NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation and liquidity for digital assets, announced today that its wholly owned, FINRA member broker-dealer subsidiary, tZERO ATS, has partnered with MarketSpace Capital, a real estate private equity firm, to enable the trading of approximately $6.5 million of securities representing equity in the Spot @ Myra Park, a real estate development project in Dallas, Texas. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, MarketSpace Capital is focused on ground-up developments and value-add investments throughout the U.S. and has over $400 million of assets under management. Equity in the Spot @ Myra Park represents MarketSpace Capital’s first real estate digitization project, with plans to digitize additional investments in the future.
The Spot @ Myra Park is a 250-unit multifamily apartment complex that recently broke ground and is expected to be completed in Q4 2022. MarketSpace Capital expects to digitize the equity interests in the Spot @ Myra Park using DigiShares’ tokenization services, which are built on the Ethereum blockchain. Subject to legal and regulatory due diligence and securities law considerations, MarketSpace Capital expects the digital securities to become tradeable on the tZERO ATS in Q4 2021.
tZERO Interim CEO and Chief Legal Officer Alan Konevsky stated, “We are excited to work with MarketSpace Capital to enable the Myra Park digital security to trade. We look forward to beginning the onboarding process and anticipate that trading will commence on the tZERO ATS in the coming months.”
Over the past decade, MarketSpace Capital and its leadership team have invested in 19 investment properties totaling over $400 million of cumulative asset value. Out of these 19 investments, MarketSpace Capital has gone full cycle and sold six of these properties.
MarketSpace Capital Co-Founder and Chairman Dr. Masaki Oishi said, “At MarketSpace Capital, we see great value in the tokenization of commercial real estate as a vehicle for enabling liquidity on a secondary market and democratizing access to a normally elusive asset class. We look forward to enabling the trading of the Myra Park digital securities and collaborating with tZERO, a leading regulatory-compliant, continuous, and automated trading environment for private market assets.”
Shares of the Spot @ Myra Park were distributed to approximately 45 accredited investors through a real estate limited partnership, which closed in May 2020 and raised approximately $6.5 million.
tZERO Group, Inc. (tZERO) and its broker-dealer subsidiaries provide an innovative liquidity platform for private companies and assets. We offer institutional-grade solutions for issuers looking to digitize their capital table through blockchain technology, and trade on a regulated alternative trading system. tZERO, through its broker-dealer subsidiaries, democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
tZERO is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, underwriter, investment bank, investment adviser or investment manager, and is not providing brokerage, investment banking or underwriting services, recommendations or investment advice to any person, and does not provide any brokerage services. tZERO takes no part in the negotiation or execution of secondary market transactions for the purchase or sale of securities and at no time has possession of investor funds or securities in connection with such transactions.
About tZERO ATS
tZERO ATS, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. More information about tZERO ATS may be found at https://brokercheck.finra.org/. Digital securities that trade on tZERO ATS are conventional uncertificated securities. Ownership of such securities is reflected on the traditional books and records of regulated market participants. The term "digital" refers to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
About MarketSpace Capital
MarketSpace Capital is a private equity real estate firm focused on ground-up developments and value-add investments throughout the U.S. Through its relationships, expertise and disciplined, data-driven analysis, MarketSpace Capital’s veteran staff has completed over $1 billion in transactions and has the capability and experience required to maximize value creation through a comprehensive, programmatic, and conservative investment and asset management approach. In addition to producing consistent returns, MarketSpace Capital seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the properties it invests in, and the communities in which it works.
Investors should note that trading securities could involve substantial risks, including no guarantee of returns, costs associated with selling and purchasing, no assurance of liquidity, which could impact the price and ability to sell, and possible loss of principal invested. Further, an investment in single security could mean lack of diversification and, consequently, higher risk. Potential investors are urged to consult a professional adviser regarding any economic, tax, legal or other consequences of trading any securities as described herein.
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