Centract's TrendPoint™ API To Power Mobile Apps

API gives users immediate insight on neighbourhood residential real estate information

TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Centract Settlement Services today announced that its TrendPoint application programming interface (API) is now powering smartphones, including Blackberry® and iPhone®.

This new mobile application will allow users to obtain valuable information on residential real estate pricing trends in markets across Canada by accessing Centract's current data and analytic products including Neighbourhood Reports and Heat Maps.

"Centract possesses one of the largest commercially available databases of residential real estate information in Canada," said Rob Soja, Associate Vice President of Business Development at Centract.  "It includes data from across the Brookfield Residential Property Services (BRPS) group of companies, which touches nearly half of all residential real estate transactions and 60 to 70 per cent of all properties traded in Canada each year." 

Mr. Soja continued, "With valuation expertise crossing all facets of real estate and mortgage transactions, our insight into property trends is unparalleled."

In addition to mobile apps, Centract's TrendPoint™ API is being used for online and business enterprise applications. While users benefit from easy and efficient access to real estate information, TrendPoint™ enables its corporate clients to generate more leads, drive higher close rates, reduce risk, better focus their spending, and improve overall operational efficiencies.

"Leaders and innovators across industries are leveraging TrendPoint™ to substantively differentiate themselves in the marketplace," said Mr. Soja. "We're pleased to facilitate access to valuable real estate information for Canadian consumers while, at the same time, enabling companies to leverage the power of our real estate analytics and tools."

Current TrendPoint™ clients include lenders, insurers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, the public sector, retailers, and wealth management companies, among others.

About Centract

Centract Settlement Services, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company, is the largest Canadian provider of outsourced mortgage-related services and real estate business intelligence to lenders, insurers, retailers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, wealth management companies, the public sector and other corporations. It possesses one of the largest commercially available databases of residential real estate information in Canada, including an extensive, national database of approximately four million unique households, covering approximately half of the residential properties in Canada. The company's expertise in real estate valuation and neighbourhood trends, together with its innovative technologies, has established Centract as the industry thought leader and trusted source for real estate intelligence and analysis. For more information, please visit www.centract.com.

About Brookfield Residential Property Services

Brookfield Residential Property Services is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services, technology and knowledge. It is a division of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a global asset manager with over $100 billion of assets under management. The company's portfolio consists of leading brands including Brookfield Global Relocation Services, the second largest provider of global relocation services, Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Real Living Real Estate, La Capitale Real Estate Network and Centract Settlement Services. Through its real estate brands it has nearly 27,000 real estate professionals in more than 1,100 locations. Its global footprint spans North America, the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, India, Brazil and Australia, and includes more than 1,200 employees worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.brookfieldrps.com.

SOURCE CENTRACT Settlement Services

For further information:

Rob Soja
Associate Vice President, Business Development
Centract Settlement Services
(416) 380-7531


Yuri Park
MAVERICK Public Relations
(416) 640-5525 ext. 233

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