Real Estate

UK-based Fintech Proportunity Raises £2 Million via Seed Round to Fund Home Equity Lending Platform Development

UK-based Proportunity, a Fintech firm for first-time property buyers, has raised £2 million (appr. $2.6 million) through a seed investment round in order to fund the development of its home equity lending platform. Proportunity’s management claims they’re the only help-to-buy challenger in the market that… Read More

UAE’s Largest Real Estate Firm Emaar Launches New Token Developed on JPMorgan’s DLT Platform Quorum

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based real estate firm Emaar Properties has launched a new blockchain token-based referral and loyalty platform. Emaar, the developer of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, intends to use the EMR token to reward its customers, according to… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces New Offering For Miami’s Biscayne 112 Property

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced last week a new offering today that allows investors to acquire equity interests in Biscayne 112, a Class-A, ground-up development located at 11200 Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami. According to ArborCrowd, the offering presents an opportunity for investors… Read More

AvidXchange & MRI Software Announces Expansion of Strategic E-Payments Partnership

AvidXchange, a U.S. fintech that provides accounts payable and automated payment solutions to midsize businesses, announced on Monday it has expanded its strategic e-payments partnership with MRI Software, a real estate software solutions provider. AvidXchange reported that as part of the enhanced partnership, it and… Read More

Blend’s Insurance Subsidiary Integrates With Property Data Provider Estated to Improve Home Buying Experience

Property data provider Estated announced last week it has integrated with Blend Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of digital lending platform Blend. According to Estated, Blend Insurance Agency is currently building on Blend’s core services and mission to improve the home buying experience by removing issues… Read More

Germany: Huge Real Estate Developer Bauwens Group Invests in Security Token Issuance Platform Fundament Group

Huge German real estate developer, Bauwens Group, has invested in security token issuance platform Fundament Group ostensibly with the intent of issuing digital assets backed by real estate. Details on the investment were not disclosed. Bauwans Group has an estimated €6.7 billion in managed project… Read More

Update: Assetz Exchange Closes Seedrs Funding Round With More Than £750,000 Raised

Assetz Exchange, a UK-based property crowdfunding platform, has closed its equity crowdfunding on Seedrs with a total of £750,367 raised. The funding round launched earlier this summer and quickly raised its initial £350,000 funding target. Assetz Exchanged offered 4.83% in equity at a £6,902,276 pre-money… Read More

LendInvest Joins Brilliant Solutions’ Lender Panel For Buy-to-Let Mortgage Product Distribution

LendInvest, a UK-based online marketplace for mortgages, announced on Thursday it has joined mortgage club Brilliant Solutions’ lender panel in order to bring its Buy-to-Let (BTL) mortgage product distribution to a wider network of brokers.  LendInvest claims that Brilliant Solutions is an “industry expert” in… Read More

The Securities Commission Malaysia Approves EdgeProp as First Property Crowdfunding Platform in Malaysia

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has registered EdgeProp Sdn Bhd as the first “Recognised Market Operator” to establish and operate a property crowdfunding platform in Malaysia. EdgeProp was granted an approval in principle in September 2019. EdgeProp currently provides a portfolio of services for the… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Real Estate Investment Platform Rich Uncles

Real estate investment platform Rich Uncles (BrixInvest LLC) was hit with a lawsuit this past week filed in the Superior Court of the State of California in Los Angeles. Rich Uncles uses non-listed REITs, typically using the Reg A+ securities exemption, to enable investors to… Read More

Opportunity Zones: Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform EquityMultiple Provides Investors with Options to Take Advantage of Unique Tax Benefits

Opportunity Zones are new, tax-advantaged vehicles for investors to earn more on their money. Created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the first qualified opportunity zones (QOZs) first hit the market in early 2018. Designated by state authorities, there are now thousands… Read More

Boston-based AssetBlock Introduces Tokenized Real Estate Trading on Algorand Blockchain

Boston-based real estate firm AssetBlock has introduced a new platform for trading commercial properties that are associated with tokens issued on the Algorand blockchain. The platform’s developers revealed on Tuesday that the new trading solution allows investors to access various real estate properties such as… Read More

Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million Worth of Shares in Real Estate on Ethereum Blockchain

San Francisco-based firm Harbor has decided to help companies tokenize existing securities, instead of assisting them in issuing security tokens. On September 16, Harbor’s management announced that it has issued Ethereum-based tokens that represent $100 million worth of shares in four real estate funds.   The… Read More

Groundfloor Now Allows Real Estate Developers to Gain Pre Approval on Loans

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Groundfloor, a real estate lending and investing platform that allows anyone to participate directly in real estate investments, has launched a new product to make the lending process more easier for real estate investors. Groundfloor now allows certain developers to gain pre-approval on loans with… Read More

Real Estate Institute of Queensland is Launching a Blockchain-based Tenancy Agreement Platform

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is partnering with local tech firm Igloo, in order to develop a blockchain-powered tenancy agreement platform. The software solution is expected to launch by the end of this year, according to a company release. REIQ general manager Josh… Read More

In an Effort to Enlist More Brokers, LendInvest Joins MCI Mortgage Club Lender Panel

Leading UK Fintech and online mortgage provider LendInvest has joined MCI Mortgage Club’s lender panel. The move was said to be driven by the desire to offer the company’s Buy-to-Let mortgage products to a wider audience of brokers. Mortgage Club members will now have access… Read More

PeerStreet Named CRETech 2019 Real Estate Tech Award Winner

Real estate investment platform PeerStreet announced on Tuesday it won first place in CRETech’s 2019 Real Estate Tech Awards (RETAs for the Information & Intelligence – Crowdfunding category. According to PeerStreet, CRETech’s RETAS recognizes the year’s most innovative and cutting-edge companies that have played an integral role… Read More

CrowdStreet Debuts Diversified Opportunity Zone Fund

Real estate crowdfunding platform CrowdStreet announced on Monday the launch of its new Diversified Opportunity Zone Fund. According to CrowdStreet, the fund will focus on new development and redevelopment in small and mid-market U.S. Opportunity Zone communities with high growth potential. “A Qualified Opportunity Fund… Read More

WeWork’s Management Might Slash Company Valuation to Under $20 Billion, May Also Delay IPO

US real estate company and shared office space firm WeWork might slash the valuation it’s seeking as a public company to under $20 billion. The New York-based firm is also considering postponing its IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal. WeWork’s proposed valuation cut comes… Read More

Caliber Home Loans to Originate Mortgages on Figure’s Blockchain Platform Provenance

Caliber Home Loans, a privately-held financial services company and a leading mortgage provider, has become the first outside lender to utilize the blockchain-based platform Provenance. Provenance is the creation of Figure, a Fintech that provides Home Equity loans leveraging the Provenance blockchain as well. Figure/Provenance… Read More

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