Real Estate

Once a High Flying Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, ProdigyNetwork Struggles

ProdigyNetwork, once a high-flying real estate crowdfunding platform, is now struggling as it appears to be in dire need of cash. According to a report in the Deal, ProdigyNetwork has told investors it is in need of $40 million to keep a property development, 84… Read More

How the Alternative Property Investment Sector is Helping to Overcome the UK Housing Crisis

Recent analysis carried out by the National Housing Federation revealed an estimated 8.4 million people in England are living in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes. The same data also shows that the housing crisis is affecting people from across all age groups and in every… Read More

Digital Deeds: UK Government Shares Progress on Digital Mortgage Registers

The UK government has provided an update on its project to digitize home deeds. According to the government, the 7000th deed has been registered digitally in February. Many of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders are now using the service. HM Land Registry safeguards land and… Read More

Digital Mortgage Servicing Platform Brace Secures $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Point72 Ventures

Brace, a U.S.-based digital mortgage-servicing platform, recently announced that it has raised an additional $10M in Series A funding led by Point72 Ventures. Founded in 2017, Brace states it provides technology solutions to “drive innovation” in the mortgage servicing industry. “Brace is developing a full… Read More

Fintech LendInvest Funds £12 Million Property Development

LendInvest, a property finance platform, has funded a £12 million loan for a development by a repeat LendInvest borrower. LendInvest reports that the loan was funded in under 8 weeks. The borrower first became a client of LendInvest in 2017 and has now completed a… Read More

dv01 Announces New Partnership With Real Estate Brokerage HouseCanary

dv01, a platform that connects online lenders and investors with data management, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with real estate brokerage HouseCanary. dv01 reported that through the partnership it will use the HouseCanary Home Price Index (HPI) to provide investors with… Read More

CrowdStreet Tops $1 Billion in Real Estate Crowdfunding

CrowdStreet, a top real estate investment marketplace, has topped $1 billion in direct equity investment from individual (accredited) investors. The company provides access to real estate investments in commercial property. CrowdStreet CEO Tore C. Steen called crossing the one billion mark a significant milestone for… Read More

PeerStreet Celebrates Being Named One of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies By Deloitte

PeerStreet, a leading platform for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Monday it celebrated being named one of the top 25 fastest growing companies by Deloitte. The platform revealed the exciting news last fall the ranking is based on fiscal-year revenue growth over… Read More

San Francisco’s Fintech HouseCanary, a Real Estate Analytics Solution Provider, Secures $65 Million in Round Led by Morpheus Ventures

San Francisco-headquartered HouseCanary, a Fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, has secured $65 million through a growth funding round led by Morpheus Ventures, Alpha Edison, and PSP Growth. Following HouseCanary’s latest investment round, the firm’s total funding (to date) stands at… Read More

University of Oxford: Tokenization Offers Exciting Possibilities for Real Estate but Cautious on Single Assets, Smartlands Counters Thesis

Security Tokens and Real Estate. Recently the University of Oxford published a paper on digital assets and real estate. Entitled, “Tokenization: the Future of Real Estate Investment?“, the document believes there is potential in tokenizing the popular asset class but also sees certain challenges. For… Read More

UK-based Online Real Estate Investment Platform BrickVest Acquired by German Firm Patrizia

UK-headquartered digital real estate investment platform BrickVest has reportedly been acquired by Patrizia, a Germany-based firm. Details regarding the terms of the deal and the amount paid for the purchase have not been shared publicly. Established in 2014, BrickVest allows customers to invest in pre-screened… Read More

UK-based OakNorth Bank Confirms that SME-focused Real Estate Lender, OIMIO, to Launch in the Netherlands

UK-based OakNorth, a digital bank for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that offers business and property loans, has confirmed that OIMIO, a commercial real estate SME-focused lender, has established operations in the Netherlands. The lending firm will be launching a supplier’s credit analysis and monitoring… Read More

PeerStreet Appoints Ellen Coleman As New Chief Financial Officer

PeerStreet, a leading platform for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Ellen Coleman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Coleman reportedly joined the PeerStreet team last year and was previously named  EVP of Finance. The platform noted that Coleman… Read More

French Anaxago Group Becomes a Neo-Private Bank by Adding Wealth Management Arm to Crowdinvesting Platform and Asset Management

French Fintech Anaxago pioneered alternative finance by launching an equity crowdfunding platform in 2012. Profitable since year one, the company entered real estate investing in 2014. In 2018, it launched an asset management arm, Anaxago Capital. Not one to be standing still, the company’s co-founders, Joachim… Read More

RealtyMogul Reports Topping $500 Million Invested, $136 Million Returned to Investors

RealtyMogul, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, has topped $500 million in property investments since platform launch, according to a release. RealtyMogul also states that it has returned over $136 million to investors since 2013. RealtyMogul notes that it raised its first $250 million in invested… Read More

Fundrise Reports Overall Net Return for Investors of 9.47% for 2019

Real estate marketplace Fundrise recently published its annual letter where it reflects on platform overall performance and comments on the forthcoming year. Fundrise takes a fund approach with a series of targeted funds utilizing Reg A+. Effectively, these are unlisted funds that seek to drive… Read More

Australian Digital Brokerage Platform Stake Launches UK Beta

Australia-based digital brokerage platform Stake announced this week it has officially launched its UK beta operations.  Founded in 2017, Stake claims it democratizes global share markets to bring the “world’s largest and most dynamic” market to the rest of the world. “We believe brokerage is… Read More

UK Online Mortgage Broker Trussle Raises £7.5 Million Through Latest Round of Funding

UK-based online mortgage broker, Trussle, announced on Wednesday it has raised a further £7.5m in funding as it continues its technology expansion. Trussle revealed that the investment includes funding from a new investor, the Dutch-based Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), alongside existing investors, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking… Read More

CrowdStreet Reports Doubling Distributions in 2019 Topping $58 million

CrowdStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform catering to accredited investors, has circulated an email stating that distributions doubled in 2019 alongside the size of its community. Launched in 2014, Crowdstreet claims more than $972 million has been raised and, since platform launch $99+ million in… Read More

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

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