Constellation Web has been on a buying spree, acquiring two of the nation’s longest standing agent and broker web solutions providers – Birdview and Z57. The Z57 transaction closed on December 3rd. The Birdview transaction closed back in May, but we missed that.
Constellation has largely been thought of as a mega broker solution – providing services to many of America’s largest brokerage companies like Howard Hanna, Coldwell Banker Burnett, Shorewest, RealtyUSA and Many others.
Here is the Z57 press release
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec 3, 2012) -Constellation Software Inc. (“Constellation”) (CSU.TO) today announced that its wholly-owned division, Constellation Homebuilder Systems (“CHS”) has purchased 100% of the shares of Z57, Inc. (“Z57″). The acquisition further expands Constellation”s market presence in online marketing for residential real estate agents.
Headquartered in San Diego, California with customers across the United States, Z57 is a leading provider of web sites, lead management and lead generation solutions for real estate agents. Its market leading solutions include professionally branded websites, Internet traffic programs, PropertyPulse – a cutting edge social media offering, and Z57Go – a mobile solution for agents.
“We continue to invest in new products and services in the residential real estate industry”, said Dexter Salna, President of CHS. “Constellation provides excellent products, support and services to help our customers succeed in real estate now and in the future. Our acquisition of Z57 is an ideal partnership to continue to grow our real estate presence. We welcome the customers and employees of Z57 to the Constellation family.”
“We are very optimistic about our new parent, Constellation Software”, said Ryan Whitlock, CEO of Z57, Inc. “Constellation”s experience in the real estate market will strengthen Z57”s opportunity to grow its products for our current and future clients. It”s a strong strategic move for us.”
About Constellation Software Inc.
Constellation”s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CSU”. Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a number of industries across both the public and private sectors. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission-critical software solutions. Further information about Constellation may be obtained from its website atwww.csisoftware.com.
Here is the Birdview Press Release
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Constellation Web Solutions Inc. welcomes the staff and customers of Birdview into the fold! This is an exciting time for CWS as the premier provider of technology solutions to real estate brokers and agents gets bigger…and better.
Have a look at the press release:
TORONTO, ON, MAY 31, 2012 – Constellation Software Inc. (“Constellation”) (TSX: CSU) today announced that its wholly-owned business unit, Constellation Web Solutions, Inc., has purchased the assets of Birdview.com, Inc.(“Birdview”). The acquisition expands Constellation’s market presence in online marketing for residential real estate brokerages, offices, teams and agents.
Headquartered in Lombard, Illinois with customers across the United States, Birdview is a leading provider of web sites, lead management and lead generation solutions for the residential real estate industry. Its market leading solutions include OfficeSiteTM for real estate brokerages, TeamSiteTM for teams of agents and AgentSiteTM for individual agents. Features include IDX listings, lead management and e-mail marketing. TrafficAccelerator is Birdview’s second generation traffic and lead generation product.
“We continue to invest in new products and services in the residential real estate industry”, says Dexter Salna, President of Constellation Web Solutions. “Constellation continues to provide excellent support and services to help our customers successfully run their business now and in the future. We welcome the customers and employees of Birdview to the Constellation family.”
Constellation Web Solutions provides web sites, integrated voice response systems and mobile solutions to a nationwide customer base including 4 of the top 10 US Brokerages. The addition of Birdview’s products and customers will further extend Constellation’s reach beyond its traditional base of large enterprise customers to midsized brokers, offices, teams and agents.
About Constellation Web Solutions
Constellation Web Solutions, a part of Constellation Homebuilder Systems, is a real estate marketing company that provides industry leading top real estate websites, mobile technologies, interactive voice response systems, and home builder marketing services. We work with our customers to define strategies and implement innovative ways to grow their businesses by combining strategy, technology and real estate marketing to provide the best real estate websites available. Our proven track record of award winning real estate website designs coupled with our lead generating tools provides you with a single source for real estate marketing. If your needs are for real estate website designs, interactive voice response systems, or real estate mobile marketing solutions we have you covered. We have a successful 25 year history and an impressive client list. But what sets us apart is our ability to embrace emerging trends and apply new rules of marketing in ways that meet tomorrow’s business demands. You can see it in the work we do. You can feel it in the enthusiasm our people bring to every challenge. Our Solutions generate results.
About Constellation Software Inc.
Constellation’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CSU”. Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a number of industries across both the public and private sectors. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission critical software solutions to address the specific needs of its customers in those industries.
Y’all bought a mess. Both of these companies are not user friendly for sales people.