Real Estate

Real Estate Investment Platform CrowdStreet Tops $500 Million in Direct Equity Investment

CrowdStreet, a real estate investment platform providing direct equity investments for investors in commercial real estate (CRE), has surpassed $500 milion in aggregate online investment. The milestone comes following a record quarter for the platform where over $75 million was raised and the number of… Read More

Ally Financial Teams Up With Better.com to Create End-to-End Digital Mortgage Experience

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), a U.S.-based digital financial services company, announced on Thursday it has partnered with mortgage disruptor, Better.com, to create an end-to-end digital mortgage experience for consumers looking for a mortgage loan from the Ally platform.  Ally reported that in addition to… Read More

Harbor’s First Security Token Deal for a Real Estate Offering Has Collapsed

Announced last fall with much fanfare, Harbor’s security token offering for a real estate project in South Carolina has collapsed. According to a report in Crain’s, Harbor spokesperson Kevin Young has publicly stated “the Hub at Columbia REIT has been canceled.” The Hub referenced a… Read More

AlphaPoint and Elevated Returns Partner on New Exchange to Trade Security Tokens for Real Estate Assets

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling asset tokenization and trading in a compliant manner, has partnered with Elevated Returns to launch a “secondary market for $1 billion USD tokenized real estate shares.” The exchange will focus on the Southeast Asian property markets. Elevated Returns… Read More

BTG Pactual’s ReitBX Real Estate Security Token Offering Hits Soft Cap of $3 Million

ReitBZ, part of BTG Pactual, has announced that it has hit its USD $3 million “soft cap” goal. ReitBZ has set a hard cap of USD $15 million. ReitBZ is a security token offering based on real estate assets. More specifically, distressed real estate assets… Read More

Groundfloor Announces First Quarter 2019 Results: Doubles Year Over Year Revenue

Real estate crowdfunding platform Groundfloor announced on Tuesday its 2019 first quarter results and momentum. According to Groundfloor, Despite the government shutdown of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for 35 days, it still experienced 123% percent non-GAAP first quarter revenue growth compared to the… Read More

CrowdProperty Closes Crowdunding Round on Seedrs at £1.1 Million, Announces £100 Million Institutional Funding

Peer-to-peer property lender CrowdProperty has closed their £1.1 million equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs easily topping their £600,000 goal. CrowdProperty raised capital at a pre-money valuation of £15.7 million. Approximately 575 investors supported the round. The news of their successful equity offering was joined by… Read More

PeerStreet Update: Lowers Minimum to $100 & Adds New Investment Options to Automated Investing

Real estate investment platform PeerStreet announced on Monday it is updating its Automated Investing product functionality to make it even easier for investors to diversify on the funding portal. PeerStreet reported that it has lowered its minimum investment to just $100 for small balance reinvestments… Read More

Recent Crypto Ransomware Attacks Show Real Estate Sector Should Be Taking the Threat Seriously

Two recent ransomware attacks on real estate companies may exemplify recent claims from cybersecurity experts that hackers are increasingly targeting medium-sized and smaller companies as larger entities tighten their online security. In January of this year, cybersecurity staff from BoostIT and workers at a real… Read More

SoFi Refreshes Home Loans to Make Purchasing Painless & Paperless

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Thursday it has refreshed its mortgage offering as SoFi Home Loans. The lender reported that the offering is complete with a re-engineered process that helps people buy or refinance a home with an online application, no hidden fees, or… Read More

Reg CF: Small Change Recognized as Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

Small Change, a real estate crowdfunding platform, was recently recognized in a write up in US News and Weekly report. The online investment site was included along with a short list of other prominent names in the world of real estate investing. What was unique… Read More

LendingHome Announces First Issuance & Closing of $219 Million Revolving Asset-Backed Securitization

Mortgage marketplace lender LendingHome announced on Tuesday it has completed its first syndicated, revolving securitization of residential transition loans, issuing approximately $208 million of non-rated, asset-backed securities. According to LendingHome, the transaction totaled approximately $219 million in aggregate and was structured with a two-year revolving… Read More

Report: French Law Firm and Blockchain Company Create Working Group on Real Estate and Tokenization

France is a country that is pursuing a regulated path for the tokenization of securities. The Pacte Law (Loi PACTE) is predicted to be signed into law at some point this spring. Ostensibly, the legislation will define the issuance, and management, of digital assets. In… Read More

P2P Property Lender The House Crowd Surpasses £100 Million in Lending

Peer to peer lending platform The House Crowd has surpassed £100 million of invested capital through its platform. The House Crowd said the past year has been pivotal for the platform as the UK property market slowed. The Manchester-based online property lender reported several new… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform PeerStreet Expands Product Line By Launching Residential for Rent Loans

Real estate investment platform PeerStreet announced on Wednesday the launch of a new loan product for private lenders: Residential for Rent loans. According to PeerStreet, Residential for Rent loans have a 30-year term so borrowers can secure long-term financing for residential rental properties.  PeerStreet reported that… Read More

CapitalRise Update: Delivers Double Redemption at Average Return of 20.6% For Investors

Following the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, online property crowdfunding platform CapitalRise announced on Wednesday its latest two redeemed loans that have concluded within schedule and on target, delivering a total return of  20.6% on average for investors against prime properties located… Read More

Fintech Point Raises $22 Million in Series B, Adds $100 Million in Platform Capital

Point, a Fintech targeting home equity services, has closed on a Series B funding round led by Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) and DAG Ventures, with participation from existing investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Ribbit Capital, and Bloomberg Beta. New investors included Financial Venture Studio and Enterprise Community… Read More

P2P Lender CrowdProperty Easily Crowdfunds on Seedrs, Easily Tops Minimum Goal

Peer-to-peer property lender CrowdProperty has launched an equity crowdfunding offer on Seedrs. The campaign has quickly topped the minimum target of £600,000 for a 3.68% equity stake in the platform. CrowdProperty has a pre-money valuation of £15.7 million. In 2017, CrowdProperty listed a pre-Series A… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform PeerStreet Boosts Executive Team with Two New Hires

Highly rated real estate investment platform PeerStreet has hired two new executives with extensive experience in the financial services and real estate sectors. PeerStreet reports that Ellen Coleman has joined the platform as Executive Vice President of Finance.  Additionally, Bob Brown has been hired as… Read More

Groundfloor Announces New Partnership With Dwolla

Real estate crowdfunding platform Groundfloor announced last week it has formed a new partnership with Dwolla, Inc. to make payments more efficient for borrowers and investors. According to Groundfloor, Dwolla’s white label platform will now help the funding platform’s users initiate the transfer of money to their… Read More

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