Real Estate

Property Partner Receives First Multilateral Trading Facility License, Reports Over £30 Million in Equity Traded on its Secondary Marketplace

Liquidity is a frequently discussed topic regarding both un-listed early stage firms and other traditionally illiquid assets. Property Partner, a real estate crowdfunding platform, appears to have provided an effective solution for individuals investing in property assets on their platform. Property Partner is reporting that as… Read More

A Closer Look at the US Alternative Finance Market

Last month, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) published their annual report on alternative finance covering the Americas. “Reaching New Heights” covered online alternative finance data in North, South, and Central America as well as the Caribbean. CI wrote about the report when it first came… Read More

Fintech Firm Noventis Forms New Partnership With Nexus to Bring Virtual Card Payment Opportunities to Real Estate Suppliers

Fintech startup and bill payment processor, Noventis, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership Nexus to expand the reach of virtual credit card payments to suppliers serving the real estate industry.  Noventis reported that it facilitates the automation of manual payments through its proprietary… Read More

Peer to Peer Property Lender Kuflink Adds Underwriter Following “Huge Spike”

Kuflink, a peer to peer property lender for short term finance, has expanded its lending team following increasing platform activity. “Following the launch of our quick bridge product at the tail end of 2018, we’ve seen a huge spike in uptake from new brokers as… Read More

Overfunding: Residential Investment Property Marketplace Vesta Quickly Secures £750,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Vesta, a UK-based online marketplace for buying & selling income generating, residential investment property, has successfully secured its initial £750,000 funding target from nearly 100 investors through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Vesta describes itself as a new, innovative online marketplace for buying,… Read More

PeerStreet: $1.7 Billion in Real Estate Crowdfunding Since Platform Launch

PeerStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform that has crafted an interesting niche that pairs retail investors with institutional money, has posted an update on 2018 performance. PeerStreet, having funded $1 billion in debt based financing during 2018 has now topped $1.7 billion in real estate… Read More

Scaling: Online Property Marketplace LendInvest Lends £83 Million in December

Online property lender LendInvest is reporting their best month ever in December. According to the platform, £83 million was lent for UK properties during the month. LendInvest receives the backing of both retail and professional investors. LendInvest said the record-breaking amount of originations was fueled by several changes… Read More

Proplend Looks Back on 2018 & Announces 2019 Plans

Online platform Proplend gave its 2018 peer-to-peer (P2P) property lending year in review. The lender listed the various accomplishments that the lending industry experienced in the past twelve months. The accomplishments are the following: Over £50 million lending now facilitated through the platform and over £100 million… Read More

Update: Wealth Migrate Now Nearing £1.35 Million in Funding Through Seedrs Round

Wealth Migrate, a UK-based real estate crowdfunding platform, is now nearing £1.35 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which has attracted more than 400 investors, was launched in November and quickly secured its initial £750,000 funding target. As previously reported, Wealth… Read More

Fundrise’s Recent Reg A+ Filings Provide Insight into Platform Operations

Fundrise, a real estate platform that leverages Reg A+ to offer access to investments for both accredited and non-accredited investors, recently filed several new forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). One of the requirements of using Reg A+ is a heightened degree of… Read More

Property Partner Reports a 40% Return for Investors as Gains Tallied in First Property Sales

Real estate crowdfunding platform Property Partner is reporting gains of up to 43% for investors in two properties. The company says the sale of the properties are the first assets to be sold by Property Partner since it launched as a property investment platform in January 2015. The first property, a one-bedroom… Read More

Commercial Real Estate Security Tokens: Is this Sector of Fintech Poised for a “Megatrend” ?

CREST or Commercial Real Estate Security Tokens is a new initiative created by the Security Token Academy. The idea of taking a hard asset class like property and tokenizing it has become a hot topic of discussion in the digital asset sector. Real estate, unlike… Read More

P2P Property Lender CrowdProperty Reports New Milestone for Investors

CrowdProperty, a UK based peer to peer property lender, reports that it has now paid out more than £1,000,000 in interest to lenders. In a total, £12,000,000 has been returned to investors including principle. CrowdProperty states that it has continued an unblemished record of returning… Read More

CrowdStreet Launches Advisory Service to Bring New Level of Access to Commercial Real Estate Investing

CrowdStreet announced on Wednesday the launch of its new Private Managed Accounts (PMA) offered through its new entity CrowdStreet Advisors. According to CrowdStreet, the new offering serves high net worth individuals, providing individualized CRE portfolios, and a concierge-level premium service that will develop a personalized investment… Read More

Dubai Financial Services Authority Launches Consultation on Property Crowdfunding

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has initiated a consultation on property crowdfunding. Released last week, the consultation addresses a proposal to add a new subcategory for property investment crowdfunding platforms. The DFSA notes that like many financial services, crowdfunding has evolved. Originally designed to… Read More

Downing Crowd Lists Bond with Equity Kicker for Investors

Investment crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd has listed its first security that is debt with an equity kicker for investors. The bond includes a 7.5% annual coupon and a term of up to 5 years and 9 months. According to Downing Crowd, the fixed return on the… Read More

Shojin Property Partners Opens Nottingham Student Living Crowdfunding Campaign

Having just celebrated its first anniversary, Shojin Property Partners recently opened a new property investment campaign for a purpose built student accommodation block in Nottingham, UK, which contains 124 student apartments. Shojin Property Partners has invested £66,816 and is seeking to raise £1,269,516 investor funding during the campaign;… Read More

QuantmRE Plans Security Token Sale for Fractional Equity Interests in Single Family Homes

Calling their EQRE digital asset “a securities token that even Wall Street could love,” QuantmRE is planning to do a security token offering tied to fractionalized interest in real estate. In partnership with Prime Trust, QuantmRE will issue a security token representing interests in owner-occupied, residential real estate… Read More

CrowdProperty Provides Performance Metrics Disclosing Lending Returns Using Brismo Methodolgy

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty is now disclosing their performance metrics using Brismo’s (formerly known as AltFi) standardized reporting methodology. CrowdPropert states that it is the first property development platform to incorporate the Brismo process which is described as an independent standard. Commenting on the… Read More

Money360 Milestone: Surpasses $1 billion in Loans Originated & Closed

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Real estate marketplace lender Money360 announced on Monday it has surpassed $1 billion in loans originated and closed since inception. The announcement comes just 11 months after the lending platform revealed it had hit $500 million. Launched in 2014, Money360 is described as a vertically-integrated, nationwide… Read More

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