Huobi Exchange Partners With UAE Real Estate Firm to Enable Crypto Payments

Cointelegraph | January 13, 2020

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has partnered with a real estate firm in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to allow real estate investors to pay in cryptocurrencies. The Singapore-based crypto exchange has entered a partnership with fäm Properties, a tech-driven real estate agency based in Dubai, to offer crypto payment options for its real estate investors, UAE-based business publication AMEinfo.com. Specifically, the partnership enables fäm Properties to accept payment in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP and other major cryptos including stablecoins, the report reads. The cooperation will purportedly enable more stability and liquidity in the real estate market. Moreover, the partnership will simplify investing in the UAE as well as provide the market with more value, according to fäm Properties CEO Feras Al Msaddi:

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FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Bubba’s 33 Restaurant Property for $3.1 Million

FCPT | December 01, 2022

Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT), a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the ownership and acquisition of high-quality, net-leased restaurant and retail properties (“FCPT” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Bubba’s 33 restaurant property for $3.1 million from the transaction previously announced in July 2022. The property is newly constructed and located in a highly trafficked corridor in Texas and is corporate-operated under a triple net lease with approximately 10 years of term remaining. The transaction was priced at a cap rate in range with previous FCPT transactions. This is the last property to be acquired from the 7-property, $17.1 million outparcel portfolio transaction first announced in July 2022. The six other properties closed in a transaction announced in August 2022. About FCPT FCPT, headquartered in Mill Valley, CA, is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of restaurant and retail properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a net basis, for use in the restaurant and retail industries.

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McKissock Learning Will Launch Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) Experience Program

McKissock Learning | November 22, 2022

McKissock Learning, the leading national provider of online education for real estate appraisers, today announced its commitment to launch a Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraiser (PAREA) Experience Program to support the diversification and growth of the appraisal profession. “As a leading appraisal education provider, we know firsthand how difficult it can be for aspiring appraisers to find a supervisor and realize their dream, We believe this is a great opportunity to demonstrate our dedication to the profession with a critical initiative to ultimately contribute to a more diverse and expanded appraiser community.” - Kevin Hecht, Appraisal Training and Development Manager at McKissock Learning Slated to launch in the fall of 2023, the McKissock PAREA Experience Program combines technology-based training with real-world field experience and will allow participants to qualify for up to 100 percent of the experience hours required to sit for an appraisal exam in participating states. McKissock’s PAREA Experience Program is made intentionally for people who complete the required education only to find they cannot move forward in their goal of becoming licensed appraisers because they can’t find a supervisor, It is a powerful instrument to diversify and expand the profession, said Alan Hummel, Principal at The Hummel Group and certified appraiser for 35 years. Consistent with The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) policies, McKissock’s PAREA program will allow participants to apply appraisal concepts and general principles to real-life situations, problems, and activities. Participants can access training modules, simulations, and assignments through McKissock’s dynamic learning platform, allowing for mentor-led and self-study activities. In addition to simulated learning experiences, McKissock will also require students to complete real-life personal experience activities in their local markets, such as inspecting properties in their area and verifying information with local stakeholders such as realtors, contractors, and lenders. Participants will be expected to author and produce appraisal reports on various property types, each of which must pass a mentor’s review and be fully compliant with USPAP standards. Our mission at McKissock Learning is to support the advancement, diversification, and growth of the real estate appraisal profession. We are committed to providing PAREA participants with quality training and practical experiences to enable them to become licensed and successful appraisers, said Renee Altier, President of Valuation and Property Services, Colibri Group, the parent company of McKissock Learning. About McKissock Learning McKissock Learning is a top national provider of education for licensed real estate property appraisers, agents, brokers, home inspectors, land surveyors, and professional engineers. For more than 30 years, McKissock has provided appraisal qualifying and continuing education, as well as professional development courses to support appraisers through all stages of their careers. McKissock Learning is part of Colibri Group, which provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields.

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Anywhere Real Estate Inc. Named a great place to work® for fifth year in a row

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. | December 19, 2022

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), a global leader in residential real estate services (formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp.), today announced its recognition as a Certified™ Great Place to Work® for the fifth consecutive year. The award is based entirely on current employee feedback with more than 1,600 responses from employees across the enterprise. Overall, 83 percent of employees at Anywhere say it is a great place to work compared to 57 percent of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. "In a year of great transformation for our company, it is especially meaningful that Anywhere continues to be recognized as a Great Place to Work for the fifth year in a row, I am incredibly proud that the direct feedback of our employees aligns with our company's purpose to empower everyone's next move." -Ryan Schneider, Anywhere president and chief executive officer In this year's survey, Anywhere received particularly high average scorings, 85 percent and above, in the categories of credibility, fairness, respect, pride, and camaraderie. The Great Place to Work survey also found that: 90% of Anywhere employees said people care about each other here 91% of Anywhere employees feel people given a lot of responsibility here 91% of Anywhere employees said when you join the company, you are made to feel welcome Being recognized as a Great Place to Work year after year is a testament to our relentless focus on talent at Anywhere, Our people show up each day focused on achieving exceptional results for our business while working to develop their own career journeys, and this recognition belongs to them,said Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Anywhere chief people officer. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. According to Great Place to Work research, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company's profits and have a fair chance at promotion. Great Place to Work Certification™ isn't something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience, It's the only official recognition determined by employees' real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Anywhere is one of the best companies to work for in the country,said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. As one of the largest full service residential real estate services companies in the U.S., Anywhere is dedicated to creating a culture of innovation, integrity, and inclusion. In June, the company officially completed its corporate rebrand from Realogy to Anywhere, signifying a strategic emphasis on building a more frictionless and digitized home buying and selling experience for any consumer, anywhere. The transformation also represents the company's mission to further move its culture and talent strategy into the future – empowering employees' growth anywhere in their career journey. About Anywhere Real Estate Inc. Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) is moving the real estate industry to what's next. A leader of integrated residential real estate services in the U.S., Anywhere includes franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture, supporting approximately 1.5 million home transactions in 2021. The diverse Anywhere brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, and Sotheby's International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, high-quality lead generation programs, and best-in-class learning and support services, Anywhere fuels the productivity of its approximately 198,900 independent sales agents in the U.S. and approximately 142,500 independent sales agents in 118 other countries and territories, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today's consumers. Recognized for eleven consecutive years as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, Anywhere has also been designated a Great Place to Work four years in a row, named one of LinkedIn's 2021 Top Companies in the U.S., and honored on the Forbes list of World's Best Employers 2022. About Great Place to Work Certification™ Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive "employer-of-choice" recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified. About Great Place to Work® Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Portfolio of 3 Caliber Collision Properties for $5.4 Million

FCPT | November 30, 2022

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