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NEW YORK CITY—Backed by investors led by the technology investment arm of Brookfield Asset Management, with GLP, Tishman Speyer and venture capital firm Fifth Wall, VTS is aggressively investing in and expanding its software that helps landlords track and manage tenant leasing. It raised $90 million in a recent funding round in a record CRE tech venture financing. The company stated the funding will continue to deepen its current software capabilities, and accelerate the launch of its end-to-end commercial real estate leasing product Truva, which will go live later this year.

One real estate industry expert in the proptech space characterized the crux of the VTS software as providing owners the ability to do deals directly with the end users. “It's about eliminating brokerage commissions. So, this is really bad news for JLL, CBRE, Cushman or other brokerage firms,” he said.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.