Housing Advocates and Los Angeles Residents Call on Los Angeles City Council to Limit Short-Term Rentals in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A growing alliance of affordable housing advocates, local neighborhood renters and homeowners, hotel employees and hotel representatives gathered today in front of Los Angeles City Hall to call on City officials to adopt smart regulations for short-term rentals, according to Keep Neighborhoods First.

Simplifile Announces Integration with Ellie Mae’s Encompass Mortgage Management Solution

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that its Collaboration and Post Closing services will be available this month through Ellie Mae’s Encompass(r) all-in-one mortgage management solution.

FormFree Named to HousingWire’s TECH100 List of Most Innovative Tech Companies for Fourth Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, Ga. — FormFree Holdings Corp. today announced that it has been named to HousingWire’s 2017 HW TECH100 list of the most innovative technology companies in mortgage finance and real estate for the fourth year in a row. FormFree has been featured in the TECH100 list since 2014, when the company also won a special category prize for most unique solution.

John Cannon Homes Honored at 2017 Parade of Homes Ceremony with 27 awards, 4 in ‘Best Overall’ Category

SARASOTA, Fla. — Southwest Florida residential luxury custom home builder John Cannon Homes received four “Best Overall” awards and an additional 23 awards in individual and sub-contractor categories at the 2017 Parade of Homes Ceremony held Thursday evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Simplifile Recognized as HousingWire TECH100 Winner for Second Year Running

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it has been selected for HousingWire’s HW TECH100 list of the most innovative technology companies in housing for the second year in a row.

John Cannon Homes ‘Best Residential Builder’ as Sarasota Herald-Tribune Reader’s Choice Winner for Unprecedented 25th Consecutive Year

SARASOTA, Fla. — John Cannon Homes continues to prove to be southwest Florida’s recurring Best Builder taking home the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Readers’ Choice award in the Residential category for an unprecedented 25th consecutive year. Renowned for incomparable waterfront designs and luxury custom homes, John Cannon Homes has garnered 345 awards across four counties in over 100 prestigious communities.

Current Builders Selected as General Contractor for 5500 Broken Sound Residences

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Current Builders announced they have been selected as the general contractor for the 5500 Broken Sound Apartment project located in the Arvida Park of Commerce (APOC) in Boca Raton. New Century Companies is the developer of the 180 unit multi-family rental apartment community valued at $25 million.

Chris Kiley Joins Wholesale Trading in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran Chris Kiley has joined the firm as Managing Director/Property Broker. WTIS is a privately-held wholesale insurance broker created and managed by industry veterans whose goal is to better align the business interests of the retail broker, the wholesaler and insurance carriers.

Newmark Associates Makes Community a Priority

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Today, volunteers from Newmark Associates are gathering to build and create items for the residents at the Mt. Kemble Home. Guided by Caring Capital, the team will roll up their sleeves to construct and mount bookcases in the Home’s new library and craft a TV console system for the new Community Room. Volunteers from Newmark will also create wall hangings to brighten the entire residence. How fitting for a women-led commercial real estate firm to boost a women’s residency!

Simplifile E-recording Network Gains 43 New Counties in South, Midwest

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has added 43 counties and parishes across the Southern and Midwestern United States to its e-recording network. All of the counties, which span 18 states, joined Simplifile’s network in the last quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017, with most signing on in just the last two months.