EXp appoints new chief collaboration officer, hinting at more acquisitions

EXp Realty’s parent company eXp World Holdings announced changes to its executive leadership team on Thursday. The company has hired Jeff Whiteside to serve in a dual role as chief financial officer and chief collaboration officer. Alan Goldman, previously the CFO of both eXp Realty and eXp World Holdings, will still serve as the brokerage’s CFO and additionally as chief accounting officer of eXp World Holdings.

3 key factors at play in every successful brokerage acquisition

Acquiring a brokerage can be a great move for your real estate business — if it’s the right fit and the right time. Here are three key steps you should take if your goal is a successful acquisition.

OJO Labs acquires WolfNet Technologies

The deal merges the new consumer-facing property search tool OJO with a trusted agent-and-broker focused software and data company in the form of WolfNet.

10 reasons for a brokerage to acquire another company

EXIT Realty’s white paper shows that it’s prime time for mergers — and consolidating is still a way for traditional brokerages to stay competitive.

PropTiger and Housing.com merge in India

Two of India’s leading real estate providers announced that they would merge to become the largest online real estate services company in the country. PropTiger and Housing.com will merge, and Dhruv Agarwala, co-founder and CEO of PropTiger, will serve as CEO of the joint entity …

NAR revokes charters for 16 Realtor associations

SAN DIEGO — The board of directors for the National Association of Realtors revoked the charters of 16 Realtor associations today for noncompliance with a NAR mandate known as the “core standards.” The core standards, approved by the board in May 2014…

The lowdown on real estate tech mergers and acquisitions

Chris Gough is a director at GCA Savvian with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He has more than 11 years of technology mergers and acquisition advisory experience at the firm’s San Francisco and Tokyo offices. He discusses how the Zillow/Trulia/dot…

5 real estate crowdfunding predictions for 2015 and beyond

Few markets offer as much promise and opportunity as crowdfunding. According to Massolution’s 2015CF industry report, the crowdfunding market is expected to reach $34.4 billion in 2015, a staggering increase from $5 billion in …

Partnership with charity could help Realtor associations ‘raise the bar’

In addition to providing some polish to the Realtor image, the new partnership will serve two purposes: to encourage the trade group’s 1 million members to get involved in their community, and to help associations meet their required “core standards” t…

Mandates drive associations to join forces or dissolve

Some local Realtor associations scrambling to meet a deadline to offer a minimum set of services mandated by the National Association of Realtors are doing so by either joining forces or dissolving altogether …