Real Estate

Proplend Adds VAT Lending, Hires Specialist

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Proplend has added commercial property VAT loans, according to a release. Proplend is an FCA-regulated P2P lending platform specializing in sub £5 million commercial real estate debt. To date, Proplend has completed over £130 million of lending and is rated by… Read More

Recently Listed on LSE AIM, LendInvest Receives Top Rating from ARC

Property finance platform LendInvest has received the highest possible rating from a European rating agency for the seventh consecutive year, according to a note from the company.  For the 6th year in a row, ARC Ratings affirmed its SQ1 Servicer Quality Rating for LendInvest following… Read More

AI Powered Proptech Localize Raises $25 Million Series C

Localize has closed on a $25 million Series C funding round, according to a note from the Proptech firm. The funding round was led by Pitango Growth with Mizrahi-Tefahot and existing investors joining in. As part of the funding round Pitango co-founder and Managing Partners,… Read More

UK’s CapitalRise Announces Advancement of £9.2M Senior Loan for Refinancing of Georgian Townhouses in London

Dedicated Prime property lender CapitalRise announced the advancement of a £9.2 million senior loan for the refinancing and development of two freehold Georgian townhouses based in Bloomsbury, London “with a GDV of £14 million.” As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the loan will… Read More

Netherlands based ABN Amro to Offer Sustainability Discount on Mortgage Interest Rates for Energy-Efficient Homes

ABN Amro (AMS: ABN), a Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam and currently the third-largest bank in the Netherlands, will be offering clients a sustainability discount on mortgage interest rates for energy-efficient homes. ABN Amro‘s management noted that they will be using the EU’s Energy Label… Read More

SEC Charges Las Vegas REIT Operator With Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced securities fraud charges against recidivist Michael Shustek, the CEO of several Las Vegas REITs, and his wholly-owned investment advisory firm, Vestin Mortgage LLC. The complaint alleges that since at least 2012, Shustek fraudulently enriched himself and The… Read More

Blockchain based Fintech Figure Merges with Mortgage Provider Homebridge Financial Services

Figure, a financial services firm utilizing blockchain technology, has announced a merger with Homebridge Financial Services. Figure was founded by CEO Mike  Cagney, the founder of publicly-traded SoFi, a Fintech unicorn. The terms of the deal were not revealed. At the end of July, Figure… Read More

UK Fintech Molo Finance, which Reimagines Mortgages, Teams Up with Financial Advisor Group Tenet

Molo Finance reveals that it has formed an intermediary partnership with Tenet Group, which is one of the largest financial advisor support groups in the United Kingdom. This partnership will see Tenet provide Molo’s products to its advisers and client base, increasing their reach in… Read More

GenoCrowd, a Partnership Between CrowdDesk and Raiffeisenbank, Announces First Securities Offering

GenoCrowd, a partnership between Raiffeisenbank im Hochtaunus and CrowdDesk, has announced its first securities offering for a property project in Leipzig. GenoCrowd GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of CrowdDesk GmbH. Both GenoCrowd GmbH and CrowdDesk GmbH are companies that are independent of Raiffeisenbank im Hochtaunus eG…. Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Prices Surge 13.4% YoY, the Largest Increase in 17+ Years

The team at UK-based P2P lender Blend Network notes that the Covid-19 pandemic may be subsiding, however, the “new normal” may not look the same as 2019. As noted by Blend Network, market participants are increasingly concerned about inflation, especially during recent months. The P2P… Read More

Proptech Landis Raises $165 Million Series A led by Sequoia

Proptech Landis has raised $165 million in debt and Series A equity financing led by Sequoia Capital.  Other investors include Arrive, a Roc Nation company, Will Smith’s Dreamers VC as well as existing investor Signia Venture Partners. Total funding for Landis now stands at $182… Read More

Digital Lending Software Fintech Blend Is Now a Publicly Listed Firm on New York Stock Exchange

Digital lending software provider Blend (NYSE:BLND) has listed its shares on the NYSE after submitting its registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), earlier this year, in order to go public. The Fintech said will now focus on accelerating its ability to… Read More

Switzerland based Proptech Firm Properti Continues Expanding Operations, Hires Umut Sentürk as COO

The team at Properti, a technology-driven real estate firm focused on modernizing residential properties in Europe, reveals that it remains focused on expanding its operations. They recently welcomed Umut Sentürk as their new Chief Operating Officer at Properti AG. As noted in an update from the… Read More

Real Estate Report: Northern Ireland was Best-Performing UK Region, with Scotland, West Midlands Housing Prices Also Rising

According to the Nationwide House Price Index in the UK, the price of the average house in the country surged by 13.4% YoY in June 2021, which is the largest increase seen in more than 17 years – since November 2004, the Blend Network team… Read More

Properly, a Canadian Tech-Enabled Real Estate Brokerage, Secures CAD 44M via Series B from Bain Capital Ventures, Others

Properly, the Canadian technology-powered real estate brokerage, reveals that it has secured CAD 44 million through its Series B financing in order to support its national expansion across Canada’s $400 billion real estate market. As noted by the company in a blog post, Bain Capital… Read More

CrowdProperty Easily Tops £800K on Seedrs in Crowdfunding Round

CrowdProperty, a leading UK-based property investment platform, looks like it may double its targeted raise on Seedrs. With a couple of weeks left on the securities offering, CrowdProperty has raised over £1.4 million on a funding goal of £800,000. According to the offering page, CrowdProperty… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Reports Investing Over $264M into a Diversified Portfolio this Year

At the beginning of 2021, the team at Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” had introduced an updated version of their proprietary fund infrastructure that “enabled the creation of a unified flagship product, which aims… Read More

Proptech OwnHome Raises $3.6 million to Help Renters Gain Home Ownership

OwnHome, an Australian Proptech seeking to help turn renters into homeowners, has raised $3.6 million from investors including Global Founders Capital, Entrée Capital, AfterWork, and InVentures. OwnHome had previously secured seed funding from the Commonwealth Bank’s x15 Xccelerate program. The company notes that skyrocketing property… Read More

SEC Alleges Fraud Regarding Crowdfunded Hotel Renovation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against Rahulkumar M. Patel regarding an offer of securities that was conducted on an investment crowdfunding site. According to the SEC, Patel created a company DNA Lodging East Hartford LLC, to renovate and reopen a… Read More

UK’s Insurer Hamilton Fraser Partners with Trov, a Provider of Embedded Insurance

Leading UK-based insurer Hamilton Fraser has teamed up with Trov, a global provider of embedded insurance, according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. Along with Hamilton Fraser, Trov will be adding four new UK Proptech partners who will integrate Trov’s embedded renters’ insurance into… Read More

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