NEW YORK, NY, JANUARY 11, 2016 — Hightower, a leasing management platform for the commercial real estate industry, has opened its first international office in Toronto. The company recently signed on CREIT and finalized a North American agreement with CBRE as a preferred technology provider.
“Toronto is the financial capital of Canada, a lot of the owners we meet are based out of Toronto or have a meaningful presence in the city,” said CEO Brandon Weber. “Given the importance of the market we felt the need to have a strong local presence.”
Similar to the US market, Canadian landlords and brokers look to technology to increase productivity and visibility across their leasing business.
“Commercial owners are also now focused on how they can leverage their portfolio data to deliver analytics that drive better decision making,” said Weber. “Hightower is well positioned to help meet these growing demands.”
As commercial real estate continues to grow as a global asset class, Hightower intends to meet the demand for technology around the world. The team plans to continue their global expansion into Europe in the coming months.
Hightower has seen great traction throughout North America nationally in recent months. The company has signed over 90 of the leading commercial landlords including Rudin, Forest City, Crocker Partners, Vornado, Shorenstein, and many others.
“These firms represent some of the most respected and influential names in commercial real estate and we look forward to partnering with them to drive efficiencies in their business as well as continuously improve our product,” said Weber. “We believe these new customers will help signal to the rest of the industry the importance of leasing management platforms and of Hightower.”
Hightower is the leading end-to-end leasing management platform for the commercial real estate industry. Hightower helps owners and brokers save time, improve visibility, and reduce risk in their portfolio. Founded in 2013, Hightower has thousands of customers from around the world using its platform, with enterprise customers including Vornado, CBRE, NGKF, Beacon Capital, Shorenstein and more.