Unison Announces Triple-Digit Growth in Revenue & Customer Transactions in 2018, Reaching $2.42 Billion in Total Value of Co-Invested Residential Real Estate

Company Disrupts Traditional, Debt-based Home Financing and Extends
Leadership in Home Ownership Co-Investing with 370% Growth in Revenue
and 308% Growth in Customer Transactions

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unison,
the nation’s leading provider of home ownership co-investments,
announced today significant achievements from 2018 including 370% YoY
revenue growth, 308% YoY growth in customer transactions, and $2.42
billion in total value of co-invested U.S. residential real estate
ending in Q4 2018. The company’s ground-breaking co-investment model
provides access to $15 trillion of equity in U.S. residential real
estate as an asset class for institutional investors. The company then
deploys funding to homebuyers and homeowners as equity-based investments
in residential real estate through its HomeBuyer and HomeOwner products.

“Unison’s 2018 growth numbers point to a clear break from the debt-only
status quo in residential real estate,” said Thomas Sponholtz, Unison’s
Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The inevitable turning point has
come, as an ever-increasing number of consumers are realizing that
Unison’s equity-based solution is a far superior way to buy and own a
home.”

Whether it is supplementing a down payment to buy a home, or unlocking
existing home equity to pay off debt, to do a home remodel, or to fund a
small business venture, Unison provides consumers with a breakthrough
alternative to the antiquated, debt-based, loan models that have been
the only options in the real estate marketplace for most of the past
century. Unison co-invests with homebuyers and homeowners as a true
partnership, without monthly payments, and without interest, since it is
not a loan.

In addition to exponential growth in revenue and customer transactions,
the viability and strength of Unison’s revolutionary, end-to-end
co-investment business model was validated with the following results in
2018:

  • Expansion into nine additional U.S. states, bringing Unison’s total
    footprint to 22 states plus Washington D.C., reaching over 70 percent
    of U.S. single-family residential housing units
  • $40 million Series B round of funding led by F Prime Capital and
    joined by Citi Ventures, Royal Bank of Canada, and HOOPP
  • Launch of a new “5% Down Program” with Valley Bank and Goldwater Bank,
    that enables home buyers in select regions to contribute as little as
    5% on their down payment through an equity partnership with Unison
  • Doubling of its employee headcount to over 100 full-time employees
  • Key executive hires, including Cari Jacobs, the company’s first Chief
    Marketing Officer and Jason Lin, the company’s first Vice-President of
    Growth Marketing
  • The addition of Christa Carone, President of Group Nine Media, as the
    company’s newest member of Unison’s board of directors

About Unison

Unison is revolutionizing the home financing marketplace through
long-term co-investment partnerships. The company works with select
institutional investors to integrate home ownership investing into the
U.S. home financing system through its HomeBuyer and HomeOwner Programs.
Unison HomeBuyer helps purchasers buy the home they want with less debt
and risk, typically by doubling the down payment and Unison HomeOwner
provides existing homeowners with cash without the added debt or
payments of a home equity loan or HELOC. The company’s co-investment
through both programs is a true equity partnership, with no monthly
payments, in which Unison shares in the increase or decrease in the
future value of a home. Headquartered in San Francisco, Unison operates
in 22 states plus Washington D.C. For more information, visit https://www.unison.com/.

Contacts

Unison
John Ordona
mediadesk@unison.com
415-992-4200