First Dutch Property Bond Launched on Blockchain Platform
Dominium Platform Announces the First Tokenised Property Fund in the Netherlands, Made Possible by Blockchain Technology
- Rotterdam 1 November 2018 — Real Estate Company, Max Property Group (MPG) is using their newly developed property platform, Dominium, to launch the first ever tradable, automated, multi-lingual property fund in the Netherlands. This is the second Dutch fund to be launched by the group, and the first in history to use a blockchain based platform.
Dominium users can subscribe to the fund online, pass KYC procedures digitally, purchase regulatory compliant property bonds from as little as €1,000, and once the fund is fully subscribed, trade the tokenised assets with other users. Property Director Esther Dekker says,
“The use of blockchain technology means that investors can participate from just €1,000 as opposed to the €10,000 minimum that we had to set for the previous Dutch fund.”
The original Dutch property fund by MPG, Max Property Fund which offered 8% return per annum plus a profit share, was launched in September 2016 and was fully subscribed in the first year. Having set up subsequent investment funds in Germany and the UK, MPG decided to co-invest in a blockchain based platform that would streamline the investment process for both their clients and staff.
The result is property platform Dominium which uses Ardor blockchain technology to provide an array of services within the real estate industry, from launching regulated and unregulated property funds to project management, property listings and smart contracts, in multiple languages and in multiple countries. To date, no other blockchain platform has offered this combination of features.
The second Dutch property fund by MPG, Max Property Fund II offers 6.25% return per annum plus profit share and is being launched on the Dominium platform, in the hope that automating the investment process will result in a more streamlined experience. Head of Development Erwin Van Kekem says,
“All the hard work that has been invested over the last few months is now coming to fruition and we hope that the system we have designed to help make everyone’s jobs easier and our services better will do just that.”
The development for Dominium started in late 2017 and the platform was officially launched in May 2018. Within six months, the platform has gained over 55,000 users, from over 170 countries and millions of euros of property assets have been transferred to Dominium B.V. by its founders, Max Property Group and Munte Immobilien. Dominium is a registered company in the Netherlands. The company is dedicated to the development and maintenance of the Dominium platform, as well as investing in property assets. The company is supervised by Confidon and publishes audited accounts.
Mark Lloyd or Esther Dekker
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Chairman: Sven-Thomas Munte
Managing Director: Mark Lloyd
Property Director: Esther Dekker
Head of Development: Erwin Van Kekem
Blockchain: Ardor Platform
About Munte Immobilien
Munte Immobilien has successfully operated in the residential and commercial real estate sector since 1960. The company, led by Sven-Thomas Munte, has evolved over 58 years into a family office and market leader providing property management, sales and development services. Its roots date back to 1833, however, when Carl Munte began the company’s real estate legacy as a master carpenter, paving the way for his direct descendants to create what is now a company with 30 members of staff and over 4,000 residential and commercial property under management.
About Max Property Group
Max Property Group is an international syndicate of property professionals with decades of experience in property investing, rentals and fund management. Max Property Group began activities in 2015 and launched its ﬁrst property fund in 2016. Further funds followed in the UK and Germany adopting similar business models and adhering to local regulatory practices. In 2017, the Company Principles decided to take steps to streamline its business activities by reducing administrative and marketing tasks, and in early 2018 began developing the Dominium platform with long-term associate Munte Immobilien and other team members.