U.S. Extends Real Estate Intelligence-Gathering Order

U.S. Treasury Department | November 12, 2019

The U.S. Treasury Department extended for another six months a program collecting data on certain residential real estate deals aimed at preventing money laundering in the property market. The Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) requires title insurance companies to file paperwork with the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) identifying beneficial owners of limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and other business entities that use cash, a check or virtual currency to buy residential real estate worth at least USD 300,000 in 12 major metropolitan areas. Real estate transactions generally are public after completed, but buyers can introduce secrecy into the process, including through the use of LLCs, which can shield their ownership, and the use of currency methods that avoid banks, which typically would conduct due diligence on a buyer. Such secrecy, as well as the general stability of real estate markets, makes property purchases attractive to those laundering money or evading sanctions, anti-corruption researchers say.

Spotlight

Operations is the management of an organization’s inner workings. The goal is to make it run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Numerous decisions about each real estate facility positively or negatively impact operations, including location, proximity to other points, and layout.

Spotlight

Operations is the management of an organization’s inner workings. The goal is to make it run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Numerous decisions about each real estate facility positively or negatively impact operations, including location, proximity to other points, and layout.

Related News

REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

WPM Real Estate Management Reveals Multiple Promotions as Part of Strategic Growth

WPM Real Estate Management | January 27, 2023

WPM Real Estate Management, one of the leading property management firms in the Mid-Atlantic region, has today announced several internal promotions as part of its long-term objective for growth and success. WPM's Maintenance and Construction Services Division named Michael 'Mike' Mangum Director of Operations. Mike joined WPM 14 years ago as a service technician and was elevated to Maintenance Operations Advisor in 2021 after 10 years as Service Manager in the Multifamily Real Estate Division. He's vital to WPM's operations, training, and success. His new post is part of a strategic reorganization inside the division that will allow the company to extend its service offerings and boost cross-company collaboration on maintenance and services, increasing client value. Meanwhile, Rita Dore has now been promoted to Senior Commercial Manager for WPM's Commercial Real Estate Division. She managed community associations for the Association Real Estate Division. Rita has worked in WPM's Association, HR, Commercial, and Services divisions for 17 years. She has excellent client contacts and extensive knowledge of WPM's procedures, technologies, and operations. Her leadership at WPM's Commercial Real Estate Division will help it flourish. CEO James Dahlgren, Jr. expressed, "We're excited to have Mike and Rita stepping into these leadership positions to help us grow these two divisions." "Both of these individuals bring extensive knowledge and experience to their roles and will be instrumental to WPM's continued growth and expansion," James added. (Source – Cision PR Web) Besides, Herman Martin is now the Multifamily Maintenance Operations Advisor, replacing Mike Magnum. He joined WPM in 2021 after 30 years in the profession. Herman's knowledge of the division's service demands and track record ensure continuity. This role will report to Mangum and assist with Multifamily Real Estate Division maintenance needs as part of the planned restructuring. In this context, CEO James Dahlgren, Jr. remarked, "Herman is well respected by Associates and clients alike." "I am confident he will continue to deliver on WPM's commitment to service excellence in this new role," he concluded. (Source – Cision PR Web) About WPM Real Estate Management WPM Real Estate Management manages nearly 25,000 properties and over 40,000 people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. Its services include multifamily real estate management, association real estate management, commercial real estate management, along with maintenance and construction. The company brings an experienced owner's viewpoint and a proactive approach to property management to ensure that its actions and decisions add value for people living, working, and investing in its properties. Being a premier real estate management firm in the region, the company has earned the title of Accredited Management Organization®.

Read More

REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Wolsen Real Estate Partners With Side in Wolsen Realty To Expand Its Sphere of Influence in Miami’s Luxury Market

Wolsen Real Estate | November 30, 2022

Wolsen Real Estate today announced Wolsen Realty and its partnership with Side, the only real estate technology company that exclusively partners with high-performing agents, teams, and independent brokerages to transform them into market-leading boutique brands and businesses. The alliance will ensure that Wolsen Realty’s professional, upscale services are powered by the industry’s most advanced platform. Since 2012, Wolsen Realty founder Denis Smykalov has provided exceptional real estate services as an agent and, since 2014, as a licensed broker. He harbors a deep knowledge of the local luxury market, which he integrates with his work to produce profitable results. With an innate ability to form long-lasting connections and a tenacious motivation to reach his clients’ goals, Smykalov has cemented his respected reputation among the top agents in Miami’s most competitive markets. With the help of his team, Smykalov has achieved more than $300 million throughout his career, $100 million of which was sold in 2021 alone. Of those totals, $20 million was managed exclusively using cryptocurrency. Wolsen Realty serves buyers, sellers, and investors with unparalleled concierge-style assistance in Miami’s most upscale markets. It hosts dozens of professionals who provide a full suite of services in their respective fields, including dedicated marketing, social media, and administrative teams. With over 100 years of combined experience actualizing customer aspirations, Wolsen Realty agents continue to set industry standards, paving the way via state-of-the-art marketing strategies and an ever-growing network. Partnering with Side will ensure Wolsen Realty remains on the cutting edge of the evolving real estate market while continuing to deliver premium services to its clients. Side works behind the scenes, supporting Wolsen Realty with a one-of-a-kind brokerage platform that includes proprietary technology, transaction management, branding and marketing services, public relations, legal support, lead generation, vendor management, infrastructure solutions, and more. Additionally, Wolsen Realty will join an exclusive group of Side partners, tapping into an expansive network from coast to coast. “I’m thrilled to take Wolsen Realty’s influence over the top with Side, With additional marketing, technology, administrative, and legal support to streamline our processes, we can strengthen our focus on building and maintaining client relationships to ultimately yield outstanding results.” -Denis Smykalov About Wolsen Realty Wolsen Realty fronts exclusive, concierge-style assistance for buyers, sellers, and investors in the upscale Miami market. With tireless persistence, unwavering professionalism, and an unparalleled work ethic, the Wolsen Realty team consistently produces lucrative results. Combining innovative industry strategies with transparent services, Wolsen Realty agents flawlessly secure luxury-level transactions so that its clients can live lavishly. About Side Side is a behind-the-scenes brokerage platform that exclusively partners with top-performing agents, teams, and independent brokerages to create and grow their own boutique brands without the cost, time, or risk of operating a brokerage. Side’s proprietary technology platform and premier support solutions empower its agent partners to be more productive, grow their business, and focus on serving their clients. Side is headquartered in San Francisco.

Read More

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, MORTGAGE AND LENDING

Gantry Completes Second-best Year with Enormous Commercial Mortgage Production

Gantry | January 23, 2023

Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the United States, recently informed that it produced $4.93 billion in commercial mortgages in 2022. Meanwhile, even in 2021, Gantry had produced about $5.15 billion despite economic instability. It has broken records in the last three decades, completing the second-best production of commercial mortgage banking operations. Jeff Wilcox, Principal of Gantry, said, "Last year was a tale of two halves, where after record setting Q1 and Q2 production totals, the market slowed for price discovery during the second half of the year. Despite the challenges, we have an experienced team that has successfully navigated cycle shifts in the past and operates proactively from that perspective." (Source - Business Wire) With $17.5 billion in national-level business in 2022, Gantry has no failed or missed transactions in asset types. This performance led to active interactions with clients as the originator and service provider, an actual rating at the time of placement, and a consultative role in choosing the best financial plan for the client's unique investment objectives. In addition, it examines every investment keenly for variations in performance, maturities, and tenant rollover at the annual assessments. In 2022, Gantry provided 476 loans, including every type of commercial asset class. Around 85% of Gantry's 2022 production was financed by life insurers, regional banks, and credit unions, with each type of lender performing better for various borrowers. In terms of asset classes, Gantry continues to secure office, retail, and lender-preferred industrial and multifamily loan deals. In addition, Gantry successfully funded specialty assets, such as healthcare and self-storage, through various correspondent or associate lenders. About Gantry Gantry, a San Francisco-based private mortgage bank, has many correspondent lenders that use its production, closing, and servicing services. The company, founded in 1991, has approximately 100 employees in regional offices in the western US and New York and over 45 production teams that generated nearly $5 billion in the past year. The $17.5 billion nationwide servicing platform covers over 2,000 loans in 43 states. It is one of the few non-banking, non-insurance chartered companies with a Primary Servicer rating from Standard & Poor's.

Read More