Connecting Sound Economics With Experience in Real Estate
Thursday, April 1st, 2021
The CBREC will be coming together Thursday, April 1st at 6:00pm US CT with guest speaker Richard Johnson, CEO and Founder of Texture Capital Holdings, to walk us through his company’s Alternate Trading System (ATS) that utilizes blockchain technology to help connect investors and companies with private markets to raise capital and aggregate liquidity. Learn more about the event and register HERE! And, check out the show notes below! The CBREC is sponsored by Liberty Real Estate Fund.
RICHARD JOHNSON – CEO & FOUNDER OF TEXTURE CAPITAL HOLDINGS
Richard founded Texture Capital in 2019 to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the digital securities space. Today the firm is one of the leading digital securities broker dealers, focused on leveraging blockchain technology to improve the market structure of capital markets.
Richard is a seasoned entrepreneur and accomplished securities industry executive having held several leadership roles at the forefront of finance and technology, have held senior positions at Societe Generale, Greenwich Associates, Liquidnet and ITG. Richard is a pioneer and thought-leader in electronic trading; former consultant to large organizations on equity market structure, blockchain and cryptocurrency and FinTech.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Join CBREC on Tuesday, November 24 at 6:00pm CT with guest speaker Mian Mohsin Masud, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tokenism, as he explains his tokenization process with dual and three token blockchain technology. Learn more about the event HERE! The CBREC is sponsored by Liberty Real Estate Fund.
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MIAN MOHSIN MASUD – FOUNDER & CEO OF TOKENISM
Mohsin is the CEO & founder of Tokenism, a real estate Investment platform working towards democratizing commercial real estate investments. He is an expert in real estate development & tokenomics specifically utilizing dual and three token blockchain architecture for the tokenization of real world assets.
Mohsin has over a decade of experience in Real estate investments, development & having run a successful Investment company. He has studied at York University, Harvard Business School, Graduate school of Design at Harvard University and most recently at Said Business School at University of Oxford with a focus on finance, real estate development, urban design & blockchain.
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Join CBREC on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm CT with guest speaker Baxter Hines, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Honeycomb Digital Investments as he dives into the details of his new book “Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain.” Join the event HERE!
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BAXTER HINES – CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF HONEYCOMB DIGITlL INVESTMENTS
Baxter Hines, CFA, is managing partner with Honeycomb Digital Investments. He co-founded the firm in 2020 to provide income producing solutions for clients. His firm manages portfolios consisting of traditional assets, security tokens and digital assets.
Mr. Hines was a managing director, portfolio manager and co-lead for several internationally focused value strategies during his 12 years with NFJ Investment Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors. Prior to his time with NFJ, he was an analyst with the Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas and worked as financial systems specialist for Reuters. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas. His investment philosophy and market outlook have been profiled in several financial publications including Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Hines holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Dallas.
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Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain examines how blockchain technology – and specifically security tokens – will overhaul the existing infrastructure of the financial services industry to increase efficiency, transparency, and security.
Upcoming Book: “Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain”
On Thursday, October 8, 2020 the CBREC joined together with Benjamin Tsai, president of Wave Financial, who explained how they tokenized a $20 Million fund with whiskey as the asset. Ben gives a holistic look at the process of not only tokenizing a whiskey fund with blockchain-based security tokens, but also making the Wilderness Trail whiskey investors can capitalize on. The CBREC is sponsored by Liberty Real Estate Fund.
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On Thursday, September 17, 2020 the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted its seventh informational meeting with guest speaker Laurent F. Chemla, CEO for Estatoken and Serial Digital Tech Entrepreneur, joining us from Paris to go through a live case study on the La Estancia (LAEST) Security Token. For more information on the event, go HERE! The CBREC is sponsored by Liberty Real Estate Fund.
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Laurent Chemla is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than 25 years of experience building and managing successful companies in the digital space. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Reel Deal Group, the first B2B digital marketplace for trading TV and Film Rights and Reel Track a blockchain-based decentralized universal registry for the audiovisual industry.
As CEO of Estatoken, a full-service marketing firm focused on Real Estate Digital Securities Offerings, he pioneered the tokenization of La Estancia Golf Resort located in The Dominican Republic.
He sits on the board of StangaOne1 a leading offshore digital production center with +280 employees based in Sofia, Bulgaria with offices in Serbia, London and Paris.
Laurent has been featured in multiple publications and been speaker at MIPCOM, the Security Token Academy, the TV of Tomorrow, Online Advertising & Jupiter events and at the Cannes Cyber Lions.
Estatoken provides the essential guidance, services and technology required to capitalize on Real Estate Investment Vehicles via Digital Securities Offerings (DSOs), also known as Security Token Offerings (STOs).
On Thursday, August 27, 2020 the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted its sixth informational meeting on Security Tokens and Token Assetization with guest speaker Jamie H. Finn. Jamie gave an excellent history of stocks, bonds and securities trading and then demonstrated why blockchain based Digital Assets are superior to the existing state of the industry.
We want to thank Jamie Finn for sharing his knowledge with the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective Meetup audience last night. It is an exceptional of existing markets and why digital assets are better was exceptional! Check out the replay where Jamie shows how easy it is to make a trade and the future benefits of real estate tokenization.
Adam Carswell and Michael Flight brought a little humour at the start explaining their real estate on the blockchain adventures. The CBREC is sponsored by Liberty Real Estate Fund.
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JAMIE FINN – CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT AT SECURITIZE
Jamie Finn is the Co-Founder and President of Securitize, Inc., the leading platform for issuing digital securities. Jamie has a background as both an operating entrepreneur and corporate executive with over 20 years experience. Jamie is both an exceptional technology entrepreneur and an innovative executive pairing a global vision with excellent tactical execution.
Prior to Securitize, Jamie worked at Telefonica, o2, Ericsson, and more recently AT&T in Big Data Product Innovation, as well as startups including Kontera, A.Ki, Thumbplay, Zingy, and others in a variety of senior roles. He has participated in over $700M worth of transactions on the buy and sell side in Tech M&A over the course of his career. Jamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Babson College.
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted its fifth informational meeting on Security Tokens and Token Assetization with guest speaker Adam Blumberg. Adam gives a live whiteboard presentation on the different types of digital assets and the advantages of security token assetization. Founding Partner of Liberty Real Estate Fund Jason Ricks also shares his journey into the world of security tokens and blockchain technology for real estate investments.
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For future meetings and more information on the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective go HERE.
The CHICAGO BLOCKCHAIN REAL ESTATE COLLECTIVE (CBREC) is a meetup for finance professionals, technologists, researchers, software developers, engineers, entrepreneurs and relevant real estate stakeholders interested in understanding applications of blockchain, distributed ledger, smart contracts, security tokens, and asset tokenization for commercial and residential real estate.
CHICAGO BLOCKCHAIN REAL ESTATE COLLECTIVE MEETUP
Security Token Offerings, Token Platform Technology,
& Secondary Trading Markets
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted its fourth informational meeting with guest speaker Kyle Sonlin on Security Token Offerings, breaking down token platform technology and secondary trading markets. The CBREC is sponsored by Liberty Real Estate Fund.
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Kyle Sonlin, co-host of the Security Token Show
Kyle is an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor who primarily works in the blockchain industry using his knowledge and experience to consult in investments and specialize in merchant banking for Security Token offerings (STOs). Kyle is also a founding partner of Security Token Group, CEO at Security Token Market, a listing website for STOs from all around the world. He also hosts a podcast called the Security Token Show on which he discusses security token news, developments, and innovations.
The Security Token Show is THE PREMIER Security Token podcast. You will get information on news, regulatory announcements and most importantly
On June 18th, 2020 the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted its third informational meeting on Security Tokens and Token Assetization with guest speaker Tyler Harttraft. Tyler presents on the problems with traditional financing methods, the solution that digital securities offer, and a case study of a digital security offering in action. Liberty Real Estate Fund’s Jordan Steck also presents on what a Security Token is and the 9 major benefits of Security Token Offerings (STOs). Watch the full meetup HERE.View the first, introductory meeting of the Chicago Blockchain Collective HERE, and the second meeting on the changing state of real estate with blockchain technology HERE.
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TYLER HARTTRAFT – JD BULL BLOCKCHAIN LAW, LLC
Tyler is a Securities, Digital Assets, and Blockchain Attorney who advises businesses on key legal issues concerning corporate matters, capital markets regulations and fundraising compliance, and intellectual property protection and licensing. As an advisor to founders, investors, and startups, Tyler has worked closely with companies on security token offerings (STOs), Anti Money Laundering/Know Your Customer (AML/KYC) compliance, broker-dealer compliance, digital asset fund formation, investor due diligence, and a wide range of other legal matters to help entrepreneurs launch and grow successful businesses. He also publishes articles analyzing recent SEC enforcement actions and other regulatory developments regarding cryptocurrency and blockchain companies.
Tyler received his Juris Doctor from Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University where he focused on corporate and intellectual property law. Harttraft was a law clerk in the intellectual property group at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC from January through June 2017. He is an active member of the ABA’s Trademarks and the Internet Committee and the Philadelphia Ethereum Community, as well as an author on topics concerning emerging technologies and developments in intellectual property law. Prior to law school, Harttraft earned a B.A. in communication arts and sciences from Pennsylvania State University. www.bullblockchainlaw.com
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The replay is also available as a podcast on Adam Carswell’s “Dream Chasers – Interviews With The Future” podcast titled Security Tokens & Tokenizing Assets – June 18, 2020
The replay is also available as a podcast on Adam Carswell’s “Dream Chasers – Interviews With The Future” podcast
On May 21st, 2020 the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted its second informational meeting on the changing state of real estate with blockchain technology with guest speaker Daniela Ghertovici. Daniela presents on how to design real estate and urban developments utilizing blockchain technology moving forward in a free market community. Liberty Real Estate Fund’s Sam Halawi also shares a recap on ConsenSys Conference 2020, one of the leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences, and the outlook on this innovative technology. Watch the full meetup HERE. View the first, introductory meeting of the Chicago Blockchain Collective HERE.
See a full recap on blockchain and watch for new Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Meetup events HERE.
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DANIELA GHERTOVICI – FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF ARCHAGENDA, LLC
Daniela is an Architect, Researcher, Educator, and Scholar, with over 25 years of international experience as an architectural designer and technologist in complex mixed-use urban developments, such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Shanghai North Bund White Magnolia Plaza. Daniela is the founding director of ArchAgenda LLC, a research-based architectural and computational design lab, which aims to advance and promote a new agenda of radical innovation for 21st century architecture and design, known as parametricism. ArchAgenda’s mission is to proliferate cutting edge innovation in global architecture.
On Thursday, April 30, 2020 the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective hosted an informative introductory meeting on the rapidly changing state of technology crashing into the staid world of real estate finance and investment. Items discussed were Security Tokens, Hard Asset Tokenization, Democratization of Investing, Transparency, Smart Contract Technology, Process Automation, Access To Global Pools of Capital, Foreign Investment in US Real Estate Markets, Asset Allocation, Liquidity, Access
The Zoom conference helped us chart the course for additional meetings.