Olive Tree Holdings Does Away with Deposits During COVID-19

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) LeaseLock, the only provider of a nationwide A-rated lease insurance program that totally eliminates security deposits, surety bonds and guarantors in rental housing, today announced Olive Tree Holdings (Olive Tree) is the newest company to implement LeaseLock Zero Deposit™ across its entire portfolio of more than 6,000 apartment homes.

“LeaseLock enables us to do exactly that. It’s clear LeaseLock has a stronger, more sustainable lease insurance product relative to surety bonds—many of which were turned off in this environment.”

Olive Tree is a New York-based, private real estate investment firm focused on the acquisition, reposition, and management of multifamily communities in dynamically growing markets, including Texas and Georgia.

“With COVID-19’s impact on the rental housing industry, it’s more important than ever that operators offer an affordable move-in experience for residents while also protecting themselves from potential rent loss,” said Ian Bel, managing partner for Olive Tree. “LeaseLock enables us to do exactly that. It’s clear LeaseLock has a stronger, more sustainable lease insurance product relative to surety bonds—many of which were turned off in this environment.”

LeaseLock powers a modern lease experience with insurance technology. Instead of paying for a security deposit or surety bond, renters pay a small, monthly deposit waiver fee that generates over $5,000 in coverage for the property on every lease.

“We’re honored to help Olive Tree as they navigate the turbulence,” said Ed Wolff, CRO of LeaseLock. “Surety bonds are much more sensitive to market fluctuations because they collect much less premium relative to LeaseLock. Many surety bond providers have been paused by their reinsurance carriers. Meanwhile, we’re continuing to expand our footprint and are thrilled to add Olive Tree to our client roster.”

LeaseLock is the first and only nationwide lease insurance program, rolling out more than 1 million rental units across NMHC Top 50 Managers, including Greystar, Pinnacle, Avenue5, Bell Partners, and First Communities.

LeaseLock Zero Deposit integrates with all major property management systems, including Yardi, RealPage, and Entrata.

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