REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
SkySlope | November 17, 2021
SkySlope, the leader in real estate transaction software, has launched Breeze, an all-around simple and streamlined application that makes the disclosure process easy for agents and sellers.
SkySlope's flagship transaction management platform enables brokers, agents, auditors, and transaction coordinators to track their deals while remaining compliant. Equipped with forms and a digital signature tool, SkySlope provides a frictionless workflow that saves time for agents and improves compliance for brokers. As the transaction management platform serving over half of the top 20 largest brokerages in the U.S. and Canada, SkySlope is known for its customized onboarding and 24/7 award-winning technical support.
With the launch of Breeze, SkySlope is providing a free standalone product that gives agents the ability to prepare, send, and receive completed disclosures. The application comes with a host of benefits that help both agents and their clients save time while preventing mistakes and reducing risk.
As a tool designed for both the agent and the consumer, Breeze simplifies the disclosure process. Its intuitive platform requires minimal preparation for agents to prepare and send disclosures to their clients in minutes. For consumers, Breeze's guided workflow helps them complete disclosure forms like the Seller Property Questionnaire (SPQ) and Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) quickly and with more confidence and accuracy.
Streamlined disclosure preparation equipped with MLS data sync
Status visibility, notifications, and easy revision requests
Simple guided workflows with helpful tips for consumers
Equipped with SkySlope DigiSign for free and unlimited digital signatures
Seamlessly integrated with SkySlope's suite of products
"Breeze is truly a one-stop-shop for faster disclosures. he guided workflow helps clients complete disclosures quickly and accurately and our agents can easily prepare disclosures, request signatures, and submit forms for compliance review."
- Diana Costas of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty.
"Disclosures are a common pain point for both agents and sellers. We're excited to launch a solution that takes a complicated process and makes it effortless for agents and consumers. Breeze saves time, reduces risk, and tremendously improves both the agent and the consumer experience. It truly makes disclosures a breeze."
- SkySlope CEO, Tyler Smith.
Breeze is currently available in California and will be launching to additional states in 2022.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is a comprehensive transaction management platform for brokers, agents, auditors, and transaction coordinators to manage real estate transactions from anywhere at any time. In 2021, over 300,000 users across 8,000 offices used SkySlope to manage 2.25M transactions. SkySlope provides digital transaction management and services to help agents and brokers be more efficient and compliant. From automation to integrations, SkySlope's vision is to keep agents and brokers connected to the customer forever.
JLL | July 08, 2020
Although there is greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility and a widespread use of new technologies in the commercial real estate industry, the biennial proprietary Global Real Estate Transparency Index published by JLL and LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) shows the slowest rate of transparency improvement since the period directly following the Global Financial Crisis.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. | November 16, 2021
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced the launch of a new digital lending platform powered by machine learning to dramatically grow its small balance multifamily lending business.
"Multifamily investors want a faster and more transparent borrowing experience, That's why we asked our data scientists and engineers to automate loan sizing and pricing. We created a more efficient process for investors to review financing options, tailor them to their projects' needs, and monitor the loan process with dramatically more transparency – all through our custom-built technology."
- Walker & Dunlop Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer Alison Williams.
Walker & Dunlop's small balance technology platform brings the following advantages:
Streamlined lending experience that automatically generates quotes in minutes utilizing predictive algorithms and property cash flows
Interest rate and property value calculations using proprietary data on real-time rents, expenses, and sales comparables
Greater transparency of loan terms from quote to close
Walker & Dunlop will continue to accelerate the growth of its small multifamily loan platform by automating underwriting processes, expanding its brand as the premier multifamily lender in the U.S., and combining its best-in-class people with best-in-class technology to deliver the best financing experience to our clients.
Walker & Dunlop is the top provider of capital to the U.S. multifamily market, originating $31 billion in transactions and financing over $24 billion of multifamily properties in 2020. The company is also a top-ranked Agency lender and was named the #1 Fannie Mae DUS® Lender and #4 Freddie Mac Optigo® Lender in 2020. Walker & Dunlop's dedicated team has experience with all loan types within the small multifamily loans space, including Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans and Fannie Mae Multifamily Small Loans, which provide financing for different property types, such as market-rate properties, mixed-use properties, and manufactured housing communities (MHC).
Multifamily loans under $10 million in size accounted for $80 billion in total loan volume in 2020 and 22% of all commercial mortgage originations. This fast-growing market is highly fragmented with more than 3,000 capital providers. Walker & Dunlop is using its people, brand, and technology to scale rapidly and grow market share in this exciting market.
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is the largest provider of capital to the multifamily industry in the United States and the fourth largest lender on all commercial real estate including industrial, office, retail, and hospitality. Walker & Dunlop enables real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where Americans live, work, shop and play — to life. The power of our people, premier brand, and industry-leading technology make us more insightful and valuable to our clients, providing an unmatched experience every step of the way. With over 1,000 employees across every major U.S. market, Walker & Dunlop has consistently been named one of Fortune's Great Places to Work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities.