Welcome to Rentals Regulations Monthly, Obligo’s monthly digest of recent regulatory news impacting the rental market. Whether you’re a property owner, manager, or a renter, we’re here to highlight some… Read More
Today we announced a Series B funding of $35 million led by investor 83North. Additional investors participating in the round include HighSage Ventures, 10D, Entrée Capital, Alumni Ventures, MUFG Innovation Partners,… Read More
Imagine a software app that creates peace and understanding between landlords and tenants. How much value would that have in this world of constant rental turnover and strife?
Tune in to hear our VP of Partnerships, Casey Winter, explain how property managers and owners are using Obligo to streamline leasing and accounting operations, boost their bottom line and… Read More
Originally published by Propmodo on September 28th, 2021. A security refund process without frustration and disappointment is unexpected for renters. Jump into any review site and you’ll find horror stories… Read More
We’d like to share our thought process and core values that have helped us create the most effective and transparent deposit alternative on the market.
Refunding traditional security deposits has long been an inefficient and burdensome process for property managers. For renters expecting to receive their cash back in a timely manner, deposit refunds can… Read More
Obligo has helped Common Living save its renters $1.7m, and eliminate +3900 hours of deposit-related admin. Learn how Obligo’s deposit-free amenity made Common’s listings more appealing, reducing vacancies, increasing the… Read More
We are pleased to announce that we have won the MHN Gold Award for Best Technology! On November 6, 2020, Multi-Housing News (MHN) announced their 2020 excellence award winners. In… Read More
Today we announced a $15.5 million Series A funding round from investors including 83North, 10D, Entrée Capital, Viola Credit, and other strategic real estate investors. The funding will enable us… Read More
Obligo is excited to announce the recipients of its inaugural 2020 Renter’s Trust Awards. Obligo facilitates a trusted relationship between landlords and renters using Open Banking technology and AI, ridding… Read More
We are pleased to announce the launch of our lease renewal incentive program, designed for residential landlords to increase retention rates, minimize the cost of concessions and provide renters with… Read More
Obligo in The Real Deal: New York City formalizes their push for security deposit alternatives, following a nationwide trend in deposit regulations. Last year, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced his… Read More
Obligo was recently featured in Israel21c, with Chief Operating Officer Omri Dor explaining how we rid both landlords and renters from the burden of security deposits. Obligo’s technology screens renters… Read More
On Episode 32 of “Product Nation”, Obligo’s co-founder and COO Omri Dor chats about his humble beginnings in a small market in Israel, switching gears to a larger international market… Read More
Obligo’s VP of Partnerships, Casey Winter, joins a panel of industry experts from Cortland, Waterton, Bell Partners and TLC Management Co., to discuss “Optimizing Operations: Tech’s Impact on Internal Processes”…. Read More
The world of renting and property management undergoes significant changes every year. And every new year, RETCON highlights the technologies, ideas, and opportunities that continue to propel our industry forward…. Read More
Learn how Obligo combines its AI-based underwriting model with Plaid’s technology to enhance its screening abilities, keeping landlords secure and renters accountable. Obligo users who connect their bank accounts with… Read More
Omri Dor, Obligo’s co-founder and COO, joined Brad Hargreaves, founder and CEO at Common, on Episode 19 of Common Knowledge. Omri and Brad discuss how Obligo reduces friction and streamlines the… Read More
There are many unpleasant scenarios entrepreneurs plan for in advance, in an effort to stay afloat if and when trouble hits. Recessions, however, are a league of their own. They… Read More
Major cities have experienced unprecedented increases in unemployment, uncertainty, and apartment vacancies.
This past May, Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, pushed through legislation to extend the eviction ban through August 20th. Cuomo also introduced an option for tenants to cover rent… Read More
As a landlord or property manager, have you ever wondered what it would be like to rid yourself of the need for security deposits? On Episode 39 of Bob Preston‘s “The… Read More
Our co-founder and CEO Roey Dor met with Justin Goldberg at AIPAC, to discuss the history of Obligo, the challenges we’re encountering during COVID-19, the problems with insurance, and our vision for the future.
Joshua Kopelowitz, Partner at Rosenberg & Estis, joined Obligo COO & co-founder Omri Dor to discuss how owners are using deposits as rent, without sacrificing security and renter accountability. Josh… Read More
If you were looking for an apartment 3 months ago, you would not have been able to go through the entire process without meeting a broker or visiting a leasing… Read More
As the coronavirus continues to keep people in their homes, uncertainty grows. Millions of renters are unable to pay rent, due to being furloughed or laid off. Even those still… Read More
A surprising effect of COVID-19 is how the world has rapidly digitized in its wake. Video conferencing technologies like Zoom are now used for every meeting, social event, conference, school… Read More
Here are 5 startups that help them stave off evictions: Obligo, founded in 2017, eschews the insurance model. Instead, tenants provide the company with access to their bank account and… Read More
The first person to ever let someone use something of theirs, or stay in their property, likely wanted some reassurance that if something got damaged, they would be made whole…. Read More
Sometime in late February or early March, if you were on the leadership team at your company, your day to day and role instantly changed. Whatever your role was previously,… Read More
With millions of New Yorkers suddenly out of a job due to coronavirus, a number of city officials announced on Tuesday they are bringing forth a proposal that would allow… Read More
One of Israel’s big areas of expansion has been the large number of innovative proptech companies, some of which have already hit the U.S.
Would you rather hand over one month’s security deposit on your New York City rental or sign up for an alternative security deposit insurance program to cover any damage to… Read More
Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking a cue from Cincinnati: He wants to give some renters an alternative to paying a hefty security deposit upfront. During his State of the… Read More
The availability of apartments is only one hurdle you come across when searching for a new home. Once you find the right place, though, can you afford it?
Over $100,000 worth of security deposits are expected to be returned to members of PlaceMe, Boston’s largest co-living company. To celebrate, PlaceMe threw a ‘Deposit-Return Party’ on December 5, 2019…. Read More
The full interview by Marco Dehry can be read at Authority Magazine. — Authority Magazine: Based on your military experience, can you share with our readers 5 Leadership or Life… Read More
Real estate professionals all over New York State are still coming to grips with the full extent of this change. The most glaring changes have to do with a landlord’s… Read More
Common, the nation’s leading residential brand enhancing the quality of living through convenience and community, and Obligo, the financial technology company that enables deposit-free rental buildings, today announced a partnership… Read More
The joy of renting a new apartment also comes with misery: handing over a large sum of money to the landlord for a security deposit, which then sits useless in an… Read More
The following is an excerpt from the Q&A between Obligo COO Omri Dor and Lauren Shanesy, from Multifamily Executive. — MFE: Tell us about Obligo. What is it, and how does… Read More