PLACE in the Press

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

PLACE Media Coverage

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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

Nov 1, 2022

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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

Jan 12, 2023

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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

Real Estate Almanac
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PropTech Unicorn PLACE Announces Key Executive Appointments

September 1, 2022

Incoming CFO Suzanne Colvin tapped to lead Finance as the Company accelerates; industry veterans Ross Clawson and Vija Williams assume expanded leadership roles

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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 Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix Area

The Velocity Group partners with PLACE for leverage, agent opportunitiesInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “We will grow, have more time, and lean on PLACE expertise to help others achieve their goals.” New Place...

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PLACE Expands in Columbus and Central Ohio

The Moog Group expands their future with PLACEInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “I became laser-focused on creating a legacy business. Some people are born with a drive to succeed and sometimes a life event compels it...

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PLACE Expands in the Jersey Shore and South Jersey

Multi-million dollar producer Emily Marchese partners with PLACE to grow her teamInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “As I learned to be more systematic and more prospecting-based, I saw an immediate transformation for...

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PLACE Expands in Southern and Central Oregon

Rutledge Property Group expanding with the PLACE playbookInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “I found myself in real estate, not being able to scale properly because this was the ONE business that I didn't have a partner...

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PLACE Expands in Atlanta Metro Area

Chatel Group aligns with PLACE to expand exceptional community and client serviceInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE.New PLACE Partner Sarah Chatel has built a successful real estate business by serving her clients, team,...

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PLACE Expands in Phoenix Metro Area

Steve and Michal Castle partner with PLACE to scale their team through proven systems Interested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “Being intentional with our past clients, our sphere, and our community involvement has really...

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PLACE Expands in Metro Denver Area

Seth Jenson partners with PLACE to increase business profitability, focus on personal goalsInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “I have always felt that I was on an island trying to figure out the next thing I needed to...

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PLACE Expands in Greater DFW Metroplex

The Brian Weast Group leverages PLACE for agent coaching and successInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE. “I’m excited when I watch agents immerse themselves in the business to achieve success.” New PLACE Partners, Brian...

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PLACE Expands in Central California

Family-first agent Apple Corial-Symns partners with PLACE for mentorship, learningInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE.“Somebody at my brokerage told me I was leaving money on the table so I accidentally started putting...

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PLACE Expands to Pikes Peak Region of Colorado

The Tiffany Home Team leans on PLACE to navigate and thrive in real estate market shiftsInterested in what a PLACE partnership could do for your business? Find your PLACE.“PLACE can take the pieces that are critical to our success — the onboarding, training, and...

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