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  • Top multifamily operators band together, plan massive investment in real estate tech

    Launch venture capital fund with $108 million in the bank
    Five major multifamily real estate investment trusts, Aimco, Boardwalk, Essex Property Trust, MAA, and UDR, are partnering with private owners Starwood Capital Group, Cortland, and GID to invest more than $100 million in a venture capital fund, which will be used to invest in “disruptive real estate technology companies” in the multifamily industry.
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  • Fannie Mae plans $145 million investment in LIHTC funds

    GSE continues to focus on affordable housing
    After re-entering the Low Income Housing Tax Credit market just over a year ago, Fannie Mae is continuing its focus on affordable rental housing in underserved markets by committing $145 million in new investments in LIHTC funds. Here's a breakdown on where the money is going.
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  • New York developer admits to bilking investors in long-running luxury real estate Ponzi scheme

    Pleads guilty to defrauding investors out of $58 million
    A New York real estate developer admitted in court last week that he ran a luxury real estate Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of $58 million over several years. According to court documents, Michael D’Alessio took much of the money for his own benefit, using it to pay off debts and prior investors, and to fund significant gambling and other personal expenses.
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  • CoStar buying Cozy to turbocharge Apartments.com

    Integration will allow rental payments through Apartments.com site
    Apartments.com is already one of the top consumer websites for multifamily real estate, but the website’s parent company is not comfortable resting on its laurels. CoStar Group, which owns Apartments.com along with several other prominent online rental platforms, announced recently that it is buying Cozy Services for $68 million and plans to integrate the company’s online rental solutions into its websites.
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  • Real estate crowdfunding startup RealtyShares hits hard times, halts new investments

    Company unable to secure new operating capital to continue growth
    Everything was going swimmingly for RealtyShares just over a year ago. The real estate crowdfunding startup had just purchased one of its biggest rivals, Acquire Real Estate, and had plans to grow its investment in commercial and multifamily real estate. But now, RealtyShares has fallen on hard times and will be laying off much of its staff and stop accepting new investments on its platform.
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  • It’s official: Mr. Cooper to acquire Pacific Union Financial

    Plans expansion into wholesale, correspondent lending
    In conjunction with its earnings release on Thursday morning, Mr. Cooper Group announced it would acquire mortgage company Pacific Union Financial. The company announced the acquisition will increase its servicing holdings by about $25 billion, and its originations by $10 billion annually.
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  • Sources: Mr. Cooper to buy Pacific Union Financial

    Company could soon announce plans for move
    Multiple sources confirmed to HousingWire that Nationstar, also known as Mr. Cooper, is buying Pacific Union Financial. Back in July, Pacific Union showed signs of struggling as it unexpectedly closed the doors to its mortgage fulfillment call center, leaving El Paso, Texas, short 699 promised jobs.
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  • How the mighty have fallen: Ditech booted from the New York Stock Exchange

    Troubles persist for once-bankrupt nonbank
    When we last checked in on Ditech Holding Corp., the nonbank formerly known as Walter Investment Management, things weren’t going too well. And it sounds like things haven’t gotten much better for the company over the last few months. Ditech notified investors this week that the company is being kicked off of the NYSE due to the company’s incredibly low share price and market cap.
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  • Zillow stock tanks

    Suffers worst day since going public
    Zillow’s stock dropped more today than it ever has in a day's trading following yesterday's release of the real estate giant's third quarter earnings report.
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