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How AI Could Revolutionize the $25 Billion Property Management Industry

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As artificial intelligence (AI) quickly transforms entire sectors, one $25 billion industry is lagging behind. In a world where you can do almost everything with the tap of a button on your phone —order food, call an Uber, make dinner reservations, preheat your oven and even buy a car—the property management industry is stuck in the past and still relying heavily on paper-based transactions, cheque payments, manual amenity bookings, home walk-throughs with clipboard checklists and more. The lack of innovation is not only inefficient, it can be very costly. It also doesn’t fit in with shifting industry dynamics. More and more people are opting to rent instead of buy property and a record number of rental homes and communities are being built across the nation to meet rising demand., Clearly, the need for a streamlined approach that connects the industry from construction to leasing to property management is essential. AI can tap into data on properties, communities, tenants, and markets to tailor tools for property management-specific tasks, like screening tenants, maintenance calendars, collecting rent payments, managing common areas and writing listings. The implementation of AI can also lead to new ways for property managers and developers to make money. According to McKinsey Global Institute, AI could create $110 billion to $180 billion in value for the industry. It could also help companies gain 10% or more in net operating income through more efficient operating models, tenant retention, stronger customer experience, smarter asset selection, and new revenue streams. The problem is, it’s not just about plugging in a technology solution and expecting miracles. Property management companies are quickly learning that applying AI effectively requires a careful approach. It's about aligning the technology closely with business goals to truly unlock its value. As AI development progresses, more tools are being developed that cater to the property management market. That’s where Tribe Property Technologies (TSXV:TRBE) (OTCQB:TRPTF) comes into play. Unlike other companies that offer piecemeal solutions, Tribe Property Technologies offers a full suite of tech-elevated property management solutions that cover everything from pre-construction to post-occupancy. One of these innovative solutions is an AI-powered reporting tool that provides property managers with enhanced reporting and benchmarking capabilities. Tribe simply needs to enter a building’s address and its historical maintenance documents, and its AI will generate a comprehensive report on the building’s past and present issues, insurance information, repair and maintenance expenses, and other details that can empower the condo boards, strata councils and community managers to better understand the operational and financial health of their building. The managers can then optimize forward-looking planning and work to reduce their property’s operational costs. Tribe Makes it Easy to Build, Manage, and Live in Residential Communities Tribe Property Technologies (TSXV:TRBE) (OTCQB:TRPTF) is offering one of the most comprehensive and innovative solutions to an industry in desperate need of change. Tribe offers a range of services and tools tailored to different stakeholders, including Stratas & HomeOwners Associations, (or HOAs), building developers, owners, landlords, and property managers. These tools include council voting tools, AI-powered building health reports, easy payment systems, and more, all aimed at improving efficiency and enhancing the overall living experience. This all-encompassing approach not only cuts customer acquisition costs and improves retention but also enables seamless integration of value-added products and services within the platform. By offering end-to-end solutions for all community living stakeholders, Tribe Property Technologies has established multiple revenue streams. With a focus on market penetration, Tribe has achieved rapid revenue growth and a leading market position, ranking #45 in Canada on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ after achieving 361% revenue growth between 2019 and 2022. Backed by an experienced, multi-disciplinary management team, Tribe has a proven aggressive M&A strategy, with plans to expand in the Canadian and US markets. In December, Tribe Property Technologies completed the acquisition of Meritus Group Management, a property management company specializing in tech-driven solutions for condominium and multi-family residential communities. The acquisition expands Tribe’s footprint in Ontario, adding over 5,000 additional homes under its management, and boosts its bottom line. Tribe now manages over 45,000 homes across Canada, with expansion plans into the United States. But that’s just one of the deals in the company’s robust pipeline. Tribe Property has completed 12 acquisitions to date to improve profitability, with efforts focused on workflow optimizations, back-end service consolidation and other cost reduction initiatives. The company plans to continue its M&A growth strategy, focusing on targets that expand its technology and introduce Tribe to new geographical markets. Tribe 's focus on profitability has led to a 34% year-over-year improvement in Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2023. The company remains dedicated to delivering value to its shareholders and is committed to achieving significant milestones that will solidify its financial stability and maximize shareholder value. Tribe Property Technologies (TSXV:TRBE) (OTCQB:TRPTF) is well-positioned to disrupt the property management industry with its innovative approach, experienced team, and aggressive growth strategy. For further information on Tribe Property 's innovative solutions and projects, please visit https://tribetech.com/ Disclosure: 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies outlined in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Tribe Property Technologies Market Jar Media Inc. was paid $1,500 for the production and publishing of this article by Tribe Property Technologies’s Digital Marketing Agency of Record (Native Ads Inc.). 3) Statements and opinions expressed are the opinions of the author and not Market Jar Media Inc., its directors or officers. The author is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. The author was not paid by Market Jar Media Inc. for this Article. Market Jar Media Inc. was not paid by the author to publish or syndicate this Article. Market Jar has not independently verified or otherwise investigated all such information. None of Market Jar or any of their respective affiliates, guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any such information. The information provided above is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Market Jar Media Inc. requires contributing authors to disclose any shareholdings in, or economic relationships with, companies that they write about. Market Jar Media Inc. relies upon the authors to accurately provide this information and Market Jar Media Inc. has no means of verifying its accuracy. 4) The Article does not constitute investment advice. All investments carry risk and each reader is encouraged to consult with his or her individual financial professional. Any action a reader takes as a result of the information presented here is his or her own responsibility. By opening this page, each reader accepts and agrees to Market Jar Media Inc.'s terms of use and full legal disclaimer as set forth here. This Article is not a solicitation for investment. Market Jar Media Inc. does not render general or specific investment advice and the information on PressReach.com should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Market Jar Media Inc. does not endorse or recommend the business, products, services or securities of any company mentioned on PressReach.com. 5) Market Jar Media Inc. and its respective directors, officers and employees hold no shares for any company mentioned in the Article. 6) This document contains forward-looking information and forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, (collectively, “forward-looking statements”), which reflect management's expectations regarding Tribe Property Technologies’s future growth, future business plans and opportunities, expected activities, and other statements about future events, results or performance. Wherever possible, words such as “predicts”, “projects”, “targets”, “plans”, “expects”, “does not expect”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “anticipate” or “does not anticipate”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative or grammatical variation thereof or other variations thereof, or comparable terminology have been used to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements relating to: (a) revenue generating potential with respect to Tribe Property Technologies’s industry; (b) market opportunity; (c) Tribe Property Technologies’s business plans and strategies; (d) services that Tribe Property Technologies intends to offer; (e) Tribe Property Technologies’s milestone projections and targets; (f) Tribe Property Technologies’s expectations regarding receipt of approval for regulatory applications; (g) Tribe Property Technologies’s intentions to expand into other jurisdictions including the timeline expectations relating to those expansion plans; and (h) Tribe Property Technologies’s expectations with regarding its ability to deliver shareholder value. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and are based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, as of the date of this document including, without limitation, assumptions about: (a) the ability to raise any necessary additional capital on reasonable terms to execute Tribe Property Technologies’s business plan; (b) that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner; (c) Tribe Property Technologies’s ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis; (d) the accuracy of budgeted costs and expenditures; (e) Tribe Property Technologies’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; (f) political and regulatory stability; (g) the receipt of governmental, regulatory and third-party approvals, licenses and permits on favorable terms; (h) changes in applicable legislation; (i) stability in financial and capital markets; and (j) expectations regarding the level of disruption to as a result of CV-19. Such forward-looking information involves a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of Tribe Property Technologies to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, without limitation: (a) Tribe Property Technologies’s operations could be adversely affected by possible future government legislation, policies and controls or by changes in applicable laws and regulations; (b) public health crises such as CV-19 may adversely impact Tribe Property Technologies’s business; (c) the volatility of global capital markets; (d) political instability and changes to the regulations governing Tribe Property Technologies’s business operations (e) Tribe Property Technologies may be unable to implement its growth strategy; and (f) increased competition.Except as required by law, Tribe Property Technologies undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Neither does Tribe Property Technologies nor any of its representatives make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, sufficiency or completeness of the information in this document. Neither Tribe Property Technologies nor any of its representatives shall have any liability whatsoever, under contract, tort, trust or otherwise, to you or any person resulting from the use of the information in this document by you or any of your representatives or for omissions from the information in this document. 7) Any graphs, tables or other information demonstrating the historical performance or current or historical attributes of Tribe Property Technologies or any other entity contained in this document are intended only to illustrate historical performance or current or historical attributes of Tribe Property Technologies or such entities and are not necessarily indicative of future performance of Tribe Property Technologies or such entities. 8) Investing is risky. The information provided in this article should not be considered as a substitute for professional financial consultation. Users should be aware that investing in any form carries inherent risks, and as such, there is a possibility of losing some or all of their investment. The value of investments can fluctuate significantly within a short period, and investors must understand that past performance is not indicative of future results. Additionally, users should exercise caution as transactions involving investments may be irreversible, even in cases of fraud or accidental actions. It is crucial to acknowledge that rapidly evolving laws and technical issues can have adverse effects on the usability, transferability, exchangeability, and value of investments. Furthermore, users must be cognizant of potential security risks associated with their investment activities. Individuals are strongly encouraged to conduct thorough research, seek professional advice, and carefully evaluate their risk tolerance before engaging in any investment endeavors. Market Jar Media Inc. is neither an investment adviser nor a broker-dealer. The information presented on the website is provided for informative purposes only and is not to be treated as a recommendation to make any specific investment. No such information on PressReach.com constitutes advice or a recommendation. Contact Details James Young +1 800-340-9767 campaigns@pressreach.com Company Website https://pressreach.com

March 08, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Issues Monthly Reporting Package for February 2024

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (“the Trust”) has filed a Form 8-K containing its monthly report for the period ended February 29, 2024. An aggregate total distribution of $7.72 million or $0.102873 per trust certificate will be paid on March 11, 2024, to certificateholders of record as of March 8, 2024. Additional information, including the Trust’s Monthly and Quarterly Reports, as well as other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) can be accessed via the Trust’s website at www.ctltrust.net. About Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (the “Trust”) was established to acquire 160 retail properties and 6 warehouse distribution centers (the “Properties”) from J.C. Penney as part of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The Trust’s operations consist solely of owning, leasing and selling the Properties. The Trust’s objective is to sell the Properties to third-party purchasers as promptly as practicable. The Trustee of the trust is GLAS Trust Company LLC. The Trust is externally managed by an affiliate of Hilco Real Estate LLC. The Trust is intended to be treated, for tax purposes, as a liquidating trust within the meaning of United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-4(d). For more information, please visit https://www.ctltrust.net/. Forward Looking Statement This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the Trust’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events and stock price performance. The Trust has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Trust believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These factors, including those discussed in the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Trust’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Trust cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Trust’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may not in fact occur. The Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Contact Details Jessica Cummins - Investor Relations +1 847-313-4755 jcummins@hilcoglobal.com Company Website https://ctltrust.net/about/default.aspx

March 07, 2024 04:46 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Not Just For The Ultra-Wealthy: Why Trust Deeds Belong In Your Real Estate Portfolio

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga In real estate, trust deeds are sometimes a neglected investment opportunity. Trust deeds are legal documents that are used to secure a loan for the purchase of a property. They are commonly referred to as deeds of trust. Trust deeds involve three parties: the borrower, the lender and a trustee. The borrower is the individual or entity seeking the loan to purchase the property, while the lender is the entity providing the funds for the loan. The trustee, typically a neutral third, holds the legal title to the property on behalf of the lender until the loan is fully repaid. While many have been wary of them in the past, trust deeds ultimately provide a level of security for investors and offer borrowers an opportunity to obtain financing for real estate purchases when traditional lending opportunities are unfruitful. There can be an underlying belief that borrowers who need hard money may be unworthy or more likely to default on a loan, but this is not necessarily the case. There are countless reasons why borrowers may come up against barriers within the traditional banking system. Whether it's that a borrower already has an existing loan for an ongoing project or does not fit the traditional mold despite having capital, these borrowers face difficulty obtaining loans for worthwhile real estate projects. That’s where trust deeds and companies like Ignite Funding come into play. Ignite Funding is a company that acts as a conduit between bankable borrowers and seasoned investors seeking real estate investment opportunities. The firm specializes in providing financing solutions in the form of loans collateralized by trust deeds, offering attractive returns to investors. Ignite Funding operates with a focus on diversification, recognizing the importance of investing in capable borrowers across a wide range of markets and project types. As an intermediary for trust deed investments, the company continuously evaluates market influences such as job growth, economic stability and demand for homes, as these factors directly impact project value. With a minimum investment amount of $10,000, potential investors have multiple methods to choose from, including individual or joint cash accounts, self-directed IRA accounts, corporations, partnerships, LLCs, trusts and pension plans. The company prides itself on providing individualized investment opportunities, allowing investors to choose the specific loans they are interested in and the amount they would like to fund. Ignite Funding is looking at real estate investment from a new lens, making it more accessible for both investors and borrowers. For trust deed investments through Ignite Funding, the minimum suitability standards for investors are a $70,000 household income for 2 continuous years or a $250,000 net worth, excluding the value of a primary residence. These requirements debunk the myth that only ultra-wealthy individuals can invest in real estate. With a track record of facilitating over a billion dollars in real estate loans, Ignite Funding has established itself as a trusted platform in the industry, especially in the western United States. As a financing platform, this company is proving the viability of trust deeds as a trustworthy real estate investment tool that investors can use to diversify their portfolios. SPECIAL OFFER: As stated previously in the article, the minimum investment is $10,000. For those reading this, a special entry rate has been created for those who would like to get started today. To take advantage of this special entry rate, click here or text the word “Benzinga” to 702-919-4281. Ignite Funding, LLC | 6700 Via Austi Parkway, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | P 702.739.9053 | T 877.739.9094 | F 702.922.6700 | NVMBL #311 | AZ CMB-0932150 | | Money invested through a mortgage broker is not guaranteed to earn any interest and is not insured. Prior to investing, investors must be provided applicable disclosure documents. Featured photo by Bailey Anselme on Unsplash. Discover the power of Ignite Funding's real estate investments backed by collateral, where you become the bank and earn monthly income from your investment dollars. We offer a unique alternative investment that connects quality real estate Borrowers with Investors who are seeking capital preservation in collateralized turn-key real estate investments, all while enjoying an impressive 10% to 12% annualized return.With a rich history dating back to 1995, Ignite Funding has continuously adapted to the ever-changing real estate landscape. Originally starting as a traditional home mortgage lender, we quickly transformed our business in 2011 to meet the growing demand for lending from homebuilders and developers. Since then, we have successfully funded over a Billion dollars in loans using Investor capital. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Izzy Irizarry +1 702-761-0000 marketing@ignitefunding.com Company Website https://ignitefunding.com/

March 07, 2024 08:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Schedules Live Call to Discuss Recent Financial and Operating Results

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (“the Trust”) announced today that it will host a live conference call on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. Members of the Trust’s management team will discuss its recent financial and operating results as reflected in the Trust’s monthly report for the period ended February 29, 2024, and Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2023, both of which are expected to be filed prior to the call. The conference call will include a question and answer (Q&A) session. Conference Call Details: DATE: Monday, March 11, 2024 TIME: 11:00 am CDT | 12:00 pm EDT DIAL-IN: U.S. & Canada Toll Free: (877) 841-2983 or International (215) 268-9893 WEBCAST: www.ctltrust.net via the Investor Relations Section or click here to access REPLAY (Available for 30 days): U.S. & Canada Toll Free: (877) 660-6853 / International: (201) 612-7415 Conference ID#: 13745042 Telephone Replays will be made available approximately 3 hours after the conference end time. Participants will be required to state their name and company upon accessing the replay. Additional information, including the Trust’s Monthly and Quarterly Reports, as well as other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) can be accessed via the Trust’s website at www.ctltrust.net. About Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (the “Trust”) was established to acquire 160 retail properties and 6 warehouse distribution centers (the “Properties”) from J.C. Penney as part of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The Trust’s operations consist solely of owning, leasing and selling the Properties. The Trust’s objective is to sell the Properties to third-party purchasers as promptly as practicable. The Trustee of the trust is GLAS Trust Company LLC. The Trust is externally managed by an affiliate of Hilco Real Estate LLC. The Trust is intended to be treated, for tax purposes, as a liquidating trust within the meaning of United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-4(d). For more information, please visit https://www.ctltrust.net/. Forward Looking Statement This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the Trust’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events and stock price performance. The Trust has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Trust believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These factors, including those discussed in the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Trust’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Trust cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Trust’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may not in fact occur. The Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Contact Details Jessica Cummins - Investor Relations +1 847-313-4755 jcummins@hilcoglobal.com Company Website https://ctltrust.net/about/default.aspx

March 06, 2024 12:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

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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.

Roberts & Ryan, Inc.

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

Select Sector SPDR

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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How Groundfloor Is Leading The Fractional Future Of Real Estate Investing

Benzinga

By Austin DeNoce, Benzinga The investment landscape is in the midst of a transformation, shifting away from traditional, capital-intensive methods toward more inclusive, accessible approaches like fractional investing. This change is most evident in the real estate sector, where the concept of fractional shares is dismantling long-standing barriers to entry, making it easier for a broader demographic to participate in wealth-building opportunities across this asset class. The Challenges Prompting Change Historically, the real estate landscape has been characterized by a finite group of gatekeepers and hefty capital requirements – which has often sidelined the average investor and made wealth-building seem like a distant dream. Meanwhile, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), though a popular means to invest in real estate, exhibit a number of limitations, including management-specific risks, market volatility and (for private REITs) issues like limited liquidity and high fees. However, it’s these drawbacks that have paved the way for alternatives that democratize access to real estate investment opportunities. The Advantages Of Going Fractional One potential antidote to many of the current pitfalls in the real estate market is fractional investing, which is revolutionizing a variety of asset classes but is particularly beneficial in markets characterized by high prices. Fractional shares allow investors to own a small portion of an asset, thereby lowering potentially steep capital requirements. As everyone well knows, purchasing an entire property can be incredibly expensive, and even investment vehicles like REITs that lower capital requirements suffer from liquidity constraints or limit their availability to accredited investors. However, fractional investing gives investors of all levels (accredited or otherwise) the opportunity for liquid exposure to a wide variety of real estate investments – regardless of the cost. The flexibility of fractional investing also simplifies diversification through exact-dollar investing while eliminating management costs commonly associated with real estate. For these reasons, fractional investing has emerged as a game-changer in the industry, making it possible for more people to partake in the stability and potential returns this asset class offers. Groundfloor: Pioneering A New Kind Of Real Estate Investing At the forefront of this ongoing transition in real estate investing is Groundfloor, a platform that has recognized the limitations of real estate investing and traditional REITs and actively sought to disrupt them. Groundfloor's innovative approach to fractional real estate investing is tailored for both non-accredited and accredited investors, providing access to short-term, high-yield returns backed by real estate assets. Through its platform, investors can invest in pre-vetted real estate loans with as little as $1 – enjoying returns with the potential to significantly outpace those of traditional REITs. Groundfloor's unique model offers a stark contrast to the opaque, fee-laden structure of private REITs, offering transparency, no fees and a direct link between investors and their investments. With solutions like the Groundfloor 3.0 auto-investing app, the platform empowers investors to automatically diversify their investments across multiple projects – blending the ease of technology with the security of real estate investment. A Fractional Future The trajectory of investing is unmistakably moving toward a more inclusive, diversified and accessible model, and fractional investing is part of the vanguard. Platforms like Groundfloor are key participants in this change, but they are also catalysts, breaking down the old barriers and forging a path to a future where investing is democratized for all. As we look forward, fractional real estate investing appears to have a bright future in finance, offering a compelling combination of simplicity and potential growth. With its innovative solutions and commitment to accessibility, Groundfloor stands ready to help lead the way, proving that the future of investing is indeed fractional. Embrace the fractional future and start investing in real estate with Groundfloor today! Featured photo by Blake Wheeler on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 27, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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