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Algofi | March 17, 2022
On March 16th, Y Combinator Accelerator backed companies Algofi and Lofty announced a partnership which will allow people to use Algofi’s stablecoin $STBL as collateral for buying fractional ownership in real estate.
For the first time in history, people will be able to use cryptocurrency to buy ownership in real estate investments in the form of tokens. The partnership represents a ground-breaking development in the Algorand blockchain ecosystem and the world of cryptocurrency.
Owen Colegrove, Core Developer at Algofi, said, "Algofi is excited to see continued growth in the adoption and utility of STBL, the protocol's decentralized stablecoin. With this exciting partnership, users will be able to leverage their cryptocurrency as collateral to invest in real estate offered by Lofty."
This partnership is huge for the entire crypto community because it's the first time in history that people can use crypto as collateral to buy real investment properties. The future is here."
Max Ball, COO at Lofty
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prnewswire | December 29, 2020
UC Asset, an Atlanta-based worldwide land investment firm, reported the organization has invested introductory capital of roughly $1 million into SHOC Holdings LLC, and named Greg Bankston, who right now serves as an overseeing individual from UCASU's overall accomplice, as CEO of SHOC. The organization believes Bankston's twenty-year land foundation and information on the city's history make him the ideal applicant.
SHOC, a completely possessed investee of UCASU, will obtain and create properties under UCASU's Airbnb-based imaginative property investment strategy. The new strategy will focus on home office innovation for voyaging professionals. SHOC aims to profit by another industrial pattern, i.e., the switch of business travelers from customary business lodging to shared convenience by means of platforms such as Airnbnb and Vrbo. UCASU's administration projects a $60 billion market in the coming years for this new pattern.
"It is a revolution happening across the board," shares Larry Wu, founding partner of UC Asset, "Just like conventional taxi businesses are being taken over by shared-ride companies like Uber and Lyft, we believe conventional hotels will be taken over by technology driven shared-accommodation spaces."
Shared convenience properties have pulled in investors in the past year, yet Wu claims there are no institutional investors who specialize in shared convenience properties furnished with home-office facilities, which will be almost exclusively promoted to business travelers.
"Shared accommodations have replaced a fair share of vocational resorts. But conventional hotels who serve business travelers have held their grounds," explains Wu. "Before COVID-19, conventional hotels in central business districts or around airport hubs were still doing extremely well. Occupancy rate of these hotels stayed about 80% even 90% in major metros like Atlanta."
Yet, COVID-19 has assisted a transition in work habits and numerous individuals will forever spend additional time in home office spaces. This pattern, as per the UCASU, will incite travelers to choose home-office style shared-accommodations over customary hotels.
As of late, UCASU held a top-level research firm to lead market survey, and the results seemingly affirmed UCASU's conviction that business travelers will use more shared-accommodations, if those share-accommodations are furnished with home office facilities. UCASU claims that its supervisory crew is "past energized" at this first round of research information.
"While we will retain our other investments, we are very committed to this new investment strategy because of its brilliant prospect," says Wu. "The initial $1 million will allow us to test this new strategy on a practical scale. Meanwhile we will explore all options to expand on this new strategy. Our goal is to form a $10 million portfolio of shared home office properties over the next 12 months."
UCASU, through its other investees, has made successful investments into home renovations. It believes the new strategy, brand-named SHOC (Share-Home Office Community) will add cash pay to benefit from house redesign, and possibly improve the complete ROI to a level astoundingly higher than market normal.
About UC Asset:
UC Asset LP is a limited partnership formed for the purpose of investing in real estate for development and redevelopment, concentrating in metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX. For more information about UC Asset.
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RealFoundations | June 03, 2022
RealFoundations, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting and managed services for the real estate industry, announced the launch of its new Investor Sector Practice Group, which aims to help investors and investment managers elevate their real estate assets and drive improved returns.
Investors and investment managers are challenged by insufficient modeling capabilities, unstructured information sharing, limited technology integrations and the inability to report portfolio performance quickly, accurately, and with consistency across various metrics. RealFoundations' Investor Sector Practice Group provides a forum for industry leaders to openly discuss the pain points, technologies, and leading practices that span business functions such as Capital Management, Fund and Portfolio Management and Accounting, Asset Management, and Property Operations, Development, Enterprise Strategy, and Governance.
The Practice Group and its Advisory Panel, comprised of passionate real estate professionals with significant experience in the Investment Management sector, focus on designing an industry-leading model that enables investment managers to effectively:
Monitor performance across their portfolio from underwriting through disposition,
Report portfolio diversification across various metrics,
Measure and monitor all leases and leasing activity across their portfolio,
Analyze debt exposure by fund, asset, and lender,
Respond to internal and external ad-hoc inquiries using readily available applications and data, and
Forecast and model portfolio performance based on various scenarios.
With over 200 years of combined experience transforming the way investors and investment managers work across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, RealFoundations has delivered actionable insights to the top 5 ranked firms, as well as 13 of the top 25 ranked firms, recognized by IPE Real Assets in their top 150 Real Estate Investment Managers list.
Our Investor Practice Group partners with real estate firms to implement improved decision-making capabilities which ultimately leads to greater portfolio returns. Our practitioners have years of experience in the real estate investment sector which enables us to quickly evaluate companies' operating platforms and recommend enhancements to streamline efficiency and increase profitability."
Brent McFerren, Enterprise Managing Consultant, RealFoundations
The Investor Sector Practice Group levers RealFoundations' long-running relationships with organizations such as IREI, NAREIM, NCREIF and PREA, along with its accumulated expertise and foremost knowledge of leading practices and technologies to offer value-add problem-solving strategies to the industry, furthering its mission to make real estate run better.
RealFoundations is the world's foremost professional services firm focused solely on the real estate industry. Through our delivery of Management Consulting and Managed Services, we help companies that develop, own, operate, service or invest in real estate make better, more profitable decisions. We are proud partners to over 450 real estate companies around the globe, providing accelerated solutions that solve some of real estate's most complex challenges. We Make Real Estate Run Better.