Real Estate

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

Property Crowdfunding Platform CapitalRise Seeks £1.5 Million on Seedrs, Easily Tops Initial Target

CapitalRise, a property crowdfunding platform, is raising growth capital on Seedrs. The just recently launched campaign has quickly topped its initial goal of raise £1.5 million for 8.57% equity in the company. Today, 307 individual investors have participated in the offer that has a pre-money… Read More

ArborCrowd Unveils New Equity Offering For Multifamily Portfolio in Sioux Falls

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced on Thursday the launch of its new offering that allows investors to acquire equity interests in the Sioux Falls Multifamily Portfolio, a collection of class-B apartment communities located in Sioux Falls, S.D. According to ArborCrowd, the properties exhibit… Read More

U.S. Alternative Asset Platform Alto Secures $2.8 Million Through Seed Funding Round

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Alto, a technology platform for investors to add alternative assets to IRAs,  announced on Wednesday it secured $2.8 million through its seed round in order to expand its offering and integrate additional investment platform partners. The new funding brings Alto’s total funding raised to $3.8… Read More

Collett’s Corner: Community-Minded Real Estate Crowdfunding on NZ’s PledgeMe

Lyttelton, New Zealand based company, Collett’s Corner, has secured its NZ$300,000 minimum goal during its PledgeMe equity crowdfunding campaign.  At this writing, over NZ$355,700 has been raised by more than 190 investors for the community-minded property development. The campaign aims to raise NZ$2 million for 80%… Read More

CrowdProperty Debuts AutoInvest Product

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty announced on Monday the launch of its new autoinvest product, which is supposed to help investors diversify quickly and easily without a platform or financial advisor fees. According to CrowdProperty: “CrowdProperty AutoInvest is a stress-free way to invest money across… Read More

ArborCrowd Co-Founder Adam Kaufman on the Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Real estate crowdfunding is going through a bit of a transition right now. Some platforms that garnered early traction have dimmed or disappeared while others have emerged to lead the charge as they execute on their chosen business model. ArborCrowd is a platform that has… Read More

P2P Lender EstateGuru Hires former Traditional Bankers

Peer to peer property lender EstateGuru says it has recently made two “significant’ hires for their executive team. EstateGuru says they have appointed the former head of retail credit risk at Coop, Andres Luts, to fill the position of Baltic Risk Manager. Additionally, Mihkel Roosme,… Read More

Securrency and Vertalo Agree to Tokenize $260 Million in Fixed Income, Real Estate Assets

Securrency and Vertalo have signed an agreement to tokenize $260 million in fixed income-generating real estate assets. The new agreement was shared in a blog post yesterday but Securrency and Vertalo announced their partnership in 2018. Vertalo is a digital asset management platform that provides… Read More

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