TORONTO and NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Brokerage Inc. (Real) (TSXV: REAX) (OTCQX: REAXF) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the business assets and intellectual property of RealtyCrunch Inc.
RealtyCrunch is a collaboration web and mobile app for home buyers and real estate agents. Launched in September 2020, it has already attracted over 2,000 real estate agents in the US who use it to streamline communication and document signing with their clients.
Pritesh Damani, the founder and CEO of RealtyCrunch and additional RealtyCrunch employees have joined Real as part of the acquisition. Pritesh has assumed the role of chief product officer with Real's wholly-owned subsidiary, Real Broker LLC, to continue his journey in real estate product innovation.
"I was impressed by the rapid development and adoption of the RealtyCrunch product, and I am thrilled to welcome Pritesh and his team to Real," said Tamir Poleg, co-founder and CEO of Real. "Together we will shape the future of the real estate brokerage industry with transformational software tools for Real's agents and their clients."
"Real has made enormous strides in 2020. We are excited to build the brokerage of the future together," said Damani. "We have a united vision of using smart technology to reduce complexity and increase flexibility for real estate agents and their clients. I believe this will be a hugely beneficial combination for Real's agents and the real estate brokerage industry."
The transaction was satisfied in cash for an aggregate purchase price of US $1,100,000 plus 184,275 common share purchase warrants of Real. Each Real warrant is exercisable into one common share of Real at a price of Cdn $1.36 for a period of four years from the closing date.
Pritesh Damani was granted 2,130,773 stock options of Real pursuant to Real's stock option plan at a price of $1.11 for a ten year term. The options granted to Damani are subject to a four year vesting period.
Separately, Real has granted an aggregate of 4,000 restricted share units (each, an "RSU") to certain senior officers. The RSUs were awarded based on the closing price of Real's common shares on January 4, 2021 and will vest in their entirety on January 5, 2024.
Real ( www.joinreal.com ) is a technology-powered real estate brokerage in 22 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Real is on a mission to make agents' lives better, creating financial opportunities for agents through higher commission splits, best-in-class technology, revenue sharing and equity incentives.
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