Real Estate

CrowdProperty Now Seeking £600,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

CrowdProperty, a UK-based specialist property peer to peer lender, announces on Friday the launch of its new crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, following full FCA Authorisation and surpassing £10m million lending milestone. The online lending platform is currently seeking £600,000 to fund investment in talent, tech… Read More

LendInvest Launches Buy-to-Let Loans for Professional Landlords & Investors in England, Wales, & Scotland

LendInvest, a specialist property finance lender, announced on Thursday it has launched a buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland. According to the platform, BTL loans are available for amounts between £50,000 and £5… Read More

Real Estate investment Platform Sharestates Launches One Click Closing Option

Sharestates, an online real estate investment marketplace, announced on Thursday the launch of its new One Click Closing tool, which is described as a feature that will allow return borrowers to visit a page where they can upload all the details and documents required for… Read More

ADGM Named “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)”… Again: A Recap of the Centre’s Numerous 2017 Fintech Contributions

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is awarded “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2nd consecutive year by the Global Investor/ISF publication at the annual MENA Capital Markets Summit & Awards in Dubai. This accolade, presided by… Read More

Perspective: How to Fix the UK Housing Market

All eyes are on the UK’s property market since the Bank of England announced its first increase in the base rate since July 2007.  The question on everyone’s lips: how will the market react? After a decade of historically low rates homeowners have become relaxed… Read More

Real Estate Fintech Firm Unison Announces 2018 Expansion Plans

On Monday, home ownership investment platform Unison announced 2018 expansion plans. As previously reported, Unison has created a new option for homeownership beyond the traditional mortgage route. By becoming a co-investor in the house, Unison is shouldering the risk side-by-side with the owner. They are betting that… Read More

PeerStreet Launches Lender Platform Powered By HouseCanary Data

Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerStreet announced on Monday the launch of its new lender platform. According to the company, lenders may now access detailed Property Valuation Reports that allow them to analyze property data and adjust property details to generate highly accurate valuations that reflect current or… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Groundfloor Preps for Reg A+ Offer

Groundfloor has filed a Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating its intent to sell shares in the real estate crowdfunding platform.  According to the offering circular, GroundFloor is offering up to 2.5 million in Common Stock at $10 per share. Interestingly, the Groundfloor… Read More

CrowdStreet Announces Leadership Team Expansion & Advisory Board Formation

Real estate crowdfunding platform CrowdStreet announced on Tuesday it has enhanced its leadership team with the addition of two senior-level executive hires and has formed its new advisory board. The funding portal revealed Molly Moore, was appointed as its new Chief Marketing Officer while Rohit Colaco… Read More

CommonLoan Marketplace Milestone: Over $680 Million in Loans Processed

Commercial real estate lending platform CommLoan announced on Monday it has successfully processed more than $680 million in loans since its launch in 2014. The lender, which is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, revealed it has developed a commercial mortgage lending technology platform called CUPID, which matches borrowers… Read More

CoInvestor Provides Advisers With Digital Access to LendInvest’s Luxembourg Real Estate Opportunity Fund

LendInvest announced on Monday that alternative assets platform CoInvestor has been chosen as a preferred method for UK adviser to invest in the crowdfunding platform’s Luxembourg-domiciled Real Estate Opportunity Fund. According to LendInvest, the £130 million lending fund offers investors the opportunity to participate in… Read More

Online Lender Better Mortgage Names Jeff Corbett New Director of Business Development

Better Mortgage, a digital mortgage company working to improve access to home financing through transparency, honest guidance, and zero loan officer commissions, announced on Friday it has appointed Jeff Corbett as its Director of Business Development and adding him to its growing Strategic Partnership team. According… Read More

No Cone-endrum Here: Boardwalk Hospitality Scoops the Wefunder Crowd to Open Venice Beach Ben&Jerry’s

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ben & Jerry’s. Make mine Chunky Monkey with chocolate sprinkles in a sugar cone. Wait, there isn’t a Ben & Jerry’s on Venice Beach Boardwalk yet?  Cone-endrum solved: Boardwalk Hospitality will fill the void, given the Wefunder crowd overwhelming… Read More

Big News: Citi Provides Warehouse Facility to LendInvest in Buy to Let Expansion

LendInvest, a Fintech marketplace platform for property finance, has agreed a long-term warehouse facility with Citi boosting its entry into the UK’s £40 billion buy-to-let (BTL) market. Under the terms of the financing, Citi will provide a funding line to LendInvest that will be used… Read More

Paul Deitch Departs CEO Position at Patch of Land. Co-Founder Jason Fritton Steps Back into Leadership Role

Patch of Land, a prominent real estate crowdfunding platform, has announced a major executive change. Paul Deitch, who has been CEO of Patch of Land since 2016, has stepped down from the role. According to Patch, Jason Fritton, co-founder and Chairman of the Board, will… Read More

Groundfloor Announces Monthly Interest Payment Investments

Real estate crowdfunding platform Groundfloor recently announced the launch of its new monthly interest payment investments. The funding portal revealed starting its next loan release users may invest in both deferred and monthly payment loans to further diversify and add monthly income yield to their portfolios. Groundfloor… Read More

First RealFund Debuts Invest-Aligned Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

First RealFund (FRF), a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform headquartered in New York City, announced its public launch on Tuesday. The online platform reported it will provide qualified, accredited investors with opportunities to co-invest with FRF in professionally vetted offerings backed by leading real estate… Read More

Groundfloor Launches Loan Origination Network & Appoints New Senior President of Business Development

Real estate crowdfunding platform Groundfloor announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Loan Origination Network for mortgage brokers and third-party originators who are interested in tapping additional real estate loan opportunities. The funding portal revealed that it has opened its real estate financing platform… Read More

Fannie Mae Introduces New Tech Solutions to Lower Costs & Shorten Mortgage Processes

Online lender Fannie Mae announced on Monday the launch of its new single source validation, new API platform, and servicing marketplace for servicing transfers. The solutions on build on the company’s Day1Centainty and were created the website’s mortgage process. While sharing details about the new solutions, Timothy… Read More

Fundrise Growth eREIT Files to Raise $45.7 Million

The Fundrise Equity REIT, or Growth eREIT, has filed with the SEC to raise up to $45,730,440 under Reg A+.  The amount includes $11.8 million from a previous offering circular. The Growth eREIT focuses on acquiring commercial real estate assets with the expectation they will appreciate over… Read More