Bria Homes launches Sentro, its new center of convergence


Bria Homes launches Sentro, its new center of convergence

(The Philippine Star) – October 4, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Villar-owned Bria Homes, one of the leading real estate developers in the Philippines, is launching Sentro, the new center of convergence in its communities.

The company said Sentro will be the amenity hub housing the multi-function hall, park, playground and Bria’s newest facility: the community center.

Sentro will be its “most innovative development yet” and a significant step toward its goal – to provide Filipinos not just modern and affordable houses in the Philippines, but also better, more secure, and healthier lives, Bria said.

Sentro will be where the action is, where residents can engage in sports tournaments, hold school graduations, and organize seminars and pageants. A host of other community events can also be accommodated in the multi-function hall that boasts of a covered court and stage.

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Spencer Rascoff Launches Pacaso for Second Homes

Spencer Rascoff of Pacaso (Getty; Unsplash)

Spencer Rascoff of Pacaso (Getty; Unsplash)

Who says second homes are only for the 1 percent?

A group of ex-Zillow executives, including former CEO Spencer Rascoff, has just launched Pacaso, a startup looking to redefine the fusty timeshare. The marketplace will allow buyers to
purchase from one-eighth to one-half of a vacation home. Its network of agents and suite of tech tools help owners manage the process.

“The mission of Pacaso is to democratize second-home ownership,” Rascoff said in a statement.

Based in San Francisco, Pacaso is launching with $17 million in Series A funding led by Maveron, with participation from Crosscut and Global Founders Capital. It also has backing from prominent business executives including former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s CEO of consumer worldwide; Greg Schwartz, former Zillow president of media and marketplaces; and real estate coach Tom Ferry.

In addition to Rascoff, Pacaso’s founding team includes

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Ex-Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff jumps back into real estate, launches startup with former colleagues to help people buy second homes

Former Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff and dotloop founder Austin Allison are teaming up on a new startup called Pacaso that aims to make it easier for more people to own a vacation home.



Spencer Rascoff, Austin Allison standing in front of a window: Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff (left) and dotloop founder Austin Allison are teaming up on Pacaso, a new startup that helps people buy second homes. (Pacaso Photos)


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Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff (left) and dotloop founder Austin Allison are teaming up on Pacaso, a new startup that helps people buy second homes. (Pacaso Photos)

“This is an entirely new category of second home ownership,” said Allison, who sold his real estate startup to Zillow in 2015.

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The company came out of stealth mode today, announcing a $17 million seed round led by Seattle venture capital firm Maveron, with participation from Crosscut, Global Founders Capital, and individual investors such as former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, real estate coach Tom Ferry, former Zillow executive Greg Schwartz, and Amazon CEO of Consumer Worldwide Jeff Wilke. Pacaso also raised $250 million

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BBVA USA launches milestone green commercial real estate loan throughout its footprint

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HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BBVA USA has launched a sustainability-focused commercial real estate loan for clients across its footprint, marking a milestone in the bank’s new 5-year strategic plan implemented in January 2020. 

The loan is designed to help small business owners with closing costs related to the purchase of commercial real estate, provided the property meets certain environmental sustainability standards. The loan is another step the bank is taking in support of the second pillar of its strategic plan – focusing on aligning business efforts with economic, social and environmental sustainability.

“This product underscores both the economic and environmental concepts of the bank’s strategic plan,” said BBVA USA Small- to Medium-Enterprises Network Executive Elizabeth Dobers. “It helps small business owners build their business portfolio with savings

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