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RealPage Acquires ActiveBuilding

10/30/2013

Community Portal vastly expands resident living experience

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CARROLLTON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP) today announced the acquisition of ActiveBuilding (www.activebuilding.com), which offers a platform for improving the online living experience of apartment residents. ActiveBuilding helps owners and managers attract and retain residents who are interested in more online services and a much richer communications experience with management and other residents.

RealPage intends to offer two resident portal options for apartment owners. The first is the current RealPage Resident Portal (www.realpage.com/resident-portal) which saves time and expense by providing residents with the best place to see billing, make payments, create service requests, reserve amenities and renew leases at their convenience. The second is ActiveBuilding, an advanced community portal intended for communities that want more engagement with their residents. Features of ActiveBuilding include:

* A messaging service that can send individual or mass messages via texts, phone calls, emails, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media platform.
* Automated package tracking with email notices, scanning for logging packages and automation of sign-off on pick-up.
* An interactive online community to drive engagement within the community and connectedness among staff and residents.
* The ability to view and take advantage of local offers by neighborhood vendors.

“ActiveBuilding is a powerful tool for communities catering to the growing resident demographic that wants to be highly engaged with their community and their neighbors,” said Steve Winn, Chairman and CEO at RealPage, Inc. “While improving the resident experience it also makes the job of the on-site staff easier.”

According to Kobi Bensimon, CEO of ActiveBuilding, “ActiveBuilding gives your property a life of its own by enabling residents to be active participants in the daily activities of the property and connect with their neighbors. Your residents can create their own profiles with specific interests; swap news, plan events, schedule play dates and send messages. A private community social space is intended to increase your resident retention and bolster your property’s reputation.”

ActiveBuilding also offers an unmatched capability for package tracking and delivery. Apartment communities have felt the impact of the skyrocketing online shopping trend, having to facilitate the receipt, security and delivery of packages to residents. ActiveBuilding allows staff to quickly log packages into the system, automatically sends an email notification to the resident and enables receipt authorization via eSignature, making the entire process more efficient and secure.

The ActiveBuilding community portal will soon be tightly integrated with all of the rich features and transactional capabilities of theRealPage resident portal to provide one seamless resident experience for the ultimate resident retention tool. ActiveBuilding will continue to operate in its current location in Seattle, which is soon to be expanded.

About RealPage

Located in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, RealPage provides on demand (also referred to as “Software-as-a-Service” or “SaaS”) products and services to apartment communities and single family rentals across the United States. Its on demand product lines include OneSite® property management systems that automate the leasing, renting, management, and accounting of conventional, affordable, tax credit, student living, senior living and military housing properties; LeaseStar™ multichannel managed marketing that enables owners to originate, syndicate, manage and capture leads more effectively and at less overall cost; YieldStar® asset optimization systems that enable owners and managers to optimize rents to achieve the overall highest yield, or combination of rent and occupancy, at each property; Velocity™ billing and utility management services that increase collections and reduce energy costs; LeasingDesk® risk mitigation systems that are designed to reduce a community’s exposure to risk and liability; OpsTechnology® spend management systems that help owners manage and control purchasing expenses; and Compliance Depot™ vendor management and qualification services to assist a community in managing its vendor program. Supporting this family of SaaS products is a suite of shared cloud services including electronic payments, document management, decision support and learning. RealPage’s MyNewPlace® subsidiary is one of the largest lead generation apartment and home rental websites, offering apartment owners and managers qualified, prospective residents. Through its Propertyware subsidiary, RealPage also provides software and services to single-family rentals and low density, centrally-managed multifamily housing. For more information, call 1-87-REALPAGE or visit www.realpage.com.

 

RealPage, Inc.

Andrea Massey, 972-820-3150
andrea.massey@realpage.com

Source: RealPage, Inc.

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Engrain Announces Business Relationship with ActiveBuilding

06/18/2013

TouchTour virtual property tour system integrates with resident retention and communication portal

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Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Engrain (http://www.engrain.com) today announced a business relationship with ActiveBuilding (http://www.activebuilding.com), developers of resident retention and communication products for multi-family properties. The integration of the two systems enhances the TouchTour platform and provides for package delivery notification, community-wide messaging, amenity reservations, service requests, rent payments and more.

“While TouchTour and ActiveBuilding are two separate systems behind the scenes, as a resident or a property manager, you are presented with one intuitive interface,” said Brent Steiner, Engrain president and CEO. “It’s a testament to the power and flexibility of both systems that users don’t miss a beat when moving from one of the many native TouchTour functions to things handled by ActiveBuilding. The integration extends TouchTour’s ‘resident reach’ capabilities.”

While property owners must purchase a TouchTour system and pay a monthly fee for the ActiveBuilding software, there is no additional cost for this integration.
“We’re truly consumed with two things: Enhancing the sense of community for residents, and simplifying operations for staff,” said Kobi Bensimon, ActiveBuilding CEO. “Allowing users to access ActiveBuilding from the TouchTour platform amplifies our ability to meet those goals.”

“Both TouchTour and ActiveBuilding are utilized separately by some of the biggest names in multi-family real estate,” adds Steiner. “When you see the two products working in tandem, you understand why there is high demand for this integration.”

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About Engrain

Engrain is a leading provider of immersive touch screen technology and award-winning digital branding and design services for the luxury real estate market. Its TouchTour™ system is used at some of most prestigious properties in the country. Founded in 1995 and based in Denver, the company works with clients throughout the U.S.

For more information, please contact Audrey Bolema, 303-903-3863 or audrey(at)engrain(dot)com.

About ActiveBuilding

ActiveBuilding, a Seattle-based company, provides exclusive, online community portals for resident and staff communication in the multifamily housing industry. ActiveBuilding’s enhanced level of communication creates a sense of community and assists with resident retention, as well as providing more efficient, paperless operations for multifamily management teams on a national scale.

For additional information, visit (http://www.activebuilding.com ) or contact ActiveBuilding at info(at)activebuilding(dot)com or 888-304-5220.

Apartment dwellers get social with community portals

07/20/2012

ActiveBuilding introduces a social media component to web-based community portals as part of the company’s innovative resident retention and communication product suite for apartment communities. Unlike traditional community websites that market towards prospective renters and simply offer online rent payment and service requests for current residents, ActiveBuilding community portals are completely resident-focused and exclusive to the community residents and staff.

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Apartment residents interact directly with the staff and their neighbors on private, community-based social networks within ActiveBuilding portals.

“ActiveBuilding is focused on enhancing the resident experience,” says ActiveBuilding CEO Kobi Bensimon. “Elevating the level of communication and sense of community is vital for resident retention and increasing NOI for apartment communities, so we created the perfect tool to achieve those goals.”

Utilizing social profiles similar to other popular, social media websites, apartment residents connect based on shared interests, including everything from restaurant recommendations to scheduling play-dates for children and pets.  ActiveBuilding enables neighbors to communicate and socialize unlike any other software of its kind. Residents also choose how they connect and communicate within the portal. Communication options include following activity feeds on the Web, receiving updates via text message, email and daily digests, and chatting directly with staff and neighbors.

According to Philip Meyer, Manager of Innovation at Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT), the social component of ActiveBuilding enhances the sense of community and a majority of Camden communities currently utilize the ActiveBuilding.  “We want our residents to become neighbors in a community, not just people who live in a building; and ActiveBuilding helps us make that happen.”

In addition to the variety of communication tools, residents have the ability to track package deliveries, submit service requests, schedule amenities, manage guest authorizations, and receive important information from on-site staff at their convenience.

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