Mike has been in real estate technology for over 14 years working with many different asset classes including multi-family, office, industrial and retail and other types of assets in real estate. Mike has worked with investment management clients for over 10 years ranging from small offices and syndications to large private equity funds and institutions. Mike has worked with clients to help them leverage state of the art software to streamline business process around the entire lifecycle of real estate starting with fundraising and investor relations, acquisition and underwriting, investment management and reporting, though property management and construction.View the profile
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Uncertain market conditions have triggered a new digital revolution of how to approach investor relationship management and fundraising. AppFolio Industry Principal Michael Sebastian will discuss how investment managers can leverage new technologies to prepare their business for rapid execution of fundraises and strengthen investor relationships
01:37 When investing with a real estate investment company?
03:05 Investor expectations
04:35 Transparency and accessibility
08:05 Investment management
09:00 Business process efficiency
Hi everyone thanks for listening to the AppFolio Investment Management discussion of the digital revolution of investor relations and fundraising. I'm Michael Sebastian, Industry Principal at AppFolio. I've been in real estate technology for 14 years working with many different asset classes, including multi-family office Industrial and retail and in many other types of assets other than real estate. I've worked with Investment Management clients for
over 10 years ranging from small offices in syndication the large private Equity Funds in institutions that work with clients to help them leverage state of the art software to streamline business processes around the entire life cycle of real estate starting with fundraising and investor relations acquisition and underwriting Investment Management recording through Property Management Construction. To better understand the shift that we're seeing in real estate investment management. We're critical processes like investor relations and fundraising are being moved to
digital formats will first take a look at a few data points. My team at AppFolio surveyed a group of over a hundred investors to get an idea of what they expect from their investment managers this time to get started. Let's take a look at why investors choose to invest with investment management company in the first place. We're seeing that investors look to investment management companies for Market & Financial expertise and Professional Property Management, the financial expertise piece can be especially important when it comes to fundraising investment managers can showcase their
expertise by finding new properties being knowledgeable about their investment market and keeping up on industry trends. Digging deeper here when we ask investors to rate the importance of the following items on a 5-point scale. The biggest takeaway was it investors want everything and the bar is high investors expect high levels of service and performance without any trade-offs. All of these areas are important for investment managers to stay competitive. The interesting thing to also point out here is that the use of modern technology can help you deliver on
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