Before the pandemic, the commercial real estate market had slowly and cautiously been opening up to cryptocurrencies, such a bitcoin. Those endeavors mostly paused during the health crisis but now appear to be re-emerging. Namely, the Treehouse nightclub in in Miami’s South Beach is coming to market and the seller, Acqua LLC, is willing to accept all forms of payment including cryptocurrencies.

The acceptance of Bitcoin allows a unique group of investors to access a high-barrier-to-entry real estate market, according to Michael T. Fay, principal and Miami managing director at Avison Young who is leading the sale along with his colleagues VP Brian C. de la Fé and associate Emily Brais. “The creative financing option of this offering also adds tremendous value for investors and is ideal for many foreign players who heavily deal in cryptocurrencies and are looking to transfer that into an investment in American land,” adds Michael Freundlich of Acqua LLC about why the firm made the decision to accept alternative forms of payment.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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