REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, BUYING/SELLING
Vanir | February 06, 2023
One of the national leaders in real estate development and program, project, and construction management, Vanir, has recently been awarded a contract by Arizona Housing Inc. (AHI). The AHI is a nonprofit organization based in Phoenix that provides affordable, permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.
Vanir will offer project and construction management services for AHI's Collins Court project Phase II, including cost controls, construction oversight, inspection services, document controls, quality control, claims avoidance and commissioning, under the awarded contract. By March this year, the design-bid-build delivery method will be used to construct the 10,591-square-foot, 34-unit affordable housing complex.
AHI's Housing First Model provides housing with wraparound case management services to individuals and families. The company was founded in 1995 and currently owns and operates five multi-family properties, which comprise 616 units in total. The property features are designed to empower residents with amenities to promote self-sufficiency and create a healthy living environment. The housing communities have fully furnished studio apartments with garden patios, business centers, mini-marts, libraries, community rooms, and on-site laundry services.
Codi Newsom P.E., LEED AP, and Vanir Mountain Region Area's Manager said, "Vanir's Arizona team is proud to partner with AHI and Architectural Resource Team, Inc. (ART), the architect of record, to build safe, equitable and affordable apartment homes for Phoenix's most vulnerable population." She added, "Our goal is to ensure that the contractor and all sub-contractors perform optimally to fulfill AHI and ART's design intent and deliver this critical project on time and within budget."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
Based in Sacramento, California, Vanir is a national leader in program, project, and construction management (PMCM) and real estate development. Top-ranked PMCM company by Engineering News-Record (ENR) for more than thirty years, the company's award-winning team provides complete services to both public and private sectors clients in the education (K-12 and higher), healthcare, transportation, justice and essential services, local and state government, technology, and water/wastewater markets. Established in 1964, the company has delivered value to customers nationwide with $25.8 billion in construction. The company's incredibly high rate of repeat business, which is 85%, shows that its team provides high-quality, innovative solutions that help programs and projects run smoothly.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,INVESTMENTS
MRI Software | December 29, 2022
Marlette Holdings, Inc., one of the leading financial technology companies that operate the Best Egg platform, recently announced a partnership with MRI Software, a global leader in real estate solutions.
The Best Egg Flexible Rent platform allows tenants to customize their monthly rental payments by dividing the total amount into several smaller, more manageable installments that can be paid at any time during the month.
Due to the integration of this technology within MRI's RentPayment service, residents can now choose Flexible Rent as a payment option without leaving the MRI portal. In addition, millions of renters are managed nationwide by the open and linked software created by MRI, which is used by thousands of multifamily property managers.
Best Egg is committed to giving its clients the resources they need to manage their daily finances while fostering financial confidence. Therefore, the company is happy to collaborate with MRI to give payment flexibility to the renters who use its software. The company's new Flexible Rent platform is a natural extension of that aim. Flexible Rent gives tenants more control over how and when they pay bills and guarantees timely and full rent payments to property managers.
As part of the Partner Connect program, MRI Software is pleased to welcome the Best Egg Flexible Rent platform since it believes the combined technology will provide tenants greater freedom to manage their rent responsibilities while lessening the administrative burden on property managers. Flexible Rent will be offered to multifamily property managers and tenants via MRI RentPayment beginning in the first quarter of 2023 and will be rolled out to additional properties over time.
About MRI Software
MRI Software transforms how communities live, work, and play. Its flexible, open, and connected platform empowers commercial and residential property owners, operators, and occupiers to innovate in changing markets. MRI has been a PropTech pioneer for over 50 years, serving over 2 million consumers. MRI's leading technologies and partner ecosystem help real estate companies grow and compete.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, HOME AND DESIGN
Curbio | February 28, 2023
One of the leading pay-at-closing home improvement solutions provider for the real estate industry, Curbio, Inc., recently announced the release of its new mobile app. The new app enables real estate agents and sellers to get instant estimates for pre-listing home improvement costs and projected ROI allowing them to unlock the actual value of their home with smart, ROI-driven updates.
Curbio's new mobile app is among the pioneers in the home improvement industry, providing convenience, speed, and pricing transparency. At the click of a button, realtors and homeowners can obtain immediate cost and ROI estimates for repairs, updates and renovations. In addition, Curbio's users can either start immediate work with the platform or use this information to make an informed decision regarding pre-listing and pre-sale home improvements.
Curbio's newly launched mobile app offers a user-friendly solution for real estate agents and sellers seeking pre-listing home improvement cost estimates and projected ROI. After entering property details, users can select from a range of home improvement projects, with estimated costs and ROI projections provided for each. This information can be used to request a project proposal from Curbio, with zero fees or interest required for payment at closing. The app aims to help users maximize their property value with smart, ROI-driven updates. The app's cost and return on investment information are based on Curbio's extensive project portfolio. Information is tailored to the specific market, project scope, and project type.
The Curbio mobile app also offers estimates for inspection-related repairs. Agents and their clients can now upload inspection reports directly to the app, and Curbio will provide a same-day, no-obligation estimate of the necessary repairs.
Founded in 2017, Curbio is a company that offers real estate agents and homeowners deliver hassle-free home improvement experiences. The company has rapidly become the largest national provider of pre-listing repairs, updates, and renovations. It has also helped modernize home improvements within a user-friendly app, boost project timeliness by 50% and remove delays and uncertainties restricting home improvement in the past. Based in Potomac (Maryland), Curbio is trusted by over 800 brokerages nationwide.