MARKET OUTLOOK, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Affinius Capital | March 13, 2023
USAA Real Estate recently announced it has successfully consummated a decade-long partnership with Square Mile Capital after acquiring the balance of Square Mile Capital in 2021. The final integration of the investment management platforms would be under a new corporate brand, Affinius Capital®. The company will continue to offer strategic equity and debt capital, and it will continue to capitalize on the growing demand for structured credit, technology-driven real estate assets, and flexible deal structures while addressing the pressing need for rental housing solutions under the new corporate brand name Affinius Capital.
The same dedicated and diverse group of senior leaders will be operating Affinius Capital, using the disciplined approach as previously to invest and align interests that have made USAA Real Estate and Square Mile Capital successful. In addition, former Square Mile CEO Craig Solomon will now be the CIO and Vice Chairman of the new company.
Affinius Capital, with the original approach of the two integrated companies, will continue to put its clients and their interests first and ensure they align with its own goals. It will also continue to look for risk-adjusted returns that have a positive and measurable effect on society while keeping its multifaceted focus on creative and dynamic solutions that use technological advances in digital automation, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence. The company's headquarters will remain in San Antonio and New York, and regional experts will continue to operate in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seoul, and Washington, D.C.
About Affinius Capital
San Antonio, Texas-based Affinius Capital and affiliate companies invest across the risk spectrum for a client base worldwide, managing more than $35 billion within a diversified portfolio across Europe and North America as net assets under management. It offers strategic equity and debt capital to capitalize on the escalating demand for technology-driven real estate assets to meet the critical demands for housing solutions and other capital and market structure opportunities exhibiting convincing risk-return characteristics.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Tribe Property Technologies | March 10, 2023
On March 09, 2023, Tribe Property Technologies Inc. announced a deployment of VendorPM nationwide to support Canada's Tribe-managed communities. Property managers at Tribe-managed communities will benefit from a streamlined request for proposal (RFQ) process because of the Tribe's partnership with VendorPM, allowing them to connect easily with more than 30,000 service providers.
A proprietary platform integration was also launched by Tribe recently that streamlines the mandatory Tarion new home warranty process that is specific to the Province of Ontario. The new partnership, available for real estate developers through the Company's Tribe Home Pro digital solutions, brings the ability and automation for developers to track issues from any stage of development, from a single dashboard to generate custom reports, and simply review all in-unit warranty issues and their resolution status. It further results in faster and more efficient turnarounds for homeowners.
The Tribe Home Pro solution enables real estate developers to track pre-delivery inspection deficiencies, digitize building data and owners' manuals, and facilitate the handover of a completed community to owners and condo boards.
About Tribe Property Technologies
Founded in 2012, Tribe Property Technologies is a tech-savvy property management firm that supports residents, councils, real estate developers and vendors to complete pre-constructed occupancies. As a rapidly expanding company, its integrated service-technology delivery model serves a broader range of stakeholders than traditional service providers. It seeks to acquire highly accretive businesses in the fragmented North American property management industry and transform them by streamlining and digitizing their operations.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, AGENT
Cadre | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, Cadre, a technology-driven real estate investment management leader, announced its launch of an individual retirement account (IRA) solution. Through the solution, the investors are enabled to allocate their IRA funds into CRE (commercial real estate) via the Carde platform. The real estate company anticipates that the new investment option will continue to broaden access to CRE – a typically tax-advantaged asset class with more extended investment periods and attractive risk-adjusted returns relative to stocks.
IRA investors who experienced a challenging year in 2022 would be offered Carde's new solution. According to the Investment Company Institute, between Q1 and Q3 2022, U.S. retirement market assets decreased by more than 18% and lost $7.1 trillion. As per YCharts, S&P 500 Index Returns, and NCREIF Property Index, total returns for all property types IRAs held the majority of retirement assets holding over $11 trillion in assets allocated to equity funds. While S&P 500 index declined by more than 13%, whereas NCREIF Property Index increased by 9.13%.
Cadre's IRA solution follows the 2022 launch of the Cadre Horizon Fund, enabling retirement-focused investors to allocate IRA funds to the Fund via Cadre's online platform. The Cadre Horizon Fund can be held with a number of leading IRA custodians, including Equity Trust Company, The Entrust Group, and Millennium Trust Company. In addition, Cadre's Investor Relations team can help interested investors navigate the allocation process and determine Cadre's compatibility with other preferred IRA custodians.
Based in New York, Cadre is the premier technology-driven commercial real estate investment platform that offers individuals and institutional investors the opportunity to access expertly curated real estate assets with low fees, lower minimums, and unprecedented potential for liquidity. Cadre enables access to a historically opaque and illiquid asset class through its data-driven and transparent methodology. Cadre has closed more than $5 billion in real estate transactions across 25 U.S. markets since its founding in 2014.