Casafari, the leading real estate data network in Europe, has extended its Series A round to $ 20 million, including a strategic investment by an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm. Casafari is thethe only independent real estate network in Europe, which connects more than 20,000 real estate professionals to 125 million real estate listings.
The new financing will support Casafari’s continued growth, including investments in data science, product and engineering capabilities. It will also use fresh capital to expand its operations in Germany in January 2022 and launch its Portfolio Solutions – the company’s new service that allows institutional investors to build their bespoke portfolios of single-family rental homes. The partnership with Starwood will provide Casafari with deep real estate experience and expertise as Casafari launches its Portfolio Solutions service.
“Casafari’s real estate data network simplifies the analysis of a wide range of fragmented data sources, enabling investors to efficiently find large-scale single-family homes,” said Leander McCormick-Goodhart, vice president of Starwood Capital. to partner with Casafari as Starwood Capital continues to pursue innovative investment strategies and work with companies PropTech leader“.
“We launched Casafari with the mission to bring a positive impact to local communities. We address the chaos and information asymmetry in the real estate sector through an organized and efficient ecosystem enabled by our proprietary data technology and AI – says Mila Suharev, Co- Casafari CEO, Product and Data. We are very excited to partner with Starwood Capital to build a market-leading company that revolutionizes the way real estate transactions are conducted in Europe. “
“We are proud to have Starwood Capital on board – adds Nils Henning, founder and CEO of Casafari. We have built the largest European network of real estate professionals, earned the trust of all major brands and set a new standard in real estate SaaS technology. . Casafari’s new Portfolio Solutions service has already secured mandates for more than $ 250 million to invest in single long-term rental units, bringing liquidity to markets and accelerating transactions for brokers. “
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