Real Estate

LendInvest Selects 35 Brokers as Strategic Partners

Property finance platform LendInvest has announced Strategic Partners for 2021 with 35 broker firms joining the program.  LendInvest explains that they recognize key broker firms as those that submit a high level of consistent business to LendInvest. Strategic Partners may access dedicated staff to service… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Now Over $27 Million, Up 5.45% Month-over-Month, Over $172,000 in Monthly Trading Volume: Report

The Security Token Group (STG), which aims to reinvent capital markets with blockchain-based security tokens, has published its January’s edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. The report, which was released on February 22, 2021, notes that their security token market tracking site… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Real Estate, Ubitquity, Is Partnering LavaTrust to Streamline Closing Operations

Ubitquity LLC, an enterprise-grade blockchain-enabled platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, is teaming up with LavaTrust Consultancy in order to gain key insights into the US real estate closing sector. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, LavaTrust Consultancy aims to bring its industry expertise and… Read More

OakNorth Bank Reports £5.6 Million Loan to Convert Vacant Pub and Hotel to Mixed Use

OakNorth Bank says it has completed a £5.6 million loan to convert vacant pub and hotel, Antigallican Hotel, in Charlton into a mixed-use building with 60 studio apartments. The loan was made to Gallican Investments Limited, which is led by the team behind Dandi founded… Read More

Chris Macklin from Assetz Capital Explains how P2P Lender Managed the Platform Loan Book During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chris Macklin, Chief Risk Officer at Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, has provided a loan book update. As noted in a blog post by Assetz Capital, Macklin explained how the platform managed the loan book during the COVID-19 pandemic and shared… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Explains how Long-Term Net Return Is Most Appropriate Way to Measure their Performance for Investors

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that it’s hard to imagine a single person or industry who may have been left untouched by the unprecedented events of 2020 (following the COVD-19 outbreak). Fundrise is… Read More

Brickowner Launches Secondary Market for Property Investments

Brickowner, a property investment platform, has launched a secondary market for securities purchased on their site. Investors may now buy and sell their securities for properties funded on the Brickowner platform. The London-based investment site said this brings liquidity to investments that originated on their… Read More

LendInvest Offers New 5 Year Fixed BTL Product with Lower Rates

LendInvest, a digital property finance platform, has issued a new range of Buy-to-Let products. The Fintech says it has reduced rates across its five-year fixed rate BTL range, with its 65% LTV product now available at 3.29% with a maximum loan of £1.5 million. Additionally,… Read More

loanDepot Reports Q4 Record Revenue of $4.3 Billion, Net Income of $2 Billion

Following its initial public offering, online mortgage lender loanDepot (NYSE:LDI) is out with Q4 earnings. According to a company statement, loanDepot generated record revenue, as well as earnings as top-line numbers, came in at $4.3 billion generating $2 billion of net income. Shares in loanDepot… Read More

Real Estate Software Provider Propertybase Announces Acquisition of Mortgage Business Unify

  Propertybase, a U.S.-based real estate software provider, announced on Tuesday it has acquired Cross Media, LLC, producer of Unify, a full suite mortgage-specific business growth platform. According to Propertybase, Unify offers a “turnkey platform with the richest” set of tools to identify and concert… Read More

Tech-Enabled Mortgage Platform UpEquity Secures $25 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Next Coast Ventures

    UpEquity, a U.S.-based tech-enabled mortgage platform creating a better way to buy a home, announced on Thursday it raised $25 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Next Coast Ventures. According to UpEquity, the funding consists of $7.5 million… Read More

UK’s Prime Property Lending Platform CapitalRise has Reportedly Completed £6.7 Million Facility for Holborn Office Conversion

CapitalRise, a UK-based prime property lending platform, has reportedly advanced a £6.7 million loan to local property developer Elleric. The loan was provided for the acquisition and development of an office building into eight luxury residential apartments located at Breams Buildings in Holborn (in central… Read More

Investing in Real Estate: These Platforms Simplify the Process of Property Investing

Real estate has always held a certain allure for sophisticated investors as typically, over the long run, it appreciates in value and can also generate a  good amount of immediate cash flow – so both yield and capital gains. Until recently, unless you had big… Read More

PeerStreet Announces Program to Benefit Underserved Real Estate Entrepreneurs

PeerStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has announced a new program designed to aid underserved real estate entrepreneurs. Named the Evolving Neighborhood Uplift Fund or the E.N.U.F. project, the program seeks to create a sustainable way to invest in real estate entrepreneurs from underserved communities… Read More

Yann Murciano: CEO at P2P Property Lender Blend Network Reveals how Company Managed to Grow Operations even During COVID-19 Crisis

We recently connected with Yann Murciano, CEO at online peer to peer lender Blend Network, who had previously explained in an interview with CI last year that we’re witnessing the “democratization of property investing” in the 21st century. As covered in December 2020, the Blend… Read More

Divvy Homes Raises $110 Million Series C Funding

Divvy Homes, a Proptech that seeks to make homeownership more attainable with flexible ownership, has announced a $110 million Series C equity funding round. The funding was led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from GGV Capital, Moore Specialty Credit, JAWS Ventures, and existing investors,… Read More

Finnish Proptech CHAOS Raises €1.5 Million Through New Investment Round Led By Swedish Investment Firm Nidoco

CHAOS, a Finland-based proptech startup, recently raised €1.5 million through its latest investment round. According to CHAOS, the round was led by Swedish investment firm Nidoco, with participation from  Kai Keituri, Tapio Heikkilä, and Stefan Lindberg (林渤方). Founded in 2017, CHAOS describes itself as an urban forecasting… Read More

Blockchain Powered Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Max Crowdfund Announces Expansion to New Zealand

Max Crowdfund, a blockchain-powered real estate crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday it has expanded its services to New Zealand. The platform will launch in the country under Max Crowdfund NZ Agency Limited.  Max Crowdfund reported that the launch in New Zealand will allow investors to… Read More

JP Morgan Commits £500 Million to LendInvest and Future Loan Originations

LendInvest, a top UK based Fintech in the property finance sector, has received a compelling commitment from global banking giant JP Morgan. According to LendInvest, JPM has committed £500 million for future loan originations via LendInvest. This investment follows the sale of a £125 million… Read More

Crowdcube Success easyProperty Now Seeking £800,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

  Just a little over five years after securing a £25 million investment from a London-based hedge fund and consortium of angel investors, hybrid/online estate agent easyProperty has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Launched in 2013, easyProperty describes itself as a hybrid/online east… Read More

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