Property software giant invests in PropTech pioneer | 11 January 2017
Qube Global Software and Engage enter joint venture in boost to Build to Rent Sector.
Qube Global Software has entered into a partnership with PropTech trailblazer Engage to deliver self-service portals to residents within the growing Build to Rent sector.
Following the rise of Generation Rent over the last decade, there is a strong need for businesses to meet the growing expectations of customers, who demand higher levels of service than ever before. The Engage portal is fully integrated with Qube Global’s own software and is designed to meet the needs of today’s resident while delivering substantial efficiencies to property managers.
The portal acts as a hub for landlord and tenants, managing applications, payments and referencing and property maintenance, as well as engaging directly with customers and delivering perks such as targeted offers from local businesses. The combined offering is an end-to-end solution across the entire residential property lifecycle and is already used by a number of high-profile PRS developers and operators.
This initiative is part of a wider strategy that will see Qube Global Software expanding rapidly through proactive partnerships that enhance its offering to customers and grow the company’s presence in the UK and globally.
John Cuppello, CEO of Qube Global Software, said: “In this digital age people expect to be able to communicate with their landlord, access their documents and order services online. This is no longer a bonus, it’s an essential service for any Build to Rent operator. This commercial relationship hugely strengthens our offering and makes us to the ‘go to’ provider in the PRS sector”.
Mitesh Patel, Managing Director of Engage, said: “Engage’s partnership with Qube Global Software is pivotal in meeting the growing expectations of renters through innovative customer-focused technology designed specifically for the property sector. As a result, the communication between landlord and resident is empowered, time-consuming administrative processes are automated, and residents are provided with all the information and support relevant to their home and neighbourhood.
“This ultimately gives tenants what they demand, ensures a long-lasting relationship between resident and landlord and reduces the costs and complexities associated with managing properties.”
Qube Global Software currently invests 25% of turnover in research and development. This partnership is an important part of this investment in property technology, creating an ecosystem of innovative software and service providers that will enable companies to deliver better deals and improved service to customers.