Maria Harris and Rick Davidson bring over five decades of collective experience in fintech and global real estate
NEW YORK, LONDON, June 30, 2021 – Plotify, the end-to-end asset management platform for income-generating single family rental (SFR) properties, announces the addition of two new advisory board members: Rick Davidson and Maria Harris.
With over five decades of collective real estate, banking, and mortgage industry experience, Davidson and Harris are acutely aware of the layers of inefficiencies in traditional property investing. As advisors, each brings a strategic approach as well as global perspective to Plotify’s massive end-to-end vision of streamlining investment management.
“Plotify is a true disrupter in the SFR investment arena. The combination of an innovative process (Plots) and innovative technology (platform) has changed the way both institutions and individuals can transact SFR investment with speed, accuracy and market diversification,” said Davidson.
A US-based entrepreneur and respected veteran of the international real estate community, Davidson has spent the past 33 years in both commercial and residential industries, most recently serving as Global President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate.
For the last decade especially, Davidson has been at the center of the industry’s accelerated evolution, advancing globalization and new technologies as chairman of CENTURY 21 Cambodia and director of Sisu, a software as a service (SaaS) provider that delivers analytics for the real estate market. “I bring ‘feet on the street’ knowledge combined with a keen eye on the shifting market and industry dynamics,” explained Davidson.
Much like Davidson, Maria Harris brings decades of experience to Plotify’s advisory board. A leading financial consultant in the UK, Harris provides digital and fintech expertise to the mortgage industry. As a Plotify advisor, Harris will be integral in elucidating the ins and outs of the banking industry in the UK.
“The Plotify proposition is absolutely unique, ” said Harris. “I love the focus on leveraging data alongside market expertise to create a transparent, insightful and customer led solution. By using smart technology with a human touch, Plotify’s approach to integration and collaboration puts us in a great position to fulfill emerging customer expectations.”
No stranger to industry-disrupting companies, Harris oversaw lending as an executive member of Atom Bank, the UK’s first digital bank and fastest growing mortgage lender, from 2014 to 2019. During that time, she designed, built, and launched the multiple award-winning, first fully digital mortgage in the UK.
“It’s a hugely exciting time to be involved in PropTech,” added Harris. “As the creator of the UK’s first fully digital mortgage, I’m incredibly lucky to have been at the forefront of the mortgage industry disruption here so I’ll be looking to bring my industry connections and a digital-first, customer obsessed ethos to what is already an incredibly illustrious team.” A vocal advocate for the role of technology in improving financial wellbeing, Harris was awarded the inaugural Women in Finance Award for her services to banking by HM Treasury.
“Rick and Maria have been at the cutting edge of real estate and mortgage innovation for years. Their unique perspectives provide invaluable strategic insights as we continue to build against our vision of being a fully integrated, global platform,” said Plotify CEO and Co-founder Anish Malhotra.
With the addition of team members like Davidson and Harris, Plotify is able to consider not just the state of the company presently, but the future of PropTech made possible by Plotify’s advancements.
“Maria understands the true value of our unique point-of-sale, instantaneous mortgage offering and flexible lending program. Her passion and focus as we scale this important part of our business have been infectious, said Malhotra.“Rick has been a trusted confidant from chalkboard to live customers in the Plotify journey. His unmatched experience, collaborative outlook, and extensive network have already been impactful in developing key partnerships and sourcing. The entire Plotify team is humbled to have them on our side.”
For more information about Plotify’s advisory board, visit plotify.co.uk.
Plotify is a digital platform that provides full and direct single family rental (SFR) ownership opportunities to global investors at scale. The PropTech startup’s mission is to reinvent property investing by creating a frictionless, transparent and full-service management experience that allows broad access to a previously restrictive asset class. With Plotify, investors can instantly own an entire residential property outright, complete with a pre-leased tenant, property manager, insurance and financing. Using this portfolio management system, Plotify effectively reduces the SFR ownership process from months to minutes. Customers can also on-board their existing assets to the platform.
Plotify currently offers SFR ownership opportunities in the U.S. and the U.K. to its global investment network.
For more information, visit https://www.plotify.co.uk/usa.