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Why Slow Security Deposit Returns are a Challenge for Both Renters & Landlords
Why Slow Security Deposit Returns are a Challenge for Both Renters & Landlords Team Obligo

Returning 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 returns can… Read More

ComplianceInsights
Case Study: How Obligo Helps Common Living Boost NOI & Eliminate Admin
Case Study: How Obligo Helps Common Living Boost NOI & Eliminate Admin Team Obligo

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

InsightsObligo Explained
Obligo Wins The Multi-Housing News Gold Award for Best Technology
Obligo Wins The Multi-Housing News Gold Award for Best Technology Team Obligo

We are proud to announce that we have won the MHN Gold Award for Best Technology! Thank you to the Multi-Housing News Awards Committee.

AnnouncementsPress
We’ve raised $15.5m to roll out our deposit-free technology to millions of homes across the U.S.
We’ve raised $15.5m to roll out our deposit-free technology to millions of homes across the U.S. Team Obligo

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

AnnouncementsFrom the CEO
Obligo announces 2020 most trusted property management companies
Obligo announces 2020 most trusted property management companies Team Obligo

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

Announcements
Obligo Launches Lease Renewal Incentive Program
Obligo Launches Lease Renewal Incentive Program Team Obligo

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

Announcements
TheRealDeal: City formalizes push for security deposit alternatives
TheRealDeal: City formalizes push for security deposit alternatives Team Obligo

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

Press
ISRAEL21c: Banishing the Hated Rental Security Deposit
ISRAEL21c: Banishing the Hated Rental Security Deposit Team Obligo

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

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The “Product Nation” Podcast: Episode 32
The “Product Nation” Podcast: Episode 32 Team Obligo

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

Press
[Webinar] Casey Winter at RETCON 2020
[Webinar] Casey Winter at RETCON 2020 Team Obligo

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

Insights
[Webinar] Omri Dor at RETCON 2020
[Webinar] Omri Dor at RETCON 2020 Team Obligo

Obligo’s co-founder and COO, Omri Dor, guides you through “Why Security Deposits Are Going Away”. Learn about the regulatory, technological, and competitive trends that have led many in the industry… Read More

Insights
Plaid Case Study: How Obligo’s AI-Based Underwriting Model Keeps Landlords Secure
Plaid Case Study: How Obligo’s AI-Based Underwriting Model Keeps Landlords Secure Team Obligo

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

InsightsObligo Explained
[Webinar] Tech For Faster, Frictionless Leasing
[Webinar] Tech For Faster, Frictionless Leasing Team Obligo

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

InsightsObligo Explained
Entrepreneur: How Obligo’s data science & collection automation protects its partners
Entrepreneur: How Obligo’s data science & collection automation protects its partners Team Obligo

Our co-founder and COO Omri Dor was interviewed by Farhana Rahman about what makes Obligo recession-proof, how our solution has protected our partners throughout the pandemic, and how to create… Read More

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Curbed: It’s Easier Than Ever to Find a Short-Term Rental in NYC
Curbed: It’s Easier Than Ever to Find a Short-Term Rental in NYC Team Obligo

COVID-19 has reshaped NYC’s rental market. Our partner Common has shown resilience and intelligence in the ways that they have adapted – including using Obligo to meet the rising demand… Read More

Press
Forbes: Prop Tech Ushers In The New Security Deposit, Freeing Up Thousands For Renters
Forbes: Prop Tech Ushers In The New Security Deposit, Freeing Up Thousands For Renters Team Obligo

In May, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the eviction ban through Aug. 20 and gave tenants the option to cover rent with their security deposits. The order requires renters… Read More

Press
“The Property Management Brainstorm” Podcast: Episode 39
“The Property Management Brainstorm” Podcast: Episode 39 Team Obligo

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

Press
AIPAC Briefing: Interview with Obligo co-founder and CEO Roey Dor
AIPAC Briefing: Interview with Obligo co-founder and CEO Roey Dor Team Obligo

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.

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[Webinar] Security Deposits & COVID-19: What Apartment Landlords Need To Know
[Webinar] Security Deposits & COVID-19: What Apartment Landlords Need To Know Team Obligo

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

Press
COVID-19 Guide: What Is Remote Leasing & Is It Here To Stay?
COVID-19 Guide: What Is Remote Leasing & Is It Here To Stay? Roey Dor

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

Coronavirus
COVID-19 Guide: Release deposits for rent, while maintaining security
COVID-19 Guide: Release deposits for rent, while maintaining security Team Obligo

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

Coronavirus
Propmodo: Technology Can Unlock Security Deposits in a Time When Renters Need It the Most
Propmodo: Technology Can Unlock Security Deposits in a Time When Renters Need It the Most Team Obligo

Until today, security deposits have been considered a necessary evil. Property owners need security that their property will be in pristine condition after a renter moves out, and they want… Read More

Press
Business Insider: Millions of out-of-work Americans are still on the hook for rent.
Business Insider: Millions of out-of-work Americans are still on the hook for rent. Team Obligo

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

Press
As security deposits burden landlords, which alternative will replace them?
As security deposits burden landlords, which alternative will replace them? Team Obligo

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

Insights
National Multifamily Housing Council: Multifamily Redefined
National Multifamily Housing Council: Multifamily Redefined Team Obligo

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

Press
Forbes: Should Security Deposits Be Applied To Rent During Coronavirus?
Forbes: Should Security Deposits Be Applied To Rent During Coronavirus? Team Obligo

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

Press
Commercial Observer: The Israeli Proptech Revolution Has Arrived
Commercial Observer: The Israeli Proptech Revolution Has Arrived Team Obligo

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.

Press
Brick Underground: Mayor de Blasio wants to offer more NYers a choice
Brick Underground: Mayor de Blasio wants to offer more NYers a choice Team Obligo

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

Press
TheRealDeal: First broker fees, now security deposits?
TheRealDeal: First broker fees, now security deposits? Team Obligo

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

Press
Rent.com: Security Deposit Alternatives You Might Be Able to Consider
Rent.com: Security Deposit Alternatives You Might Be Able to Consider Team Obligo

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? Traditionally, there’s… Read More

Press
Christmas comes early for renters at co-living company PlaceMe
Christmas comes early for renters at co-living company PlaceMe Team Obligo

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

Announcements
5 Life Lessons I Learned As a Fighter Pilot, and How to Apply Them to Business
5 Life Lessons I Learned As a Fighter Pilot, and How to Apply Them to Business Roey Dor

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

From the CEO
The 14-Day Deposit Return Rule: How New Rent Laws in New York Affect Security Deposits
The 14-Day Deposit Return Rule: How New Rent Laws in New York Affect Security Deposits Omri Dor

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

Compliance
Common and Obligo Partner to Eliminate Security Deposits in Co-Living Homes
Common and Obligo Partner to Eliminate Security Deposits in Co-Living Homes Team Obligo

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

Announcements
PYMNTS.COM: Obligo Founder – Security Deposits Are Due For A Payments Upgrade
PYMNTS.COM: Obligo Founder – Security Deposits Are Due For A Payments Upgrade Team Obligo

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

Press
Obligo Puts a New Twist on the Deposit-Free Renting Model
Obligo Puts a New Twist on the Deposit-Free Renting Model Omri Dor

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

Obligo Explained