PLACE in the Press

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

PLACE Media Coverage

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PLACE Co-Founders Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez, and PLACE President Chris Stuart named among Inman Power Players 2024

January 18, 2024

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Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez listed on the Swanepoel Power 200 list by T3 Sixty

January 10, 2024

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PLACE Co-Founders Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez win Inman’s 2023 Best of Proptech Awards

November 8, 2023

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People on the Move: PLACE brings on chief growth advisor

October 11, 2023

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PLACE Appoints Brendon Burchard as Chief Growth Advisor

September 28, 2023

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PropTech Unicorn PLACE Appoints Leading High-Performance Coach Brendon Burchard as Chief Growth Advisor

September 28, 2023

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2023 Inman Innovator Awards

July 20, 2023

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EY Announces Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez of PLACE as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Mountain West Award Winners

June 30, 2023

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2023 America’s Best Startup Employers

March 07, 2023

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PLACE’s Ben Kinney and Brian Gubernick identify 8 critical traits that separate great real estate leaders from the rest

March 15, 2023

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Holly Priestner amongst The Top 50 Women Leaders of Austin for 2023

February 13, 2023

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PLACE hires former Homeward exec Brian Gubernick

Feb 14, 2023

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Never say ‘we’ve gotten it’: PLACE’s Chris Suarez gives 4 keys to success

Jan 18, 2023

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Ben Kinney, Chris Stuart named among Inman Power Players 2023

Jan 12, 2023

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Ben Kinney ranks no. 36 on Swanepoel Power 200

Jan 10, 2023

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PLACE named to Inc. Power Partner Awards 2022

Nov 1, 2022

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Delivering a comprehensive real estate platform

July 1, 2022

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PLACE picks up former Napster exec, promotes Vija Williams

September 1, 2022

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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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PropTech Unicorn PLACE Appoints Leading High-Performance Coach Brendon Burchard as Chief Growth Advisor

September 28, 2023

Real estate platform PLACE and best-selling author & performance coach Brendon Burchard announce partnership to elevate performance and growth

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PLACE Appoints Orlando Ramírez as Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships

July 2023

Bellingham, Wash.; July 20, 2023 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-in-one technology and business services platform powering top real estate teams at all brokerages and brands, announced today the hiring of Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships Orlando Ramírez. With almost two decades of experience in leadership roles at major brands…

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PropTech Unicorn PLACE Announces Key Executive Appointments

September 2022

BELLINGHAM, Wash.; September 1, 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 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Suzanne Colvin and the key executive appointments of Ross Clawson to Chief Administrative Officer and Vija Williams to Head of Industry.

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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 Abilene

Tonya Harbin Team to Gain More Value for Agents Through PLACE Partnership"This partnership with PLACE is exactly what we need to take our team to the next level. It's about providing our agents with the tools they need to grow a successful, sustainable future.”Tonya...

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PLACE Expands in Utah

Spring Bengtzen Partners with PLACE For Next Level Growth“I know that in order to go to that next level in business and in life, it’s strategic to do it with the right people. Having high caliber business partners and mentors makes a world of difference in getting...

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PLACE Expands in St. Louis

Erica Timko provides vision and accountability with PLACE “I want my agents to feel like doing 24 to 36 units a year is a piece of cake. With PLACE training and accountability systems, we can get there.”Erica Timko aims to leverage PLACE’s cutting-edge strategies to...

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PLACE Expands in Greater Washington, D.C. Market

Award-winning agents at Fulcrum Residential, led by Ty Voyles and Tom Kavanagh, partner with PLACE to expand client value proposition"When we asked questions and sought advice, we found that when we started asking questions and seeking advice from others in the...

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PLACE Expands in Idaho Falls & East Idaho

The Nelson Group to scale with PLACE"PLACE will help us serve our clients at a higher level and create more opportunities for our Agent Partners.”Dave Nelson will gain leadership growth and tools and systems for recruiting and onboarding agents through his partnership...

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PLACE Expands in Maryland

Nick Waldner Partners with PLACE to Develop Future Industry Leaders“I get excited thinking about what PLACE can do for the next generation of real estate agents, teams, and businesses.”Waldner Winters Team to leverage PLACE models and innovative resources to inspire...

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PLACE Expands in the Albuquerque Rio Rancho Metro Area

Deanna and Eric Dopslaf partner with PLACE to empower growth"With PLACE, the value we provide our agents skyrockets."Deanna and Eric Dopslaf say PLACE will improve their client and agent experiences. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., February 2024 — PLACE, the real estate industry’s...

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PLACE Expands in California’s Central and East Bay

Ron and Eva Cedillo of HBR Team partner with PLACE for operational support“I partnered with PLACE because I wanted to find a better way to help serve our community and clients. This partnership allows us to do that while providing a clear growth path for our...

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PLACE Expands in Irvine and Orange County

Hiram and Diane Aviles create a legacy through partnership with PLACE“Our focus has always been on delivering an exceptional experience to our clients. With PLACE, we can take this to a whole new level.”Aviles Real Estate Group to gain time and focus in their strength...

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PLACE Expands In New Jersey

LuxeLife Group partners with PLACE to optimize their client experience “With PLACE the team is bringing their skills to an even higher level to build generational wealth and opportunities for their families and clients.”John & Simon Westfall-Kwong enhance the...

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