From humble beginnings

Our mission is to increase transparency within the real estate industry, one conversation at a time.

Our History

In 2015, co-Founders Justin Shum and Rami Lulu ​attended ​industry pitch competition ​ Realogy FWD. In front of over 200 industry executives, they presented a prototype of a web-to-mobile instant messaging app and took home first place. ​The victory validated the need for greater customer service and improved user experience via preferred method​s​ of communication, such as instant messaging. Thus, AskAvenue was born​,​ to fill this gap and thrust the industry forward into a world of ​on-demand consumer ​expectations and real-time services. ​

Justin Shum, CEO

A serial entrepreneur, Justin previously founded and was CEO of ReadyChat, a managed live chat service provider for real estate industries. In 2015, ReadyChat was acquired by Austin-based, OutboundEngine. Now Justin has combined his domain expertise in instant messaging technologies and intimate understanding of the real estate market to form AskAvenue.

Rami Lulu, CTO

A builder of technology and teams that deliver innovative mobile experiences since before mobile was cool, Rami previously founded Stoneface Media, a web and mobile app development company.