REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Keyway | November 02, 2022
Keyway, the technology platform that radically simplifies commercial real estate transactions, today announced the closing of its first multifamily acquisition in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the 157-unit Lakeside on Spring Valley apartment community in Richardson.
The complex has 15 buildings with one- and two-bedroom residences, with an average unit size of about 800 square feet. It also has two resort-style swimming pools and frontage on a private lake. Its location at 1000 W Spring Valley Road offers easy access to both Interstate 635 and Highway 75 and a quick commute to some of DFW's major employment centers in Downtown Dallas, Plano, Allen, and McKinney. The Lakeside community will be rebranded after a $3 million renovation.
"We are excited to enter the Texas market with such a well-managed and well-known property. The fact that it has never traded before, coupled with the fact that the deal was transacted off market, are both a testament to how we are approaching multifamily and Texas overall. We want to be the best partner for owners and brokers who are serious about getting deals done smoothly and efficiently, and we expect this to be the first of many transactions for Keyway in the market."
-Matias Recchia, Keyway co-founder and CEO
Keyway dramatically simplifies CRE transactions by reducing costs by 50% and transaction time by 90%, benefiting brokers, sellers, and buyers alike. Keyway also fills an important gap for those institutional investors not structured to handle smaller deals, while at the same time providing a predictable and efficient process for every transaction.
Keyway's platform is built to provide creative and efficient real estate solutions to both investors and to smaller operators, We're seeing tremendous product-market fit and are excited to continue transforming real estate with technology,said co-founder and COO Sebastian Wilner.
Keyway is the company dedicated to building the new CRE ecosystem. They identify opportunities and run transactions smoothly providing an uncommonly simple experience for sellers of commercial real estate. The company launched in 2021 and is headquartered in New York.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
HappyCo | November 03, 2022
HappyCo, the leading residential operations platform for real-time rental property data collection and utilization, is acquiring Toronto-based Yuhu, a comprehensive rental lifecycle management platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Yuhu's operations platform is utilized by top property owners and operators such as Boardwalk, CAPREIT, and BentallGreenOak and services over 500,000 prospects and residents across Canada and Europe.
"We've known the Yuhu team for quite some time and both companies share a similar culture and common vision to improve the multifamily industry, The merger of our firms broadens our collective impact on the overall resident lifecycle, and will allow us to capture more actionable data, create opportunities to enhance resident experiences, and streamline property operations to ease the daily workload of onsite teams."
-HappyCo CEO, Jindou Lee
Yuhu's cloud-based software for property owners and managers will be integrated into HappyCo's 'Happy Property Suites' and 'Happy Force' products to offer a complete operations solution for customers and residents. The Yuhu acquisition provides HappyCo with a resident-facing solution that significantly enhances its existing products and offers HappyCo customers a cohesive product that delivers an end-to-end view of the property lifecycle.
As part of the acquisition, Yuhu's current employees will join the HappyCo team, including Hugh Kolias, CEO of Yuhu, who will join as EVP. Existing Yuhu customers will benefit from an expanded solutions platform, accelerated product investment, and broader support while enjoying continuity of service.
We are thrilled to join forces with Jindou and the HappyCo team to achieve our shared vision to enhance the quality of life for multifamily residents and operators, By bringing our teams and products together, we're able to provide our mutual client-partners with an even better all-around experience,said Kolias.
Founded in 2011, HappyCo is the leading source of condition assessments and workflow tools for the multifamily market. Designed to automate, simplify, and protect data collected during residential rental property inspections, the platform has in-unit data on more than 3.5 million multifamily and single-family rental homes – notably one out of every eight professionally managed units in the U.S. The company provides vital underwriting information to lenders, investors, and asset managers, and empowers property managers with real-time operational tools and reporting. In 2021, HappyCo data were relied upon in about 26 percent of all U.S. sales transactions of multifamily units. HappyCo also serves property managers, offering a complete suite of apps to simplify processes, drive better performance and generate comprehensive views of assets within a portfolio.
HappyCo is a real estate software company that develops mobile and cloud solutions to enable real-time operations data for property managers, asset managers, lenders, and investors. Its software suite includes market-leading condition assessment and workflow tools with in-unit data on over 3.5 million rental homes. Founded in 2011 in Adelaide, Australia, the company is privately held with a remote workforce throughout the US, Canada, and Australia.
About Yu hu
Yuhu Inc. is a cloud-based multifamily operations platform that manages the entire rental lifecycle from lead to renewal. Yuhu's product suite provides onsite teams with a single, comprehensive solution and access to consolidated data insights. Founded in 2015, Yuhu supports over half a million residents, onsite staff, and prospects for its client-partners including Avenue Living, BentallGreenOak, Boardwalk, CAPREIT, Concert, Hollyburn, Campus Living Centers, Westdale, and other leaders in the Canadian multifamily industry.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Chime Technologies | September 29, 2022
Chime Technologies, an award-winning real estate technology innovator, today announced it has acquired Rentancy, a provider of innovative property management software and services. With a shared mission to streamline and automate the time consuming, manual tasks typically associated with the real estate process and an unwavering commitment to innovative technology development, Chime and Rentancy will deliver a more comprehensive platform to address the entire real estate process from end to end.
Designed to improve property rent collection, accounting, and cash flow management for both residential and commercial properties, Rentancy’s unique software and services help real estate professionals stay focused on delivering stellar client service and growing their business. Rentancy’s flexible business model has proven to help boost profits, unleash cash flow, and simplify operations for customers across the UK. The addition of Rentancy to the robust Chime platform will enhance and streamline back-office capabilities and tenant sourcing operations to support the entire real estate lifecycle. Through this integration, Chime is well poised to deliver the technology solutions agents need to be successful in property management, a global market projected to grow to nearly $20 billion in 2022.
This news comes on the heels of several new Chime products unveiled this year including the Enterprise Platform, Active Recruiting, and Social Studio, to support the unique needs of Chime’s nearly 40,000 active users. The acquisition provides opportunity for geographic expansion across EMEA and underscores a commitment to delivering an end-to-end real estate business platform, purpose-built to help strategic real estate professionals succeed in an increasingly competitive market.
"Our mission is to provide the best technology tools and collaboration platform to help EVERY real estate professional globally thrive and prosper in today's highly competitive, technology-enhanced world, With Rentancy, we are at the beginning of a long-term product and business development journey expanding into European markets and global property management SaaS space."
-Joe Chen, CEO, Chime
The natural synergy between Rentancy and Chime was clear from the start and we are delighted to be part of the team, By combining our property management software and services with Chime’s award-winning sales acceleration platform, we can offer a complete real estate business solution that streamlines operations and empowers our clients to focus on building their business,said Kurt Lyall, Founder & CEO Rentancy.
About Chime Technologies
Chime is an award-winning real estate technology innovator headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Our AI-powered platform empowers real estate professionals, teams, and brokerages with the tools they need to automate lead generation operations, drive conversions, and grow their business.