Real Estate Investing Through Security Tokens

Real estate being the largest global market in the world, is currently valued at approximately $200 trillion which is 33 times more than the global gold market. Small improvements in the real estate market can have tremendous economic value. It’s hard to find a segment that has not been influenced by Blockchain Technology and real estate couldn’t escape the blockchain disruption either.

In this article, we will look at how blockchain technology can be leveraged to invest in real estate through STO solutions.

What is tokenization and how can one invest in real estate?

The main difference between security and utility token is that security token holders are entitled to ownership rights and are considered as “securities” by most financial regulators whereas utility tokens function as coupons and give holders no right or stake in the asset.

How Blockchain Technology Is Improving Real Estate Investment Market

Let’s explore some possible improvements in-depth:

  1. Increased Liquidity In Real Estate

Blockchain technology in real estate adds liquidity in the intrinsically illiquid market. With Security Token Development, it is easy for the owners of expensive properties to quickly sell their assets without affecting the price. Miniscule investors can diversify their global real estate portfolio with a small ticket.

2. Reduced Intermediaries

With blockchain, the number of intermediaries is reduced almost to naught as most of the processes are automated and minimal human participation is required. This substantially eradicates the fees and charges paid to the intermediaries, which will ultimately result in significant cost and time savings.

3. Enables Fractional Ownership

Blockchain real estate development would lower the barriers to real estate investing by allowing fractional ownership. Typically, investors would require a significant amount of money upfront to acquire property but tokenizing ownership enables “fractional shares” which lowers the capital requirement. Hence, it would be possible to hold half or even 10% or 20% of the land.

4. Diversifies Real Estate Portfolio

Diversifying investments minimizes the risk. Real estate investing through blockchain enables the ability to diversify the investments not only by region but also by allowing the investors to spread their money in different categories of real estate; be it residential, multifamily, commercial, or cash flow properties. By tokenizing ownership of a real estate, investors do not necessarily have to own 100% of a single property but they can own 10% of a property in 10 different cities around the globe.

5. Irrefutable Proof Of Real Estate Ownership

The digital history of transactions held in the blockchain ledger enables the investors and stakeholders to prove their ownership beyond any doubt. This technology leaves no room for fraud attempts. It shows the exact history of ownership and makes it impossible to falsify transactions or con the investors.

In the next part, we look at some of the ongoing projects who used Blockchain real estate development by converting them into security tokens.

Current Projects that seek to Tokenize Real Estate


Polymath had partnered with BlockEstate, a real estate fund in an attempt to use predictive analytics to manage its real estate portfolio. Unfortunately, they decided to shut down the project which would have been the first instance of a real estate property represented by the ST-20 Security Token protocol.







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Codezeros is a top Blockchain solution and service provider company that reinvents business with Blockchain solutions.