REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Walker & Dunlop | March 01, 2022
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of GeoPhy, a leading commercial real estate technology company.
We are excited to officially welcome GeoPhy founder and CEO, Teun van den Dries, and his entire team to Walker & Dunlop. GeoPhy's technology capabilities will allow us to dramatically accelerate the growth of our digitally driven businesses, including Apprise, our tech-enabled appraisal business, and our small balance lending (SBL) platform as we continue to differentiate the Walker & Dunlop platform through our people, brand, and technology."
Aaron Perlis, Walker & Dunlop Chief Information Officer.
Walker & Dunlop acquired GeoPhy for $85 million in cash paid at closing with an additional $205 million of cash earn-out potential structured to directly align with Walker & Dunlop's Drive to '25 goals surrounding growth in appraisal revenues, SBL volumes, and mortgage banking gains.
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is the largest provider of capital to the multifamily industry in the United States and the fourth largest lender on all commercial real estate including industrial, office, retail, and hospitality. Walker & Dunlop enables real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where Americans live, work, shop and play — to life. The power of our people, premier brand, and industry-leading technology make us more insightful and valuable to our clients, providing an unmatched experience every step of the way. With over 1,000 employees across every major U.S. market, Walker & Dunlop has consistently been named one of Fortune's Great Places to Work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Paraiso Real Estate | April 27, 2022
Paraiso Real Estate, a real estate rental and sales agency has launched its own token for its upcoming vacation rental portfolio. Founded by blockchain and real estate entrepreneur, Eric Klein, Paraiso Real Estate will allow exclusive access to its LATAM rental units for the firm's token holders and investors. The firm says it plans to remove centralised platforms such as Airbnb to provide a more private, upscale and exclusive experience. More details can be found in the firm's discord.
Paraiso Real Estate operates much like a traditional vacation rental company. It offers private rentals with hotel amenities in some of the world's most beautiful destinations – starting with Medellin. What separates the firm from its competitors is the branded membership experience that users will receive including access to a variety of luxury rentals, spa services, massages, business amenities, networking opportunities, and more.
"We're mobilizing the hotel industry" Eric Klein says. "Whether it's a villa, condo or penthouse, guests can expect consistent hospitality across the platform. Our vision is to provide elevated rentals with units around the world and guests have access to these properties through our token."
Paraiso Real Estate launched on Unicrypt last week with their pre-sale selling out in under 20 minutes. The token went public on PancakeSwap on April 20th. The firm is anticipating a sharper rise once listed on CoinGecko, CoinMarketCap and other leading exchanges and indexes. To date, Paraiso already has over 700 members between their discord and telegram groups.
We've done zero marketing. That goes to show that people are ready for a product like this. It's the way of the future. We expect to have over 60 properties by the end of 2022 and a membership base of over 1,000 token holders."
Maria Caudia says, Director of Operations
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
5T CRE | February 22, 2022
5 Talents Commercial Real Estate (5TCRE), along with Totem Capital Group, would like to announce the closing of their latest development project, Aria Apartments.
The complex is located on the Northeast side of San Antonio and features 170 apartment units. It is currently 99% occupied and conveniently located near major highways, industrial and large corporate workplaces, and is situated in a vibrant and growing community.
The investment team, led by 5TRCE, has over 24 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate. They identify, acquire, rehabilitate, and improve multifamily real estate properties, bringing quality housing options to residents across South Texas. The Aria Apartments renovation project will add value for residents as the community is remodeled. The development was built in 1982, and the project presented a huge opportunity to improve the community for current and future residents, and it offered an opportunity for investors to receive an equitable return on their investment dollars.
Most of the $750,000 budget will focus on interior upgrades and renovations, along with the repair and repainting of all exterior building surfaces. Plans also include renovating the leasing office and updating the workout facility. Landscaping, tree trimming, and fencing upgrades will also be included.
This project will offer current and future residents beautiful apartment living options in an area that continues to grow, and we are eager to attract new investment partners who share our vision."
Abel Pacheco, Principal and President of 5TCRE
We help investors, who align with our vision of community improvement and philanthropy, increase their net-worth and cashflow, while reducing their taxable income."
Ruben Dominguez, Principal of Totem Capital Group, is the main investment partner with 5TCRE.
To date, the group has invested in real estate projects valued at over $80 million, enhancing nearly 1,000 apartment units. The team offers many different investment opportunities that can be tailored to fit into any investor's portfolio.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Broad Street Realty | February 23, 2022
Broad Street Realty, Inc. (OTCQX: BRST), a fully integrated and self-managed publicly owned real estate company, announced today the acquisition of Midtown Row in Williamsburg, Virginia for $122 million. The mixed-use property is a recently completed development comprised of 240 student housing units with 620 beds and a retail component of 63,573 square feet of gross leasable area.
The Midtown Row Acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, and the Company expects to close the Midtown Row Acquisition by the end of the second quarter of 2022. There can be no assurances that these conditions will be satisfied or that the Company will complete the Midtown Row Acquisition on the terms described herein or at all.
We are proud to further solidify our commitment to Midtown Row and the Williamsburg region with this acquisition, We have served as the development manager for Midtown Row and serve as the property manager and the leasing broker for the retail portion as well so this is truly a natural evolution."
Michael Z. Jacoby, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Midtown Row is Broad Street Realty, Inc.'s fifth active property in Virginia and sixteenth within the overall portfolio.
About Broad Street Realty, Inc.
Broad Street Realty, Inc. is a fully integrated and self-managed real estate company that owns, operates, develops and redevelops primarily grocery-anchored shopping centers and mixed-use properties in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Denver, Colorado markets. Broad Street is also a market-leading commercial real estate services firm that delivers cost-effective solutions for office, industrial and retail clients. The Company has extensive experience in tenant representation, landlord representation, property acquisition and disposition, real estate development, project/construction management, finance, strategic consulting, property management and asset management.