Securrency and Vertalo Sign Agreement to Tokenize ‘$260 Million in Real Estate Assets’
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Securrency and Vertalo Sign Agreement to Tokenize ‘$260 Million in Real Estate Assets’

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As of February 28th 2019, Securrency and Vertalo have partnered to tokenize just over $260 million in real estate assets. The private offering will involve multiple properties throughout the United States.


How Securrency and Vertalo Aim to Pioneer Real Estate Tokenization

Securrency and Vertalo have been partners since 2018, but their biggest headline was just made official yesterday.

Both parties have signed an agreement to tokenize $260 million worth of fixed income-generating real estate assets.

The deal was described as a ‘first-of-its-kind’ agreement which aims to provide capital for middle market real estate projects in a groundbreaking manner.

The ultimate goal is provide investor access to institutional-grade digital assets.

The group claims to have created the world’s largest asset tokenization project to date.

Details of Securrency and Vertalo Tokenizing Real Estate Explained 

The offering— as most Security Token Offerings (STOs)— will be private. It will include a North Dakota water pipeline project, a student-housing portfolio, a commercial office building in downtown Miami, and a Florida multi-family housing project.

The agreement aims to utilize the strengths of the different parties involved.

Vertalo is a digital asset management platform which provides services to include custody, compliance, cap table management, and primary issuance.

Securrency specializes in blockchain interoperability while supporting the secure and compliant issuance of security token trading.

The two enterprises have partnered with Inveniam Capital Partners for this particular deal. Inveniam is a digital marketplace which aims to reshape the current functionality of middle market corporate finance.

According to Vertalo CEO Dave Hendricks, the new deal has a bright future:

“Inveniam Capital is demonstrating that asset tokenization is about creating liquidity premiums and Vertalo is excited to help bring these offerings to a market hungry for well-structured deals that happen to be blockchain-enabled.”

Several other instances involving real estate tokenization have already taken place. They include a luxury condo development in Manhattan, a luxury student residence in South Carolina, and a luxury resort in Aspen Colorado.

Despite the pessimism currently surrounding cryptocurrency, security tokens continue to exemplify a highly anticipated opportunity for the implementation of blockchain technology.

What do you think of Securrency and Vertalo partnering to tokenize what could be the largest real estate tokenization to date? Will real estate become the leading asset class of the security token industry? We want to know what you think in the comments section below.


Image courtesy of Vertalo.

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March 2, 2019

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Tim Fries Tim is a reporter with The Tokenist as well as co-founder of both Lakeview Capital and Protective Technologies Capital. Lakeview and Protective Technologies are focused on innovation in blockchain and the Internet of Things, respectively. Tim's background is in private equity investing and mechanical engineering.