Housing.com acqui-hires Plat, BigBHK

In an effort to strengthen its product portfolio, online real estate company Housing.com has announced two acqui-hires on Sunday. The company acquired Plat, an online network for agents, and BigBHK, a property management software (PMS) targeted at rental suppliers, along with its employees.

The financial terms of the acqui-hire, acquisition of a start-up along with its employees, were not disclosed.

''The acqui-hires with Plat and BigBHK adds immensely to our talent pool which in turn will empower our partners and consumers to better manage their property portfolio ensuring convenience and transparency. This is in line with our strategy moving forward of focusing on the core of our business,'' said Rishabh Gupta, interim CEO and COO at Housing.com.

With these acqui-hires, Housing.com has acquired quality talent from premier institutions such as IIT Delhi and BITS Pilani. These include Chitransh Sahai, Gautam Prem Jain, Ayush Lodhi and Ankit Aggarwal (co-founders of Plat) and Ankur Kumar and Atul Yadav (co-founders of BigBHK).

With Plat, Housing.com strengthens its technology know-how to better cater to the needs of the agent community. This will help drive efficiencies in communications and operations such as posting leads and enhancing property showcase experience, thereby closing deals faster.

BigBHK empowers its partners to manage their property portfolios with a comprehensive web based property management solution. Using BigBHK's robust technology software, partners can streamline their realty lifecycle encompassing rental accounting, e-invoicing, record management, complaint tracking, reports, inventory management and much more. 

From an end consumer's standpoint, BigBHK provides tenants access to a free platform to raise complaints, track rent dues and maintenance amount on a monthly basis. BigBHK runs successful operations across Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune and is soon foraying into Chennai.