Real estate remains a top-performing asset and in robust demand among institutional investors and high-net-worth investors. This best-in-class asset comprises nearly $300 trillion in global value and continues to climb as demographics fuel international demand. From REITs to capital flows, from private equity strategies and value creation to booming demand for luxury properties, the DailyAlts Real Estate channel covers the top news and insights in the space
An iconic property in Bel Air, Los Angeles, designed by internationally acclaimed English architect John Pawson changed hands last month for $133 million and the buyer was Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong. The seller: a corporate entity linked to Japanese entrepreneur Hideki Tomita.
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Banks and mortgage brokers have to grapple with the hundreds of pages of paperwork for every home loan. Apart from being very time consuming, the highly manual process adds heavily to the cost of making the loan. Through its Document AI, Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has already started to tackle some of the largest enterprise content problems plaguing the world. Lending DocAI is the first vertically specialized solution within Document AI and it addresses the mortgage industry.
Alternative Investments/Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Set Another Record Low; Real Estate ETFs Could Benefit
The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with conforming loan balances of up to $510,400 slipped to 3.01% from 3.05% last week, CNBC reports.
Squarefeet.ai uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize the unit pricing of new residential condo or rental projects, ensuring developers obtain the highest potential revenue. Its algorithm-based platform enables property developers and brokers to price properties on a rational basis rather than using “gut-feel” and “experience.”
Cambria Investment Management, which focuses on alternative investments using quantitative asset management techniques, has launched a new real estate fund.
It’s a striking, futuristic residence that commands panoramic views, combines home with a place to work, and is controlled by artificial intelligence having its own data center. Based outside Prague, Chechoslavika, the 5100-square-foot house is done up inside in stark white and has concrete-grey and glass exteriors. Named Villa Sophia, it’s home to a family of four and is purposely low-slung so as not to block the city view for the neighbors.
The NAHB/Wells Fargo National and Regional Housing Market Index (HMI) for single-family homes for the month of September rose from 78 in August to 83 in September. The reading indicates that homebuilder confidence and sentiment is at a record high – the highest in the survey’s 35-year record. It is a reflection of the strong demand for housing, particularly in the suburbs or exurbs.
Jetty, which describes itself as a modern security deposit alternative, has expanded its services for renters. Its newly launched Unlock Deposit offering frees up renters’ cash deposits in exchange for a small one time or monthly fee.
Vertalo is a digital transfer agent that specializes in the tokenization of assets. Its real estate division, Vertalo Real Estate (VRE) launched in June 2020. VRE focuses on the digitization and tokenization of real estate assets. REI Capital Growth, an innovative commercial real estate (CRE) fund, has licensed Vertalo’s platform for the launch of two security token offerings (STOs) utilizing a Reg S exemption from registration.
REINNO intends to disrupt commercial real estate investing by breaking down the financial barriers which limit entry to the small guy. REINNO’s platform offers tokenization of real estate, loans against tokenized real estate, and a marketplace for property owners to list the token offerings. It announced Thursday the launch of its marketplace for tokenized commercial real estate with five offerings worth over $ 237 million.
The Listed Index Fund Nikkei ESG REIT (2566 JP) launched by Nikko Asset Management has begun to trade on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with effect from September 7. It is the first Japanese ETF that provides investors the opportunity to invest in the country’s real estate investment trust market with a sustainable approach.
MountX Real Estate Capital is a proptech investment platform that provides access to investment opportunities backed by institutional-quality real estate assets in Canada. The firm has partnered with Vertalo, a digital transfer agent that specializes in the tokenization of assets, to design and launch over 15 digital real estate projects in Mexico and Canada.
Real Estate: Commercial Real Estate Landlords Partner with Flex Space Demand is rising for flexible and spacious commercial real estate. Consequently, landlords are paying attention to these flex spaces and investing in them. Flexible office spaces are rising in demand mainly due to their dynamic and collaborative environments. Landlords are now partnering with flex-space operators…
Alternative Investments: SEC Revamps Definition of “Accredited Investor” For Private Capital Markets
The SEC on Wednesday amended its definition of “accredited investor,” a term that drew a line between high-earning, deep-pocketed investors and retail investors for access to often lucrative opportunities in the private capital markets. Also known as “alternative investments,” these markets include, for example, venture capital, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate.
The inaugural suite of five ETFs from Guardian Capital comprises two Directed Outcomes solutions that combine high conviction ideas with derivative overlays to seek high income and risk mitigation and three i3 funds that use artificial intelligence to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns. One of the ETFs in Guardian’s new suite is the Guardian i3 Global REIT ETF, an ETF focused on the global real estate market.
Real Estate Boon Amid Pandemic. Blackstone Group announced its completion of a real estate transaction with Elion Partners, which includes industrial properties in Broward County. The deal encompasses warehouses located in Weston, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach. Elion Partners initially paid $35 million for these properties in 2018 and 2019. Medical devices company Venus Concept…
COVID-19 is sparking a critical decline of overseas buyer interest. Foreign buyers have historically been a large part of the United States real estate market. Lately, however, the size and scope of foreign buyers has been declining. Even worse, the Coronavirus pandemic could exacerbate this trend as international buyers step away from the market. In…
The Hoya Capital Housing ETF (NYSE: HOMZ) announced Wednesday a cut in its expense ratio from 0.45% to 0.30%, effective from August 1, 2020. It claimed that it has the distinction of being the lowest-cost ETF in FactSet’s Equity (U.S. Homebuilding segment).
Sales Closing Above Asking Prices. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate industry observers are seeing a seller’s market pervade the space. According to Zillow economist Jeff Tucker, “This spring we saw listings fall off the cliff. Everyone was hunkering down wondering what’s happening to the housing market…These buyers motivated by low…
“We desperately need income, but we are in a yieldless world,” writes analyst Jussi Askola in “The New Gold Rush.” Zero or negative interest rates are going to push investors into real assets.
REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT GOES DIGITAL. Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up to transform the property management industry through smart appliances and digital cloud technologies. The goal of this partnership is to improve operations for buildings and maintenance and residents. Samsung’s SmartThings platform will assist in building operations, asset management, and energy efficiency. Samsung’s smart home…
The pandemic sparked whole new trends including a massive jump in online ordering and digital payments, the wholesale conversion to “work-from-home,” and the decimation of business prospects for movie theaters and restaurants. But homebuilders may be in clover.
A report by Globe St. com quoted a survey result by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. The survey said that real estate industry leaders thought the worst of COVID-driven real estate market declines sustained during the first six months this year may be behind us.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors is seeking to secure its sixth real estate fund by raising $2 billion. The goal of this fund is to focus on investments in student housing, and has received support from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. This includes a $50 million investment in the fund. Strategy As a result of…