It’s only January, but 2018 is sure to be an exceptional year for members of the Forbes Real Estate Council, if early signs are any indication. Below, we highlight two members and their big news.

Situs Announces Second Recent Acquisition, Upping the Ante on Service to the Real Estate Industry

Steven Bean. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Industry leader Situs, which provides tech and strategy solutions for real estate businesses, is expanding for the second time since 2017. The firm, where Forbes Real Estate Council member Steven Bean serves as Executive Managing Director, announced in early January its plans to acquire MountainView Financial Solutions by the end of the month.

The deal swiftly follows the acquisition of The Collingwood Group in 2017 and helps shore up Situs’ status and capabilities within the dynamic real estate finance market, while positioning the company for success in the burgeoning industry of fintech.

According to a press release, “Situs is committed to continuously investing in the people, processes and technology that will ensure that the company is always providing the highest levels of service and an unparalleled range of risk management and workflow solutions.

Situs’ research arm, Situs RERC, is helmed by fellow Forbes Real Estate Council member Kenneth Riggs, President.

To read the complete announcement and to learn more about the MountainView acquisition, click here.

VHT Studios Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exciting Acquisition

Brian Balduf. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Two pieces of good news have Brian Balduf, CEO and co-founder, and his team at VHT Studios celebrating this month. VHT Studios, the largest real estate photography firm in the U.S., commemorates its twentieth year in business in 2018, as well as its acquisition of the photography business of Utah-based Circlepix.

VHT Studios

“We are extremely excited to welcome Circlepix clients and photographers to our growing company,” Balduf said in a press release. “With the combined talent base, we will be able to provide more services to more real estate professionals across the United States.”

Noting part of what makes VHT unique, Balduf added, “Our proprietary platform for the production and management of visual marketing assets helps both photographers and real estate professionals get the best return on their efforts and investments.”

VHT Studios

To preview the noteworthy images VHT Studios has been known for for two decades, click here. To read the full press release announcing the acquisition, click here.

These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here.

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