New York, NY – April 17, 2017 – For generations, apartment building residents in NYC and elsewhere have been at the mercy of their property owners and managers. Communicating building announcements and repairs was limited to information sheets taped to entry-way doors and maintenance requests submitted via phone and email would often go ignored.
Finally, with the arrival of web and mobile app Bixby, a NYC-based tech company, apartment owners, managers, and residents finally have the communication and hospitality platform they’ve been waiting for.
“Bixby’s goal is to improve quality of life for residents living in urban apartment buildings. The first component of that is building a bridge between residents and property managers, hence our name, Bixby, which takes after the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California. The best way to provide a better living experience for residents is transparent communication, now possible through Bixby’s message board and maintenance request features. We also often work with property managers that still collect rent via paper checks and are thus the first mobile solution their residents can use to pay rent via credit / debit card or direct bank-to-bank ACH transactions. We want to help older, pre-war buildings transition into smarter, safer, and more efficient 21st century properties,” said Mark Smukler, Founder & CEO of Bixby.
Bixby is not the first property management app to enter the owner and manager market, but it is one of the only mobile-first products that focuses its user experience as much on the resident as the manager. Bixby’s features include a message board to send building announcements, a maintenance request portal to submit, track, and schedule repairs, and a payment portal for rent and maintenance transfers. Other features include package tracking, storing and sharing of lease-related documents, and a suite of on-demand home services ranging from dry-cleaning to house-keeping, fulfilled mostly by local small businesses in the resident’s neighborhood.
Techday New York is the largest startup event in the United States, with over 35,000 anticipated attendees looking for the next great tech company as represented by over 500 of the most advanced startups in the country. The event takes place on April 18 at Pier 94 in New York City, where Bixby plans to unveil the latest version of their mobile application and allow both management and resident-type users to sign up.
Company Name: Bixby
Contact Person: Mark Smukler
Phone: (917) 912-1690
Address:106 Prince Street, Fl. 3
City: New York
State: NY 10012
Country: United States