Lessen, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company that runs a marketplace platform for property services, is growing in Seattle as it gets set to open a new downtown office.
The company already employs about 30 people in Seattle and is looking to at least double that number in 2022. A lease is being finalized for a space at 2nd Avenue and Columbia Street near Pioneer Square.
Valued at over $1 billion, Lessen announced Tuesday that it raised $170 million in a Series B funding round. The company has raised $214 million to date.
“This funding round gives us the rocket fuel we need to continue to scale the business in many ways,” said Jay McKee, founder and CEO. “We are being acknowledged as the only company that is delivering technology enabled service fulfillment in a way that specifically targets our clients needs.”
Lessen offers an end-to-end solution in the real estate industry by connecting property owners with service professionals. Its technology replaces manual processes and spreadsheets with centralized project and work order management, integrated dashboards, billing and analytics.
Lessen’s platform has more than 2,000 service providers, across more than 30 markets.
The Seattle office is primarily a product engineering location, with some operations, marketing and analyst roles.
Lessen employs 450 people total with plans to double that number across its headquarters in Arizona and offices in Tampa and Miami, as well as field operations across the U.S.