REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
SmartRent | January 03, 2023
SVN | SFR Capital Management (SVN | SFR), a privately held commercial real estate investment company that specializes in single-family build-for-rent (BFR) housing, recently announced a partnership with SmartRent, a provider of real estate technology solutions. SVN | SFR's rental communities are made to improve residents' quality of life, safety, and retention while lowering costs and making operations more efficient.
SVN | SFR Capital Management says that smart home technology has become an essential part of today's dedicated rental communities, and most renters are willing to pay more for houses with smart technology already built in. SmartRent's daily operational process solutions will help SVN | SFR and single-family rental renters by automating tenant technology and protecting assets.
As the BFR housing market alternative remains a popular commercial real estate (CRE) investment, SVN | SFR plans to buy and combine about 35,000 new construction BFR homes over the next 5–7 years, depending on the economy and tenant demand. The company will do this by raising an initial $12 billion in equity and debt capital, which it will use to build a large-scale institutional rental home portfolio and sell when it is stable.
SmartRent said today's operators and tenants want the modernization, optimization, and convenience that technology brings. The firm is thrilled to join SVN | SFR to usher in the age of smart solutions for their properties. With the help of SmartRent's hardware, software, and monitoring solutions, SVN | SFR's teams will be able to improve operational and financial efficiency as well as resident satisfaction across communities.
SmartRent's array of products and services encourages integrated modern living. Supported devices include locks that don't need keys, doorbells that ring, switches, dimmers, plugs, lightbulbs, thermostats, voice assistants, leak, motion, and door sensors. In addition, prospective residents/tenants can take self-guided tours and add ring devices for enhanced protection.
SmartRent, Inc., founded in 2017, is a recognized enterprise property technology company built by and for real estate operators. All the company's products, including smart house-building hardware and SaaS solutions that run in the cloud, make it easy to see and control real estate assets. SightPlan, its subsidiary, specializes in workflow management solutions that automate the property lifecycle. The powerful, end-to-end enterprise platform from SmartRent and SightPlan boosts efficiencies and delivers cost savings and extra income streams, along with elevating user experiences.
MORTGAGE AND LENDING, INVESTMENTS
Newfi Lending and Tavant | February 22, 2023
Newfi Lending, a tech-focused multi-channel mortgage lender, and Tavant, an industry-leading digital lending solutions provider, recently announced the successful integration of the digital mortgage experience of Newfi with Touchless Lending® Document Analysis. This partnership will advance the mortgage industry adds a significant step in the evolution of Newfi's business and marks Tavant's official expansion into Non-QM Lending.
Document Analysis is a product of Tavant's Touchless Lending® automation platform. It is designed to work seamlessly with existing lender systems, such as CRMs, Loan Origination Systems (LOS), Point-of-Sale, and document management systems. It completely transforms document processing by optimizing document-related workflows, and accurately automating document classification, splitting, indexing, categorization, data extraction and pairing with borrowers. Utilizing Touchless Documents will offer Newfi a more simplified and smooth experience for all involved stakeholders.
The partnership between Tavant and Newfi to add Touchless Documents to their digital mortgage experience will include machine-oriented classification and Exception Processing for documents with low confidence rates. This will make it possible to process documents from beginning to end. In addition, the processed records are sourced from Newfi's Broker Portal (BLU), the platform's Origination Experience designed for brokers and TPO partners and integrated with Touchless Lending®.
Newfi is fully deploying the Document Analysis solution into production. This is the first step in integrating Newfi with Touchless Lending®. In this year's beginning, the platform's automated Credit Analysis and Collateral Analysis will be in place. Tavant proactively foresees customer needs and adapts accordingly to offer the correct configurable solution according to the requirements.
About Newfi Lending
Newfi Lending was established in 2014 by a group of experienced industry professionals to revolutionize the mortgage experience. The company has transformed the lending process through a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and innovative product design, providing customers with a more streamlined, transparent, and efficient transaction. By leveraging advanced data analytics and machine learning algorithms, the company can tailor loan products and services to meet each borrower's unique needs and preferences, resulting in a more personalized and practical lending experience.
Tavant has been one of the industry's leading software and solutions providers for over 20 years. Its Touchless Lending® platform maximizes data-driven decision-making to address even the most intricate lender and borrower challenges. One out of every three U.S. loans contributes to the expansion of Tavant's customer base. Based in Santa Clara (California), it is a digital products and solutions provider to its customers across North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Wedgewood LLC | February 13, 2023
Wedgewood Homes, a creative solutions provider for real estate with a key focus on revitalizing communities across the US by buying and selling single-family homes, has been awarded Greater Los Angeles' Best Real Estate Solutions Provider in BUILD Magazine's 2022 Real Estate and Property Awards.
Since its start in 1985, Wedgewood has been working to find real estate solutions by purchasing single-family homes, renovating them, and selling them to potential buyers. This gives people a chance to own their own homes. Wedgewood is able to stay ahead of the competition by figuring out what customers want and what the market will do next. Additionally, the company prioritizes implementing strategies to remain adaptable and profitable during fluctuating market cycles.
Wedgewood Homes is active in more than 20 states and buys thousands of homes annually. It is a leader in reviving and reusing homes across the country. Wedgewood Homes spent hundreds of millions of dollars in 2022 to update, fix, renovate, and reimagine real estate in a good way for the environment.
Jamie Bedner, Chief Operating Officer of Wedgewood, said, "We're thrilled that Wedgewood Homes has been named 'Best Real Estate Solutions Provider — Greater LA' by BUILD Magazine." She said, "At Wedgewood Homes, we are committed to providing solutions and advancing the real estate industry. This award acknowledges our talented and dedicated LA team and validates our core values."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
Founded in 1985, Wedgewood is an award-winning real estate group based in Redondo Beach, California, which operates in 21 states and 800+ cities across the US. Wedgewood Homes' acquisition, renovation, and resale model use local vendors and services, real estate professionals, and nearly forty years of experience to revitalize neighborhoods one home at a time. The company started with a simple idea, to leave every house in better shape than when they found it. This, along with their creative approach, has made Wedgewood Homes the leader in their field. Its goal to improve one house at a time has caught on in communities throughout the United States.