REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Evernest | April 29, 2022
Evernest, a national, full-service real estate and property management firm, announced that they have acquired the property management portion of Kansas City-based Hunter Properties.
The acquisition represents Evernest's foray into the Kansas City market, complimenting the 16 other real estate markets already served by the firm.
The combination of Hunter Properties' local property management footprint in Kansas City, along with our full-service real estate offerings, will ensure an ideal experience for their current clients and allow us to build something special in the Kansas City market. Owners, residents, and investors will continue to receive the high-quality care they have come to expect, but now with Evernest's touch."
Matthew Whitaker, Evernest Founder and CEO
"Evernest's commitment to client care is one of the primary reasons for this deal," said Hunter Properties owner, Robin Hunter. "I have confidence in their ability to serve my valued clients and, as I'm retaining the real estate side of my business, I'm now able to focus primarily on buying and selling homes for my clients."
Hunter Properties is the 18th organization purchased by Evernest. "Our goal is to find best-in-class property management providers who are ready to exit the industry. We take the legacy they've built and infuse it with our distinctive culture, including a national brand, in-house brokerage services, and in-house underwriting." In other words, this acquisition also opens the door for real estate investors looking to break into Kansas City.
"As Evernest moves into KC, we're excited to help residents, owners, and investors achieve their real estate goals, whatever those may be," said Whitaker.
Evernest is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and operates in 17 real estate markets across the country. It is one of the nation's largest single-family and small multi-family investment brokers and property management providers. The firm manages more than 6,500 homes for over 3,000 owners, brokers more than 700 investment deals annually, and has made the Inc5000 list five of the last six years.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Dynamic City | February 25, 2022
Dynamic City Capital (DCC), a Utah-based real estate investment firm focused on acquiring and developing premium-branded hotels, announced its acquisition of the AC Hotel by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach. The hotel is located on Alhambra Street, adjacent to Sebastian Street Beach.
The Fort Lauderdale Beach AC Hotel is a beautiful hotel situated in an ideal location. In addition, this purchase aligns with our strategy of acquiring and developing high-quality, branded hotels in core markets. It is a perfect complement to our portfolio."
Joel Sybrowsky, DCC's co-managing partner.
The AC Hotel by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach features spectacular vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Just steps from Sebastian Beach and minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach, the hotel provides easy access to a variety of activities: watersports, eclectic shops, celebrated restaurants, and renowned entertainment. The ten-story hotel features 171 rooms, a resort-style pool with cabanas, dining services, a lounge, and spacious conference rooms for business meetings and private parties.
The acquisition of the AC Hotel by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach follows the company's announcement of the purchase of two Clearwater Beach, Florida, hotels at the end of 2021 and a San Francisco hotel last month.
As a company, we are excited to add this hotel to our portfolio, furthering our growth. We are thrilled with the assets we've acquired this year, thanks to a fantastic team and great partners."
About Dynamic City Capital
Dynamic City Capital (DCC) is a privately held real estate investment and asset management firm with three decades of experience in hospitality. During its 30+ year history, DCC has placed hundreds of millions of dollars of capital on behalf of its investment partners. After opening the first Marriott® franchised hotel in the state of Utah in 1991, DCC has been involved in the development, acquisition, and management of hotel assets throughout the United States, representing the premium-branded hotel families of Hilton®, Hyatt, IHG®, and Marriott®.
MORTGAGE AND LENDING
First Street Foundation | May 16, 2022
First Street Foundation released the First Street Foundation Wildfire Model, the only nationwide, probabilistic, climate adjusted, peer reviewed, property specific wildfire risk model for properties in the contiguous United States. Detailed in the 5th National Risk Assessment: Fueling the Flames, the model provides a first of its kind analysis of the risk individual properties face from damaging wildfires, and up to 30 years in the future as a result of climate changes.
Nationwide, the report finds nearly 20 million properties face "Moderate" risk, (up to a 6% chance of experiencing a wildfire over 30 years); 6 million properties face "Major" risk (up to 14% risk over 30 years); nearly 3 million face "Severe" risk (up to 26% over 30 years); and approximately 1.5 million face "Extreme" risk (greater than 26% risk over 30 years). Over 49 million properties face less than 1% chance of experiencing a wildfire over a 30-year period, or "Minor" risk in the model.
Wildfire has become one of the most common and dangerous climate perils, increasingly spreading from heavily forested areas to more populous urban and suburban environments. According to NOAA, damage associated with wildfires has grown substantially, with $81.7 billion, or 66% of all direct losses since 1980, occurring in the last five years. Yet today, neither the public nor private sector have developed a simple methodology or tool to help homeowners, buyers or renters understand a property's wildfire risk, and make informed decisions to protect them.
Existing tools like USDA Forest Service's wildfire risk assessment are designed to help fire officials understand how risk varies across a state, region, or county; it is explicitly not meant to help homeowners understand their personal risk. To address this gap, First Street Foundation will make this critical wildfire risk information available to users for free through Risk FactorTM, where Fire FactorTM data will be presented alongside Flood Factor and other future perils, giving users a comprehensive understanding of their homes from physical climate risk today and 30 years into the future. Like Flood Factor, Fire Factor data will be integrated into Realtor.com, providing visitors to the site a property-level wildfire risk assessment in the form of a risk ranking from 1 (Minimal) to 10 (Extreme) for each property on the site. Users interested in commercial real estate can also find this data integrated with Crexi.
"The lack of a property specific, climate adjusted wildfire risk for individual properties has severely hindered everyone from the federal government to your average American," said Matthew Eby, Founder and Executive Director of First Street Foundation. "As a changing climate drives more frequent and severe wildfire events, Fire Factor will prove critical in ensuring everyone has the insights they need to understand their personal risk to avoid and protect against the devastating impact of a wildfire."
According to a recent Realtor.com survey, seven out of ten recent homebuyers considered the risk of natural disasters when deciding where to live. Realtor.com is adding Fire Factor to maps and properties to help home shoppers and homeowners make informed decisions. Wildfire risk information empowers consumers to protect their homes against the increasing threat of wildfire damage."
Sara Brinton, Lead Product Manager, Realtor.com
Building the model brought together top climate and data scientists, technologists, and modelers from other leading organizations; the Spatial Informatics Group, Reax Engineering, and Eagle Rock Analytics who are members of the Pyregrence Consortium as well as the USGS, and architectural design & engineering consulting group Arup. This group combined decades of peer reviewed research and expertise in next-generation modeling techniques to create an open source, freely available wildfire model that accounts for current and future climate conditions.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Welltower Inc. | March 07, 2022
A joint venture between Related Companies and Atria Senior Living, in conjunction with Welltower Inc., this quarter signed a strategic partnership to develop two world class senior living communities in Silicon Valley, one in Santa Clara, CA (Santa Clara Development) and the other in Cupertino, CA (Cupertino Development), as part of a larger strategic partnership among the three companies. The Related|Atria JV was formed in 2018 to develop, own and operate modern urban communities catering to seniors living in major metropolitan areas. The Santa Clara and Cupertino Developments will be the third and fourth locations for the joint venture's new series of upscale senior living communities after the newly opened Coterie Cathedral Hill at 1001 Van Ness in San Francisco and Coterie Hudson Yards at 451 10th Avenue in New York City which will open later in 2022.
The 191-unit Santa Clara Development is immediately adjacent to a larger fully entitled 9.2 million square foot urban development by Related who commenced entitlement and pre-development work on the urban plan in 2015. Related Santa Clara will create an unparalleled new mixed-use downtown for Silicon Valley, consisting of traditional office and medical office buildings, hotel rooms, multifamily housing and retail amenities. At the apex of Silicon Valley and the growing East Bay, the Santa Clara Development is conveniently located to numerous commuting options, including a wide variety of public transit and proximity to Highways 237, 101 and Interstate 880. The senior living development is expected to break ground mid- 2022 with completion projected by 2024.
Pre-development of the 158-unit Cupertino Development began in 2019 with plans of construction start by the end of 2022 and completion in 2024. Situated on a well-located corner of Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino's major thoroughfare and State Route 85, as well as adjacent to the Cupertino Senior Center, Cupertino Memorial Park, and De Anza College, this development will grant seniors unrivaled access to the best of Cupertino's amenities with convenient connectivity to Silicon Valley. The Cupertino Development will also include an outdoor community park.
Welltower Inc., an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The Company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at welltower.com. We routinely post important information on our website at welltower.com in the "Investors" section, including corporate and investor presentations and financial information. We intend to use our website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included on our website under the heading "Investors." Accordingly, investors should monitor such portion of the company's website in addition to following our press releases, public conference calls and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information on our website is not incorporated by reference in this press release, and our web address is included as an inactive textual reference only.
About Related Companies
Related Companies is a global real estate and lifestyle company defined by innovation and the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed over 45 years ago, Related is the largest private owner of affordable housing and a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi and London, and boasts a team of approximately 4,000 professionals. Related was recently named to Fast Company Magazine's list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 400 locations in 45 states and seven Canadian provinces. With the addition of Holiday Retirement to its portfolio in 2021, Atria is now the residence of choice for more than 43,000 older adults, and the workplace of choice for more than 17,000 employees. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked Atria #1 in customer satisfaction among assisted living and memory care communities. Atria creates vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world. Atria operates seven distinct senior living brands: Coterie a luxury brand in a joint venture with Related Companies, Atria Signature, Atria Senior Living, Atria Park, Holiday Retirement, Atria Retirement and Gladwell. Atria's subsidiary, Glennis Solutions, is the only fully integrated cloud-based software suite specifically designed to serve the senior housing industry.