Apr 2, 2024

Triple Crown Realty Trust, Inc. ("TCRT") lists on LODAS today and becomes one of about 40 issues available for trading on the secondary marketplace.

Jul 18, 2023

Solutions to Blackstone’s BREIT Problems

Blackstone’s BREIT has been the go-to investment choice for individuals interested in the real estate market. However, they have faced substantial challenges in recent months that have put into question if it is the REIT structure of the future. Here we will examine BREIT's recent difficulties with capital raising, creating liquidity, and meeting redemption requests, while also exploring potential solutions and the changing landscape of REIT investments.

Jun 15, 2023

Secondary Activity in Commercial Real Estate Funds is Anticipated to Rise Despite the Temporary Pause in Rate Hikes

Over the past 15 months, there has been a significant increase in secondary activity within the commercial real estate (CRE) sector, driven by the rapid rise in interest rates. While the recent decision by the Federal Reserve to pause rate increases offers some respite to borrowers and landlords, the possibility of future rate hikes adds to the instability of the CRE market. As uncertainty persists, it is anticipated that secondary activity in CRE funds will continue to rise as market participants strive to navigate the evolving landscape.

Apr 24, 2023

The Road Less Traveled: Why LODAS Markets Chose to Register as an ATS

Chairman Gensler's Statement Highlights the Importance of Transparency and Accountability through Regulation of Trading Platforms.

Mar 2, 2023

6 to Watch: The Innovators Ushering in Fintech 2.0

These six innovators are ones to watch. They’re paving the way for the next era of private investments by offering new products, fostering greater access and providing more options for liquidity.

Feb 16, 2023

Financial Advisors: Talk to Your Clients About LODAS

When I was a financial advisor, the first quarter was dedicated to meeting with clients to review their accounts and plan for the year. While I talked with clients regularly on the phone and by email, I set aside time early in the year to sit down and have candid conversations about market conditions, life changes, assets clients wanted to keep or let go and any  changes to their financial goals. 

Dec 27, 2022

Hitting the High Notes: Realto's Greatest Hits 2022

As 2022 winds down, I’ve been thinking a lot about our business and what the Realto team achieved in the last year. Before we turn to the first blank page of 2023, I want to take a moment to share a few company high notes – our greatest hits, if you will – from the last 12 months.

Nov 15, 2022

Not So Fast, Friend: 3 Myths About Net Asset Value

If you’re a college football fan, you probably saw that Lee Corso, the popular 87-year-old former coach, recently returned to the College Gameday set. He’s back with his spunk, famous mascot picks and one-liners that make people love him.  

Sep 9, 2022

Mini-Tenders by MacKenzie (and Other Bad Actors) are a Losing Proposition for Shareholders

Last week, I wrote an open letter to advisors about recent secondary liquidity missteps from sponsors titled, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Secondary Liquidity for REITs and BDCs, and, as bad luck would have it, another ugly example of ill-advised liquidity reared its head this week.

Jul 27, 2022

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Secondary Liquidity for REITs and BDCs

An Open Letter to the Financial Advisor Community. Hello. My name is Brian King and I used to be one of you, a financial advisor.

May 18, 2022

Realto Update – May 2022

If you follow the news about alternative and real estate investments, you know we’ve been busy at Realto as we work to take the first fully-automated, web-based trading platform to the next level.

May 5, 2022

Realto Closes $4.5M Venture Round

Realto Closes $4.5 million Funding Round; Total Amount Raised now $8 million. Firebrand Ventures leads latest round as KCRise Fund and others invest; Proceeds will drive growth and expansion, including hiring.

Mar 16, 2022

Realto is Now SOC 2 Compliant

We are excited to announce that Realto is now SOC 2 Type I certified. At Realto, Cyber Security is extremely important. Customers trust us with their personal and financial information, and it is our duty to do the utmost to ensure our customer’s information is safe with us – we take this responsibility very seriously.

Jan 31, 2022

Realto January 2022 Update

Realto’s momentum continues following our successful launch, and we are moving quickly to take our business to the next level. To that end, we are pleased to announce these important updates.

Dec 16, 2021

Realto December 2021 Update

Realto. Is. Live! Yes, we are fully up and running and we are extremely grateful for the many people that have worked so hard to get us here. That includes the entire Realto team, our investors, our clients, and the friends and family that have supported us each step of the way.

Oct 15, 2021

Realto Chooses Axos Clearing as Custodian, Clearing Broker

Realto Inc., a transparent marketplace for the secondary trading of illiquid real estate and alternative securities, announces the selection of Axos Clearing as custodian and clearing broker for trading on the Realto platform. 

Oct 12, 2021

Realto October 2021 Update

As our planned fall launch remains on track, we’re excited to announce a number of important Realto updates.

Jun 1, 2021

How it started… How it’s going

The alternative investment industry is rapidly evolving, and, to that end, much has happened at our growing company since we completed our seed round in December.