MarketSpace Capital and DigiShares Announce the Release of their Co-developed Investor Management Platform

When MarketSpace Capital and DigiShares founders first met, the Houston-based REPE firm was searching for an investor management platform that could surpass legacy solutions, giving them a competitive edge as a sponsor and making their business future-proof.

Because there existed no off the shelf product that met these requirements, both companies proceeded to enter into an agreement to co-develop an entirely new investor management platform.

Today, both companies are proud to announce that the platform they co-developed together is now live and accessible to MarketSpace Capital Limited Partners and Investors. 

Other real estate firms will also be able to white-label the new version of the DigiShares platform to use as their own investor management system.

DigiShares CEO, Claus Skaaning stated, “It has been a privilege working with the MarketSpace team this past year, leveraging their unparalleled experience, to bring major upgrades to our platform. MarketSpace Capital has been a pioneer in the application of new technologies to their business, and we’re excited that many other real estate firms will be able to benefit from this groundbreaking work.”

This new platform provides:

  • A seamless subscription flow from the point of indicating interest, going through accreditation / KYC checks, e-signing subscription agreements, to investing. 
  • The ability to track the value of investments in real time, reflecting accrued preferred return, and how much capital an investor needs to receive before a Sponsor starts profit-sharing.
  • A streamlined flow for project updates, with the ability to receive new updates and view prior updates in the same spot.
  • The ability to leverage blockchain technology in the form of smart contracts and tokenization to facilitate further automations and investor liquidity

Sohail Hassan, Managing Partner of MarketSpace Capital, said about the platform: “The DigiShares team have been an absolute pleasure to work  with. The idea started from a need we saw in the market for an investor management tool that incorporated elements of blockchain technology. And, because DigiShares is laser focused on making the buying & selling process of shares in real estate more efficient, we saw this as a perfect fit and almost a year later, have created a tool that every sponsor should consider using in order to make managing their investors more efficient .”

About MarketSpace Capital

MarketSpace Capital is a private equity real estate firm focused on ground-up developments and value-add investments throughout the U.S. Through its relationships, expertise and disciplined, data-driven analysis, MarketSpace Capital’s veteran staff has completed over $1 billion in transactions and has the capability and experience required to maximize value creation through a comprehensive, programmatic, and conservative investment and asset management approach. In addition to producing consistent returns, MarketSpace Capital seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the properties it invests in, and the communities in which it works.

Website: https://marketspace.capital

About DigiShares Inc.

DigiShares is one of the leading providers of white-label tokenization platforms for

real world assets, combining smart contract creation, investor onboarding, cap table management, and peer-to-peer trading in an end-to-end solution. With DigiShares, real asset owners and fund managers can automate processes, more easily fractionalize ownership and democratize access, and increase liquidity through the built-in bulletin board or external exchanges. 

Website: https://digishares.io/investor-portal

International Token Exchange and DigiShares Partner to Revolutionize Investment in Real Assets Using Digital Tokens

International Token Exchange (“ITE”) is an alternative investment platform providing exposure to real assets in the form of digital tokens. In doing so, asset owners are able to unlock trapped capital and investors are able to participate in markets previously out-of-reach from the average person. 

ITE will be using the DigiShares’ white label technology to tokenize a range of real assets such as rare whiskey, fine art, luxury watches and asset-backed loans. 

ITE platform

Tokens issued via the ITE platform will simply be digital representations of shares in an SPV that owns the underlying assets, thereby guaranteeing all of the same rights will transfer to the owner in exactly the same way as traditional holdings but with increased liquidity, transparency and security. An issuer can bring a token to market in a matter of a few minutes, and an investor can buy or sell their holdings at the push of a button.

Claus Skaaning, Co-Founder and CEO of DigiShares, stated about the partnership: “We are excited to be working with ITE, pushing the barriers and working together for the quality, transparency, security and compliance of the digital assets and security token industry.”

Anthony Bodenstein, Founder of ITE, said: “We view DigiShares as one of the leading players in the fast-growing tokenization industry and look forward to collaborating. We see great value in the tokenization of real assets as a vehicle for enabling liquidity and creating equal opportunity access for retail investors.”

More on the project, Anthony said “In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, low interest rates encouraged investors to preserve value by holding real assets. And now, in the inflationary environment that has characterized 2022, we’re seeing further appreciation of those assets due their increased scarcity. Many people want to participate in these trends but face significant barriers to accessing the assets, and then securely storing them can be complex and costly. Owners of the assets want a way to release some of the capital trapped in them without having to sell the entire asset or sell into an illiquid market. At ITE, our solution solves all of these problems by providing improved liquidity, safe storage and the ability to fractionalize assets”

“Studies show that investing in real assets beats cash or government paper in the long run, and the evidence from the past 15 years or so strongly supports this. What is lacking in the market is efficiency. It is widely expected in the market that blockchain technology is the best solution to this set of problems and ITE will be at the forefront of this innovation.” 

About ITE

International Token Exchange was set up by a group of experienced financial services professionals and will be registered with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission for AML purposes.

With the growth of assets being tokenised across the world they realised that investors would need a trusted exchange where these investments could be listed, bought and sold. This would encourage financial inclusion, streamline processes and procedures by using blockchain technology for transparency and auditability as well as creating innovative products.

We are redefining global ownership and investment possibilities by making alternative asset classes available to all investors, opening the door to investment opportunities that most investors would not have access to.

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About DigiShares

DigiShares is one of the leading providers of white-label tokenization platforms for real world assets, combining financing, corporate management, and trading in an end-to-end solution. Our solutions enable asset owners and fund managers to digitize and automate processes, to reduce administrative cost, to reduce the ticket size to fractionalize and democratize and enable retail investors to participate, and finally to provide a huge increase in liquidity through the built-in marketplace that enables shareholders to trade their assets.

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