SNL Financial Joins DISCERN’s Signaling Platform

San Francisco, CA - November 13, 2014 – DISCERN is announcing a partnership that teams the power of its data aggregation and personalized signaling platform with real estate securities data from SNL Financial.

“Customers desire to spend more time on analysis and less time on mundane activities such as data aggregation, organization and presentation” says DISCERN CEO Harry Blount.  “With the addition of SNL, we can now provide real estate investors with all of the supply, demand, inventory valuation data they need, in one-location, to create and sustain a competitive information advantage.”

SNL is the fourth and largest real estate data partner to join the DISCERN platform.  As a DISCERN data partner, SNL brings both real estate and financial data to the platform.  This includes up-to-date information on consensus estimates, NAV, FFO, and AFFO, in addition to monitoring debt ratios, property occupancy rates and executive compensation.

“SNL is pleased to partner with DISCERN to bring their clients public REIT data with financial, operational and property-level details”, remarked Keven Lindemann, SNL Director, Real Estate.  ”SNL has been following the REIT sector for over 20 years – our analysts know these companies, and that will give DISCERN clients the best industry information at their fingertips.”

DISCERN subscribers can begin accessing SNL’s real estate data in early 1Q.


DISCERN is transforming the business decision-making process by organizing all relevant sector-specific information in one place.  DISCERN’s software platform aggregates disparate, relevant data into one browser-accessible location and deliver personalized “signals (alerts)” on developments important to each individual subscriber.  DISCERN’s in-house subject matter experts guide the data curation process – collectively covering real estate, energy, healthcare, banking, technology and consumer retail, in addition to China and U.S. macro strategy.  The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco.

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About SNL Financial

SNL is the premier provider of data, news and analytics for global real estate securities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial and market data- plus news and analytics- for real estate securities around the world. Other global business sectors covered by SNL include Banking, Insurance, Energy, Media & Communications and Metals & Mining.

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Press Contacts:

Valerie St. John, Director of Communications
415 645 6588 x234

Christina Twomey, Public Relations Manager
SNL Financial