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Hobsons Receives AMA 2010 Marketer of the Year Award

8 years ago

Education and marketing technology leader Hobsons honored by Cincinnati Chapter  for 2010 EduCause Campaign

CINCINNATI, May 10, 2011—Education technology and marketing leader Hobsons today announced that it was named a 2010 Marketer of the Year by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Marketing Association.  Hobsons was recognized in the Large Business Category for its 2010 EduCause Annual Meeting Campaign that showcased the benefits of enterprise CRM solutions in higher education.

Led by a cross discipline Hobsons team, the EduCause Annual Meeting campaign reported a 943% ROI, based on the total marketing investment. A team of nine AMA judges selected Hobsons from a highly qualified field and record number of submissions, according to Cincinnati AMA President Pete Healey.

The American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year Award recognizes a company, marketing team within a company, or an individual who has demonstrated overall excellence in marketing.  The AMA looks for marketers that have exhibited results, creativity, and overall achievement of marketing objectives.

Additional winners include the University of Cincinnati (Collegiate Category), Lighthouse Youth Services (Non-Profit Category) and DocuStar (Small Business Category).

About Hobsons

Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower K12 and higher education professionals to drive student success. The company uses its thirty years of education experience and market knowledge to build and continuously improve end-to-end, enterprise-class products. More than 2,100 higher education institutions rely on Hobsons’ technology to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. Hobsons’ K12 division Naviance enables over 4,300 middle and high schools in 72 countries to engage students to set goals, measure outcomes, and encourage rigor for college and career readiness.

A Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) subsidiary, Hobsons is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with offices in Arlington, VA; Oakland, CA; London, England; and Melbourne, Australia. For more information about Hobsons and its complete line of technology solutions, please visit

Trepp Acquires Investcap Advisors

8 years ago

CMBS Information Leader Trepp Acquires Investcap Advisors

(NEW YORK – MARCH 17, 2011)

Trepp, LLC, the leading provider of CMBS and commercial mortgage information, analytics and technology to the global securities and investment management industry, announced today that it has acquired Investcap Advisors, LLC, a privately held, Massachusetts based company. Investcap provides intuitive and highly regarded web-based applications for U.S. CMBS loan and property surveillance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This acquisition provides Trepp with additional commercial real estate expertiseand technology resources that will reinforce its market leading position in CMBS, and italso expands the range of CRE loan and property surveillance products that it can offer. Investcap’s clients will benefit from having Trepp’s industry standard CMBS data and world class client service behind Investcap’s LoanAdvisor and CREDataXpress products. Scott Barrie, the founder of Investcap Advisors, will be joining Trepp as a Managing Director. Scott brings over 25 years experience in all aspects of lending including commercial loan origination, underwriting, secondary marketing and workouts.

“We are constantly striving to increase the value of our services and I amconfident that our acquisition of Investcap is aligned with that objective,” said Annemarie DiCola, CEO, Trepp. “We have great respect and admiration for Investcap and I lookforward to leveraging their great real estate and technology expertise.”

“We are thrilled to be joining the Trepp team. Their client service reputation and standards for excellence are second to none,” said Scott Barrie, Managing Director of Investcap Advisors. “I look forward to helping Trepp expand the depth and breadth of its offerings and I welcome all of the additional benefits that Investcap clients will get given the talent and scale of the Trepp organization.”

“There are great synergies between Trepp and Investcap that will enable us to provide our clients, and theirs, with more robust products and even higher levels of support”, said Andy Leibman, Senior Vice President, Trepp. “We are all very excited about this acquisition and look forward to welcoming the Investcap team and all of its clients to Trepp.”