Lone Wolf Technologies | August 26, 2021
Lone Wolf Technologies is thrilled to announce it has acquired Propertybase. The acquisition rounds out Lone Wolf's unrivaled end-to-end technology with websites, lead generation tools, and enterprise-class CRM, enabling the company to deliver real estate's only complete technology platform for both agents and brokers.
"Lone Wolf and Propertybase have been on parallel tracks for years. We thought it was time our paths crossed," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO and President of Lone Wolf. "Propertybase is known for its incredible CRM and real estate websites, while Lone Wolf has long led the industry in transaction and back-office management. Our customers want—and need—these essential solutions to work together, so they can run their entire business in one place. This acquisition brings these leading products together and puts our combined team in position to deliver the ultimate unified technology platform for the real estate world."
Propertybase is the leading global provider of real estate websites, CRM, and lead generation software, serving 4,500 businesses and 250,000 users in over 80 countries. The company's flagship solutions include BoldLeads, a lead generation tool and service for agents and teams; Propertybase GO, a CRM and website solution for brokerages and teams; Propertybase Salesforce Edition, an enterprise-class real estate CRM solution built on Salesforce and available worldwide; and Unify, CRM software for mortgage professionals. These solutions add complementary front office tools to Lone Wolf's product portfolio, providing complete technology coverage from lead to listing to close for both agents and brokers.
"Joining forces with Lone Wolf is an exciting milestone for Propertybase and its customers," said Vance Loiselle, CEO of Propertybase. "Combining the power of Propertybase's innovative website, CRM, and marketing solutions with the unequaled capabilities of Lone Wolf's offerings will further allow real estate professionals to thrive using technology in a rapidly evolving industry."
Lone Wolf has acquired five top technology companies in the past nine months: W+R Studios, LionDesk, HomeSpotter, Terradatum, and Propertybase. With these additions, Lone Wolf's expanded end-to-end technology now includes solutions for marketing, CRM, CMA, transaction management, eSignature, brokerage operations, insights and analytics, talent management, as well as ancillary tools and services.
The company's focus is to now create an intuitive flow of data and identity across these solutions and connect several critical real estate processes for agents and brokers. Lone Wolf is also expanding its investment in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning to produce unparalleled time-savings, transparency, and insights throughout each of these processes. The result will be a unified platform that empowers agents and brokers in a digital era, one that provides consumers with a modern real estate experience that can only come from a professional.
"We want to simplify real estate but not in a way that takes people out of the business," said Chris Egan, Chief Strategy Officer of Lone Wolf. "Our goal is to bring the time-honored tenets of the real estate world into the present with a modern, innovative, and connected technology platform that makes it simpler for people—and the professionals who help them to buy and sell homes.
Serving over 1.5 million agents, 15,000 brokerages, 1,000 MLSs and associations in North America, boasting nearly 650 employees with hundreds of cumulative years of experience, and offering the most trusted solutions in the industry involved in over 75% of all real estate transactions in the U.S. and Canada, Lone Wolf is the only company with the reach, size, and technology that can make this happen."
About Lone Wolf Technologies
Lone Wolf Technologies is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.5 million real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S. With cloud solutions for agents, brokers, franchises, MLSs and associations alike, the company provides the entire real estate industry with the tools they need to amaze clients, build their business, and improve profits from transactions to back office, insights, and more, all in one place. Lone Wolf's offices are located in Cambridge, ON, Minneapolis, MN, and Dallas, TX.
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Greensoil PropTech Ventures | September 03, 2021
Greensoil PropTech Ventures of Toronto on Thursday celebrated the sale of one of its portfolio companies, Goby, a Chicago-based data and invoice automation platform that helps buildings track, lower and report utility usage, to Conservice. Greensoil's investment in Goby dates to 2015 when they invested $4 million as lead of the first funding round through their Greensoil Building Innovation Fund (GBIF) and subsequently invested an additional $1 million in January 2017 and an additional $1 million in January of 2021, for a total of $6 million.
Founded in 2008, Goby is a leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) data management and reporting platform that has grown to serve hundreds of clients worldwide. Goby's users save time, mitigate risks and realize increased returns on their real estate investments, with the company's powerful software, which provides invoice automation, digitized workflows and analytics regarding a building's utility usage. Data collected by Goby's software allows building owners and operators to meet ESG-related goals and legal reporting requirements for energy usage.
Utah-based Conservice, is North America's largest utility management service. The firm pays more than $12 billion in utility bills, while serving over 5 million locations, including multi- and single-family housing and residential communities, commercial properties and student housing. Conservice has offered simplified utility management solutions since 2001.
"Greensoil PropTech Ventures congratulates Goby and Conservice," said Jamie James, Managing Partner with GSPV and a Goby board member. "Goby has excelled, for over a decade, with a powerful platform that captures and distills multiple data sources into simple, contextualized dashboards, tasks and reports. Its no wonder Goby proved an attractive acquisition given its ability to help property owners and operators cost-effectively monitor, reduce and report their buildings' energy usage."
The GSPV team has been working closely with a highly collaborative Goby management team and has two directors on Goby's board. While ESG reporting for commercial real estate was still in its nascent stages in 2015, it has become much more prominent now, leading to the space attracting highly capitalized and established incumbents to the market. This led to Goby receiving a strong acquisition offer ahead of expectations.
Conservice's acquisition of Goby comes on the heels of another Greensoil success – the sale earlier this week of 40% of its stake in Procore, which held a May initial public offering valuing the firm at $8.5 billion. Additionally, in March, Greensoil furthered its strategy of impact investing to digitize and decarbonize the built environment, with the recent launch of a $100 million (USD) fund called Greensoil PropTech Ventures Fund II. GSPV II seeks to invest in early to mid-stage companies that employ transformative property technologies in the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Israel.
GBIF is a pioneering $59 million (USD) PropTech-only venture capital fund, launched in 2015, with anchor funding from the London-based Grosvenor Group. Among other PropTech firms, it has successfully invested in companies that make smart home battery systems (ElectrIQ Power), a real estate deal management platform (Dealpath), wireless lighting controls (Amatis), carbon sequestering technology for concrete (CarbonCure) and construction management software (Procore).
ABOUT GREENSOIL PROPTECH VENTURES
Greensoil PropTech Ventures' mission is to digitize and decarbonize the built environment, the biggest asset class on the planet, which is responsible for up to 40% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. GSPV invests in early to mid-stage venture capital opportunities in North America, Europe and Israel that make real estate more productive, efficient and sustainable. Backed by real estate and institutional Limited Partners, GSPV has a successful track record of backing, scaling and exiting high-impact PropTech companies.
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Reonomy | October 07, 2021
Reonomy, the leading provider of actionable commercial real estate (CRE) data, announced a partnership with SERVPRO, a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation. Through this partnership, SERVPRO will have access to Reonomy's vast offering of property and ownership data, driving greater accuracy and efficiency in their lead generation efforts and aiding overall market share expansion.
As part of a company-wide effort to build a smart and scalable lead generation tool to expand their national footprint, SERVPRO sought a commercial data provider that could service the distinct needs of its sales team across various geographic markets, and identify gaps in coverage to guarantee a full scope of customers. Reonomy's platform will play a key role in driving this initiative.
Via Reonomy's API, SERVPRO's 1,900+ franchises will gain access to a more standardized and sophisticated business development pipeline rooted in data, allowing them to better identify opportunities in the markets while driving more strategic, targeted outreach to prospects across rural, suburban, and urban geographies.
This partnership arises during a turning point in the restoration industry, where organizations are seeing a rise in sophisticated tools for driving more efficient business development capabilities. Reonomy will benefit from collaborating with SERVPRO's rich data science team, incorporating valuable, timely feedback as they ramp up their product development efforts and explore other use cases for their technology.
We are constantly looking to explore deeper applications for our technology and are thrilled to be partnering with the SERVPRO team as they look to expand their national footprint in the commercial space, Their data team will be an invaluable partner to us as we continue building our product roadmap to service the industry.
In our search for a partner, being able to have flexibility and depth in our data was key to successfully powering our lead generation efforts and helping us hit our expansion goals, We're excited to be working with Reonomy to provide a more efficient and flexible value offering to our franchise owners.
- Mike Stahl, CMO of Servpro Industries, LLC.
Reonomy is the leading provider of CRE insights, empowering top brokerages, financial institutions, and commercial services providers with actionable data and solutions. Armed with Reonomy's enterprise-grade products, CRE professionals and organizations gain comprehensive market understanding, discover opportunities, and streamline research processes.
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO® has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,900 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."