PLACE in the Press

A collection of recent news coverage, press releases, and announcements about PLACE

PLACE Media Coverage

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Ben Kinney on ‘apocalypse planning’ and surviving tough times

July 26, 2022

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Place picks up 2 new C-suite executives to ‘further our vision’

June 27, 2022

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Mega team leader reveals game-changing system for scaling

June 23, 2022

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Compass, Realogy, and the New Kids on the Block

May 12, 2022

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Real Estate All in One Place?

February 10, 2022

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Chris Stuart selected as RISMedia’s 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers!

February 1, 2022

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22 Seattle Startups to Watch in 2022

February 1, 2022

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PLACE Co-Founder Ben Kinney recognized on the 2022 SP200 List

January 11, 2022

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In Case You Missed It: Catch PLACE President Chris Stuart on 1000watt Inside

December 29, 2021

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Profitable proptech Place raises $100M at a $1B valuation as Goldman Sachs leads its first round of funding

November 17, 2021

Many real estate technology companies are developing technology that is in competition with, or could potentially replace, real estate agents.

One startup that aims to help agents succeed and flourish with its technology and “bundled business services,” Place, has raised $100 million in a Series A round at a valuation north of $1 billion.

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Real Estate Tech Startup Place Raises $100M Series A Round At $1B Valuation

November 17, 2021

Proptech startup Place raised $100 million in a Series A round led by Goldman Sachs, the company said Wednesday.

Place is a tech and business services platform for real estate agents. The company, which was founded by Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez in 2020, takes care of tasks like accounting, hiring, training and digital advertising so real estate professionals can focus on real estate transactions.

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Place is the latest real estate company to reach unicorn status

November 17, 2021

Real estate technology and agent services company Place announced in a press release that it has secured $100 million in a round of Series A financing.

The funding, led by a division of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with participation from 3L Capital, results in Place achieving “unicorn status,” a modern euphemism for private companies valued at or more than $1 billion.

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PLACE raises $100M at $1B valuation for its real-estate platform

November 17, 2021

PLACE Inc., a startup that provides software products and business services for real-estate brokerages, has raised $100 million in fresh funding at a $1 billion valuation.

Bellingham, Washington-based PLACE announced the Series A funding round this morning. Goldman Sachs Asset Management led the investment with participation from 3L Capital. PLACE provides software that helps real-estate…

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Real estate startup Place comes out of nowhere with $100M round, led by Goldman at $1B valuation

November 17, 2021

Real estate technology and services company Place just raised the first outside capital in its history: a $100 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, at a valuation of more than $1 billion.

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Agent services platform Place hits unicorn status with Series A

November 17, 2021

Place, an end-to-end technology and business services platform for real estate agents, has achieved unicorn status with its first funding round.

The Bellingham, Washington-based startup raised $100 million in a Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s growth…

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Real estate tech platform PLACE inc $100m Series A

November 17, 2021

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Proptech PLACE reaps Unicorn status with $100M round led by Goldman Sachs

November 17, 2021

Bellingham, Washington-based PLACE is the latest proptech to achieve the industry’s coveted unicorn status after it raised $100 million in a Series A round led by Goldman Sachs, the company said Wednesday. Additional funding support from 3L Capital brought the real estate agent business-services platform valuation to over $1 billion.

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Latham-Advised Real Estate Services Co. Hits $1B Valuation

November 17, 2021

Latham & Watkins LLP-advised PLACE, a business services startup for real estate agents, said Wednesday that it hit a $1 billion valuation in a $100 million fundraising round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s growth equity business.

Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, PLACE will use the new funding to more quickly onboard real estate teams, the company said…

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Worthwhile proptech Place raises $100M at a $1B valuation as Goldman Sachs leads its first spherical of funding

November 17, 2021

Many actual property expertise corporations are creating expertise that’s in competitors with, or may doubtlessly change, actual property brokers.

One startup that goals to assist brokers succeed and flourish with its expertise and “bundled enterprise companies,” Place, has raised $100 million in a Collection A spherical at a valuation north of $1 billion.

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Profitable proptech Place raises $100M at a $1B valuation as Goldman Sachs leads its first round of funding

November 17, 2021

Many real estate technology companies are developing technologies that may compete with or replace realtors.

One startup aimed at helping agents succeed and thrive with their technology and “bundled business services.” placeRaised $ 100 million in a Series A round with a valuation of over $ 1 billion.

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This Bellingham company receives $100 million in funding to expand, add jobs

NOVEMBER 18, 2021

A Bellingham company has received funding that could lead to more jobs and a significant expansion. PLACE, which offers software to help the back-end part of real estate brokerages, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 17, that it has raised $100 million in a Series A

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President of PLACE, Chris Stuart, Recently a Guest on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast

September 3, 2021

On episode 183 of GLREM, Chris Stuart discusses the measures it takes to be successful in the real estate industry. including the importance of having a clear vision, surrounding yourself with strong leaders, and working in an organization that will push you and provide you the tools necessary to grow.

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Chris Stuart shares the key to sustainable real estate teams

June 14, 2021

Industry veteran and newly minted Place, Inc. President Chris Stuart shares his thoughts on real estate teams, simplifying the consumer experience and creating a winning business strategy…

Press Releases

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PLACE Promotes Ross Clawson to Chief Administrative Officer

August 10, 2022

Bellingham, Wash.; August 10, 2022 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-in-one real estate technology and business services platform powering the top 20% of real estate agents, announced today that current Chief Financial Officer Ross Clawson is being promoted to Chief Administrative Officer.

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PropTech Unicorn PLACE Hires CTO and CMO

June 2022

Bellingham, Wash.; June, 2022 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-in-one technology and business services platform powering the top 20% of real estate agents regardless of brokerage, announced today the hiring of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Emiliano Delucia, and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Abby Powell.

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PLACE Selected by Second Century Ventures for 2022 REACH Scale-up Program

April 7, 2022

Bellingham, WA; April 5, 2022 —PLACE, the industry’s only all-in-one real estate platform providing technology and services to the top 1% of real estate agents and their customers, was announced today as a member of the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) …

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Industry Executive Named VP of Partnerships for PLACE

November 18, 2021

Bellingham, WA; November 19, 2021 —PLACE, the real estate industry’s only all-in-one technology and business services platform powering the top 20% of agents, announced today that Ellen Curtis has joined the team as Vice President of Partnerships.

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PLACE Raises $100 Million, Led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, at a $1 Billion Valuation

November 17, 2021

PLACE, the real estate industry’s only all-in-one technology and business services platform powering the top 20% of agents, announced today that it raised a $100 million Series A round, led by the growth equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management with participation from 3L Capital for a valuation of more than $1 billion.

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Chris Stuart shares the key to sustainable real estate teams

May 24, 2021

Bellingham, WA; November 19, 2021 —PLACE, an end-to-end real estate technology platform that exclusively partners with top real estate teams and brokerages, announced today that Chris Stuart is joining its executive leadership team as the company’s first president. 

Partner Announcements

PLACE Expands in the Triad Area of North Carolina

Elite Realty Group partners with PLACE to provide agents with more opportunities, incentives Crystal Rierson-Villeneuve is a calming force for her clients and genuinely wants to help others achieve wealth and homeownership. Partnering with PLACE provides the resources...

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PLACE Expands in the Greater Kansas City Area

Ken Hoover partners with PLACE to deliver more opportunities to his real estate teamKen Hoover’s passion for real estate and his desire to help his clients and agents led him to PLACE. Kansas City, Mo., August 2022 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-inclusive platform...

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PLACE Expands in New Jersey

The Melnikoff Real Estate Experience partners with PLACE to drive interstate expansion goalsEric Jon Melnikoff has a big vision, limitless energy, and is ready to implement the structure PLACE offers to help his team grow. Wayne, N.J., August 2022 — PLACE, a...

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PLACE Expands in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Now powered by PLACE, Alexis McIntosh and the G.R.I.T Home Professionals grow through partnership “Our culture is one of showing up and achieving big goals together.”Alexis McIntosh has built a world-class real estate business through a focus on connection,...

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PLACE Expands in the Twin Cities Area

Powered by PLACE, Bethany Nelson and the Bethany Nelson Real Estate Group bring an authentic approach and passion for wealth-buildingBethany Nelson has a gift for guiding clients to fulfill their real estate and wealth-building goals. Learn more about her journey and...

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PLACE Expands in New York City

New York City’s top luxury real estate brand, Nicole Gary and the Nicole Gary Team, partner with PLACEExceptional client service and a true passion for real estate are the hallmarks of Nicole Gary and the Nicole Gary Team. Discover why the iconic CEO and top producing...

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PLACE Expands in Northern Arizona

Shared values lead Christin Kingsbury and the Christin Kingsbury Group to a PLACE partnershipChristin Kingsbury has built an outstanding, values-driven real estate business in Northern Arizona. Ready to build a bigger world for herself and her team, she embraced PLACE...

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Place Expands in Southeast South Dakota

Destinie Marshall and Discovery Real Estate Co. invest in future growth with a PLACE partnershipDestinie Marshall knew she wanted to be a Realtor from the time she was in high school. Read about her path to success and how she believes PLACE can help her reach her...

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PLACE Expands in the Greater Denver Area

Everything falls into PLACE for Aaron Lebovic and the Expert Home TeamAaron Lebovic is an investor, agent, mentor, and coach. Partnering with PLACE plays an important role in his goal to build a strong team of individuals dedicated to serving clients at the highest...

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