Real Estate

Not Just About Startups: Democratizing the Accredited Investor Definition Will Allow More People Access to Lower Risk Real Estate Investments

While investment crowdfunding rules initially were targeted at early-stage ventures in need of growth capita,l the new rules have fueled the rise of investment platforms for another asset class: real estate investment opportunities. Early-stage ventures, from seed rounds to later-stage venture rounds, tend to include… Read More

ShareIn Adds Property Crowdfunding Platform Shoijin Property Partners to List of Users

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, has won a major client, according to the company. The win aligns with the launch of its new modular approach to investment crowdfunding. ShareIn has signed up Shojin Property Partners, a property crowdfunding platform that… Read More

UK Property Crowdfunding Platform Property Partner Completes First 5 Year Project, Reports Solid Return for Investors

Property Partner, a UK based property crowdfunding platform, reports reaching a “major milestone” by concluding the platform’s first-ever 5-year investment project. According to Property Partner, investors in the Fairholme Road property earned a 36% return during the term of the asset. To quote the platform:… Read More

Longtime LendInvest CEO Christian Faes Moves to Executive Chairman Role as Company Appoints New CEO

LendInvest, one of the UK’s leading Fintechs that provides a marketplace for property finance, has announced that its co-founder and longtime Chief Executive Officer Christian Faes is stepping down from his role and moving into the Executive Chairman position. As of today, Rod Lockhart is… Read More

loanDepot to Pay Off Two Homeowners’ Mortgages Through 10-Year Anniversary nextX Sweepstakes

loanDepot announced on Thursday it will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by paying off one lucky customer AND one employee’s mortgage through its nextX Mortgage Sweepstakes, which will feature $680,000 in total prizes. According to loanDepot, the nextX Mortgage Sweepstakes is part of its year-long #nextX… Read More

Digital Bank OakNorth Lends £2.3 Million to Property Investment Platform Riverside Capital

Riverside Capital, a platform for professional investors and intermediaries to invest in the UK commercial property market, has received a £2.3 million loan from OakNorth Bank. The funding will be utilized to acquire and develop a two-story office in Hoxton. The development is also said… Read More

Roofstock Secures $50 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led by SVB Capital

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Roofstock, an online marketplace where you can invest in single-family rental homes, announced on Wednesday it secured $50 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by SVB Capital with participation from Citi Ventures, Fort Ross Ventures and 7 Global Capital as well… Read More

Latin American Digital Real Estate Platform Loft Raises $175 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Vulcan Capital & Andreessen Horowitz

  , a Latin-America-based digital real estate platform, announced on Friday it secured $175 million through its Series C funding round, which was co-led by Vulcan Capital and Andreessen Horowitz with participation from QED Investors, Fifth Wall Ventures, Thrive Capital, Valor Capital, and Monashees. Founded… Read More

CrowdStreet Says Capital Distributions More than Doubled in 2019

Real estate investment platform CrowdStreet says that capital distributions in 2019 more than doubled the total amount of capital distributed back to investors on the platform since 2014. Over$57 million in capital was distributed to platform investors during the year. Launched in 2014, CrowdStreet has… Read More

Perspective: The State of Crowdfunding and Where it’s Headed in 2020

The concept of crowdfunding has been around since the dawn of civilization. Think about the priest passing around the bucket in church, communities coming together to help a member in need, or the example that is probably most familiar to us all – taxes! The… Read More

NextSeed Continues to Expand Platform with a Real Estate Equity Offering Where NextSeed is a Member of the Sponsor Group

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Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported on NextSeed’s first Reg D offering for a real estate investment. NextSeed started life as a platform acting as a bank replacement. Small businesses could raise debt capital, first under the Texas intrastate exemption (no longer in use) and… Read More

France’s Alternative Finance and Fintech Leaders Take Stock of a Successful 2019

The French community of Fintech startups gathered at the annual dinner of the France Fintech Association to review the achievements of the past year and celebrate the holiday season. Crowdfund Insider took the opportunity to ask leading executives in Fintech and alternative finance to take… Read More

£7.4 Million in Equity Funding for P2P Platforms was Secured in 2019 on Seedrs, Meanwhile the P2P Industry Continues to Iterate and Change

Peer-to-peer lenders reportedly raised over £7 million (appr. $9.1 million) to fund the ongoing development of their platforms via crowdfunding in 2018. Overall, Fintech has been a hot sector of crowdfunding with many big names in the emerging financial services sector recognizing the benefits of… Read More

Smartlands and Sotheby’s Partner on Tokenized Real Estate Offering in the UK

Digital asset platform Smartlands and UK Sotheby’s International Realty have agreed to experiment on the tokenization of luxury properties, according to a note from Smartlands. The tokenization platform said that blockchain technology can facilitate access to exclusive opportunities for a new generation of investors worldwide…. Read More

LendInvest Announces Strong Inflows For Flagship Real Estate Debt Fund During November 2019

LendInvest, a UK-based online marketplace for mortgages, reported on Tuesday strong inflows to its flagship real estate debt fund during November. LendInvest reported that over the month, it secured £23 million of new investment for its Real Estate Opportunity Fund. This notably brought the fund’s… Read More

Three Year Old Roofstock Tops $2 Billion in Real Estate Transactions

Roofstock, an online marketplace where you can invest in single-family rental homes, has topped $2 billion in transactions. The three-year-old platform topped $1 billion in January 2018. In July, Roofstock said it had surpassed $1.6 billion thus investing velocity is increasing. In a release, Roofstock… Read More

Bitbond Leverages Digital Asset Experience to Expand into Real Estate in Partnership with KlickOwn

Bitbond, a Berlin-based online lender and trailblazer in the digital asset sector, is leveraging its experience in issuing blockchain-based bonds to move into real estate. According to a note from Bitbond, the investment platform has formed a partnership with KlickOwn, a property investment platform. Bitbond… Read More

Pivot: NextSeed Offers First Real Estate Offering as Platform Expansion Continues

NextSeed, previously a debt-focused Reg CF platform, has recently listed its first real estate offering for a property being redeveloped in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Securities are being issued under Reg D 506c – so accredited investors only. According to NextSeed, ARRIVE Albuquerque “offers a… Read More

CrowdProperty Reports that £20 Million has Been Returned to Investors with 100% Track Record of Capital & Interest Paid

Property investment platform CrowdProperty has topped £20,000,000 in capital returned during 5 years of lending, according to an email from the company. CrowdProperty states that since platform launch, approximately £55 million has been lent which has helped to finance over £130 million of property and… Read More

Landbay Exits P2P Lending as Institutional Money Takes Over

Yesterday in a blog post, Landbay founder and CEO John Goodall announced that his property crowdfunding platform will no longer serve as a peer to peer lender as institutional money has taken over. Landbay said that a UK bank will now handle the current retail… Read More

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