REALISTO is a decentralized, global platform dedicated to crowdfunding the world’s best real estate opportunities. Using blockchain technology, the REALISTO platform allows real estate experts to present unique projects, tokenize them, and offer them as curated investment opportunities. From rental properties to new developments, tokenized investments will be governed by an escrow-backed trust, providing security to high-yield investment projects.
Unfortunately, vast amounts of capital are typically required in order to invest in real estate with the objective of realizing above-average return on investment – so much so that this asset class is out
of reach for most individuals. Even for those investors who have the necessary capital, conventional methods of investing in real estate are fraught with ine ciency and disadvantages. Firstly, in addition to paying several middlemen for their services, the many vagaries of local regulation and taxation make it di cult for individual investors to realize reasonable returns. Secondly, real estate invest- ments are relatively illiquid, meaning that invested capital is not easily accessible in the short term. Thirdly, the real estate business is by nature a local affair, an obstacle that many investors fail to take into account. Local marketplace knowledge is essential in order to gain access to high-quality deal ow. Without knowledge of a given locale’s speci c conditions and constraints, the potential for re- turn on investment is severely limited while the risk skyrockets. That places investors in the dreaded position of obtaining lower returns at higher risk.
REALISTO addresses these issues by using the blockchain technology of Ethereum-based smart contracts and by applying expert industry savvy alongside specialized local knowledge. Essentially, REALISTO is a platform that enables real estate experts to present their projects, launch their own asset-backed tokens for those projects, and invite virtually anybody to invest in a selection of carefully curated, high-yield investment properties. This is, in effect, much like a crowdfunding campaign – with the distinct difference being that investors will immediately receive value for their money, in the form of asset-backed tokens.