Licking County Land Bank in Newark, Ohio works to return blighted property to productive use and stabilize property values, improving the quality of life in communities across the county. As an agent of the County for the reclamation, rehabilitation, and reutilization of real property, the land bank is an open and transparent organization that strives to be strategic, efficient, and effective. The land bank is adopting STR's ePropertyPlus Start Up Program to boost its operations.
Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development (Indy DMD) recently selected STR’s ePropertyPlus as the software solution to support Renew Indy and their comprehensive community revitalization efforts. With ePropertyPlus, Renew Indianapolis and Indy DMD are adopting the premier cloud-based tool for converting data into strategic information and efficiently managing the revitalization of Indy neighborhoods. With its’ GIS-centric public and staff sites and unparalleled back-end database, ePropertyPlus offers Renew Indy an intuitive, nimble and scalable system for managing its’ portfolio and promoting opportunities to development partners.
Wilmington, DE is a city of neighborhoods with distressed properties scattered throughout otherwise stable communities. The city acquired dozens of those properties and now it's partnering with the WNLBC to get them out to its community development partners and put back to productive use. To achieve that objective, WNLBC is turning to ePropertyPlus.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha changes lives by providing stable, affordable housing. Their mission just got a big boost through the adoption of ePropertyPlus.
“The biggest benefit ePropertyPlus provides to us is the ability to track data for present and future properties and enhances our collaboration with the Omaha Municipal Land Bank. We will also import data from previous years for fund raising purposes, cost estimates, and tracking. ePropertyPlus allows us to send notifications and generate documents associated with our Habitat programs. By transitioning to ePropertyPlus, we were able to let go of other software tools we were paying for."
- Daniel Brewer, Director of Property Acquisition Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
The Tri-COG Land Bank is a new Pennsylvania land bank committed to giving Allegheny County communities more power over the direction and speed of revitalization within their borders. An Lewis, Tri-COG's Executive Director, recognizes the strategic value of ePropertyPlus for her emerging land bank organization. Using STR's new ePropertyPlus startup program is allowing them to get up and running quickly with acquisition planning and stakeholder support activities, as they move toward acquisitions, property management, and disposition.
"The Tri-COG Land Bank is brand new. Our unique structure requires we be progressive in our approach to land banking. We are excited to partner with ePropertyPlus. Having a system that is designed specifically for land banks will ensure our operations are established in a way that has been tried and tested by other successful land banks. Their new startup program allows us to adopt the software early in our process and grow into it at our own pace."
– An Lewis, Executive Director, Tri-COG Land Bank
The Allen County Land Reutilization Corporation (ACLRC) was established in accordance with ORC 1724 in January of 2016 under the direction of the Allen County Treasurer’s Office. The ACLRC serves as a resource to Allen County’s communities to address vacant and abandoned property issues and promote neighborhood stabilization. Through its activities, residential, commercial, and industrial properties that are certified tax delinquent, vacant, and creating blighting influences on a community may be considered for acquisition.
“As a new land bank with limited funds, the ePropertyPlus team came up with a start-up model that worked for us financially and provided us with a proven land bank software solution that will help us administer our NIP and other programs”
The County of Hennepin’s Division of Resident and Real Estate Services Department is implementing ePropertyPlus as their Tax-Forfeited Property Management Solution. The County required a centralized data solution to be used by department team members to accurately and effectively leverage information related to real tax-forfeited properties they manage on behalf of the state of Minnesota.
In one of its first official actions, the board of the Vermilion County Land Bank (VCLB) unanimously approved implementing ePropertyPlus as it ramps up efforts to put vacant and distressed properties back to productive use in this central Illinois county. The VCLB is Illinois' newest land bank, formed through an intergovernmental agreement between Vermilion County and several of its local municipalities. In advocating for the software, directors highlighted that ePropertyPlus will provide transparency and flexibility for its member communities and the public at large.
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Finance Real Estate Division is implementing ePropertyPlus to reduce operational challenges and the associated risks that come from relying on manual, paper-driven processes and stand-alone databases and spreadsheets. Pittsburgh joins clients ranging in size from the City of Schenectady and Calhoun County to the City of Los Angeles and Cook County, as well as The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh who has been using ePropertyPlus for the last two years.
ePropertyPlus has been implemented by Land Banks, Redevelopment Authorities, and Real Estate Services Departments across 10 states. ePropertyPlus Delivers Operational Efficiency & Public Transparency within weeks!
The Birmingham Land Bank Authority’s (BLBA) Board of Directors recently selected STR’s ePropertyPlus as its property inventory management software solution, following a competitive RFP process that attracted attention from a variety of software firms and organizations. ePropertyPlus was selected based on a combination of performance, price, and STR’s experience serving land banks across the country.
ePropertyPlus is the proven, award-winning, cloud-based, single source property portfolio repository that can help facilitate economic development opportunities within your City or County. One of the biggest challenges facing municipalities is the need for a property inventory solution that includes both internal and public facing components. The added exposure and transparency of managing a public facing component is a primary reason why clients continue to select ePropertyPlus as their core property management solution.
Like all cities, Los Angeles owns a wide variety of properties, including properties available for disposition, redevelopment or alternative uses. Keeping track of properties located in different databases and systems is time consuming, inefficient, and onerous. The City was also not able to effectively communicate with the public and interested redevelopment partners about what properties are available and for what use.
“With ePropertyPlus, our staff will spend less time managing paper and more time getting properties back into productive use. ePropertyPlus gives us a proven tool that is already being used successfully in New York and around the country. We’re excited to get started with STR,” says Albany County Land Bank Executive Director, Katie Bronson. Since 2013, ePropertyPlus has been deployed in Michigan, Ohio, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri.
The City of Reading has partnered with STR, the lead provider of cloud based property portfolio management software, and their online platform ePropertyPlus, to provide this public access to search for available properties.
The public can now search and filter Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh available properties online, visualize map layers for neighborhoods, wards, zoning, and more. For each individual property, you can inquire about the programs its eligible for, and access the county parcel record for each property.
We are excited to announce that Cook County Land Bank Authority awarded contract to provide Land Bank Property Inventory Tracking System to STR/ePropertyPlus. Looking forward to provide innovative solutions for complex problems Land Bank faces.
ePropertyPlus is one of the winner of $25,000 grand prize awards for their Amazon Web services - City on a Cloud Partners in Innovation Challenge, recognizing applications that solve local government challenges. We are thrilled with this award based on the over 800 government agencies worldwide...
We want to share this milestone of 50,000 properties being managed in ePropertyPlus with our clients, as well as all organizations that are improving their communities through the reuse of vacant and blighted properties across the country.
Do you have an iPad? Now you can find the ePropertyPlus mobile application in the Apple App Store The ePropertyPlus mobile application is the fast and easy way to access your property records everywhere you go. Download ePropertyPlus and start using these mobile features today:
+ View Properties on Interactive Maps
+ Photograph your Properties and Upload Photos
Add Property Notes
ePropertyPlus Mobile requires an ePropertyPlus account. It is available for free for current subscribers. Access to the features listed here are subject to the permission assigned to your user account. In future versions of the mobile application, we will be adding additional features for you to use on the go. Also coming soon, use ePropertyPlus mobile on your Google Android tablet.
STR, the leading provider of cloud based property portfolio management software is proud to announce three new ePropertyPlus subscribers. Missouri’s City of Kansas City Land Bank Authority, Ohio’s City of Columbus Land Bank, and Georgia’s Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority will use ePropertyPlus as their core property management solution.
Municipalities are struggling with managing their growing inventories of vacant and blighted properties. "There are millions of vacant properties across the country draining local resources, tax revenues, property values, and neighborhood spirit. ePropertyPlus helps municipalities increase their operational efficiency, improve transparency, and provide a higher level of customer service to the public," said Scott Meyer, President of STR.
ePropertyPlus provides end-to-end parcel inventory management from pre-acquisition planning through final disposition, including extensive inventory search functionality, broad mapping capabilities, online service provider management, flexible program configuration, and real time reporting. A key component of ePropertyPlus is its public view that provides public access to search for available properties, apply for properties on-line, and monitor the status of any applications they have submitted online. The 24/7 public view increases the online services to your community, and reduces the number of phone calls about available properties and status of applications submitted.