January 19, 2022

Buildout + Apto

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We're happy to announce that Apto is now part of Buildout, furthering our shared vision to improve dealmaking for CRE. As part of this acquisition, Buildout will optimize its offerings across Apto’s and Buildout’s solutions. 

"The Apto team has demonstrated an impressive level of CRE broker intimacy with the solutions and business that they’ve built,” said Kirk Ziehm, CEO of Buildout. “By joining our two companies, together we’re taking a big leap into the future and realizing our shared vision of how brokers will operate at the center of CRE in the future."

Frequently asked questions

What is Apto?

Apto is a CRM solution purpose-built for commercial real estate. It simplifies prospecting, pipeline management, reporting, and more to help brokers win more deals.

Why did Buildout acquire Apto?

Apto built one of the most polished, user-focused, and impressive CRM tools available in commercial real estate. Their software, combined with the strength of Buildout’s existing marketing, deal management, and back office tools, will enable more brokers to supplement their deal cycle with technology.

Can I still purchase Buildout’s CRM?


If you’re interested in purchasing Buildout’s CRM, now known as Lite CRM, get in touch and our sales team will follow up with you directly.

Do I need to transition to Apto’s CRM?

Apto’s CRM offers features and functionality you might want to take advantage of, including

  • More configurability to make the platform fit your unique workflows and processes. 
  • The ability to pull in third-party property data through an integration with Apto Intelligence. 

That being said, we will not require you to transition to Apto’s CRM. If you’re interested in learning more about Apto’s capabilities, you can check out the Apto website or request a demo.

What will the integration of Buildout, Rethink, and Apto look like?

Buildout and Apto will remain separate products as we launch our new venture. Over time, we are dedicated to providing the best Salesforce based CRM experience through intelligent integrations. Buildout will offer both a Salesforce-based and Lite CRM product to best fit your needs.

How will this affect current customers of Buildout, Rethink, and Apto?

Nothing will change for either Buildout, Rethink, or Apto customers at the outset of this new venture. We will update you periodically as we continue to develop better integrations and functionality. For those on the Buildout platform with specific questions, you can reach out directly to your Buildout Relationship Manager or email

Current Apto customers can expect the same great performance on the Apto application and your existing Apto Team will continue to be available for your support needs. 

Your contract terms and subscription will not change. We will communicate future invoicing and payment process changes as we consolidate billing systems.

Where can I learn more about Apto?

If you’re interested in learning more about Apto, you can check out the Apto website or request a demo.

Public announcement of acquisition

You can read our official press release on Buildout’s acquisition of Apto here.