Latch, Inc., maker of the full-building enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform LatchOS, launched a program allowing third-party lock manufacturers to leverage Latch Lens – the universal module embedded in all Latch locks to connect devices to LatchOS – on any door. Through this program, Latch will be able to expand into new geographies and vertical markets.
“Through our new Latch Lens Partner Program, we are unleashing the power of our operating system by bringing LatchOS to more buildings, more doors, and more people around the world, no matter the type of access mechanism being used,” said Luke Schoenfelder, co-founder and CEO of Latch.
There are an estimated 47 million rental homes in the United States representing an approximately $54-billion total annual market – of which Downtown Manhattan-based Latch currently services less than 1% – and an estimated 93 million apartments in Europe, representing an approximately $90-billion total annual market.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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