REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Accesswire | April 21, 2023
Millennium Trust Company, LLC, a leading provider of health, wealth, retirement and benefit solutions, today completed the acquisition of Accruit Holdings LLC (Accruit), a leading, independent Qualified Intermediary and technology service provider of real estate 1031 exchanges. The acquisition will broaden Millennium Trust's diverse solutions by giving institutional and individual clients access to world-class facilitators of all types of 1031 exchanges, one of the most popular, efficient tax deferral strategies when selling and buying real estate property used for business or investment.
For more than 20 years, Millennium Trust has provided access to and custody solutions for alternative asset investments, including real estate. Utilizing Accruit's patented technology and user-friendly online software solution, Exchange Manager ProSM, clients can now take advantage of the tax benefits of leveraging 1031 exchanges and increase cash flow by deferring taxes on gains realized through the sale of qualifying real estate.
"More people are turning to alternative investments like real estate to grow their retirement savings and income, so 1031 exchanges are a valuable tool when managing wealth. We help people leverage their assets to invest in alternatives like real estate, and we're excited about this step forward, pairing the highest level of administrative expertise and exceptional service with Accruit's revolutionary 1031 exchange software technology," Millennium Trust CEO Dan Laszlo said.
"Clients who want to invest in real estate may be able to take advantage of additional tax savings, utilizing boutique-style service across a large volume of exchanges, which sets Accruit apart from other qualified intermediaries. Our company values and path forward are aligned, and we are thrilled to begin working with Accruit's talented industry experts to immediately bring additional value to Millennium Trust's alternative asset clients," said Erik Beck, Chief Commercial Officer of Millennium Trust.
Accruit, which is headquartered in Denver, has successfully revolutionized the 1031 exchange industry over the last 23 years by operationalizing the exchange of real estate assets through technology and its unique, client-focused service.
"It's an incredibly exciting time to join Millennium Trust. Our unparalleled 1031 exchange solutions and innovative online platform fit perfectly with its core markets around retirement and wealth solutions," said Brent Abrahm, President and CEO of Accruit. "Our industry experts look forward to immediately adding value to Millennium Trust's clients by providing another solution to help maximize their financial well-being."
This acquisition is a part of Millennium Trust's efforts to expand its health, wealth, retirement and benefit solutions. In 2022, Millennium Trust acquired PayFlex, a provider of health savings accounts (HSAs) and other consumer-directed benefits, to broaden its services and solutions for employers, institutions, and individuals.
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 at mtrustcompany.com.
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, 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.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
VTS, the commercial real estate industry’s only technology platform that unifies owners, operators, brokers, and tenants to capitalize on opportunities revealed in every square foot of their properties, today announced that it has launched a revolutionary new tenant experience technology offering, VTS Activate, which builds upon the proptech leader’s existing history in the TenEx space. VTS Activate goes beyond the strengths of both VTS Rise and Lane to deliver owners and operators with the unparalleled technology and insights – not just within a building, but across an entire portfolio, creating the ultimate experience for tenants and delivering value like never before.
VTS entered the tenant experience space in March of 2021 with the acquisition of Rise Buildings, and continued its significant investment in the space with the acquisition of Lane in October of 2021. By bringing the best of both softwares together and executing on VTS’ ultimate vision, the team has engineered a transformative technology for its customers to solve today’s unique challenges, including low tenant demand, evolving tenant expectations, and the persistence of hybrid work policies.
VTS Activate is a new solution that enables CRE owners and operators to create a fully integrated office experience. Built with critical technology to retain tenants while differentiating their assets and portfolio, with data and connectivity powered by the VTS Platform. VTS Activate provides tenants with a seamless on-site experience, and the capability to manage their day-to-day needs and activity within a building on one centralized app. VTS Activate is also the only TenEx solution to provide ‘one-app, access anywhere’ functionality – opening a landlord’s entire portfolio to tenants by providing them the capability to choose where they want to work, giving the workers of today the flexibility they demand and delivering a higher level of value. VTS Activate allows owners to turn their portfolio into an interconnected branded ecosystem – they can now deliver their tenants with offerings and experiences across the many places they choose to work.
“Given the challenges of today’s commercial real estate market, retention is of the utmost importance for landlords, and they need to be armed with a solution that activates every tenant, space, and team within a building – deepening relationships with occupants and their talent, while gaining insights that help teams understand their tenants, how they’re using space, and the value they get from it,” said Nick Romito, CEO of VTS. “The launch of VTS Activate brings this all together in one app for owners and operators, and is the result of our considerable investment and commitment to providing the industry with the ultimate tenant experience solution – one that puts the tenant at the forefront.”
With native operations features and sophisticated tools to deliver the right communications, content, and experiences to the right audience, VTS Activate delivers a seamless and personal end-to-end experience at scale, driving engagement and increasing sentiment. Through insights that measure sentiment health and activity, landlords can best anticipate tenant needs, navigate renewals, and expand relationships.
“Emerging on the other side of the pandemic, the notion of where we work has significantly expanded, and a ‘workplace’ is no longer solely a tenant suite – it's a home office, flex space, breakout rooms, and more. VTS Activate provides landlords with the digital infrastructure to accommodate the mobility of today’s tenants, as they look to their landlords and building operators to connect spaces in a way like never before,” said Gijo Mathew, Chief Product Officer of VTS. “Additionally, owners continue to struggle with uncertainty about tenants, their likelihood to renew, and how they’re using space. The data and insights that VTS Activate yields allow for a greater level of clarity on tenant behavior to dictate improved operations, the health of tenant relationships, and ultimately, the best portfolio strategy.”
Beyond insights, access control, and operations management, VTS Activate is a direct, branded channel between the landlord, building manager, tenant companies, and their talent, so the right message can be delivered to the right audience. VTS Activate delivers sophisticated marketing capabilities that allow community managers to create highly configurable, branded programming across their spaces and tenant network. With the tools to create and deliver compelling experiences and offerings – from events and perks, to flex and retail offerings, and more to keep tenants engaged and coming into the office.
“At Tishman Speyer, we are constantly considering what’s next for the industry and appreciate that VTS seeks to do the same,” said Joe Doran, Chief Financial Officer at Tishman Speyer. "We are committed to building community and connection, and products like VTS Activate are all about bringing people together – bridging the physical experience to a digital platform.”
VTS is the commercial real estate industry’s only technology company that unifies owners, operators, brokers, and tenants in a single platform to capitalize on opportunities revealed in every square foot of their properties. In 2013, VTS revolutionized the commercial real estate industry’s leasing operations with what is now VTS Lease. Today, the VTS Platform is the largest first-party data source in the industry, transforming how strategic decisions are made and executed by CRE professionals across the globe.
With the VTS Platform, consisting of VTS Lease, VTS Market, VTS Activate, and VTS Data, every business stakeholder in commercial real estate is given real-time market information and workflow tools to do their job with unparalleled speed and intelligence. VTS is the global leader, with more than 60% of Class A office space in the U.S., and 12 billion square feet of office, retail, and industrial space is managed through our platform worldwide. VTS’ user base includes over 45,000 CRE professionals and industry-leading customers such as Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, BXP, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE. To learn more about VTS, and to see our open roles, visit www.vts.com.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
PRnewswire | April 11, 2023
Indecomm, a provider of mortgage technology and services, announced today that Newfi, a technology-driven multi-channel lender, has adopted Indecomm's GeniusWorksTM. GeniusWorks combines Indecomm's proprietary automation solutions with expert mortgage talent to streamline the three most cumbersome and costly middle-office functions of the mortgage origination process: setup, processing, and underwriting.
By adopting GeniusWorks, Newfi takes its vision to reshape the home buying experience to the next level. Since GeniusWorks streamlines all workflow, processes, decisions, and tasks within the middle-office of the origination process, Newfi associates will have more time to focus on high-value customer engagement initiatives.
"Cutting-edge technology and services like GeniusWorks enable us to focus on what matters most: cultivating relationships with our home-buying customers, reducing unnecessary process burden on our staff, and driving an optimized, efficient, and cost-effective mortgage operation," said Steve Abreu, CEO at Newfi.
The GeniusWorks solution uses Indecomm's Genius suite of automation products to automate an estimated 70% of middle-office tasks and processes, reducing manual touchpoints on the part of Newfi associate, and accelerating the underwriting decision. Wherever manual intervention is needed, Indecomm's experienced staff of processors and underwriters seamlessly pick up from where automation left off.
"We are thrilled to partner with such an innovative, forward-thinking lender as Newfi," said Indecomm CEO, Rajan Nair. "Newfi is in tune with the GeniusWorks approach which delivers tangible CX gains as a result of downstream digitization, operational optimization, decision transparency, and cost control."
Indecomm launched GeniusWorks as a way for lender clients to achieve efficient, high-quality loan manufacturing while reducing the burden of vendor management and oversight. For more information about GeniusWorks, visit https://indecomm.com/genius-works
Founded more than 25 years ago, Indecomm blends intelligent automation with deep mortgage banking expertise to deliver groundbreaking mortgage innovations to the mortgage banking industry. Indecomm takes an automation-first approach, partnering with lenders, servicers, mortgage insurers, and title companies to create efficiencies at every phase of the mortgage lifecycle. Specifically, Indecomm leverage robotics process automation (RPA), supervised automation, and machine learning to tackle the industry's most complex operational challenges.
About Newfi Lending
Newfi is a multi-channel lender that is setting the standard for efficiency, transparency, and service in the mortgage marketplace. Founded by industry veterans, Newfi is committed to innovation in lending products for both consumers and mortgage brokers under the Newfi Lending brand.