Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/The Edge Singapore
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Singapore-based real estate investment platform RealVantage has been granted a capital markets services (CMS) licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
With the licence, the firm can now seek investment capital from retail investors in Singapore. Previously, RealVantage could only seek investment capital from accredited investors in the country, as well as from investors outside of Singapore.
RealVantage allows investors to gain access to various real estate investment opportunities globally, including institutional-grade deals that are often inaccessible to retail investors.
In a Jan 17 press release announcing the licence, RealVantage states it has funded 23 deals across the UK, Australia, US and Singapore since its formation in 2019. In 2021, the company increased its investor base six-fold and realised four deals.
“The CMS licence grants us the ability to pool capital together as one significant property investor; and position ourselves on a level playing field with large institutional investors of the real estate world, so as to secure even better deals,” states Keith Ong, co-founder and CEO of RealVantage.
Ong views that the deeper capital base will allow RealVantage to provide investors with a wider range of investment options.