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Real estate is on its third revolution, from the digital revolution of the early 2000s to the information revolution kicked off by Trulia and Zillow to today's transaction revolution.


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Movers & Shakers: Buyside, Leading RE, Gold Gate and Offerpad

New executive appointments, innovation and company updates
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Licenses Buyside for all US Members 

Buyside™, the real estate industry’s leading provider of homebuyer insights has been selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World as a member benefit. Buyside has seen significant adoption among U.S. based Leading RE firms and created great results. Now Leading RE will be expanding the network of Buyside to include all domestic member firms and deliver cost savings to existing Buyside clients.

Gold Gate Launches Luxury Real Estate Investment Platform

Gold Gate announced the launch of its high-end platform where high-net-worth individuals, professional athletes, family offices, and foreign investors can acquire fractional ownership in ultra-luxury real estate properties throughout the world. 

The online platform provides high-net-worth individuals around the world with the opportunity to acquire luxury real estate properties at a fractional level (1 to 12 months), for the purpose of property appreciation and personal use. A fractional ownership model, where one month equals one share, enables owners to easily acquire and exchange digital shares worldwide.

The platform provides investors with incomparable liquidity in their real estate investments through its exclusive secondary marketplace. Rather than purchasing one luxury property, users have the ability to buy shares, or months, in multiple homes, in different locations around the world, for the same price of one home.

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Expansion Boom at Offerpad Continues with Addition of New COO 

Innovative real estate solutions provider Offerpad has announced yet another addition to its C-suite of executives with the hiring of Steve Johnson as its new Chief Operating Officer. 

Johnson’s announcement follows fast on the heels of last week’s news that new Chief Growth Officer David Connelly and Ben Aronovitch, Offerpad’s new Chief Legal Officer, joined the company. The flurry of recent additions to the company’s C-suite is designed to help position and prepare Offerpad for even more meteoric growth through Q4 2020 and into 2021.

As COO, Johnson leads the company’s operations, with a laser focus on enhanced efficiencies and effectiveness, as well as full-throttle development of Offerpad’s Product team, to help bring even more offerings and concierge services for its Real Estate Solutions Center to market. He also oversees Offerpad’s unique approach to technological innovation, conversion strategies and data-driven analytics that has differentiated the company from its competitors.

Joining Offerpad after nine years at global finance company MSCI, Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) where he was Managing Director and President of InvestorForce Inc., Johnson’s extensive management background and keen acumen for executing successful growth strategies and transforming businesses are now a central part of Offerpad’s strategic business model. Johnson’s leadership of strategic, cross-functional teams and high-impact go-to-market strategies has consistently yielded positive outcomes and elevated his organizations.

As part of its Product team build-out, Offerpad gains SVP, Product Management Ted Best who will lead the product management team with an emphasis on growth and innovation. For over 20 years, Best has driven double-digit growth in revenue and customer satisfaction for both startups and large enterprises. Prior to Offerpad he led the Product and Marketing teams for CT Corporation, a $550M division of Wolters Kluwer in New York, and at SkyTouch Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Choice Hotels, where he delivered award-winning software solutions for managing over 6,000 hotels worldwide.

Backed by a career spanning two decades in customer-centric leadership roles from startups to global brands, Scott Daggert is now Offerpad’s VP, Customer Experience. In his new position, Daggert oversees all efforts to enhance customer engagement. He was previously VP, Customer Care at GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) which won a Gold Stevie in 2019.

Matthew Brohn was hired as Offerpad’s VP, Strategic Initiatives. He was most recently Head of Business and Product Strategy at Airbus and previously Director of Product Management at General Electric Aviation Digital (NYSE: GE). Brohn also brings to his new position a 20-year-plus background in real estate, including construction and management of both commercial and residential properties.

With a 20-year track record in homebuilding and real estate, Abbie Mirata joins the company as its new Director of Training & Operational Performance. Mirata comes to Offerpad from ApostleTech where she was VP, People & Culture for the past two years. Before that, she was at Taylor Morrison (NYSE: TMHC) as the national homebuilder’s Corporate Director of Sales Operations and Training.

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