and New Zealand." He added, "The residential real estate industry is now a step closer to having a holistic operational view of consumers throughout their property life cycle."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
About MRI Software
MRI Software, is a top real estate software solution provider that transforms how communities live, work and play. Its open and connected AI-first platform empowers owners, workers, and occupiers in residential and commercial property organizations to revolutionize in rapidly changing markets. It has been a pioneer in the PropTech industry for over fifty years, offering two million+ users globally. Through a rich partner ecosystem and innovative solutions, the software provider provides real estate companies access to accomplish their vision of building flourishing communities and more substantial businesses.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Wedgewood LLC | February 13, 2023
Wedgewood Homes, a creative solutions provider for real estate with a key focus on revitalizing communities across the US by buying and selling single-family homes, has been awarded Greater Los Angeles' Best Real Estate Solutions Provider in BUILD Magazine's 2022 Real Estate and Property Awards.
Since its start in 1985, Wedgewood has been working to find real estate solutions by purchasing single-family homes, renovating them, and selling them to potential buyers. This gives people a chance to own their own homes. Wedgewood is able to stay ahead of the competition by figuring out what customers want and what the market will do next. Additionally, the company prioritizes implementing strategies to remain adaptable and profitable during fluctuating market cycles.
Wedgewood Homes is active in more than 20 states and buys thousands of homes annually. It is a leader in reviving and reusing homes across the country. Wedgewood Homes spent hundreds of millions of dollars in 2022 to update, fix, renovate, and reimagine real estate in a good way for the environment.
Jamie Bedner, Chief Operating Officer of Wedgewood, said, "We're thrilled that Wedgewood Homes has been named 'Best Real Estate Solutions Provider — Greater LA' by BUILD Magazine." She said, "At Wedgewood Homes, we are committed to providing solutions and advancing the real estate industry. This award acknowledges our talented and dedicated LA team and validates our core values."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
Founded in 1985, Wedgewood is an award-winning real estate group based in Redondo Beach, California, which operates in 21 states and 800+ cities across the US. Wedgewood Homes' acquisition, renovation, and resale model use local vendors and services, real estate professionals, and nearly forty years of experience to revitalize neighborhoods one home at a time. The company started with a simple idea, to leave every house in better shape than when they found it. This, along with their creative approach, has made Wedgewood Homes the leader in their field. Its goal to improve one house at a time has caught on in communities throughout the United States.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,HOME AND DESIGN
Rently | January 12, 2023
Rently, the industry leader in self-touring and smart home technology solutions, recently introduced a new feature on its Smart Home App. This new feature will assist technicians in accelerating the installation process using automated tools. It will also enable property managers to receive real-time notifications about successful smart home activations.
Installers can now easily verify their identity and begin the installation process using Rently's Smart Home App. The app also provides stepwise instructions, guiding the installers through the entire process. This removes the need to call technical support to activate devices, which leads to significant time savings.
Merrick Lackner, the CEO of Rently, states, "Rently recognizes the critical role that installers play in the deployment of smart home technology." He further added, "By eliminating the requirement for installers to contact intermediary technical support teams—just to verify device testing and activation—we hope to save them time, facilitate their projects, and make it easy for them to report their success to managers who receive these real-time updates on their Rently desktop portal."
(Source: PR Newswire)
Communications between smart home technicians and managers can now be synchronized using Rently's app. This will help save time and eliminate the uncertainty faced by property managers, who would otherwise have to wait for tenants to confirm if their smart home devices are working correctly.
Based in Camarillo (California), Rently is a premier provider of self-touring and enterprise smart-home platforms. The company, established in 2011, serves single-family and multi-family operators. The platform provides convenient and cost-effective solutions to optimize and automate leading, collaborating with over 3,500 operators and enabling more than 15 million self-tours. In addition, Rently's enterprise smart-home vertical allows keyless self-tours, optimization of resident access, monitoring of units, and reduced utility costs from anywhere in the world.