Obtaining what was once out of reach - a private investment property portfolio of your own
Real estate has historically been one of the most secure investments available; however, it’s large initial capital outlay has limited access to wealthy individuals and institutions. Today, only 12% of the world’s population is able to invest their savings directly in the private real estate market.
That means average investors are left to choose from a limited pool of slow-growth or high-risk options whilst the private investment property market remains out of reach. Instead of diversifying their portfolios with these investments, they’ve been locked out of promising opportunities beyond the traditional stocks and bonds market.
Smart Crowd is here to change that!
Our digital investment property platform provides the opportunity to buy and sell in real estate, reducing the barriers for low to middle income individuals who can now build financial assets and generate investment income. The platform caters to all segments of the population. Whether you are looking to access new markets, build a diversified investment property portfolio or simply want to put your savings to work and climb the property ladder, Smart Crowd is the smart way to buy and sell investment properties.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. With Smart Crowd, individuals are now able to participate in an asset class historically restricted to the wealthy.
Smart Crowd’s online platform holds the key to unlocking the real estate market for everyday investors. Now, for the first time in the Middle East, the average investor can build a personalized investment property portfolio through a convenient online platform with a minimum investment of just AED 5,000. Large investment requirements will no longer be an impediment to your financial freedom, helping you generate secondary income and accumulate wealth in real and hard assets.
This secure and transparent system lists only qualified investment properties and focuses on asset allocation. Smart Crowd provides research, analytics and insights for you to evaluate so that you can be assured you are selecting from validated investment properties. Digital technology enhances traditional sourcing, due diligence, transaction processes and asset management, taking all the hassle out of property investments. And these are just some of the benefits Smart Crowd delivers.
Furthermore, unlike current investment property opportunities, Smart Crowd provides users with active management of their shares, transparency regarding their investment properties and low costs.
Smart Crowd’s innovative approach enables investors to treat their investment properties more like stock portfolios, focusing on asset allocation rather than dealing with the hassles of researching and buying vacant properties that need to be leased and managed. This creates significant time and cost savings. By allowing low minimum investment you diversify your properties, allowing you to build a well-diversified investment property portfolio without taking on too much leverage and risk.
By allowing low minimum investment you diversify your properties, allowing you to build a well-diversified investment property portfolio without taking on too much leverage and risk.
How does Smart Crowd compare?
|Real Estate||Stock||Bonds||Bonds||Deposit Accounts|
|ACCESS||Low capital required||High capital required||Medium capital required||Medium capital required||High capital required|
|CONTROL||Full control on investment decision||Full control on all decision||No control on investment decisions||No control on investment decisions||No control on investment decisions|
|LIQUIDITY||After predetermined timeframe / possible secondary market||Medium / Low||High - potential distortion of market value and NAV||High||High|
|MANAGEMENT FEES||Low / Medium||Low / Medium||High||High||High|
|DIVERSIFICATION||High||Low||High||Low / Medium||Low / Medium|
|EFFICIENT / FLEXIBLE COMMITMENT||High||Low||High||Low / Medium||Low / Medium|