Creatively use technology to substantially improve the understanding and marketing of real estate assets.
The company got its start in 2003 as a commercial real estate valuation firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. We created user-friendly, graphically driven reports in a world of heavy text and dull photos. The foundation for Zonability’s product development started in 2009 as an outcropping from research into ways to automate zoning data collection for valuation purposes.
The product was named "zonability" because it gives people an ability to access hard-to-find local zoning rules and property information together.
|2010||Prototype wins top honors in California state-wide contest.|
|2011||Leigh Budlong receives honor from the White House for innovating using technology and public data.|
|2012||R&D to create commercially available product with Andrew Joseph, Co-Founder and UT graduate.|
|2013||Pflugerville Community Development Corporation and Independence Title become customers.|
Our address is:
1704 E. 5th Street, #105
Austin, TX 78702
Leigh Budlong is the visionary and founder of Zonability. Before becoming a software developer, Leigh worked for 18 years as a real estate expert earning both the CCIM designation for brokerage and MAI credential for appraisal. In 2003, she started her own company after having worked on institutional level deals at both CBRE and Cushman and Wakefield.
The focus of the company, which was named Beyond Value, was on "Main Street" properties because she liked the people and challenge such properties presented. It required extensive research and interviews of market participants. Leigh and her team developed a visually inspired, streamlined report heavy on photos and light on dull boilerplate text. Clients were thrilled until the CMBS closed.
Re-inventing herself from real estate expert to software developer took effort. Having seen first hand rapid changes in how data was being delivered from satellite maps to pubic record data, it seemed clear there was an area left to disrupt: municipal zoning which is hyper local, frequently confusing and arcane.
Zonability is a cutting-edge web application connecting layers of critical property record data with maps, local zoning created data and calculations designed to help answer the most commonly asked questions:
Beyond Value, Inc. is based in Austin, Texas. Leigh Budlong is a graduate of The University of Southern California.
Leigh has been recognized with the following accolades: