CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Envoy Technologies today announced the launch of a fully integrated technology platform and operations solutions that allows property owners to implement mobility as a community amenity.
Envoy provides a unique, turnkey closed mobility network for communities, not accessible by the public. The Envoy platform seamlessly integrates with a property’s access controls and/or a property app, making reserving a car as simple as pushing a button or scanning an RFID.
Through decades of involvement in the acquisition, planning, development and operations of hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate transactions, Envoy’s co-founders, Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie, share a unique perspective on mobility as an amenity.
“In the amenity war, real estate operators are consistently searching for unique options that will attract new and diverse residents,“ said Ohana.
As both property owners and entrepreneurs, the team of co-founders not only recognizes the complex issues property owners face when dealing with the implementation of community amenities, but also understand how to provide the most effective technology and operations to bring a best-in-class mobility experience to their tenants.
“Envoy was built by real estate experts for the real estate industry,” said Sagie. “In addition to sharing between 5-10% of gross revenue with properties, our zero start-up cost model allows a landlord to instantly to create a new type of amenity with no impact on the property's operation.”
Envoy’s closed car-sharing platform is not open to the public, so the vehicles are truly part of the specific community where they are located.
“Once Envoy is installed in a building, our cars are the community’s cars,” said Sagie. “We want each driver to enjoy a true `pride of usership' every time they step into an Envoy vehicle.”
The key is the idea of reciprocal accountability – Envoy will ensure that the vehicles are meticulously clean and expertly maintained, but the community is also expected to act responsibly when checking out the vehicles. Every time someone reserves an Envoy, they have the option to “rate” the previous driver on cleanliness and the general state they left the vehicle. Community members who consistently get poor ratings will be warned and future issues may lead to no further access to the amenity.
As a member of the Envoy community, you can enjoy our cars at your convenience. To reserve a vehicle, follow the steps below:
- Download the Envoy App for iPhone or Android. Get approved in minutes.
- Use the app to reserve a vehicle from our all-electric fleet, parked at your property for quick trips.
- Find your Envoy and use our mobile app or RFID tag to unlock. There are no keys!
- Drive and Enjoy! You only get charged for the time you use it.
- When you are done, return your Envoy to your property. Your receipt is instantly emailed to you.
The first Envoy location, The Waves in Marina del Rey, California, is set to open in May 2017. From there, other locations across the nation are launching in Spring 2017, including several in Los Angeles, Boston and New York.
“The Envoy service is not limited to luxury properties,” said Ohana. “We are actively speaking with municipalities to widely implement car-sharing across cities, including several options for affordable housing developments and disadvantaged communities.”
About Envoy Technologies
Envoy Technologies is a fully integrated technology platform and operations solutions that allows property owners to implement mobility as a community amenity. Founded in 2016, by a team of seasoned real estate investors with a passion for technology, Envoy has created a turnkey closed car-sharing network for communities, not accessible by the public. Envoy headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit EnvoyThere.com.