MARKET OUTLOOK,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Origin Investments and Kovitz | January 09, 2023
Focus Financial Partners Inc., a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, recently announced that it entered into a definitive agreement enabling Origin Holding Company, LLC, a Chicago, IL-based private real estate fund manager, to join forces with Focus partner firm Kovitz Investment Group Partners, LLC.
The firm will continue to provide its real estate funds under the Origin brand while retaining its leadership and investment team. The deal is anticipated to conclude in the first quarter of 2023, subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions.
Origin is a prominent manager of private real estate funds specializing in multifamily residential assets. The company manages multifamily property funds to provide investors with tax-efficient income, capital appreciation, and portfolio diversification. Its funds have more than 3,000 individual investors, many of whom were referred by other high-net-worth organizations. Its performance places them in the top decile of 2022's best private real estate fund managers, according to Preqin, an alternative investing data provider.
This strategic transaction will significantly expand the footprint and scale of Kovitz's private real estate fund solutions for clients, building on the company's long history of real estate investing success. Through this agreement, Kovitz will make its operational capabilities and wealth management know-how available to Origin and its investors.
Meanwhile, Berkshire Global Advisors served as Origin's primary financial advisor in this transaction.
David Scherer, Co-CEO of Origin, concluded, "In evaluating strategic partners, our objectives were to preserve and promote the continuity of our well-established brand while also gaining access to additional resources to help us better serve our funds' investors and grow our business."
About Origin Investments
Origin Investments provides best-in-class real estate solutions to HNWIs, family offices, and RIAs. It manages multifamily real estate developments in fast-growing U.S. markets. Since 2007, the company has accomplished $2.5 billion in real estate transactions, while its principals have invested $60 million. Alternative investment data source Preqin says that the company's performance is in the top 10% of the world's best private real estate fund managers.
Kovitz Investment Group Partners, LLC (Kovitz) is an SEC-registered investment adviser that serves individual and institutional customers. It connects HNWIs, institutions, and financial professionals to asset management and advising methods. It offers long-term investing options backed by rigorous research. The organization approaches financial planning and wealth management as active activities, helping clients make the right decisions.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,MORTGAGE AND LENDING
3650 REIT | January 04, 2023
3650 REIT, a national commercial real estate lender with a $13.1 billion loan portfolio for relationship borrowers, has announced the launch of its new Transitional Lending platform. The main goal of the new platform is to make transitional loans for borrowers who want to do recapitalization or certain other transactions.
With the platform launch, 3650 will now be able to provide borrowers with a complete range of financing options across the property life cycle in a market where banks and other alternative lenders are pulling back.
The Transitional Lending platform is a new addition to 3650's existing Bridge and Event Driven (BED) and Stable Cash Flow platforms. It offers flexible loan structures for cash-flowing or newly built projects with a clear path to stabilization. About $500 million in transitional loans are expected to be made through the new platform in 2023.
3650 REIT said that in today's uncertain capital markets, the company must give borrowers various loan options to cover the wide range of deals being made. This new platform is an important and exciting step forward to help the growth process.
In this real estate cycle, transitional lending fills borrowers' financing gaps. Those who take these loans will also get customized short-term financing options and business plans for each property. 3650, which has the infrastructure and staff to fund these projects, will book its first loan on the new platform in 2023.
In terms of loans originating via its BED and Stable Cash Flow platforms, 3650 had $1.66 billion by the end of 2022.
About 3650 REIT
3650 REIT is a commercial lender that makes portfolio loans and takes care of them for relationship borrowers all over the country. Because of its unique way of investing, national scale, vertically integrated platform, and status as a rated special servicer, it can offer customized financing options, high-touch service, and reliable results that are centered on the customer. Meanwhile, 3650 REIT manages its portfolio efficiently by retaining investment risk.
AGENT, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Knock | January 25, 2023
Knock, an innovative fintech company, announced on January 24, 2023, that agents and consumers would no longer have to choose between working with their local or national lenders.
The company informed that any lender or agent can now add a no-interest equity advance loan from Knock to almost any conventional or jumbo mortgage to increase the benefits of Knock Home SwapTM. In addition, homeowners can win their desired property and move on their timeline by matching Knock Home Swap Equity Advance with a purchase mortgage.
Knock Co-Founder and CEO Sean Black stated, "Since 2015, our mission has been to empower people to move freely, and we have continued to raise the bar when it comes to making the process of buying and selling homes simple, certain and cost-effective."
"Many companies offer home loans, but no one else offers the Home Swap. By partnering with lenders, we are making it easier for consumers to get the benefits of leveraging the equity in their current house to buy their dream home without any of the hassles that typically come with buying and selling, including the ability to avoid moving twice and living through repairs and showings," he added.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Before putting their current house on the market, a homeowner can use Knock Home Swap Equity Advance to make a firm offer, negotiate, and close quickly on the home they want.
Knock Home Swap Equity Advance loan can also be used to make up to a 30% down payment, buy down the mortgage rate, cover closing expenses, cover up to $35,000 in home preparation costs to sell the old house for top cash, and pay up to six months of mortgage payments on the previous house. Besides, Knock's Home Prep & Marketability Allowance gives access to its approved contractor network and pays all bills out of homeowners' equity.
Knock was started in 2015 by founding team members of Trulia.com. Since then, it has raised more than $600 million in debt and equity from top investors. National Association of Realtors® is a strategic investor in Knock through its investment arm, Second Century Ventures. This means that Knock's homeownership solutions can be sold to its clients by its 1.5 million members. The company currently operates 72 markets across the country but wishes to expand to 100 by 2023.