Real estate investment for everybody: the digital platform zinsbaustein.de offers investors access to professional real estate investments
- PropTech startup makes it already possible to build individual real estate investment portfolios with small amounts
- Prominent advisory board with Ex-Immobilienscout CEO Marc Stilke among others
Berlin, May 9th, 2016. zinsbaustein.de – is the name of the new crowd investing platform for real estate. With a transparent portal, attractive investment projects, and low starting investments, the startup opens the market for new target groups. Behind the company are two established industry figures – Sontowski & Partner Group (S&P) and FinLeap GmbH who combine real estate know-how and digital competence.
Investors can invest amounts starting at 500€ in a project. The targeted interest payment of the invested capital lays between four and six percent annually for short periods from 12 to 36 months. All offered projects are chosen according to rigid criteria and in collaboration with S&P. Since April 2016, zinsbaustein.de is the first TÜV-certifed crowdinvesting platform in Germany.
“We democratize real estate investments and make them accessible to a broad range of investors. Thereby, we want to offer a variety of real estate projects with different types of usage and regions. In this way, every investor is able to build his or her own, diversified portfolio. So far, this was only possible in a very limited extent for private investors”, says Steffen Harting, co-founder and managing director of zinsbaustein.de.
First project successfully funded within 24 hours
For its launch, zinsbaustein.de is concentrating on financing real-estate projects with a capital requirement up to 2.5 milliion euros. A first project has already successfully been financed by the company: For the brauHAUS-project in Forchheim, the aspired financing of 500.000 Euros was received within less than 24 hours. For the official launch, zinsbaustein.de has two more projects: A care centre for senior citizens in Stein near Nuremberg with a investment volume of 1.1 million Euros as well as a student dormitory in Düsseldorf with 1.3 million euros investment.
“Our first projects are already a good impression of our range of thrilling construction projects that will be available for our clients in the future.This not only affects our real estate itself, but also the contract terms. In this way, we create an attractive offer both for younger people, who search for alternatives to fixed-term deposit accounts and for experienced investors, who want to extend their portfolio”, explain founding-investor Marc Stilke.
Experienced Team from industry experts
Zinsbaustein.de is led by Steffen Harting and Matthias Lissner, who have long-standing experience in the digital- and real estate industry. In the advisory board are the representatives of both corporations – S&P and FinLeap – as well as Marc Stilke, PropTech-investor and long-standing CEO of Immobilienscout and lawyer Eric Romba, managing director of the bsi Bundesverband Sachwerte und Investmentvermögen. Two established industry figures stand behind zinsbaustein: the Sonwtowski & Partner group from Erlangen and the company builder FinLeap from Berlin. The project- and property developer, and investor S&P has more than 30 years experience in developing and financing real estate. FinLeap supports with know-how in building and developing digital business models.
zinsbaustein.de, the Berlin-based online-platform for real estate investments was founded in January 2016 by the Sontowski & Partner Group and the FinLeap GmbH. The portal opens a broad range of investors access to asset classes traditionally reserved for semi-institutional or institutional investors. Additionally, real estate companies get a new access to capital for their projects. Since April 2016 zinsbaustein.de is the first TÜV-certificated digital-platform for real estate investments in Germany. The two companies behind zinsbaustein.de are established industry players pushing the start-up company with their respective expertise in the real estate and digital economy.