Just When You Thought CRE Was Falling Apart

Just when you thought commercial real estate was falling apart, you see comments suggesting otherwise. Barclay’s CEO Jes Staley made waves earlier in the year by saying: “The notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past.” The company’s global headquarters is a Canary Wharf building in downtown London. […]

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Tokeny Solutions Partners with Inveniam to deliver Data Integrity and Price Discovery for Private Securities

LUXEMBOURG, and NORTHVILLE, Mich., July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tokeny Solutions (Tokeny), an industry-leading tokenization platform based in Luxemburg and backed by Euronext, is announcing a collaboration with Inveniam and its Inveniam.io platform, delivering data integrity and price discovery. Tokeny’s technology, enhanced by Inveniam’s software, provides the foundation for increased private market asset liquidity and […]

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Accurate Mark-to-Market on CRE Holdings Is Vital

Now more than ever, accurate mark-to-market on commercial real estate holdings is vital. Just this month Blackstone announced it would close a real estate fund that used leverage to load up on commercial mortgage backed securities, investments that have slumped during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pensions and Investment reported. “The Blackstone Real Estate Income Master Fund, […]

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RPA Will Lead CRE and FM Organizations to Use Analytics and Machine Learning

Excellent insights from Commercial Cafe Q&A, “Your Commercial Real Estate Blog”. “Question: Commercial Cafe: How have you seen the industry evolve in the past years you’ve been involved in it? Where do you see it going in the future? Answer: Francisco Acoba, managing director of Deloitte Consulting: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution is increasingly top of […]

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CRE Distributed Data Eco-System with Verified Data

As the 2nd half gets underway we see opportunity. Nanalyze, a blog, writes on how blockchain can impact CRE. “For most CRE transactions, significant time is spent on due diligence activities related to financial, environmental, & legal. According to Deloitte, this is “predominantly due to the use of physical documents for proof of identity, documents […]

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Microfinancing and the Impact Africa Fund

Microfinancing is on a tear in Africa; or it was before COVID-19 hit. Writes McKinsey in a 2018 report: “Africa’s retail banking markets are ripe with potential & present huge opportunities for innovation & further growth. There’s also huge room for growth in meeting unmet needs for borrowing, saving, investing & protecting.” Our team at […]

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What Is a Merkle Tree?

Many of our clients want the blockchain future but are not ready to cross the rubicon today. So we create a meta-chain, or a local Merkle tree, that allows them to flip a switch when they are ready, and then they are writing on chain. So what is a Merkle tree? From Medium: “A Merkle […]

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