BROKERAGE,REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Side | January 05, 2023
INFINITAS Realty recently announced a collaboration with Side, the only provider of real estate technology that works with top-performing brokers, teams, and agents to help them become market-leading boutique brands. Through this agreement, INFINITAS Realty will be able to offer its future-proof services on the market's most cutting-edge platform.
INFINITAS Realty is challenging the entire real estate sector to advance in order to reach its high standards. The team provides seamless client experiences that are complemented by its transaction coordination software, called Property Wand, and private services in staging, design, and landscaping. The company achieves this by striking a balance between a traditional work ethic and advanced technological innovations.
With the help of Side, INFINITAS Realty will be able to keep up with the ever-changing real estate industry and continue to provide excellent service to its customers. The San Francisco-based company Side provides INFINITAS Realty with a comprehensive brokerage platform that includes proprietary technology, transaction management, branding and marketing services, public relations, legal support, lead generation, vendor management, infrastructure solutions, and more. In addition, INFINITAS Realty will become part of a select group of Side partners, expanding their access to global business infrastructure.
INFINITAS Realty said that it is excited to raise the bar in the real estate industry and make changes that are much needed. It went on to say that with Side's cutting-edge marketing, technological, administrative, and legal services, the company can take its disruptive approach to new heights and assist more clients in actualizing their dreams.
Side is the first real estate brokerage platform on the market. It lets the best agents, teams, and independent brokers build and grow their businesses without managing a brokerage, which can be challenging, expensive, and risky. In contrast to consumer-facing brokerage companies, Side provides its partners with time-saving technology and superior support services so that they can focus on what is more critical, i.e., servicing their clients and communities.
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, HOME AND DESIGN
FirstClose | February 02, 2023
To help home equity lenders select and integrate their preferred settlement service vendors into FirstCloseTM Equity more efficiently, the company has launched its next-generation Vendor Gateway.
FirstClose Equity is a one-of-a-kind home equity origination solution that streamlines operational touchpoints while improving borrowers' overall customer experience. The platform's end-to-end solution comprises a borrower-facing point-of-sale solution that provides consumers with fast online feedback on their home valuation, accessible home equity, loan possibilities, and credit decisions in minutes. Also, lenders may be able to finish the process from application to closing in 7–10 days, while the average in the industry is 45–60 days. This is possible because of automated workflows that include the ordering of settlement services.
Lenders and their vendor partners can both significantly benefit from using FirstClose Gateway. One of the many benefits is that it will reduce vendors' time to get their products on the market. It will also make things better for borrowers by giving them consistent data and making sure their orders are filled. Also, it will make contracting and managing vendors easier by letting FirstClose equity lenders connect with their preferred providers under a single agreement, with a single bill and a single point of contact.
Ramiro Castro, Chief Product Officer for FirstClose, stated, "We designed the Gateway to give lenders greater control over the home equity process: everything from the customer experience they deliver to their operational and risk management choices."
"While our latest release includes a core set of vendors that are accelerating the origination process, our platform is vendor agnostic," Ramiro Castro concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
FirstClose, Inc., based in Austin (Texas), is a national provider of fintech solutions for a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and mortgage lenders. The company aims to help mortgage lenders improve profits while decreasing expenses. This is made possible by FirstClose's technology and relationships, which allow lenders to help their borrowers better, minimize closing costs, and shorten closing timeframes.