REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Matterport Inc. | February 16, 2023
On February 15, 2023, one of the leading digital transformation companies, Matterport, Inc., announced its Digital Pro, an all-in-one marketing solution now available in the US for real estate agents. Digital Pro integrates the innovation of Matterport's 3D digital twin technology and content production and integrated marketing to design the industry's most affordable and complete marketing package to help real estate agents get more clients and sell homes faster. Matterport will deliver professional-level HDR photos, a 3D tour, a 2D floor plan, and a preview video for customers within 1-2 business days at a low flat rate in a single appointment.
Digital Pro offers real estate professionals the required media assets to market, sell and promote their properties via one partner. It provides a simplified package and a full suite of visual marketing tools where agents can focus more on selling the properties faster and gaining listings by raising the standards of what buyers and sellers expect from a home listing company.
With Digital Pro, real estate agents can work with a single partner to make all the media assets they need to market, sell, and promote their properties. In addition, agents can focus more on getting listings and selling homes faster if they have a complete set of visual marketing tools in a simple package. This raises the bar for buyers' and sellers' expectations from a home listing. The Digital Pro Package consists of HDR photos to compose the views of the property's selling points, a 3D tour for prospective buyers for a virtual visit to the property, a 2D floor plan with accurate dimensions automatically creates visual spatial data, and a preview video of 10 to 15 seconds for a quick view of the property.
About Matterport Inc.
Matterport, Inc., founded in 2011, is at the forefront of the digital transformation of the built environment. Its innovative spatial data platform converts buildings into data to increase the value and accessibility of every space. Millions of buildings in 177+ countries have been turned into immersive Matterport digital twins to improve every part of a building's lifecycle, from planning, construction, and operation to documentation, appraisal, and marketing.
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,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Lessen | January 17, 2023
Lessen, the leading tech-enabled outsourced property services platform, recently announced the strategic acquisition of facilities maintenance technology leader SMS Assist.
By combining the complementary strengths of both organizations, Lessen will continue to address real estate's pain points, offering its clients a scalable, tech-enabled enterprise solution for residential and commercial services. As a result, the companies will serve around 250,000 residential and commercial properties nationwide, enabling approximately 2.5 million repair and maintenance orders annually, in addition to expanding their property services.
The transaction is completed with stock and cash, with Lessen raising roughly $500 million in combined new debt and equity. SMS Assist stockholders exchanged a portion of SMS stock for Lessen stock, resulting in a combined company valuation of over $2 billion. Debt and equity investors, including Värde Partners, Monroe Capital, and Koch Real Estate Investments, assisted with this transaction. Invitation Homes and American Homes 4 Rent are among the clients who invested in the deal with Lessen.
Following the conclusion of the transaction, Lessen's Jay McKee will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the newly-merged company. He states, "Lessen recognized early on the opportunity to provide an enterprise-level solution that solved the real estate industry's long-tenured property services pain points." He added, "This deal demonstrates the increasing demand within the underpenetrated, $330 billion addressable North American property services market for a unified, extensible delivery platform that provides transparency, efficiency and data-driven insights for the entire real estate ecosystem including investors, owners, managers and service providers.
(Source – Business Wire)
The new, unified technology platform will allow various service providers—from painters, contractors, and plumbers to electricians and more—to work as one on a national scale, which was previously impossible. The quality of this work will be supervised and inspected by Lessen's in-house project managers. This integrated solution will assist owners in overcoming skilled labor shortages while lessening administrative burden, enhancing project efficiency, and providing real-time project updates.
Lessen is the only end-to-end tech-enabled solution for outsourced real estate property services that delivers consistency, quality, and speed at scale, focusing on single-family and multifamily rental renovations, turns, and maintenance. Through automation and real-time analytics, the firm's technology suite is disrupting and modernizing a project management space that is still reliant on traditional organizational and communication models. The company's professional field project managers provide on-the-ground service, utilizing a network of verified service professionals in over 40 markets across the country, all powered by its proprietary technology platform.