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The Real Estate Staging Association publishes the 2020 Home Staging Statistics Consumer's Guide to Real Estate Staging

prnewswire | November 03, 2020

The Real Estate Staging Association publishes the 2020 Home Staging Statistics Consumer's Guide to Real Estate Staging
The Real Estate Staging Association,defines home staging as the preparation of residential or commercial properties for sale in the real estate marketplace. The primary objective of home staging is not to decorate, but rather bring the property up to a level that it will appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers that will pay the highest price possible. Professional real estate stagers use their knowledge of design trends, real estate ethics, and property renovation solutions to help the seller achieve their goals. Included in the guide is a study of 13,000 staged homes and found that 85% of staged homes sold between 5-23% over list price. RESA found that with a typical investment of 1% of list price, 75% of sellers saw an ROI of 5-15%.

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Ben Blakney is promoted to President by Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct

prnewswire | November 12, 2020

Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Blakney to president effective November 1, 2020. Since joining Mesirow Financial in 2014, Ben has held numerous senior positions within the multi-family value-added real estate team, most recently as senior managing director and head of strategic solutions where he led the development and implementation of client solutions and supported the group's growth efforts. IRED is an integral part of Mesirow's Global Investment Management division, with $3.4 billion in AUM, and has invested in approximately 34,000 multi-family units in 23 cities nationwide. Assets are diversified across suburban and urban properties and US geographic regions.

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Patria Investments and Moneda Combine to Create Leading Private Equity, Infrastructure, Credit investment Platform in Latin America

Patria Investments Limited | September 06, 2021

Patria Investments , a global alternative asset manager, announced today that it will combine with Moneda Asset Management ("Moneda"), a leading asset manager headquartered in Chile. When completed, the transaction will create an unrivaled investment platform in Latin America, with $25.9 billion in assets under management and a leader in Private Equity, Infrastructure and Credit investments in the region. The combination will enhance Patria's product offering by adding the largest credit investment platform in Latin America. It will also create the number one Private Investments in Public Equities (PIPE) manager in the region. The combination of the two operations will add geographical exposure within Latin America through client base and product offering and will open the opportunity for cross selling, leveraging a complementary investor base. With more than US$ 10 billion in assets under management across credit and public equities, Moneda is a leading investment firm in Latin America, with more than 25 years of history and a track record of top quartile performance, profitability and growth. Moneda also has a robust bottom-up investment strategy that drives alpha generation. "Our leadership team is thrilled that both companies are coming together. We are quickly delivering on the expansion strategy that we presented during our initial public offering earlier this year," said Alexandre Saigh, Patria's CEO. "The transaction will be accretive to earnings per share within the first year." The combined platform will manage over US$ 9.7 billion in Private Equity, US$ 5.5 billion in Credit (including US$650 million exposure to Private Credit), US$ 5.1 billion in Infrastructure, US$ 2.0 billion in Advisory & Distribution, US$ 3.0 billion in PIPE and Public Equities and US$ 500 million in Real Estate investments, in most cases with top quartile returns. "Complementary is the word that defines this transaction," said Olimpio Matarazzo, senior managing partner and chairman of the board at Patria. "The product offerings and the geographical and currency exposures are a perfect fit. Patria is a leader in Private Equity and Infrastructure investments in Latin America, and Moneda is the top credit investor in the region. In addition, both companies have a similar culture, based on partnership and exceptional client service." "This combination will leverage Moneda's outstanding track record and deal sourcing capabilities to lead the development of private credit in Latin America with unique local expertise while also continuing to develop our strategic investments in public equities in the region," said Pablo Echeverría, Moneda's chairman. "With Patria, we will have the opportunity to expand our cross selling of products, leveraging a complementary investor base," said Alfonso Duval, Moneda's CEO. "It is worth noting that both companies are partnerships led by like-minded, entrepreneurial teams. There's been a strong cultural alignment among the teams since the onset," said Mr. Duval. Under the agreement, Moneda partners will receive an upfront consideration of US$ 315 million, in a combination of US$ 128 million in cash and US$ 187 million in PAX Class B common stock. There will be an additional consideration payable in years two and three after closing, subject to certain retention metrics for Moneda's partners, and a potential earnout payable after 2023, in a combination of cash and PAX Class A common stock, subject to the achievement of certain revenue and profitability targets. In connection with the transaction, Patria retained JP Morgan Chase & Co, as financial advisor, Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP, as transaction counsel, and Carey Abogados, as Chilean counsel. Moneda retained Servicios Financieros Altis S.A., as financial advisor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, as transaction counsel, and Barros & Errazuriz Abogados, as Chilean counsel. About Patria Investments With more than 30 years of experience in successful investments in Latin America and offering products in the areas of Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Credit, Patria is one of the leading investment companies in private markets in Latin America in terms of capital raised, and one of the largest managers focused on investments in Latin America. With a solid presence in the market, it seeks to provide investors with attractive investment products that allow a diversified portfolio and consistent returns. With $15.8 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of more than 55 companies and assets, Patria has ten offices in the world's major financial centers.

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@properties Acquires Real Estate Technology and Advisory Firm Suburban Jungle Group

@properties | July 08, 2021

@properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms, announced today the acquisition of Suburban Jungle Group (Suburban Jungle), a real estate technology and advisory firm that helps home buyers identify the best suburbs or neighborhoods for their specific needs before matching them with a vetted real estate agent. Suburban Jungle, based in New York, presently serves nine major U.S. metropolitan regions. Suburban Jungle founder and president Alison Bernstein will continue to manage the company, according to @properties co-CEOs Thad Wong and Mike Golden. In addition, the firm will continue to operate independently, with its strategists recommending clients to real estate agents based on the agents' local knowledge and proven commitment to Suburban Jungle's buyer-advocacy model. Suburban Jungle was established by Bernstein in 2004 when he was a student at Columbia Business School. The company was her answer to determining which of the 500 towns and suburbs in New York City would be the best match for her family. Highly experienced Suburban Jungle strategists suggest locations for their customers based on in-depth client interviews, technology, and extensive local experience. The strategist works with both parties after recommending the buyer to a real estate agent until the buyer finds a house. The Jungler app from the company adds another degree of efficiency by enabling the buyer, agent, and strategist to exchange resources, schedule appointments, interact with locals, and provide feedback. Suburban Jungle is currently available in the following cities: New York, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., South Florida, and Austin. The company also provides an Urban Jungle service that focuses on New York's five boroughs and services for move-down buyers. Suburban Jungle will gain resources from the sale to @properties, allowing it to develop its tech platform further while extending into new markets and growing in current ones. @properties is also expanding. With the acquisitions of Ansley Real Estate in Atlanta and Nest Realty in Charlottesville in 2019, the Chicago-based company has expanded outside the Midwest. In addition, @properties will launch a national franchise brand in late 2020, with franchises already in Detroit and La Crosse, Wisconsin. About @properties @properties, founded in 2000, is ranked eighth on the REALTrends 500 list of the largest residential brokerage companies in the United States by sales volume. @properties and its affiliated companies employ over 4,000 real estate agents throughout nine states in 65 office locations. Pl@tform, an integrated application suite created by @properties, assists its agents in managing all elements of the client relationship and real estate transaction. About Suburban Jungle Group Suburban Jungle Group is the first-of-its-kind real estate advisory and technology platform devoted only to assisting house buyers in locating the ideal town or suburb before looking for a property. The company's award-winning and objective "town first" approach to real estate guarantees that homebuyers look in the correct areas and ask the right questions. Home buyers are not charged for this service.

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