REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | May 05, 2023
On April 19, 2023,a successful acquisition by Millennium Trust Company, a leading provider of health, wealth, retirement, and benefits solutions. In this strategic move, Accruit is excited to bring real estate 1031 exchange service solutions to over 5 million Millennium Trust clients holding over $55 billion in assets under custody.
After an extensive process and in-depth evaluation of numerous companies, Accruit found the right match in Millennium Trust. For over 20 years, Millennium Trust has provided access to and custody solutions for alternative asset investments, including real estate, making the company and its existing clients a great fit for Accruit's real estate 1031 exchange services.
"As we looked at how to best serve our current clients and grow our business, finding a company with strategic, like-minded values and service, which we found in Millennium Trust, was the right move," said Brent Abrahm, CEO and Founder of Accruit. "This acquisition isn't about slowing down, it's about accelerating our growth and opportunities, and extending our reach to over 5 million potential clients."
As a 1031 exchange Qualified Intermediary and a technology solution provider, Accruit holds a unique position in the marketplace, making it an attractive extension of the solutions Millennium Trust currently offers clients. Accruit's patented 1031 exchange workflow technology, Exchange Manager ProSM, streamlines the 1031 exchange process through embedded controls, automated notifications, custom exchange agreement and document creation, and digital execution via electronic signatures, making it simple and efficient.
"Being part of Millennium Trust allows Accruit to exponentially expand our footprint and provide exceptional service to more people looking to maximize their financial wellbeing," said Steven Holtkamp, Managing Director, and CFO of Accruit.
About Accruit Holdings
Accruit Holdings boasts over 20 years in the 1031 exchange industry. Through our leading independent, national Qualified Intermediary, we provide 1031 exchange services across the U.S. and specialize in all types of exchanges from forward, reverse, and build-to-suit/improvement, to specialty "non-safe harbor" reverse exchanges. We revolutionize the industry through our patented 1031 exchange workflow software by offering both SaaS and back-office solutions to the real estate marketplace. Learn more at www.accruitholdings.com
About Millennium Trust Company
Millennium Trust Company solves important business challenges through innovative financial wellness solutions that help people plan, save and invest. With clients holding more than $55 billion in assets under custody, we are committed to using our decades of expertise and strong partnership with the financial community to empower employers, advisors and institutions to help people achieve short-term and long-term financial security. Learn more about Millennium Trust at www.mtrustcompany.com.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
PRweb | April 25, 2023
Today Zonda unveiled their newest product offering, Livabl, North America’s largest listing platform exclusively for new construction homes. Livabl caters to both B2B and B2C clients with the mission of creating the best home-buying experience by offering the most innovative listing and digital solutions.
Formerly BuzzBuzzHome, the reimagined and expanded listing platform has been combined with Zonda’s expansive and proprietary new home construction data along with the innovative digital engagement solutions of Zonda Virtual to create a revolutionary, unmatched home listing platform.
“This is merely the beginning for Livabl,” said Justin LaJoie, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Livabl. “As we embark on providing the most comprehensive experience for new construction homes and condominiums throughout the nation. We are excited to strengthen our partnerships with builders throughout North America, to highlight their developments and offer a specialized shopping experience for new home and condominium buyers.”
Livabl operates under these three key tenets:
Always free to list for builders
No broker conflicts
A data-backed approach that emphasizes the benefits of purchasing a new home
“Our mission is to create the best home buying experience by offering the most innovative listing solutions, made exclusively for builders,” said Jeff Meyers, CEO of Zonda.
Together with Zonda Virtual’s innovative technology of interactive floor plans, digital site maps, 3D and virtual reality home renderings, and sales engagement software, the launch of Livabl brings to life Zonda’s vision to lead the digital revolution of home buying.
“The new home shopping journey has long been fragmented,” added LaJoie. “We are thrilled to unify all builders on a single platform, specifically designed for new home buyers.”
Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding industry. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities. Together, we are building the future of housing.
Livabl is North America’s most comprehensive and accurate listing platform, exclusively for new construction homes. Our free-to-list site is dedicated to helping builders showcase their homes and communities. We provide home buyers a clean, easy-to-use interface and innovative digital solutions optimized for the new home shopping experience. We make finding a new home easy.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE ADVICE
PRnewswire | May 26, 2023
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, announced today that it has officially released its newly expanded and enhanced federal practice area of real property litigation (the "Real Property Module"), which now provides Legal Analytics for over 100,000 cases. The Real Property Module includes any federal district court case involving a dispute concerning real property. Along with the Legal Analytics on all real property cases involving foreclosures that was released a few months ago, the Real Property Module now includes real property cases involving land condemnation, rent/lease/ejectment, and torts to land. Lex Machina has also added more than 17,000 Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA") cases to the consumer protection practice area as part of this expansion.
Real property is an important area of law in which transparency and understanding provide a crucial edge. The new Real Property Module gives practitioners essential insights on judges, courts, law firms, attorneys, and parties involved in real property litigation.
"Real property litigation is a complex, diverse, and nuanced area of law that involves a wide-range of legal issues and claims," said Ellen Chen, Lex Machina's real property legal data expert. "From the previously-released foreclosures to land condemnation to leases to torts to land, Lex Machina is proud to provide expanded and enhanced Legal Analytics on this new and important area of law. We are excited to offer essential data-driven insights on the key players and outcomes involved in real property litigation."
The Real Property Module incorporates case tag filters for cases involving foreclosures, land condemnation, rent/lease/ejectment, and torts to land. It also incorporates an extensive collection of practice area-specific damages and findings. The inclusion of these unique parameters enables users to find the most relevant information and analytics quickly and easily.
The current set of Real Property Module cases, documents, and filters can help uncover insights such as:
The Central District of California had the highest number of cases filed involving rent/lease/ejectment claims.
For cases involving torts to land claims, claim defendants won 1.8 times as often as claimants.
Most active defendants in real property cases included financial institutions such as Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Aside from the Department of Justice, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr was the most active law firm representing plaintiffs in cases with land condemnation claims.
The median time to termination for real property cases involving foreclosures was 183 days.
The total amount of real property damages awarded in the ten-year period from 2013 to 2022, excluding attorneys' fees, was $4.1 billion.
As the only Legal Analytics platform that combines an exclusive artificial intelligence technology with attorney review to analyze more than 440,000 court documents included in the Real Property Module, Lex Machina does the difficult work of creating accurate analytics that are cleaned, corrected, and enhanced. This exclusive process allows Lex Machina to provide comprehensive data-driven insights about courts, judges, law firms, lawyers, and parties.
Real property joins the 20 other federal practice areas already available on the platform. Lex Machina is proud of this key achievement.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional® provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 11,300 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.
About Lex Machina
Lex Machina fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. The company provides strategic insights on judges, lawyers, law firms, parties, and other critical information across 20 federal practice areas and a rapidly growing number of state courts. Lex Machina allows law firms and companies to anticipate the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business.
Lex Machina was named one of "Legal Tech's Most Promising Solution Providers" (CIO Review Awards 2022), "Greater Bay Area Top Workplaces 2022" (The San Francisco Chronicle Top Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022), "Legal Tech Company of the Year 2021" (CIO Review, 2021), "2021 Legal Technology Trailblazer" (National Law Journal Trailblazer Awards, 2021), Winner of the "Media Excellence" Award for Analytics/Big Data (13th Annual Media Excellence Award, 2021). Based in Silicon Valley, Lex Machina is part of LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics. For more information, please visit www.lexmachina.com.