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And so it begins: Moody’s launches CRE portal to challenge CoStar’s dominance

REIS Network will provide data services and tools from firms including CompStak and Rockport VAL

By David Jeans | February 05, 2019 06:14PM

Moody’s Analytics has launched its long-planned commercial real estate data portal, highlighting the company’s push into a space largely dominated by the CoStar Group.

The financial services giant, which is valued at $31 billion, has over the past year acquired, invested and partnered with data companies to provide a centralized portal of commercial real estate transaction tools. The Real Deal last month reported the company’s plans to build the portal, which would provide access to data from firms including Compstak and Rockport VAL

The new portal, REIS Network, is named after the commercial real estate data company it acquired last September for $278 million. REIS was initially approached by CoStar for a sale, but after concerns for unwanted antitrust attention by the Federal Trade Commission, the discussions dissolved.

Among the tools available on the portal are a CRE mortgage loans, property-level data, commercial lease comps and a cloud-based valuation platform. In a statement, Moody’s Analytics Accelerator executive director Keith Berry said that the portal will streamline data sources and tools for the commercial real estate industry.

“Our goal is to become a leading source for data and analytics for commercial real estate transactions,” Berry said.

The company enters a data industry that for decades has been dominated by Washington D.C.-based CoStar Group, which is valued at $14.6 billion. CoStar’s core product is providing property level data to the commercial real estate industry, which is obtained largely through cold calling brokers for information. It has also diversified its portfolio and entered the residential space with a flurry of acquisitions in recent years, the largest being Apartments.com. CoStar declined to comment on Moody’s announcement.

Rockport VAL wins 2018 Real Estate Tech Award from CREtech

Rockport VAL, LLC celebrates astounding achievement in the Real Estate Tech Awards

New York, NY (December 6, 2018) — Rockport VAL, LLC, the ultimate CRE Valuation and Modeling platform, is pleased to announce that they are a Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) winner in the Transaction & Underwriting category, presented by CREtech, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate industry,

The #RETAS are the most prestigious award for tech startups and founders, recognizing the most innovative and cutting-edge companies in the commercial real estate industry.

Two Rockport Val employees receiving the 2018 CRETech Real Estate Tech award

So, what is Rockport VAL?

VAL is a cloud-based, cutting-edge, easy-to-use CRE valuation, modeling and forecasting platform. It increases efficiency, provides greater reliability and streamlines collaboration and sharing between colleagues and clients. Its cloud-based design allows easy accessibility to your models from anywhere, on any device.

VAL is the fastest valuation and modeling platform on the market, performing complex calculations in less than a second. It requires no installation, and, therefore, no costly infrastructure to maintain.

Have valuation models built elsewhere? Use VAL’s custom import tool to quickly and easily upload them to our platform.  There is a FREE trial of VAL waiting for you to test out. Visit our website at www.RockportVAL.com or email us at sales@RockportVAL.com

VAL – The Ultimate Valuation, Modeling & Forecasting SaaS Platform for the Commercial Real Estate Industry.

Founded by Rick Trepp in 2017, Rockport VAL enjoys the benefit of having Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation a global institution, as an investor, joint developer and licensor of VAL.

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November 5, 2018

VAL is the answer to the industry’s need for a cutting-edge property investment software and an advanced cloud-based commercial real estate platform for valuation, cash flow forecasting and modeling that efficiently calculates the value of commercial real estate property.

Platform Features:

  • VAL makes sharing and collaboration easy – allowing people in different departments and time zones – in the office and on their mobile – to work on the same models simultaneously.
  • VAL allows you to securely connect anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • VAL does not require installation and eliminates the need for costly IT infrastructure and maintenance.
  • VAL has affordable pricing structures.
  • VAL’s Calc Engine™ performs all complex computations in less than a second.

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VIDEO: “THE ULTIMATE VALUATION, FORECASTING & MODELING PLATFORM”

October 25, 2018

Rockport VAL is the future of property investment software and CRE valuation, forecasting and modeling today. It is the industry’s most technologically advanced DCF valuation & modeling platform.

VAL is a cloud-based commercial real estate valuation, modeling and underwriting platform. Its user interface is intuitive and easy to use. It quickly and securely calculates the value of commercial real estate property and is accessible from any web or mobile device. VAL’s platform has unparalleled collaborative and sharing features. VAL is faster, more affordable & it contains over 85 built-in analysis reports.

In collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Rick Trepp, founder of the industry standard database of securitized mortgages, underwriting & bonds, now created the ultimate valuation SaaS platform for properties.

If you use Excel or an antiquated DCF valuation platform, we have a free trial of VAL waiting for you. Plus, upload your existing models quickly into VAL with our cutting-edge import tool.

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VAL’s commercial real estate platform is designed with the most advanced cloud-based technology for modeling, valuation and underwriting. It is the most user friendly, affordable, efficient and very powerful platform on the market. You can login to VAL from anywhere, on any device. Seamlessly collaborate and share with colleagues and clients. It’s intuitive and easy to learn. The most productive way to learn about VAL’s property investment software is with a quick online demo and then you will receive a free trial of VAL. Download a flyer about the Rockport Val Solution!Rockport VAL flyer that reads The CRE Industry's Most Technologically Advanced Valuation, Forecasting and Modeling Platform

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