Top 5 CRE Underwriting Automation Tools to Get You Started
September 29, 2021
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4 min
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Commercial real estate industry, surprisingly, has not been the front runner in adopting technology, part of the reason being the absence of an end-to-end automated solution. Technology companies are seen as too fragmented in solutions they provide by the CRE industry. In the post Covid-19 world the trend is changing, where investors are using some form of automation whether it is property management software, asset and investment management system, or a document processing solution.

As technology evolves to become more sophisticated, commercial real estate investors are harnessing the potential of automation. This process helps share investors some load of vetting a new commercial property, managing locations, and selling.

It's no longer a choice to have CRE underwriting automation tools for your firm to automate mundane repetitive tasks. In this article, we talk about some of the best automated solutions that make your life easier as a commercial real estate professional.

Top CRE underwriting automation tools

Top CRE automation tools

Check out this list of five prominent commercial real estate software used by investors to boost their productivity -

1. ClientLook

ClientLook is a cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) software solution that incorporates contact management, project collaboration, and corporate social networking in a single integrated solution.

Features
  • Every detail on each property
  • Build your property universe
  • Link contacts and properties
  • Email marketing with email integration
  • Manage listings and track comps
  • Online marketing
  • Pipeline tracking
  • Updates and activities
Pricing

The price offered by ClientLook falls under three segments -

  1. $0 for new brokers
  2. $89 per user per month (paid annually)
  3. $129 per user per month (paid monthly)
Cons
  • Cumbersome integration with the company's email.
  • It requires better filtration on advanced searches.
  • No reporting capabilities.
  • No cross object filtering.

2. Docsumo

Docsumo is an automated document processing platform that enables operation teams to accurately extract information from any document in any layout with no manual setup required.

Docsumo offers automated data extraction from a number of CRE documents such as T12 statements, Offering memorandum, and operating statements which helps simplify CRE underwriting. You can classify different document types using the auto-classification feature and extract data with 98%+ accuracy. With Docsumo, there's no need for manual data entry anymore.

Features
  • Data extraction from images/pdf
  • Seamlessly download data into multiple formats
  • Swift processing of documents in real-time
  • Integration with API or Webhooks
  • Smart Filters for dates, numbers, and other regular expressions
  • Auto-classification of documents
  • Validation of captured data
Pricing
  1. Free Trial - Suitable for testing features.
  2. Growth - Ideal for firms who wish to capture specific data points and train on data.
  3. Enterprise - Ideal for enterprises that intend to capture data values and train on their data.
Cons
  • More detailing is required in the API documentation segment.
  • The requirement to extend support to process handwritten documents.

3. Clik.ai

Clik.ai is an automated underwriting software meant for commercial real estate (CRE). Investors utilize this platform to boost underwriting as-well-as asset management functions with blazing speeds. 

They provide simple plug-n-play cloud software tools. These tools assist deal makers in executing their deal valuations and transaction due-diligence with no lags.

Features
  • Efficient document and keyword search across loan files.
  • You can easily move data from documents to servicing softwares.
  • Shared servicing for cost efficiencies.
  • Automated underwriting
  • Due diligence
Pricing

Ask for price

Cons
  • Cluttered UI experience
  • Lack of customization features
  • Requires time to understand navigating through the platform

4. Leverton

Leverton is an award-winning AI-powered data extraction and contracts analytics tool that is meant for corporate and legal documents.

Leverton provides a comprehensive solution to digitize and automate lease abstraction, enforce a layer of human review, and deliver the results directly to top real estate platforms such as VTS, JDEdwards, MRI, Yardi, and Argus.

Features
  • Image and Document extraction
  • Seamless integration with top real estate accounting and data firms
  • Legal AI for Due Diligence.
  • Revenue Assurance.
  • Regulatory Compliance.
Pricing
  • $59 per month for a single user.
Cons
  • The absence of sophisticated integrations with Accounting Software.
  • Less user-faced customization options.
  • Absence of automation in complex contract analysis.
  • Limited outreach into other industry sectors.

5. VisualLease

Visual Lease is a lease accounting and management platform, which provides automated calculations that extract the data points necessary to produce journal entries. This way, you spend less time devising accurate calculations.

Features
  • Portfolio Administration
  • Document Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Critical Date Alarms
  • Lease Accounting and Auditing
  • Localization and Reporting
Pricing
  • Ask for price
Cons
  • Limited functionality in features like project management.
  • Inaccuracies in mapping.
  • Implementation sometimes gets tedious.

Final Words

As a property manager or a real estate investment manager, it's time for you to create space for automated solutions to streamline the most mundane tasks.  The first thing to get started with is to figure out the tasks you need to automate. Hopefully, this blog was helpful for your initial research. There are a number of solutions out there which you can have a look at, compare them, and decide what works best for you. 

If you're considering automating your data extraction workflow, we'd love to help. Schedule a demo with Docsumo and figure out how we can help you achieve 99% accuracy in data extraction and 90%+ straight through processing for CRE documents.

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Written by
Pankaj Tripathi
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