All vendors say they want to be your partner. Rockport is unique in their approach as a true partner and team member. They’re engaged, responsive and their focus on ‘service after the sale’, not just getting you to signature, provides long-term value to W&D.
Aaron J. Perlis | EVP & Chief Information Officer
Walker & Dunlop
In 2020, we adopted Rockport VAL for DCF analyses and am so glad we did. Very affordable and very capable. I highly recommend it if you need to audit or create DCF analyses.
John DeFalco | SVP, Senior Risk Manager
Rockport VAL’s advanced sensitivity analysis tools have improved our collaborative efforts in analyzing today's risk. We can now efficiently create and share multiple valuation scenarios, reaching a consensus on the investment performance and financial exposure, both in the short and long term. All of this comes with the added benefit of reducing our overall tech spend.
Paul Sherrock, SRA, AI-RRS | V.P. Chief Appraiser
I have been performing discounted cash flow analyses since the 1980’s. In the beginning I used Lotus Notes or Excel, but it was very tedious work. I was relieved when new DCF software became available because it allowed more in-depth modeling. Over the years, DCF software continued to evolve, but the lack of competition was always a concern of mine. That is why I am so excited that our RE Valuation Team is now using Rockport VAL to prepare discounted cash flow analyses, as well as direct capitalization analyses on all property types. This solution is cost-effective, easy to learn, cloud-based and it allows for unlimited sensitivities and scenarios. The training and support offered by Rockport are phenomenal. Our clients are very happy that we are using this software, which is leading to more appraisal opportunities.
Patrick T. Craig, MAI, MRICS | Principal, Executive Managing Director
Marshall & Stevens, Inc.
Rockport has been an enthusiastic business partner. The system was well designed and intuitive, which allowed us to begin integrating our existing loans immediately. When we asked them to build out additional functionality, they delivered on time and as promised. We look forward to continuing the relationship as we explore additional applications of their product.
Robert Maines | Senior Vice President – Operations
Rockport is an absolute joy to work with. You all are gracious, kind, and know your stuff. Thank you for helping us drive our digital transformation.
Elizabeth Goff-Plourd | AVP & Sr. Director
Without question, Rockport is the best vendor relationship I have experienced. They are experts in their field, but even more importantly they truly listen to their clients. We consider them partners.
Joan Uzdavinis | Vice President
John Hancock Manulife
Rockport are very happy listening and absorbing information, and then they respond with perceptive solutions. They are incredibly quick to answer any query. But the icing on the cake is that they are calm and fun to work with.
Huxley Somerville | Managing Director
I seldom post comments regarding products or applications. However, with regards to VAL, I highly recommend real estate professionals look into incorporating Rockport’s VAL into their modeling process. VAL is a real Alternative, without all the complexities while providing all the required functionality needed for creating sophisticated projections for all standard property types. Recently, the addition of Hospitality/Lodging capabilities has made this a go-to application for real estate modeling. Also, Rockport has truly great folks working on their support and development staff. Give them a call today. You’ll be glad you did. Oh, and BTW, with their APIs, integration with external applications is really easy - even a non-techie like me can appreciate that.
Tom Skoko | Director of Planning
Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC
VAL has become an integral component of our underwriting process as they continue to enhance their tools that allow our team to work seamlessly across their cloud-based platform and our technology-driven underwriting platform.
Kevin Miller | Chief Credit Officer
If you’re not using Rockport VAL’s CF modeling & valuation software for commercial real estate, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. VAL provides your clients and buyers with economic pro-forma analysis that can materially benefit the sales process - and for the buyer can help them to create a business plan by which they can successfully operate the property.
The software creates amazing reports that are easy to read for investors, lenders, and appraisers. Reports that deliver your story and will get the deal done.
VAL is incredibly user-friendly, with intuitive features that make navigation a breeze. If you ever run into any issues, their videos and help screens will guide you to where you need to go quickly. And if that isn’t enough - their support team is always available and so very helpful.
I can’t speak highly enough about VAL. I am a subscriber and a non-paid enthusiastic supporter.
Adrian Goldstein | Founder and Principal at CGI+
Real Estate Investments
As a rapidly growing real estate investment firm, we are constantly looking for new tools and technologies that can assist us in efficiently scaling our platform and keeping pace with larger firms. Rockport VAL has been an excellent tool to streamline our property modeling across all property types. It’s almost impossible to deliver a quality product at an affordable price, but VAL does just that and we’ve found it to be highly accretive to our business. Even more impressive is the level of support and communication with their management team, which is comprised of many top-tier real estate investment professionals, who understand the needs of investors and developers. I’d highly recommend VAL to any firm looking to improve their acquisition and underwriting process.
Dennis Cisterna III | Chief Investment Officer
SENTINEL NET LEASE
Our team has been thoroughly impressed with the Rockport VAL platform, which offers a very user-friendly interface and easy implementation for all levels of users. For more than a year, we have been utilizing VAL for DCF modeling alongside other commercially available options and in-house spreadsheets and we’ve found the software refreshingly intuitive.
One of the standout features of Rockport VAL is its level of technical support. The team at Rockport is accessible and has proven to be dedicated to ensuring a seamless experience with the platform, and they are always available to answer any questions or provide in-depth training.
The VAL Excel Add-In has been very useful in importing key data points into our day-to-day templates and general presentation of cash flows and value outputs is well-designed. Overall, we highly recommend Rockport VAL to any commercial real estate professional in need of a reliable and efficient DCF analysis tool.
Christopher Calhoun, MAI | Principal
Calhoun Sands Valuation & Advisory, Inc.
We just renewed our VAL subscription. VAL is an important tool in our toolbelt. It is user-friendly and flexible. The presentation functions are easy to share within the internal organization or with clients. Instead of being caught up in levels of assumptions, the transparency of the design allows the user to focus on fundamentals and have confidence the output is reflecting the assumptions and objectives of the exercise. From sizing to underwriting and portfolio management, we depend on VAL throughout the investment evaluation.
VAL has proven to be a valuable asset to our investment and asset management business. Its intuitive user interface and seamless navigation have significantly streamlined our underwriting process. The software's advanced data analytics capabilities provide precise property valuation comparisons, empowering us to make well-informed investment decisions in a fast-paced market. Additionally, Rockport has demonstrated a commitment to excellence with responsive customer support, making VAL a standout choice for any professional in the commercial real estate industry.
Jonathan "JK" Kahalley | Acquisitions Manager
Rockport VAL has provided a welcome entry into the CRE financial software realm. The software is user-friendly and the people and support are excellent. We quickly got up to speed on its use and expect to shorten our modelling time. With a measurable return on investment, I anticipate our firm will be using this software for years to come! Well done to the Rockport Team!
Demitry Omrin, MBA, AACI, P.App, PLE, MRICS | Principle of The Real Estate
Consulting Group of Canada Ltd.
Rockport VAL is a game-changer in cash flow modeling and valuation technology. We specialize in CRE Services and Analytics, and we love that so many of our clients now request their properties to be modeled in VAL. Its user-friendly interface is efficient and powerful. Its Excel compatibility and versatility in modeling all property types make it indispensable.VAL’s support team and impeccable onboarding make the transition smooth as we continue to scale. New team members become proficient with VAL in mere hours. We highly recommend VAL.