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BRKZ Secures $8m in Series A Funding to Revolutionize the Building Materials Sector in MENA

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Total value of the various infrastructure, transport, and building projects across the MENA region is approximately $2.5T. Helping to connect construction businesses with suppliers of building materials, a pioneering B2B construction tech startup BRKZ that specializes in materials procurement for construction projects is today announcing a $8 million investment to empower contractors to reach their full potential. The funding round was co-led by 9900 and BECO Capital, with participation from Aramco’s Wa’ed Ventures, Knollwood Investment Advisory, RZM Investment and MISY Ventures. With this series A funding round, BRKZ has now raised $13.55m in total. BRKZ’s seed round ($5.55m) was led by Better Tomorrow Ventures, with participation from Class 5 Global, Knollwood Investment Advisory, Plus VC, and several other strategic Saudi angel investors. BRKZ was launched in 2022 and founded by Ibrahim Manna, a three-time logistics founder and former Careem executive, to address critical challenges in the construction industry such as fragmented supply chains, operational inefficiencies, and lack of access to finances. The company aims to leverage technology to ensure equitable access to the best market prices for all contractors and is on a mission to build a tech-enabled ecosystem to revolutionize the MENA construction industry. For buyers of building materials, BRKZ offers access to the best prices across a wide pool of suppliers and materials along with multiple delivery and payment options. And importantly, a quick and easy Request for Quotes via WhatsApp or website. Suppliers engage with BRKZ to benefit from access to a wide customer base. The simplified portal for suppliers enables them to customize prices by size, location, and delivery options. To date, BRKZ has facilitated over $170m quotations across nearly 1200 products from more than 350 suppliers. Ibrahim Manna, Founder of BRKZ, commented: “The investment underscores BRKZ's commitment to digitizing buying and selling building materials, promoting transparency, and fostering efficient contractor financing. It comes at a pivotal moment for BRKZ, enabling us to grow further within the $100billion construction market here in KSA. We're set to drive significant change, through tech, across every single touchpoint relevant to how building materials are sourced and supplied in a sector crucial to our economic landscape.” With this new funding, BRKZ is set to deepen its proprietary capabilities, getting closer to being a one-stop-shop for the construction industry, and expand its footprint across Saudi Arabia and beyond. Thus, contributing to the growth and efficiency of the construction sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. Dany Farha from BECO Capital said: “The MENA construction market is full of substantial opportunities both for investors and contractors. BRKZ is well placed and capitalized to be the catalyst to boost development. The investment aligns with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, attracting foreign investors and founders to a flourishing construction sector. BRKZ's strategic initiatives are aligned perfectly with our investment philosophy at BECO Capital. We're excited to be part of their journey.” Chris Corbishley, Managing Partner at 9900 added: “At 9900, we focus on ‘big problems’, identifying extraordinary founders solving for externalities across a range of sectors, globally. Nowhere is this more evident than in the construction sector - an industry marred by inefficiencies resulting in an estimated $1.6 trillion in annual losses to economic actors, as well as 5.7 billion metric tonnes of CO2 each year, which accounts for ~26% of global emissions. With their best-in-class procurement platform delivered through the power of technology, we’re excited to be backing Ibrahim and the BRKZ team towards driving positive change for this important economic sector within the MENA region” About BRKZ BRKZ is a B2B construction tech startup revolutionizing the buying and selling of building materials, through a managed marketplace. With a focus on digitization and transparency, BRKZ is committed to providing the best prices and financing solutions to contractors and suppliers in KSA and MENA. BRKZ is backed by leading VCs including 9900, BECO, BetterTomorrow Ventures, Waed, Knollwood Investment Advisory, Class 5 Global, RZM and Plus VC. Reflecting strong confidence in its mission to innovate the construction materials market. For more information please visit: https://brkz.com/en About 9900 9900 Capital is a multi-stage fund based in London, with offices in New York and a growing presence in MENA. Founded in 2023, it is managed by former investors at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the London-based investment firm Hedosophia. Alluding to the firm’s numerical name, which comes from the average number of working days in a lifetime, 9900's mission is to back extraordinary founders tackling 'big problems' across a range of sectors, globally. About BECO Capital Founded in 2012, BECO Capital is one of the first early-stage VC firms to have been founded in the UAE with a focus on MENA. Today, we are one of the largest non-governmental venture firms with c.$450m in assets under management. We’ve had the privilege of partnering early on with the regions’ biggest success stories which has resulted in all our funds being consistently ranked in the top 10% globally in terms of performance. We back early-stage tech entrepreneurs across a wide range of sectors who are tackling massive white spaces, building robust technology, and driving the evolution of the ecosystem in the MENA region and beyond. We support our startups with their overall strategy, fundraising and business development efforts, and provide mentorship and ongoing data analytics and insights. We've invested in 40+ startups and are building a global platform to continuously invest in cutting edge tech. For more information please visit: https://becocapital.com/ Contact Details BRKZ Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://brkz.com/en

March 06, 2024 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Roberts & Ryan Inc. Joins NYSE and Welcomes the Mark J. Muller Equities Team to Strengthen Its Equity Trading Operations.

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Roberts & Ryan Inc., a Veteran Owned broker-dealer, is delighted to announce it has been approved for membership by the New York Stock Exchange and began operating today on the iconic NYSE trading floor. In conjunction with this milestone, the firm proudly introduces the esteemed Mark J. Muller Equities trading team to its floor operation. Comprising seasoned professionals including Mark Muller and Robert Moran, the team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Roberts & Ryan Inc. The addition of the Mark J. Muller Equities trading team to the firm's already robust equity trading platform serves to fortify Roberts & Ryan's capabilities, reinforcing the company's commitment to anticipating and addressing client needs and concerns. Membership at the NYSE will empower the firm to harness broader liquidity pools, achieve parity in situational trading, and access real-time insights from point-of-sale access. These synergies, combined with Roberts & Ryan's existing institutional trading operation, will enhance the company's ability to serve equity clients effectively. Additionally, Roberts & Ryan will be well-positioned to assist clients during key price discovery events on the NYSE Floor, such as IPOs and secondary offerings. Founded on the core value of prioritizing competence, Roberts & Ryan Inc. places client satisfaction at the forefront of its operations. As a Veteran-Owned firm with the requisite certifications to fulfill all DEI mandates and set-asides, the company is dedicated to its social mission. A portion of all commission dollars earned is donated to foundations supporting Veterans and other deserving charities. Since 2018, this initiative has generated over $1.8 million in charitable contributions, benefiting more than 800 Veterans and their families. The combination of competency, diversity, and charity has enabled Roberts & Ryan Inc. to make a meaningful impact in the community. When asked to share his thoughts, Mark Muller, Managing Director of Roberts & Ryan's NYSE Floor Operations, remarked, "The Muller team is excited to be part of the Roberts & Ryan family, a firm that not only provides great service to its clients, but also supports our nation's Veterans and disadvantaged young adults. With our shared vision and commitment to excellence, we will continue to provide value-added executions from the floor of the NYSE." "With these strategic developments, Roberts & Ryan Inc. is poised to deliver enhanced services and value to our clients while upholding our commitment to excellence, integrity, and social responsibility," said Edward D'Alessandro, Chief Executive Officer of Roberts & Ryan, Inc. About Roberts and Ryan, Inc. Roberts & Ryan, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) broker-dealer with execution capabilities in the capital markets, equities, and fixed-income trading. The firm was founded in 1987 by a United States Marine Corps Vietnam combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient. With over $1.8 million in committed donations, Roberts & Ryan is active in donating to charitable foundations that make significant positive impacts in the lives of Veterans and their families, focusing primarily on general wellness, mental health, and career transition. To learn more about Roberts & Ryan, please visit www.roberts-ryan.com. Contact Details Roberts & Ryan, Inc. Sadie Millard, Chief Administrative Officer +1 646-542-0012 smillard@roberts-ryan.com Company Website https://www.roberts-ryan.com

March 04, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The New American Home® 2024

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Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

March 04, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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XLRE: An Entrance to Real Estate Investment

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Since the announcement in 2015 of the Real Estate Sector ETF (XLRE), the sector has continued to evolve. This ETF is now more focused on REITs in the Industrial, Data Center and Telecommunications industries. XLRE is a unique investment platform that offers investors an easy and cost-effective way to access the overall Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) market. XLRE is a robust portfolio comprised of 31 REITs. Over 60% of the fund is held in the top ten holdings. List of Top Holdings*: ProLogis (12.56%) American Tower A (9.03%) Equinix Inc (8.45%) Welltower (5.27%) Simon Property A (5.00%) Crown Castle (4.81%) Public Storage (4.60%) Realty Income (4.49%) Digital Realty Trust (4.26%) Costar Group (3.53%) Designed with the goal of providing a diversified yet focused investment opportunity, the fund combines dividend yield with the potential for capital gains. With a low expense ratio of just 0.09%**, XLRE provides an affordable entry point into the various segments of the real estate market. Moreover, the transparency of XLRE sets it apart from other ETFs. Investors are privy to daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings, which provides them with a clear understanding of their investments. For Your Consideration As with all investment vehicles, it's important for investors to be aware that ETFs are subject to certain risks, including loss of principal, sector risk, and non-diversification risk. Therefore, investors are encouraged to carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The S&P 500 Index, an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks widely considered representative of the U.S. stock market, serves as a benchmark for XLRE. This allows investors to align their investments with the broader market trends. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. *Holdings, Weightings & Assets as of 2/22/24 subject to change **Ordinary brokerage fees apply DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007312 EXP 4/30/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

March 01, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Builders Capital the #1 Private Construction Lender Nationwide Raises $2.3 Billion in New Capital

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Builders Capital set a new company record raising an additional $2.3 billion in new Capital in 2023, positioning them as the #1 private construction lender nationwide. “There is a massive need for private capital in light of the housing supply/demand imbalance and regional banking system challenges,” said Robert Trent, CEO of Builders Capital. “We plan to use the capital to expand our platform and continue to provide necessary and creative financing solutions to our homebuilding customers to support the growth and success of their business.” In addition to the amount of capital available, these traits set Builders Capital apart from other lenders demonstrating why they are the industry leader nationwide: Access to significant building material savings through their revolutionary MOR program. Speed and execution towards closing loans on time. Creative financing structures that allow their customers to operate their business more efficiently. Confidence of closing with thousands of loans funded and over $9B in volume. More spec homes and starts with underwriting based on the absorption of the project versus arbitrary restrictions from government-regulated banks. State-of-the-art technology allowing their borrowers 24-hour access to loan details and draws. Anytime draws so vendors can be paid as often as the borrower would like. An In-House Loan Servicing department that provides seamless support post-closing. Last year, Builders Capital expanded its lending and servicing team with the addition of an East Coast headquarters to help deliver robust lending solutions to more builders across the country and meet customer demand. Housing market inventory is scarce and existing for-sale inventory remains near historic lows. Total housing inventory fell to a record low of 910,100 units in December, down 18% from the prior month and 14.2% from a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). It was the lowest amount in more than 20 years since the data had been collected. New construction is a smart option for those looking to buy, making it a great time to be in the homebuilding industry. To learn more about Builders Capital and the construction loans they offer to builders and developers, visit builderscapital.com About Builders Capital Builders Capital is the nation's largest private construction lender, offering innovative financing solutions to a wide spectrum of developers and homebuilders. Loan products include options for Acquisition, Development, Construction, and Bridge financing, in the form of single-asset loans, portfolio loans, and revolving credit facilities. In addition to financing opportunities, Builders Capital borrowers can leverage national accounts for material purchase discounts, and access cutting-edge technology for project management, accounting, and BIM technology tools. Builders Capital is headquartered in Puyallup, Washington, with regional sales offices across the country. The management team at Builders Capital brings over 100 years of expertise in residential construction lending, home building, real estate development, and loan servicing. Learn more at: Builderscapital.com About BIMQuote BIMQuote and customhome.ai offer innovative products available to Builders Capital’s builder-borrowers, enabling them to operate more competitively, efficiently, and profitably in their business. BIMQuote offers a full project management and procurement suite, with integrated accounting and automated contracting tools such as lien waivers. Customhome.ai allows for the customization of a 3D digital model of a home and immediately generates a material takeoff as well as site-specific residential designs. Contact Details Joann Whetstine joann.whetstine@builderscapital.com Company Website https://builderscapital.com/

February 27, 2024 07:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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HomeSphere Revolutionizes Home Product Management With AI-driven My HomeSphere App

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HomeSphere, the foremost platform connecting building product manufacturers to mid-market homebuilders, today launched My HomeSphereTM, an industry-changing mobile app and product suite designed to bring transparency and efficiency to home product management. Unlike any other product available today, the app benefits players along the homebuilding and buying supply chain, with distinct value to builders, manufacturers and homeowners. Visit HomeSphere at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Booth W4051 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. My HomeSphere: Transforming Home Product Information The My HomeSphere product suite empowers builders to use their smartphones to capture essential information about products in new homes while on-site, during installation. The data, encompassing appliances, HVAC systems, windows, doors, smart technology and more, syncs seamlessly with HomeSphere’s platform. HomeSphere’s proprietary AI automatically logs model and serial numbers, registers and tracks warranties in a single platform, and creates a comprehensive digital record of the home — with little effort from the builder or homeowner. “HomeSphere is the only company positioned to change data collection for the industry,” said HomeSphere CEO Greg Schwarzer. “We store the largest volume of U.S. home product information through our strong relationships with thousands of homebuilders and building product manufacturers, and we know what’s broken in the supply chain. My HomeSphere is the technology to fix it.” Changing the Landscape of Home Product Management My HomeSphere has the potential to redefine how building products are sourced, tracked and maintained, ushering in a new digital era for the home construction industry. Key Features of My HomeSphere: Creates a first-of-its-kind digital record of a home's products Enhances transparency within home product management Breaks down longstanding supply-chain silos in residential construction Addressing Industry Challenges Before My HomeSphere, builders installed products in homes without knowing how they performed, product manufacturers lacked clarity on product usage, and homeowners were left to fend for themselves, wading through a drawer full of manuals and registration cards. With My HomeSphere: Builders get a precise inventory of products installed in completed homes, simplifying after-sales issue resolution and increasing customer satisfaction. Homeowners gain “at their fingertips” information about the products in their homes so they can capitalize on valuable extended warranty opportunities, typically unclaimed. Building product manufacturers have — for the first time — clarity into where products are being used and by whom, facilitating customer relationships, mitigating risks and managing issues such as product defects or recalls. The Future of Home Product Management In the short term, My HomeSphere streamlines a fragmented supply chain burdened with outdated tracking methods. In the long term, HomeSphere anticipates further technological advancements to create an expansive network connecting the country’s 140 million homeowners with the manufacturers, contractors and installers that keep their homes running. “Each year in the U.S., millions of new homes are built, with an average of 15 branded products per home,” said HomeSphere Executive Chairman Glenn Renner. “No single company has ever captured this product data, yet it represents unprecedented value to homeowners, builders and product manufacturers. Our mission is to change that with a digital record of the U.S. housing stock accessible to millions of homeowners and the entire universe of builders, contractors and manufacturers. The My HomeSphere technology, paired with our experience, uniquely positioned us to execute this industry-changing vision.” About HomeSphere HomeSphere is a leading data platform connecting the residential construction industry. With 25 years of experience, HomeSphere aggregates data on products installed in over 250,000 homes annually, fostering transparency and efficiency throughout the process, from the product manufacturer to its end user, the homeowner. My HomeSphere represents a leap forward in home product management, revolutionizing how information is sourced, tracked and maintained. Contact Details Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 tracy@centerreachcommunication.com Company Website https://www.homesphere.com/

February 26, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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HomeSphere and Aterra Designs Partner To Offer Homebuilders Electrical Planning and Design

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HomeSphere, the leading platform connecting building product manufacturers to mid-market homebuilders, today announced its latest partnership with a homebuilding industry service provider. Aterra Designs will offer its high-end residential lighting, electrical, and home automation design services, including Aterra Premium, Luminosity, and I3 Interactive Floor Plans, to HomeSphere’s network of 2,700+ builders who collectively construct more homes than the top five public builders combined. “Aterra Designs is the ideal partner as we continue to add products and services that greatly benefit the construction industry,” said HomeSphere President and CEO Greg Schwarzer. “This latest partnership demonstrates our commitment to unlock the unprecedented value of HomeSphere’s platform for more key constituents in homebuilding.” Single-family and multifamily builders use the HomeSphere platform to gain a competitive advantage. Aterra Designs aligns with that goal with a program that streamlines home lighting and electrical planning by connecting the home buyer, contractor and builder. Their proprietary software integrates with any trade or manufacturer, but HomeSphere builders have an exclusive opportunity to increase returns when they pair brands like Leviton Manufacturing and Progress Lighting with Aterra’s services. “Historically, our builders have doubled and sometimes even tripled their sales of lighting, electrical and home technologies. All this, along with receiving better documentation which reduces field errors,” said Aterra Designs President Paul Salmonson. “We look forward to extending this opportunity to HomeSphere builders so they can improve their profitability, connect to a new way of lighting their homes, and create a better customer experience.” Aterra Designs’ recently revamped Luminosity services offer a virtual electrical design tool with real-time lighting and pricing tied directly into the supply chain. Based on builder options, Luminosity generates orders and trade-specific information for installation, purchase orders, and bills of materials, saving homebuilders additional time and costs while increasing the beauty and efficiency of a new home. “We are continually adding valuable partnerships that enable our builders to construct better homes, improve margins and increase customer satisfaction,” said Schwarzer. “Aterra is a new offering, a new category and their services give our builders a new way to attract buyers. It's a win-win-win.” About HomeSphere Established in 1999, HomeSphere connects local and regional homebuilders to exclusive rebate offerings. HomeSphere’s builder network constructs and closes more than 250,000 new homes and units per year, making it the largest homebuilding group in the country by volume. Using HomeSphere-HQ, HomeSphere’s award-winning rebate management platform, builders capture incentives on completed homes, discover new products for their future projects and develop key relationships with the 80-plus manufacturers in HomeSphere’s preferred partner network. For more information about HomeSphere’s products and solutions for homebuilders and manufacturers, visit www.homesphere.com. About Aterra Designs For 25 years, Aterra Designs has brought home builders, contractors, and home buyers together to achieve a common goal: Creating homes as unique as their owners. Our residential designers are experts in lighting, electrical, and home automation design. As such, they can provide a range of coordinated options and create customized lighting solutions. Our focus on maximizing efficiency simplifies the building process and saves time, all while mitigating field errors. And, because we partner directly with top manufacturers, our design consultants can offer innovative new products to home buyers, allowing them to create the home that meets their specific needs. For more information on lighting and electrical solutions, visit www.aterradesigns.com. Contact Details Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 tracy@centerreachcommunication.com Company Website https://www.homesphere.com/

February 21, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Everlodge Gains Momentum in Real Estate Sector as Interest in Avalanche (AVAX) and Cardano (ADA) Wanes

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As the crypto market shows signs of retracement from its recent bullish momentum, top crypto coins such as Avalanche (AVAX) and Cardano (ADA) have witnessed a noticeable slowdown in their price trajectories. However, the same cannot be said for Everlodge (ELDG). Following the completion of its successful presale campaign, Everlodge has been drawing increased attention, particularly with its ongoing listing on tier-1 exchanges. This listing has continued to fuel purchasing activities for the cryptocurrency, setting it apart from the declining interest in AVAX and ADA alike. Everlodge (ELDG) Makes Strides in the Real Estate Niche With Growing Enthusiasm Among Investors Everlodge (ELDG) is slowly making a name for itself in the fast-growing multi-trillion-dollar real estate industry. The project stands out by leveraging innovative technology to digitize real-world assets (RWAs) into non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This groundbreaking approach enables potential investors to conveniently and affordably access co-ownership opportunities, with a minimum investment threshold as low as $100. The underlying concept behind Everlodge is to introduce fractional ownership in diverse real estate assets, ranging from vacation homes to hotels and luxurious villas. By doing so, the project disrupts the traditional norms of real estate investment, making it more accessible and flexible for individuals to participate in this lucrative market. Following a successful presale that propelled the ELDG token from $0.01 to $0.029, Everlodge is now well-positioned for even more exponential growth, further supported by its recent listing on Uniswap. With ambitious plans to expand its market presence through additional listings on tier-1 exchanges, Everlodge emerges as one of the top crypto coins for investment, offering long-term profitability. Meanwhile, the team has taken measures to ensure market stability and safeguard investors' interests by committing to lock the team tokens for two years and the liquidity pool for eight years, effectively mitigating potential market volatility. These steps solidify Everlodge's appeal as a promising cryptocurrency worth considering. Beyond its core offering of fractional ownership, Everlodge presents a range of enticing features. These include a dedicated loan platform, a reward club, discounted rental fees on co-owned properties, trade discounts, a marketplace, and a launchpad for aspiring property developers. These additional features further underscore the overall value proposition of Everlodge, making it an attractive choice for investors seeking exposure to the real estate market in a novel yet dynamic way. Avalanche (AVAX) Faces Uncertain Price Outlook as Bullish Momentum Depreciates After recently trading above a weekly high of $43, Avalanche (AVAX) price has made a sharp turn towards the downside. Notably, AVAX token has lost almost all its weekly gains as it makes its way back to the weekly entry point around $38. Currently trading above $39, with a weekly price range of $38.7 to $39.5, the Avalanche token has managed to retain some positivity, with a modest increase of just over 1.50% over the past week. In contrast, earlier in the week, the AVAX token surged by as much as 21%, soaring from $35.8 to $43.0. However, given the recent decline in AVAX token price, it remains uncertain whether the token can maintain stability around its initial weekly entry point or if the ongoing dip will lead to further declines in the near future. Cardano (ADA) Faces Uncertainties As Price Fluctuation Looms Cardano (ADA) is also experiencing price fluctuations, although it has not suffered significant losses. The weekly price chart for ADA still shows a nearly 10% increase. However, when compared to its peak price of $0.61, which represented a gain of over 15% at the time, it is evident that ADA is struggling to maintain stability. Currently trading above the $0.58 level, with a weekly price range of $0.53 to $0.59, the ADA price demonstrates relative stability while continuing on a reversal trend. Looking ahead, Everlodge presents more promising prospects compared to several other top crypto coins as it prepares to list on additional top-tier exchanges. This not only provides potential investors with an edge against market fluctuations but also positions Everlodge in a more lucrative landscape compared to tokens like AVAX and ADA. For more information about Everlodge (ELDG) please visit their website. Everlodge provides you with a seamless approach to fractional investing in vacation rentals, eliminating the complexities associated with traditional real estate investment. Our innovative platform revolutionizes the way people invest in second homes. Disclaimer: Digital currencies may be unregulated in your jurisdiction. The value of digital currencies may go down as well as up. Profits may be subject to capital gains or other taxes applicable in your jurisdiction. Contact Details Brett admin@everlodge.io Company Website https://everlodge.io/

February 20, 2024 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

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REEP Equity to Host Webinar About Multifamily Trends & Strategies for 2024

REEP Equity

Real Estate Equity Partners ( REEP Equity ) announced “ Unraveling the Multifamily Market: Trends & Strategies for 2024,” a live webinar that will take place on February 29, 2024. Anyone curious about investing in multifamily real estate in Texas is invited to register for the free event and tune in at 7:00 p.m. CST to learn from REEP Equity founders Jacob and Arleen Garza, as well as special guest Mark Brandenburg, Senior Managing Director at JLL Capital Markets. Those with questions about the multifamily market, seeking emerging investment opportunities in Texas, or those hoping to better understand fluctuating interest and cap rates are invited to attend. Webinar attendees can expect to learn the following: The benefits of multifamily investing with a trusted operator The economic forces that drive the Texas multifamily market and how Texas differs from the national market Owner strategies for buying and financing deals in the current market Market dynamics and how the ever-shifting trends can inform and help your investment strategies “There is so much noise in the media about multifamily. Many are unsure what to believe or who to trust. We’re excited to pull back the curtain for curious investors and share our thoughts and insights to help provide clarity,” said Jacob Garza, Founder of REEP Equity. “We often get asked, ‘Is multifamily in Texas a good investment? What great opportunities are you seeing?’ and ‘What strategies do you recommend for the best returns?’ We’ll answer these questions and more on February 29,” said Arleen Garza, Founder of REEP Equity. REEP Equity was founded in 2012 by Jacob and Arleen Garza, who are experts in acquiring multifamily properties in Texas that are underperforming but nevertheless generate income. Since its founding, REEP Equity has bought, sold, and managed $720M worth of multifamily assets across San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. The company has taken nine properties full cycle, with an average historical investor return of 2.17 x equity multiple, an average of 24% IRR, and 34% AAR. Its current portfolio includes 23 properties with a total of 4,171 units. Mark Brandenburg is a Senior Managing Director in the Dallas office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He has been involved in commercial real estate since 2000, with his primary area of responsibility being the capitalization of commercial real estate, including multi-housing, office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, hotels, seniors housing, and self-storage. Mark has facilitated structured finance solutions in conventional permanent financings, joint ventures, mezzanine debt, bridge loans, and construction financing. Over his time with JLL, Mark’s direct transactional experience exceeds $3.5 billion. The webinar is free to attend. Learn more and save your spot here. To learn more about REEP Equity, visit Reepequity.com. To learn more about JLL Capital Markets, visit us.jll.com. About Real Estate Equity Partners Real Estate Equity Partners (REEP Equity) is focused on acquiring underperforming, income-producing, multifamily investment opportunities in Texas. Headquartered in San Antonio, REEP Equity is vertically integrated with its in-house management company, REEP Residential, and this unique setup allows the two enterprises to work together, ensuring that the entire acquisition process is effectively managed, thereby creating value for investors while improving tenants' lives. Since its establishment, REEP Equity has bought, sold, and managed 5,500+ units, taking nine properties full cycle. About JLL Capital Markets For over 200 years, JLL Capital Markets (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage, and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $20.9 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, its more than 103,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by the company’s purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, they help their clients, people, and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAY SM. Contact Details Ilissa Goldenberg +1 973-769-6108 ilissa@rprfirm.com Company Website https://reepequity.com/

February 20, 2024 10:50 AM Eastern Standard Time

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