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MRI Ascend Anaheim: What we can learn from MRI’s annual users conference

Chuck McDowell

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Chuck McDowell

MRI Ascend and the open and connected ecosystem took Anaheim, California by storm last week! More than 1400 real estate, property management and strata management professionals along with 60 partners gathered at the Anaheim Convention Centre to network with each other and explore what’s new with MRI Software 

We were thrilled to pull back the curtain on several innovative solutions that will help MRI and Rocked clients do more than just stay ahead of the curve, but also rise above it. 

MRI users conferences have always stood as the living embodiment of the open and connected ecosystem, where our clients can leverage flexibility and choice to create the solution that works best for their business. This year, we were excited to unveil a record number of new solutions designed to help real estate organizations in a variety of ways.

And of course, we had a bit of fun too. Check out the Rockend team quizzing some of the Americans (including CEO Pat Ghilani!) on Aussie slang below.


This way to comprehensive and flexible software solutions

At MRI Ascend, we proudly announced MRI Secure Sign, which enables clients to efficiently create and send real estate documents for signature with purpose-built integrations from within MRI and (very soon) Rockend products. As businesses continue to move operations online, it’s more important than ever to control and protect digital documents and signed contracts. 

We also unveiled MRI Application Gateway, which provides a single point of entry to Platform X – MRI’s unifying platform through which all products can be accessed, and which allows reporting and other key tools to be aggregatedMRI Application provides an app-based launch screen for you to securely access your MRI and third-party applications, bringing all of the solutions you love and use regularly into one familiar interface. 

MRI Living

The MRI Living suite now includes two new innovations: MRI Payments and MRI Lead Management. MRI Payments allows blocks of units (known as multifamily properties in the US) to handle multiple payment types, including online and check payments, through an integrated solution that delivers a complete prospect and resident experience. MRI Lead Management brings leading-edge technology for tracking and engaging potential residents into the MRI Living suite of residential solutions to give owners and operators the ability to manage prospects from lead to lease. Today’s renters expect to be treated like people, not metrics, and the MRI Living suite enables residential property managers to take a customer-centric approach and improve the renter experience.

MRI @ Work

In the same way that MRI Living helps residential property managers meet the needs of their market, MRI @ Work houses all of the products that will help commercial property professionals rise above their industry challenges.

One of our newest products is made possible through the power of artificial intelligence. MRI Lease Intelligence brings AI-powered lease abstraction into the MRI @ Work suite of commercial solutions through the integration of Leverton and MRI. Acquired by MRI in July, Leverton enables commercial property owners, operators and occupiers to efficiently extract lease data and analyze it to gain insights. This solution ensures data accuracy by directly integrating MRI Lease Intelligence with MRI property management solutions. 

Congratulations to the 2019 MRI Innovation Awards Winners!

At MRI, we think our partners and clients are pretty great, and we’re proud to be working together to drive transformation and openness in the real estate industry. Our Second Annual MRI Innovation Awards were announced on Tuesday during the general session, and we want to extend a very special congratulations to all who were recognized. Here are the winners: 

Community Award:The CT Group 
Flexibility Award: Harbor Group Management 
Ambassador Award: Cecilia Li, Urban Edge Properties 
Partner of the Year Award:insightsoftware 


The future of real estate software is here

MRI Ascend is a living, breathing representation of the open and connected partner ecosystem that we strive to create for our clients. It’s an honour to do business with some of the most innovative and forward-thinking real estate organizations across the globe.  

Keep an eye out for dates for the MRI Ascend Conference in Sydney in May 2020 – bringing open and connected Down Under! 

Don’t just stay ahead of the curve – rise above it! 

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