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MRI Software Honors Real Estate Technology Leaders with RE: Visionary 2021 Awards

Goldberg, IRG, Brooksville and RealFoundations Honored at MRI Ascend User Conference in Cleveland

Posted: October 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CDT|Update: 22 hours ago

CLEVELAND, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – MRI software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the recipients of the third RE: Visionary Awards to his MRI Ascension 2021 North American User Conference, held at Cleveland to October 17-20. The rewards, which were unveiled during the General Session on Ascend Day 2, relate to four categories: Lifetime Achievement, Innovation, Ambassador of the year and Partner of the year. The RE: Visionary Awards, formerly known as the MRI Innovation Awards, recognize IRM clients and partners who have leveraged the company’s open and connected software and its extensive partner network to elevate their business and gain an advantage. competitive. This year’s awards were announced as the company celebrates its 50e birthday.

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“I am delighted to honor our community of customers and partners for their incredible work and dedication to transforming the way communities live, work and play, especially during the challenges of the past year,” said Patrick ghilani, CEO of MRI Software. “These awards illustrate how collaboration and open software can drive innovation exponentially, not just for our mutual customers, but for the industry as a whole.”

2021 RE: Visionary Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement: Goldberg
Goldberg companies and its affiliates (collectively known as GCI) is a national developer, general contractor and property manager of residential and commercial real estate. GCI, founded in 1952 and based in Cleveland, was MRI’s first customer when it was launched in 1971 and remains actively involved with the company. As a pioneer in the industry, GCI has continued to evolve and innovate over the decades, constantly seeking new and better ways to build thriving communities. GCI relies on MRI’s residential and commercial management and accounting solutions to support its day-to-day operations. Driven by its desire to be at the cutting edge of technology, GCI Residential has adopted advanced AI technologies, including CheckpointID, MRI’s fraud and identity verification product, and MRI Resident Screening to continue its risk management initiatives across its national portfolio of over 9,000 units.

Innovation: IRGRA
IRG Real Estate Advisors (IRGRA) has been an IRM client for almost 20 years and is currently one of the largest real estate services companies headquartered in Ohio with a portfolio of nearly 100 million square feet of assets in 30 states. IRGRA uses MRI Commercial Management, Residential Management, Fixed Assets, Analytix and Financials in MRI’s cloud platform. Currently, it takes advantage of the flexibility of MRI’s open ecosystem by integrating with other software packages, automating manual tasks, adding custom tables, screens and reports, all of which support the needs. evolving business lines and IRGRA’s strategic objectives. The company uses Analytix’s self-service capabilities to set up dashboards and reports that deliver actionable insights to help make profitable, data-driven decisions for customers, investors, and owners.

Ambassador of the year: Robb Napolitano, The Brooksville Company
Robb Napolitano is DSI of The Brooksville Company, a vertically integrated property management and investment company that deals with large, complex multi-family properties across the new York Metropolitan area. MRI recognized Napolitano as its Ambassador of the Year for being instrumental in transforming technology for affordable housing (AH). Under Napolitano’s leadership, Brooksville worked with MRI on a large-scale property management system migration to Spring Creek Towers, a complex of 5,881 units in Brooklyn, New York, and the largest HUD-funded development in the country. The partnership between MRI and Brooksville has enabled the site to make this 100% remote transition due to COVID, which has never been done before. The partnership enabled IRM to apply the improvements in Spring stream that will help other affordable housing providers automate property management activities, operate with greater transparency, improve efficiency and manage government compliance. Napolitano’s work leads to strategic initiatives that will bring long-term improvements to affordable housing portfolios nationwide.

Partner of the year: RealFoundations
RealFoundations, a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry, has been selected as an Outstanding Member of MRI Partner login program. A strategically influential partner, RealFoundations continues to launch revolutionary practices that help real estate organizations achieve their business goals through technology, process improvement, and systems planning and integration. The company has proactively identified opportunities to collaborate with the MRI team on projects spanning system migrations, data conversions and implementations to drive customer success, including a large-scale project with a large complex retail business. The partnership illustrates how a shared commitment to providing flexibility and choice through an open approach to software benefits MRI’s partners and customers, while influencing future product development at MRI. The mutually beneficial partnership is enhanced by the close collaboration between the staff of both companies and the strategic expertise and knowledge of the RealFoundations team.

The RE: Visionary Awards and MRI Ascension took place in the Huntington Congress Palace in Cleveland. Ascend brought together MRI staff and users – over 60 partners were represented – for four days of keynotes, presentations, networking events, seminars, workshops and exhibits on MRI and its real estate ecosystem.

About MRI software
MRI Software is a leading provider of real estate software solutions that are transforming the way communities live, work and play. MRI’s comprehensive, flexible, open and connected platform enables owners, operators and occupants of commercial and residential real estate organizations to innovate in rapidly changing markets. MRI has been a pioneer in the PropTech industry for more than five decades, serving more than two million users worldwide. Through cutting-edge solutions and a rich ecosystem of partners, MRI gives real estate companies the freedom to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. For more information, please visit


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